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Four to explore at WestPack 2011


When the annual WestPack show returns to the Anaheim Convention Center next week, it will highlight industry- and service-specific solutions with four focus areas: Contract Packaging & Outsourcing Services; Cosmetic & Personal Care Packaging; Material Handling & Logistics; and Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging.


The Contract Packaging and Outsourcing Services focus area is set up to enable attendees to meet leading contract packagers, manufacturers and outsourcing companies providing a host of services including packaging, labeling and filling; logistics, warehousing and distribution; testing and compliance; research and development; package engineering, design and consultations. Show organizer and manager UBM Canon, which also owns Packaging Digest, says the pavilion is designed to implement fixed cost recognition in design, manufacturing, packaging and distribution, and increase speed-to-market and overall efficiency.


The Cosmetic & Personal Care Packaging area will highlight a spectrum of services and supplies for the cosmetic, fragrance, and personal care packaging industries. Packaging solutions to be featured include stylized bottles, jars, pouches, and tubes; specialty labeling; innovative design services; coatings, colorants, and finishes; closures, valves, pumps, and sprayers; and ties and ribbons.


Visitors to the Material Handling & Logistics focus area can learn about an array of equipment, products, and services for material handling, automation and logistics, including conveying equipment, palletizers, racking systems, robotics, and warehouse and inventory management systems.


Aimed at enabling attendees to see nearly every aspect of pharmaceutical, vitamin and nutritional supplement packaging, the Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging pavilion is where visitors can source specialty processing equipment; medical grade materials and supplies; disposables packaging; trays and kits; blister packs; tamper resistant/evident containers; labeling and barcoding equipment; quality assurance and quality control instruments; contract manufacturing services; and testing, inspection and sterilization services.

WestPack returns to the Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA) February 8 through 10, 2011. Online registration for attendees is available at the show's website: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/wpack11

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