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New York show focuses on packaging

Packaging takes center stage next month when EastPack 2008 runs 
June 13 to 15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. EastPack is colocated with Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX East (automation), Green Manufacturing Expo, MD&M East (Medical Design and Manufacturing) and PLASTEC East.

The EastPack show will feature the latest advances in packaging and processing, including machinery and machinery components, containers, materials, custom automation technology, contract services, software, robotics and more.

EastPack also will feature five special-focus pavilions: Contract Packaging and Outsourcing Services; Cosmetic and Personal Care Packaging, Green Packaging; Material Handling & Logistics and Pharmaceutical; and Nutraceutical Packaging.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 3 and 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 5.

Advance registration for the show is free and online registration stays available during the show. Onsite registration costs $55. Registration for EastPack includes admission to all colocated shows.

One co-located show, the Green Packaging Expo, is designed for companies interested in furthering their business's sustainability efforts to reduce costs, improve efficiency and spur development of eco-friendly products to meet increasing consumer demand. The Green Packaging Expo will feature exhibits on biocompostable, recyclable, reusable and biopolymer packaging.

The MD&M East show includes a four-day conference beginning June 2. It will include a one-day session on medical device packaging, with the morning session focusing on compliance and testing considerations, while the afternoon session will look at real-life applications in such areas as thermoforming, sterilization and failure analysis. The conference requires separate registration.

For further information or registration, visit www.eastpackshow.com or contact the show's organizer, Canon Communications, at 310/445-4200.

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