Show Coverage: New Features at SouthPack 2005

This year’s show offers more exhibitors than ever, covering all aspects of pharmaceutical and medical packaging.

Those in search of the latest and most exciting pharmaceutical and medical packaging technologies should head down south next month for SouthPack 2005. This year’s show, which takes place April 13–14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, is the industry’s only event dedicated to the Southeast’s packaging market. In addition to a stellar lineup of packaging industry exhibitors from the southeast and all over the country, the show will also offer two new features on the expo floor: PLASTEC South 2005, dedicated to the plastics processing industry; and Design & Manufacturing South, presenting a wide range of design and manufacturing companies.

Both of these features will include top packaging suppliers in categories such as containers, materials, services, custom automation equipment, machinery and machinery components, robotics, and software. In addition, this year’s SouthPack show will include two special-product pavilions, with a variety of exhibitors showcasing new products.

A pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging pavilion will offer visitors the chance to view the latest in source specialty equipment; pharmaceutical-grade materials and supplies; disposables packaging; trays and kits; blister packaging; tamper-resistant/evident containers; labeling and bar coding; and testing, inspection, and sterilization services.

A material handling, automation, and logistics pavilion will feature companies offering controlling devices, integrated systems and controls, automated storage and retrieval systems, and automatic ID systems.

The show will also include a series of conferences and sessions. Wednesday’s conference program features a session on the basics of radio-frequency identification (RFID), led by several packaging industry professionals, as well as a branding session titled Creating a Sensational New Brand or Revitalizing an Old One, presented by Robert Wilkes of Wilkes Creative. Thursday’s program offers a number of informational presentations, including Design Tools and Techniques, led by Bob Smith and Tom Ruble of Erie Plastics; Developing Protective Packaging, led by consultant Dennis Young; and a session featuring tips for successful automation.

For more information, call Canon Communications at 310/445-4200, fax 310/996-9499, or visit

Partial List of Exhibitors

Material Handling, Automation, and Logistics Pavilion Exhibitors:

Aigner Index Inc. 1858
APICS 2056
Available Plastics Inc. 1640
Belcan Engineering Group 1954
Bonar Plastics 1839
Bradman Lake Inc. 2038
Clowe Technologies 1849
Cornerstone Technical
Group 1543
Corrugated Pallets Inc. 1942
Creative Techniques Inc. 1647
Decade Products 1946
Dongguan Feng Wei/
Innovative Int. Group Ltd. 1459
Dorner Manufacturing Corp. 1639
Draftech Systems 1939
FPC Corp. 1843
Fibertech Inc. 1860
Flir Systems 1943
Fortress Interlocks 1758
Hardy-Graham Inc. 1951
Helton Inc. 1755
Hilco Inc. 1956
HTM Electronics Industries 1838
IKO International Inc. 1940
Imprint Enterprises 1557
Knapp Logistics &
Automation Inc. 1656
Laminations 1646
MonTech 1739
Motion Capture
Technologies (MCT) 1859
The Nelson Co. 1641
ORBIS Corp. 1549
ORTEC International
USA Inc. 1850
Ohio Rack Inc. 1760
PPG Industries Semco Packaging
& Applications Systems 1949
Plastic Pallet Solution 1855
Poly Flex Products Inc. 1959
Poly Packaging Systems 1561
Pro-Formance Products Inc. 1655
Rehrig Pacific Co. 1659
Reusable Transport Packaging 1751
Rietschle Thomas 1938
Rotonics Mfg. Inc. 1746
Rubber Bumpers LLC 1638
SAS Automation LLC 2046
Schoeller Arca Systems 1558
Southworth Products 1947
Staubli Corp.,
Robotics Division 1650
Tape Printers Inc. 1955
Temple-Inland Inc. 1747
Tier Rack Corp. 1847
Transhield Inc. 2040
Trienda 1539
We Pack Logistics 1759
Wenglor Sensors Ltd. 1854
Westlund Engineering Co. 1842

Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging Pavilion Exhibitors:

Advertisers listed in bold type.

AHD International Inc. 844
Bel-Art Products 845
Brentwood Industries Inc. 945
Cardinal Health 842
CCW Products Inc. 958
Colonial Carton Co. 944
Image Fillers Inc. 751
Inmark Inc. 852
Janco-Inc. 851
Longford Equipment Ltd. 858
McClellan Automation Systems 949
Multicell Packaging Inc. 855
Olympus Industrial America 949
Overnight Labels Inc. 854
PMP News 752
Pharmagraphics Inc. 850
Rofin-Baasel Inc. 847
RSI Print Systems 862
STS duoTek Inc./
Ethox Corp. 951
Temkin International Inc. 863
Tomlinson Industries 859
U.S. Can Company 953
Uhlmann Packaging Systems 952
Visual Packaging Systems Inc. 753
Wingate Associates
Special Tools Inc. 950

Advertisers Exhibiting Outside the Pavilion:

Autolabe 1443
Cognex Corp. 1023
DVT Corp. 1033
James Alexander Corp. 741

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