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Supplier's News: New equipment helps maintain order in beverage facilities

Softeon launches warehouse and route management software

KHS released a 500-ml light-weight PET bottle with a screw cap for highly carbonated beverages.


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PMMI study details beverage packaging trends, demands

Plastic leads as most popular packaging material, report notes

The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to Reston, Va.-based PMMI’s new report "Beverage Packaging – An Industry Assessment," which is scheduled for release next month.


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Equipment and software to keep people and products safe in the beverage warehouse

New forklift accessories facilitate gentler handling

KHS USA Inc. released its new KHS Everywhere app for Apple devices. The app is designed to facilitate secure communication with all KHS lines and machines equipped with the new ClearLine human-machine interface operating system.


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ISBT endorses Beverage Cooler Lounge at Pack Expo 2014

Tradeshow set for Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the Reston, Va.-based owner and producer of the Pack Expo family of tradeshows, announced that the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), Dallas, will endorse and staff The Beverage Cooler Lounge at Pack Expo International 2014, which will take place Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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New packaging, dispenser options help beverages stand out

Perlick offers stylish beer, wine dispenses to catch consumers' eyes

Aptar Food + Beverage, a part of the AptarGroup family of companies, released two new dispensing closures designed to meet the needs of the growing liquid concentrates market.


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Equipment keeps beverage-makers in control

OptiDry drying solution allows operator to aim air flow for ideal drying, Ross adds HMIs for controlled mixing

Nordson Corp. announced the global release of its new ProBlue Liberty, an integrated tankless melter and multi-hose fill system that allows packagers to reduce waste, char, downtime and energy consumption on their production lines, the company says.


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Cool Electronics with the Water You Have

Pfannenberg's new NEMA 4X stainless steel PWS 3000 series air/water heat exchangers meet the demanding requirements of wash-down environments.


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PMMI talks robotics, traceability and retail-ready innovation at interpack

Online platform helps attendees locate PMMI members exhibiting at tradeshow

Reston, Va.-based Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Institute (PMMI) used its presence at interpack to address the top trends and challenges impacting the North American manufacturing sector. Kicking off the week-long tradeshow May 8-14 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies discussed topics including reduced dependence on foreign oil, “Made in the USA” products, robotics, innovations in traceability technologies and retail-ready packaging at its press conference.


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Preventative equipment prevents downtime

Piping components prevent freezing, corrosion

FT System, in partnership with the CNR researchers, Italy’s National Research Council, and the University of Padua, developed the L.Sensor.O2 quality-control instrument.


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Sazerac to install AS/RS systems in two distilleries

Sazerac becomes first U.S. spirits producer to use AS/RS technology

Sazerac Co., Metairie, La., is scheduled to install automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.Net warehouse management system (WMS) software, provided by York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies Inc., in two of its Kentucky distilleries: Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort and The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro. The Sazerac Co. is the first U.S. spirits producer to use AS/RS technology, according to Westfalia.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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