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Save the date! AmeriStar & Visionary Awards Reception coming in June
The 2014 AmeriStar & Visionary Awards Reception, taking place June 10 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City during EastPack, honors those packaging professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the packaging community, recognizing their foresight and innovative spirit. IoPP's AmeriStar Packaging Awards competition commemorates the best packages of the year and UBM Canon's Packaging Group Visionary Awards pay tribute to the people of packaging who show vision and leadership in advancing their company's goals of packaging innovation, differentiation, savings and growth. IoPP and UBM Canon bring these two powerhouse awards programs together in a ceremony to celebrate the trailblazers in the packaging industry. Register today!
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New blended program, built for your schedule, can help you become a company visionary
Do you need to sharpen your packaging skills and want online training, but also desire to be part of a small online instructor-led study group of your peers — with focused discussion on packaging applications that matter to you? And to do it all without leaving your office? Fundamentals Select, IoPP's new hybrid training option, is designed for busy working professionals like you. At the end of the 10-week program, you'll have essential, broad-based packaging knowledge that can make you a go-to professional on your packaging team and enhance your career growth. Don't miss out! The first study group will begin April 28 and is limited to 12 participants.
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IoPP developing packaging seminars for multi-show event June 10 in New York
IoPP and UBM Canon announce a partnership through which IoPP will develop and host packaging education seminars June 10 at a tradeshow and conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center co-locating HBA Global Expo, EastPack and Pharmapack North America. These coexisting tradeshows, organized by UBM Canon, will run from June 10-12.
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TexasPack returns to Fort Worth — May 7-8
See what's new and exciting in the industry at TexasPack, May 7-8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Take this opportunity to discover the newest packaging and processing technologies, connect with suppliers one-on-one, network with industry leaders and peers, and compare solutions side by side. Also, enhance your expo experience with the all new Learning Labs — two-hour interactive sessions designed to tackle technical and strategic challenges. For more information on all event features and to register, visit www.TexasPackShow.com. For free expo admission, use source code EH.
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Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs after packaging problem
Kraft is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because packaging labels were incorrect, federal officials said recently.
The Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners packages may have contained cheese dogs, officials said, but the packaging doesn't advise consumers that they contain milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.
New packaging trends for cleaning products
Packaging for cleaning products has taken a significant role in recent years. In the past, packaging used to be a simple recipient for the product; however, today packages are the key issue in the purchase decision of the products in the shelves.
Grab Green incorporates Velcro for laundry detergent packaging
Velcro isn't just for shoes anymore. Many different companies in all industries are using Velcro for packaging. For instance, MaddieBrit Products, the creator of Grab Green home cleaning products, has launched what it calls the first Velcro resealable packaging for laundry detergent pouches.
Sustainable food packaging for 2014 and beyond
By Archita Datta Majumdar
According to a new report, the global food packaging industry will reach close to $258 billion this year. With more and more focus given to sustainable food packing, the industry is definitely poised for major change. Every step of the way, from the supply chain to the branding process, the focus has to be on meeting the functional and economic goals of production and profit without leaving behind carbon footprints. Sustainable packaging looks for viable methods without compromising the future of our environment.
Why packaging is important
Packaging is possibly the most visible marketing tool. Ironically, only a handful of Indian companies give it due credit.
Colgate commits to recyclable packaging
Imagine a toothpaste tube that may be fully recyclable. That possibility is laid out in a series of sustainability commitments personal care products maker Colgate-Palmolive made to environmental nonprofit As You Sow.
Colgate has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging for three of four product categories completely recyclable by 2020.
Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable
Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.
Glenroy Inc. supplies flexible packaging material for a good cause
There are many cool packaging stories out there. But we can't deny that some of our favorites involve how packaging can help a good cause. Glenroy Inc., a manufacturer of flexible packaging, has provided packaging material for HopeGel, a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. HopeGel has been distributed to children in Haiti where malnutrition is the No. 1 cause of death among children under five — through the work of a nonprofit, grassroots organization called the HopeGel Project.
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