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Ten packaging machinery trends for 2012
Feature Image 1 There's a pent-up demand for new packaging, new products, new acquisitions, and new technologies to increase packaging line productivity, reports John Kowal, B&R Industrial's packaging market development manager and board member of PMMI and OMAC. In this article, Kowal reveals emerging packaging machinery trends.
Tags: » Automation   » Line productivity   » B&R   » PMMI
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The Automation Conference
How will the Food Safety Modernization Act impact your operation?
Hear former FDA official Dr. David Acheson discuss changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act and other regulatory issues, with an eye toward how they will impact processors and packagers. Plan now to attend The Automation Conference, May 22-23 at the Hilton in Rosemont, Illinois.
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Lit-a-Sure pre-attaches inserts to cartons to help increase line speeds, reduce IQA time, reduce SKUs, and reduce inventory. Click here to watch a quick video and request samples.
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Packaging helps prevent children from overdosing from medicines at home
CDC and the PROTECT partners are involved in a new educational initiative, "Up and Away and Out of Sight," that reminds parents to keep children safe from unintentional medication overdoses. "Even with improvements to packaging, no medication package can be 100-percent childproof," warns Richard Dart, M.D., president of the American Assn. of Poison Control Centers. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Poison   » Child-resistant   » Overdosing » Up and Away
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Contract packager invests in eco-friendly compliance package
Feature Image 3 A strategic collaboration between contract packaging firm Legacy Pharmaceutical Co. and Keystone Folding Box Co. collaborated to market Ecoslide-RX, a child-resistant (F=1), senior-friendly compliance package made from 100% recyclable material. Legacy invested in automated blister lines for pharmaceuticals in the packaging.
Tags: » Compliance   » Legacy Pharmaceutical   » Keystone » Contract packaging » Eco-friendly » Blister packing » Blisters
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A multilayer approach to brand protection
Feature Image 4 Counterfeiting, tampering, diversion, and other sophisticated fraud are often at the root of expensive and disruptive product returns that negatively impact manufacturers and consumers alike. Using combinations of consumer and channel-targeted tools, including packaging, help reduce counterfeiting-and build customer relationships.
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Community News
» An Affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP Acquires Kobusch-Sengewald
» MWV Acquires Polytop Corporation to Further Strengthen Position in Global Packaging
» Pregis appoints Kevin Baudhuin as President and CEO; completes sale of Konusch-Sengewald business to Sun European Partners, LLP
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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011: Stand-alone printer from Intermec allows users to program customizable settings in space-constrained applications.
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