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Material specification or performance specification?

An essential decision regarding the specification of packaging materials, containers, and components is the choice of the type of specification.
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Pat Reynolds will be on the IPPO program at Tokyo Pack 2012.
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Packaging World’s Reynolds to present at Tokyo Pack

As a result of an exclusive cooperation agreement signed between the Tokyo Pack Secretariat of Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) and the International Packaging Press Organization (IPPO), a Press Mission consisting of 13 professional packaging editors and journalists from nine countries will be attending Tokyo Pack 2012 to report on this exhibition, the largest and most significant packaging exhibition in Asia (2 – 5 October 2012, Tokyo Big Sight).
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Packaging Hall of Fame Class announced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
GerstmanMeyers book
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Thinking about starting a consulting business?

Entrepreneurs looking to gain client confidence and make their business succeed can gain strategic insights via Gerstman+Meyers’ new book.
Evan Cernokus, a grad student in Cal Poly's Packaging Program, demonstrates testing equipment in the Cal Poly labs.
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A place where next-gen packaging professionals are trained

Research has been the theme here at the 18th World Packaging Conference, an event hosted by the Packaging Program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Bosch Prevas Achema
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LIVE FROM ACHEMA 2012: A global community convenes in Frankfurt

Paying employees to handle at least one assignment in a foreign market pays off for Bosch Packaging Technology.
ChooseCartons
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New Web site touts carton environmental benefits

Florida’s Natural, HomeMaker, and Prairie Farms Diary noted as Evergreen Packaging’s partners on interactive choosecartons.com site.
HCP June cover
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Healthcare Packaging selected as PACK EXPO’s media partner

Summit Media Group’s Healthcare Packaging to promote PACK EXPO Intl.’s Pharmaceutical Pavilion from now throughout the Oct. 28-31 event in Chicago.
David Harvey Scholarship
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Summit Media Group Establishes David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

The Summit Media Group announces the establishment of an educational scholarship in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine at the inaugural Automation Conference event (www.automationworld.com/tac2012); the 2012 recipient is the Purdue Calumet University School of Technology.
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Automation Evangelist asks: Are you certifiable?

A leading consultant says automation pros are under-appreciated, and makes a compelling case for nascent certification programs.
Mark Jacobson, 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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In memoriam: PMMI past chairman Mark Jacobson of Econocorp

Mark Jacobson, a 2009 inductee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, was an active member of PMMI, serving on PMMI’s Board of Directors (1995-1997 and 2000–2003) and serving as Chairman of the Board in 1996.
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The necessity of memberships for packaging professionals

Memberships are a smart component of a career strategy.
Niaz Latif, Nick Wilson, and Nancy Wilson.
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Purdue Calumet names mechatronics lab after Glenwood, IL, business owners

Purdue University Calumet has named its campus-based, mechatronics laboratory after a husband and wife team who have influenced and supported the university’s mechatronics engineering technology program.
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IoPP seeking presentations for Pack Expo

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is putting out a call for presentations for its Packaging Learning Center conference at Pack Expo 2012.
Interphex 2011
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Interphex 2012 from a packaging perspective

More than 650 suppliers and 1,000 product lines will be on display May 1 – 3 at New York’s Javits Center. Here are some of the packaging-related highlights for the event.
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Rising responsibilities, rising salaries

Looking at the economy’s impact on packaging careers, an exclusive 2011 IoPP/Packaging World survey finds incomes continue to climb as the workforce is stretched to its limit.
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PMMI spreading the word about packaging

While at Ipack-Ima this week I had the pleasure of bumping into PMMI Chairman Nick Wilson, who also is the president of Morrison Container Handling Solutions.
Method's Eric Ryan will be the keynoter at NextPack.
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Method co-founder to speak at NextPack

The Southeastern Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals is holding its NextPack event April 10 at the world headquarters facility of Coca-Cola.

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