Canadian Packaging
Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph
Canadian Packaging magazine covers the packaging function for the consumer packaged goods market: food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and household chemical. The magazine reports on the latest package design and machine automation news, with an emphasis on in-plant photo essays. The company also publishes EMBALAGES, Les Nouvelles for the French-language community.

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    New Home Sweet Home For Honey Producer

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Spices and seasonings producer McCormick Canada is moving the operations of its newly-acquired honey manufacturing subsidiary Billy Bee from Toronto to a brand new manufacturing, distribution and warehousing facility being built near the company’s Canadian headquarters in London, Ont. Scheduled

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    Total Recall 2008

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    One would think that in the wake of last year’s tainted pet-food fiasco that nearly put Menu Foods Limited out of business, food-processing and packaging companies would make erring on the side of caution a fundamental guiding principle of their

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    Changing Packaging Landscape The Only Constant

    October 27, 2008 by Paul Pethick

    Change in the world of consumer goods packaging can in many ways be likened to mountain-climbing. Slowly, product-by-product, things transform, adjust and progress until you take a look back and find yourself astounded by how far you have come. So

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    Icing On The Cake

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    In today’s manufacturing word, finding new cost-savings on the production floor is a neverending pursuit for progressive companies taking daily steps to ensure their long-term competitiveness—and the Woodbridge, Ont.-based Kisko Products Inc. offers compelling proof that good things happen when

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    Fit To Print

    October 27, 2008 by Pierre Deschamps

    The global printing trade has gone through countless technological revolutions since former goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg’s history-shaping invention of the printing press back in 1439, and it’s safe to say that today it is right in the of midst of another

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  • Tubular Belles

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    For North American consumers, packaging tubes offer a nice playful, squeezable alternative to the more mainstream packaging formats typically crowding the store-shelves of most leading retail outlets in this part of the world. But if the folks at Montebello Packaging

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  • Healthy Habits

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Helping keep Canadians healthy on a year-round basis may sound like a tall order, but meeting this challenge daily carries considerable rewards, in terms of a healthy bottom line, for pharmaceutical manufacturers that truly understand the needs of the marketplace

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  • Talking Tough

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    It is a long-enduring quirky legacy of Canadian manufacturing that the industry never gets its due respect and credit for the vast and critical contribution it makes to the country’s economic health and prosperity that it truly merits—until the sector

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    Pie In The Sky

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Proclamations and assurances of superior product quality are commonplace in the North American food industry, but few companies are better-equipped to back up such claims with an outstanding track record of industry recognition and acclaim—coupled with continuous investment in cutting-edge

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    Get Smarts!

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Calling yourself smart may sound brash to some, but when you live up to your name like the Toronto-based specialty packaging systems manufacturer Pack-Smart Incorporated has since setting up shop in 1998, no apology for immodesty is really necessary or

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    Coaxial Connection

    October 27, 2008 by Hala El Sheemy

    The global consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is faced with an extremely pressing production challenge these days—reducing energy consumption and minimizing the carbon footprint left behind by the manufacturing facilities. With constant pressure from the public and governments, forward-thinking companies

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    Vision Of The Future

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    It is sometimes said that there are no guarantees in life, but such ambivalence has little place or use at companies like Feige Filling GmbH—a well-established German-based manufacturer of high-speed machinery used to fill various types of containers with toxic

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  • Coffee Bags Perk Up Eco-friendly Mindset

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Great taste and less waste—that’s what U.S. coffee-shop chain PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has achieved with a recent switch to the new, highly decorative form-fill-seal (F/F/S ) foil bags from Sonoco. Featuring vivid illustrations of New Orleans’ landmarks—brought to

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  • Something Green Up Their Sleeve

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    French sleeve labeling products group Sleever International is following up on last year’s launch of recycling-friendly Petsleeve shrinksleeves with the release of a new range of fully biodegradable and compostable packaging film manufactured with renewable resources. Made from poloylactic acid

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  • A Clean Sweep For Recycled Tubbies

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    An eco-friendly product naturally deserves an eco-friendly packaging to go along with it, and U.K.-based laundry detergent manufacturer Aquados says it left no stone unturned in its quest to find the perfect match for the company’s fast-selling Simply Laundry washing

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  • Rock-Tenn Completes Certification Journey

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The folding-carton business of Norcross, Ga.-headquartered paper products group Rock-Tenn Company has become the largest North American-based manufacturer of folding cartons to have earned the Fiber Sourcing Certification of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc. program—designating the division as a

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    Layfield’s Growing Product Range

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Richmond, B.C.-headquartered industrial plastics and fabrics conglomerate Layfield Group Limited has completed the acquisition of Vision Packaging Ltd., Richmond-based packaging manufacturer specializing in laminated rollstock and stand-up pouch packaging, as well as pressure- sensitive labels. According to Layfield, the newly-acquired

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    Wulftec Stretchwrapper Action

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Stretchwrapping machinery manufacturer Wulftec International, Ayer’s Cliff, Que.-based subsidiary of end-of-line packaging equipment supplier M.J. Maillis Group, has reached an agreement with industrial automation technologies manufacturer Rockwell Automation of Milwaukee, Wis., under which Wulftec will standardize Rockwell’s automation components and

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    Students Show Off Design Creativity

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    For wine and spirits distributor Maxxium Canada, going back to school turned out to be a great learning experience in the company’s ongoing quest to increase the market profile of its Sourz liquor, marketed as a “zingy liquor brand known

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    Natural Products Industry Group Opposed To Bill C-51

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is stepping up lobbying efforts to have the federal government amend controversial provisions of the proposed overhaul of the country’s Food and Drugs Act—as tabled in the Bill C-51 legislation put before the Parliament

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    Fueling The Fear

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    For all their virtues, environmental sustainability and carbon footprint reduction count for precious little on an empty stomach, and with dire food shortages in many parts of the developing world once again raising the ugly specter of widespread famine and

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    Appointments – June 2008

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Atlanta, Ga.-headquartered anilox supplier Pamarco Global Graphics has appointed Dave McBeth as vice-president of sales and general manager of the company’s Canadian operations in Vaughan, Ont., responsible for increasing Parmaco’s presence in the Canadian flexographic printing market. French automation technologies

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    First Glance – June 2008

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    IN TOP FORMThe new Model 65 tray-former from A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation is a compact machine designed to help packagers reduce their overall corrugated consumption with features such as an adjustable forming and sealing section that ensures square trays with

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    Box Ad 2

    August 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph
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    Box ad 1

    August 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph
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