Packaging Equipment

Pack Expo 2014 post-show report

Exhibitors present processing, packaging, lifecycle innovation solutions for the beverage industry

From Nov. 2 through Nov. 5, Pack Expo International 2014 and the co-located Pharma Expo drew more 48,000 attendees to Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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Vertical integration gains momentum

Blow, injection molding equipment expands into new beverage categories

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Labeling equipment caters differently to different-sized beverage companies

Labeling lines can offer flexible or rigid restrictions, depending on the product

Although the term “flexibility” often is used to describe expectations for beverage industry equipment, in terms of labeling equipment, there still is a place for more rigid machines dedicated to specific operations, notes Raul Matos, vice president of sales and marketing at Miami-based Karlville Development LLC.


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What's new at Pack Expo International 2014

Comedian Jay Leno headlines Pack Gives Back

This fall, PMMI, the Reston, Va.-based Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will host Pack Expo International 2014 from Nov. 2 through 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


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Beverage brands capitalize on trends with printer technology

In-house printing increases speed to market, reduces cost

The right labels and packaging can attract new customers and position the product for wider success. However, manufacturers often find it difficult to meet emerging demands because of the time and expense involved in designing a new label and having label runs produced by a printing house. Printing technology can change that model.


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Coding equipment meets marketing demands for beverage manufacturers

Laser coding capabilities catch up to continuous inkjet coders

In The Walt Disney Co.’s 2003 feature film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” lawless groups of sailors often remind each other to “keep to the code,” referring to the set of societal guidelines handed down by their pirate forefathers.


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Inspection equipment adapts to market needs

Non-contact inspection remains popular in beverage industry

The product name has been trademarked; the formulation has been perfected and patented; the packaging is unique and shelfworthy; yet, this product might never make it to retail because the owner forgot about one vital step: inspection.


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Record attendance at Modex 2014

MHI tradeshow co-locates with Supply Chain & Transportation USA, Georgia Logistics Summit

Modex 2014 showed the strength of the manufacturing and supply chain industries as it attracted approximately 23,000 attendees to Atlanta’s World Congress Center, March 17-20.


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Filling equipment focuses on total cost of ownership

Flexibility, sustainability features help support beverage-makers' bottom lines

In boxing, a TKO indicates a technical knockout that officially ends the fight. For beverage manufacturers competing “in the ring,” it’s the TCO that drives much of the battle in regard to filling equipment.


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Packing, wrapping equipment flexes to handle SKU proliferation

Equipment updates address different packaging sizes and styles

As a proliferation of new brands and flavors continues to hit the market, the beverage industry also has experienced an influx of new package styles and designs to help those products stand out on the shelf.


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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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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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