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The Real Cost Of This Recession

October 14, 2009 4:55 am | Comments

By Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks It’s finally gotten to me. I have given up on

Pack Expo Wrap-Up: Secret Services

October 12, 2009 12:24 pm | Comments

I noticed two prevailing trends at last week's Pack and Process Expos: The continued push for sustainable options and an overall attempt to help companies succeed despite the bad economy.

Starbuckling Down

October 12, 2009 6:11 am | Comments

By Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Perhaps it’s because it’s one of the most visible brands out there, but Starbucks has been all up in my face in this recession.


Plastic Moves Up The Food Chain

October 8, 2009 1:08 pm | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing Right now, I’m on my way back from touring an 80,000-square-foot in-house post-consumer recycling center in West Virginia.

Champagne Beer

October 7, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Americans had a champagne taste while on a beer budget.” It wasn’t a particularly life-shattering statement, but as a fan of idioms I was immediately drawn to attention.

Too Much Nano? Get Used To It

October 5, 2009 12:45 pm | Comments

Tired of carbon nanotubes? Me, too. But with the Nikon Small World competition upon us, it seems I can't escape them.

Kaizen For Sore Feet

October 5, 2009 5:51 am | Comments

by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO I’m by no means a trade show amateur. In fact, I’ve walked so many expo halls over the course of my career in trade media I probably have permanent shin splints - the result of several marathons of dress shoes on concrete.

Moderating The Death Panel

October 1, 2009 12:38 pm | Comments

A new cylindrical product format for Harry London Candies' chocolate bars presented a processing problem when an order 1.5 million bars came in.


Being A Real Tool

September 30, 2009 6:21 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Today is my first day in the office this week, as the first two allowed for a dynamic range of visits that ran the gamut from medical equipment firms to a private label chocolate processor.

Self-Replicating Nano-Robots

September 29, 2009 6:53 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Yesterday marked 20 years since IBM researcher Don Eigler became the first person to move an individual atom , using the tip of his custom-built scanning tunneling microscope.

50 Million Compounds Counting

September 28, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine As of Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, the Chemical Abstracts Service hit a milestone of impressive scale: more than 50 million organic and inorganic compounds are now characterized and catalogued within its database.

Mustachioed Deer Hunters

September 24, 2009 9:48 am | Comments

I'm a Wisconsin native vegetarian who's never held a rifle, driven a pick-up truck or milked a cow but I still love my beer.

Waste Not The Profit

September 23, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group While it’s not the first time a trip to Starbucks has helped propel my work, it usually has more to do with the caffeine kick than any topical inspiration.

Carbon Sequestration: The Ethanol Of The Next Decade?

September 22, 2009 4:57 am | Comments

Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine The climate change bill has become the poor cousin of health care this summer, but that may soon change.

The Pros Cons Of Cool

September 21, 2009 6:13 am | Comments

Trendiness embeds things firmly into the public eye, opening them up for scrutiny, and sometimes exploiting them beyond repair. The FOod Inc. film is a good example of this.


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