Plastic leads as most popular packaging material, report notes
August 27, 2014
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.
New forklift accessories facilitate gentler handling
August 15, 2014
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.
Tradeshow set for Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place
July 29, 2014
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.
OptiDry drying solution allows operator to aim air flow for ideal drying, Ross adds HMIs for controlled mixing
June 16, 2014
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.
Online platform helps attendees locate PMMI members exhibiting at tradeshow
May 28, 2014
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.
Sazerac becomes first U.S. spirits producer to use AS/RS technology
May 1, 2014
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.