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July 8 IoPP Premium Webinar: Platforming and the Reduction of Packaging Complexity
Last call for IoPP's July 8 webinar covering practical ideas and measurable steps that improve package development and simplify supply chains. "Platforming and the Reduction of Packaging Complexity" takes place at 1 p.m. CST July 8, presented by Mike Marcinkowski, Principal Engineer, R&D, Global Package Development, Gillette. Marcinkowski will discuss packaging as the enabler of simplification and packaging trends he is seeing that could have real impact in the near future.
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IoPP hybrid training session starts July 28; focus is food and beverage packaging
IoPP begins its Fundamentals Select hybrid training session for 10 weeks beginning July 28. The focus will be on food and beverage applications of basic packaging concepts. Here's how Fundamentals Select works: First, you register for the complete Fundamentals online course and finish your lessons independently, according to a class schedule, at the rate of about four lessons per week. Second, you also sign up for a small study group that will meet online with an IoPP instructor once a week during the 10-week session to discuss the course material scheduled for that week. This training session enables you to do a "deep dive" on food and beverage packaging with the convenience of online training at your convenience and pace.
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150 attend IoPP educational seminars in New York
Approximately 150 packaging professionals attended three seminars June 10 in New York City, hosted by IoPP through a partnership with UBM Canon. The seminars were held in conjunction with EastPack, HBA Global Expo and other co-located trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The seminars were held as part of a full day of IoPP events, which culminated with the annual AmeriStar Awards reception. One seminar highlight was a spirited interactive session in which General Mills Senior Packaging Engineer Elizabeth Nordstrum invited audience participation in opening several packaging and then discussed package-opening issues and potential solutions with the group.
Fundamentals, 5th Edition among new arrivals in IoPP bookstore
IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, 5th Edition is now available in the IoPP bookstore. The new edition was updated by nearly 100 subject matter experts, adding chapters on packaging law and sustainability, voluminous updates, new topic discussions and an answer key for the chapter review questions. Also new in the bookstore: the Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook from Summit Media and Better Packaging, Better World from Instituto de Embalagens.
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IoPP elearning — at your convenience: Individual modules or complete courses
Elearning through IoPP enables you to learn only what you need to know, but when it's convenient in your schedule. Learn either the basics through Fundamentals of Packaging Technology online or how you, as a more seasoned packaging professional, can help create more efficient supply chains, customer operations and sustainable operations through our new Packaging360 Leadership course. Individual lessons require as little as 30 minutes to complete and start as low as $100, minus applicable IoPP member discounts. Click here for details and registration on Fundamentals online. Click here for details and registration on Packaging360 Leadership. Licensing at discount pricing is available for either course. For more information, contact Jim George, Director of Education, at email@example.com.
July's Professional Perspective focused on global branding
As brands and products expand globally, especially into developing and emerging markets, many factors that will enable success in establishing that brand/product in the market are overlooked at critical phases. The July edition of Packaging World's IoPP Professional Perspective, written by Mike Ross, CPP, senior packaging manager at Unilever in the United Kingdom, zeroes in on four areas to consider in ensuring that any brand expansion and product launch has the best chance for success.
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Nominations open for PMMI Packaging Hall of Fame
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is accepting nominations for the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The deadline for nominations is July 15. The inductees will be celebrated during a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5). You can submit nominations online now.
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Antioxidant gets FDA thumbs up for food packaging
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Addivant's Weston 705 liquid antioxidant has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for food contact applications.
The secret to creating beautiful turned edge packages
When it comes to turned edge packages, finding the right adhesive can make all the difference in creating attractive, resilient, economical and affordable designs — and creating that kind of packaging is vital for business success. Ask yourself: What is your current product packaging saying about your brand? What impression does it create? Is it impressive and slick, or is it flimsy and poor in quality?
What's next in active and intelligent food packaging?
The applications that are commercialized seem to have small and narrow markets. Films or sachets are available containing nisin, chitosan, grape seed extract, allyl isothiocyanate, rosemary oil and ethanol, but not all of these are meant for food applications. Of course the main obstacle is cost, but what affects cost is not only the raw material cost but also the cost for production.
UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recycling
A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.
LiquiGlide lets food slide out of packaging with ease
LiquiGlide has created permanently wet slippery surfaces that make viscous liquids slide easily — including foods like peanut butter, mayonnaise and honey. LiquiGlide's food and beverage coatings are made from plant-based, edible, FDA-approved ingredients that are safe for consumption and will not impact the quality, taste, smell or consistency of a product.
Crucial things you may be overlooking in expanding your brand globally
Over the last 20 years, the economic landscape for companies producing fast-moving consumer goods has changed dramatically. With the advent of a truly global economy, companies have changed their organizations and ways of working to various models in an attempt to capture emerging markets, while maintaining share in developed markets. This has a related impact in how they develop products and packaging systems.
Celebrity artwork adorns beer bottle labels
Every year Beck's Beer rolls out its summer-long promotion where the brand commissions up-and-coming and established artists to create original artwork for its beer bottle labels. Over the course of 27 years, the popular campaign has celebrated the works of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, MIA and Kid Cudi. This year indie group Capital Cities and singer Aloe Blacc, as well as six other artists, will take over millions of Beck's beer bottle labels nationwide.
Amcor continues to lead Europe's plastics packaging industry
Recent changes in the structure of the plastics packaging industry have been documented in a new report from Applied Market Information Ltd. In an updated survey of the leading 50 plastics packaging producers in Europe, AMI has found that now economies have recovered from the financial crisis merger, and divestment and acquisition activity has strengthened as companies seek to restructure their businesses, grow market share and add value.
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