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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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New packaging material incorporates flavor into functionality

Inks, on-premise beverage machines give drinks new look and fresh appeal

Vacuum Barrier Corp. added the EasyDose G2 Lite to its Nitrodose portfolio of liquid nitrogen injection systems.


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Supplier's News: April 2014

Pro Mach Inc. acquires Ets. André Zalkin & Cie

Pro Mach Inc., Cincinnati, completed its acquisition of global capping machinery manufacturer Ets. André Zalkin & Cie. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Zalkin’s management team and employees will continue to operate from their facilities in Montreuil L’Argillé and Rueil-Malmaison, France.


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Supplier's News: March 2014

Avure Technologies splits into 2 divisions; Crown Holdings releases sustainability report

Avure Technologies, Franklin, Tenn., separated into two distinct operating units: Avure Industrial Division and Avure HPP Equipment and Services Division. Both divisions will operate as separate strategic business units. This separation allows each to focus on customer service, new product development and application support specific to its specialty, the company says. Jeff Williams was named chief executive officer of the HPP Equipment and Services Division, and Jan Söderström will assume the position of chief executive officer of the Avure Industrial Division.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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