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The Contract Packaging Association has just added Anderson Packaging Inc. (Rockford, IL) as its 100th corporate member. This addition marks a milestone for the Contract Packaging Association, which has more than doubled its membership since the beginning of 2005.

Anderson Packaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corp., has been providing contract packaging services for the pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare industries since 1967.

The Contract Packaging Association was formed in 1992 for contract packaging firms and their related businesses. The Contract Packaging Association promotes the growth and welfare of its member firms.

SCA Consumer Packaging Inc. has been named the 2005 Business of the Year by DeKalb, IL, the community in which its headquarters and primary plant facility are located. Ron Leach, president of the company, accepted the award at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce dinner held on January 19, 2006. In addition to being recognized for its business success, SCA Consumer Packaging was also chosen for its community involvement.

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) has announced a new series of free machine vision seminars exclusively for manufacturing professionals. “Understanding and Applying Machine Vision Sensors” half-day events demonstrate the use of vision sensors in the pharmaceutical, medical, and other industries. Each seminar combines a tutorial with live vision sensor demonstrations. The seminars run through June and are held in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging, a business unit of Süd-Chemie AG, is expanding its activity in the European pharmaceutical packaging market through Süd-Chemie Schweiz SA, a joint venture with Swiss company Plaspaq S.A. Plaspaq is a specialist in the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical packaging.

With Plaspaq’s production base and expertise, Süd-Chemie can expand its offerings to European customers in strategic markets and offers its polymer packaging product globally. Süd-Chemie’s products include desiccant canisters and inserts, desiccant polymers, tubes and desiccant stoppers, and customized packaging components.


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