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    Gen. Colin Powell is keynote speaker at 2011 PACK EXPO Las Vegas

    March 28, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Retired U.S. General Colin Powell to offer insights on a global perspective.

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    Get ready for interpack 2011

    March 18, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Discover what’s going on at interpack 2011.

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    Packaging converters to break the ICE in Orlando next month

    March 17, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Upcoming ICE USA show off to a promising start with more than 250 exhibitors.

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    Clear cut glass winners wanted

    March 15, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    North American glass association request entries for its 2011 Clear Choice Awards.

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    PAC looking for leaders

    March 7, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    PAC – The Packaging Association is putting out the call for entries for its PAC Leadership Awards.

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    Multivac receives NMA supplier of the year

    February 25, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    At a ceremony held in Las Vegas during its 65th annual MeatExpo conference, the NMA (National Meat Association) awarded its 2011 Supplier of the Year award to Multivac, Inc. of Kansas City, MO.

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    Up and at'em at UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA tradeshow

    February 22, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Exhibitors at the recent staging of UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2011 held January 25-28, report that the Russian packaging market is gaining momentum again following the decline in demand due to the global financial and economic crisis in 2009 and early 2010.

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    Free seminars from Bosch Rexroth

    February 17, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Bosch Rexroth Canada continues to advance its commitment as a technology leader by offering several one-day educational seminars to members of the manufacturing industry for the third year in a row.

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    Robotics industry presents Engelberger Awards

    February 16, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Engelberger Robotics Award, the robotics industry’s highest honor, will be presented to Åke Lindqvist and Henrik Christensen on March 22, 2011 during the Automate 2011/42nd International Symposium on Robotics held in Chicago.

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    Precisely Packaging

    February 15, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    With over 40 years of innovative, cutting-edge professional development under its belt, the PAC – Packaging Association is offering a four-day professional development program called Precisely Packaging running March 7-10, 2011 in Richmond, BC.

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    Diet Pepsi gets skinny

    February 10, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Amongst the hoopla that is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, February 10-17, 2011, Diet Pepsi revealed a news look for its iconic brand in the form of a new skinny can that is every bit as long and lean as the models parading about the New York event.

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    Get Smart!

    February 3, 2011 by Article supplied by interpack 2011

    The latest packages are not only stronger but also require less material and permit efficient handling – integrated time-temperature indicators and microchips constantly indicate the product’s state of quality. Active systems are even capable of improving the quality of the contents during storage. For product manufacturers, smart packaging therefore ought to be a big talking point.

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    Sticking with PAC

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Serving the North American packaging industry, PAC – The Packaging Association is offering a half-day adhesives technology workshop on February 15, 2011 in Montreal.

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    PAC WSIB Safety Group members receive safety report card

    November 30, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Thanks to the PAC WSIB, a workplace safety initiative organized by PAC – The Packaging Association, Safety Group members watched their lost time accident severity rates drop by 5.07 per cent and frequency rates drop by 9.8 per cent below the industry average.

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    PAC to hold mock recall and traceability field trial

    November 24, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Organized by PAC – The Packaging Association, one of the most comprehensive mock recall and traceability field trials for the packaging industry including retailers, food manufacturers and suppliers is scheduled for Jan. 2011.

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    New generation of packaging: no chance for pharmaceutical counterfeiting

    November 23, 2010 by Article supplied by interpack 2011

    Our task is to make the security features suitable for a folding carton production line, and then for series production…

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    Buoyant PACK EXPO sets new show records and benchmarks

    November 18, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    A record showing by Canadian exhibitors and attendees at last month’s biennial PACK EXPO International 2010 packaging technologies exhibition in Chicago was one of many positive highlights of a buoyant, four-day exposition signaling a long-awaited revival in the North American

  • Strathcona Paper wins PPI award

    November 17, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Strathcona Paper LP, based in Toronto with a mill in Napanee, Ont. and known as an eco-friendly paperboard manufacturer in North America, has won the 2010 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Award for Innovative Product of the Year.

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    PAC move and auction

    November 15, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    North American packaging industry association to move into new Toronto headquarters in December 2010.

  • United they stand

    November 12, 2010 by George Guidoni

    Packaging and retailing leaders embrace shared sustainability goals and vision

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    Bravo For Kinecor

    November 5, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Kinecor LP was recently presented a 2010 ‘Bravo’ Award from Rio Tinto Alcan.

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    O-I's Vortex Bottle Named A 2010 Top 10 Package Design

    November 3, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Heralding the company’s Vortex bottle for MillerCoors‘ Miller Lite as “a stunning example of O-I innovation,” the Glass Packaging Institute has named Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) a 2010 Clear Choice Award winner. The award recognizes the Vortex bottle, one of the

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    October 29, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Food and pharmacutical supply chain protection demands a multifaceted approach

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    Hip To Be Square

    October 28, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    IPL reshapes the look of food safety through tamper-evidence innovatio

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    Six Machines To Premiere At Bobst Competence 10 Open House

    August 30, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    A Bobst SP-76-BM hot foil stamping press will make it’s debut at the Competence 10 Open House event.Photo courtesy of Bobst Group SA On September 22-28, 2010, at its Lausanne, Switzerland headquarters, Bobst Group SA— a leading manufacturer of machinery

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    September At The GFTC

    August 25, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Sept. 9-10: Supervision Skills for the Food Industry I Sept. 13-14: HACCP I:Prerequisite Programs Sept. 15-17: HACCP II: Developing your HACCP Plans Sept. 20-21: Implementing SQF 2000 Systems Sept. 22-23: Global Food Safety and Quality Benchmarked Standards: BRC Sept. 22-24:

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    Conference preview: Protecting profits with cleantech

    August 25, 2010 by Lisa Wichmann

    What does the man who coined the term ‘cleantech’ more than a decade ago think about its promise today? Nicholas Parker, executive chairman and co-founder of the Cleantech Group (San Francisco), and one of the first to invest in sustainable

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    Enroll In PAC Packaging Certificate Program

    August 6, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Registration is open for PAC – The Packaging Association‘s Packaging Certification Program: Module 1 – Introduction to Packaging, Packaging Development Process, Print Processes, Graphic Design. To be held September 21-23, 2010, the course will teach correct terminology, basic packaging functions

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    Opportunities Beyond Labels

    July 22, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The label industry has always grown through innovation and new ideas. It’s been quick to encompass materials, technology or products that create new opportunities and added value solutions, and has been good a solving problems for potential new customers and

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    August At The GFTC

    July 19, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    August 10: Foreign Materials: Identification using the light microscope August 12: GFSI Benchmarked Food Safety Standards: A Comprehensive Overview August 16-17: Canadian Food Regulations August 18: USA Food Labelling under the FDA August 18: Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) August 25:

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    Step up and be counted!

    July 14, 2010 by Purchasingb2b staff

    Want to contribute to Canada’s authoritative report on supply chain salaries? For the third consecutive year, Purchasingb2b is partnering with our sister magazine MM&D and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) to prepare our annual salary survey. The results

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    AWA’s Annual Update on Label Industry

    June 15, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Meeting requests from the industry for an event focused on release liner in the pressure-sensitive labelling applications, the annual AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2010 takes place on September 13, 2010, at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, Chicago. Continuing its

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