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Growth in global folding carton market, as shown in this chart from Smithers Pira.
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Growth in global folding carton market

Emerging countries, single-serve packs, consumer electronics, and healthcare drive growth.
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Dan Swinney, executive director of Manufacturing Renaissance, with APA students.
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Manufacturing Renaissance builds momentum

From meeting with the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology to presenting at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, the Chicago-based Manufacturing Renaissance gathers a head of steam as it advocates for improved technical education in the U.S.
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McKinsey study estimates potential value of adopting single global standard in healthcare

Live from GS1 Connect: Hard amounts—in dollars and in patient lives—were spelled out in healthcare study.
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FDA issues ‘The Essential Guide to Combination Products cGMPs’

With weeks remaining until the FDA’s new cGMP rules kick in, many drug, biologics, and device manufacturers remain unclear about how to comply.
GTIN-12 encoded in a UPC-A
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GS1 Connect 2013 to address supply chain strategies

Top companies in healthcare and other industries, and the U.S. FDA to headline key conference program June 10-13 in San Antonio.
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interpack announces new trade fair for 2014 show

Next year’s interpack will include a new ‘Components for processing and packaging’ trade fair during the first three days of the May 8-14, 2014 show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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PMMI and ISPE partner to launch Pharma EXPO


New pharmaceutical processing and packaging event to co-locate with PACK EXPO International 2014.
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Helping consumers identify counterfeit products

United Nations report provides visual guide to educate consumers and protect brands.
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GS1 Healthcare US publishes new serialization guideline

The GS1 Healthcare US Secure Supply Chain Task Force, consisting of more than 50 members from throughout the supply chain, developed a guideline to identify and serialize pharmaceutical products using GS1 identification numbers.
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2013 WorldStar Student Awards open for entries

The World Packaging Organisation's (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards is an international packaging design competition for students from countries around the world to develop projects in the field of packaging design.
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Flexible Packaging Assn. releases industry segment analysis

Study analyzes the U.S. flexible packaging business by volume and financial value for industry segments.
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2013 Industrial Automation Engineering scholarships

Applications for the 2013/2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program are now being accepted.
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FPA's Earth Day present

In conjunction with Earth day 2013, an April 22 international event that mobilizes people to take action to protect the Earth’s environment, the Flexible Packaging Association has produced a presentation titled “Flexible Packaging: Contributing to Sustainability.”
Panel discussion at March 13, 2013, PMMI Press Event.
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Two new twists to Pack Expo Las Vegas

During the Pack Expo Las Vegas run this September 23-25, two new initiatives will make their debut: the Center for Trends & Technology (CTC) and SMB Fast Track.
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Expo Pack Guadalajara exceeds expectations

Actual attendance tripled pre-show expectations, so it's not surprising that exhibitors have already reserved over two-thirds of the space allotted for 2015.
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CSIA announces membership news

Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) has announced that Integrity Integration Resources of Plano, TX, and Thermo Systems of East Windsor, NJ, recently became recertified.
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IoPP AmeriStar Awards to highlight EastPack

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) announced today that this year's winners of the AmeriStar Package Awards Competition will be honored during a ceremony at the June 18-20 EastPack conference and exposition in Philadelphia.
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Are these acts of war?

It is good to have someone from inside Washington DC express views on national security that make sense to me and that align with topics that are written about frequently on this blog.

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