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The bi-weekly, email newsletter with the information you need   July 11, 2011 • Vol. 9, Issue 14
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Learn about serialization programs - Shire Pharmaceuticals’ Kimberly Riley at Pack Expo  
A good serialization program can reduce counterfeiting for products such as pharmaceuticals by placing a unique mark on each level of packaging to track products. You can learn the ins and outs of effective serialization programs at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. Kimberly Riley, Global Manager, P&L, at Shire Pharmaceuticals, will provide all the “need-to-knows.” Kimberly’s presentation is just one highlight of IoPP’s three-day Learning Center Conference at Pack Expo. Besides pointers on creating serialization programs, choose from sessions including what’s coming next in sustainability and packaging, total cost ownership and managing vendors, four update sessions from IoPP’s Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Technical Committee, and how to engage consumers via packaging at the "Mobile Moment of Truth." Sessions cost $99 before September 7, after September 7, sessions are $125.

For session schedule, click here
To register for sessions, click here


Latest IoPP "Professional Perspective"  column in Packaging World
The July edition of IoPP's "Professional Perspective" column in Packaging World magazine is now available. The article, titled Assuring brand loyalty: Make yourself a 'need' rather than a 'want' - written by IoPP member Christopher Nutley, president and co-owner, MSW Packaging  - is focused on making sure that your company provides services that are indispensable. To do so, you need to ask the following: "Is our company adding value?"; "Is our company's service still relevant?"; "Is our company a key component for our customer's business?"; and "Do our company's customers need us any longer?"

For Packaging World's July edition of "Professional Perspective," click here

IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics course taking place in October  
Are you up to speed with packaging machinery? Packaging Machinery: Basics, taking place October 10-12, 2011 in the Chicago area, is for professionals who need to know more about machinery and how it integrates into the packaging process.
In 2-1/2 days, you'll gain knowledge on a spectrum of machinery from learning how to create more effective packages by understanding how they run on line equipment to gaining “hands on” instruction that lets you see concepts in operation on actual machines. Taught by 20-plus-year veteran of packaging John Henry CPP, this course sells out fast so register now.

For course details and registration, click here

Closure Torque Retention Guidelines for Inner Receptacles now available in IoPP bookstore 
These guidelines facilitate the safe transportation of packaging under normal conditions and in subsequent storage to meet product stewardship, safety and regulatory requirements. Sections go into detail about the many factors involved in the proper application of closures to inner reseptacles of combination packages. Guideline is intended to assist packaging professionals in addressing closure torque issues in their respective organizations.

To order this guideline, click here

Upcoming events

July 13
Chicago Chapter Annual Golf Outing, Wheeling, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Wil Benjamin, e-mail wbenjamin@valspar.com.

July 13
Fox Valley Chapter Family Social Event - Timber Rattlers Game, Appleton, WI.
Click here for more information. Contact: Brenda Halama, e-mail brenda.halama@styreneproducts.com.

July 25-27
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 3, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

July 27-29
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology, Semester 4, Schaumburg, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

September 16
Cincinnati Chapter Golf Outing, West Chester, OH.
Click here for more information. Contact: Mark Trainer, 513-936-8000, ext. 108.

September 26-28
Pack Expo 2011, Las Vegas, NV.
Click here for more information. Contact: e-mail expo@pmmi.org.

October 10-12
Packaging Machinery: Basics, Franklin Park, IL.
Click here for more information. Contact: Barbara Dykes, e-mail bdykes@iopp.org.

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