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

Softeon launches warehouse and route management software
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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EVENTS

GS1 US Data Quality Workshop

9/24/14
1WorldSync Training Center
1706 SW Commerce Drive
Bentonville, AR
United States
Contact: April Cason

In this workshop, GS1 US and industry experts will guide you through the GS1 US National Data Quality Program.

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Drink Technology India & International PackTech India

9/25/14
Mumbai
India

Drink Technology India and International PackTech India are teaming up together again Sept. 25-27, 2014, in Mumbai.

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GS1 US GDSN Major Release Implementation Workshop

10/14/14
GS1 US Chicago Office
10 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
United States

The Global Data Synchronization NetworkTM (GDSN®) Major Release Workshop, presented by Scott Brown, director of global standards, GS1 US, and Michele Southall, implementation services director, GS1 US, will help prepare attendees for the new enhancements to the GDSN scheduled to be rolled out in 2016 and will provide a thorough overview of how they are intended to operate.

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WATER Technologies Short Course

10/15/14
Texas A&M university
2476 TAMU
College Station, TX
United States
Contact: Yongjae Lee

This seminar will train attendees in basics, principles, characteristics, and operations of system technologies, costs, case studies, and cleaning/sanitizing techniques to drinking water, wastewater, and desalination industries.

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LabelExpo India

10/29/14
New Delhi
India

Labelexpo India was launched in 2002 and joined the Labelexpo Global Series in 2007.

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GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Implementation Workshop

10/29/14
GS1 US Chicago Office
120 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
United States

The Supply Chain Visibility Workshop is designed to assist an organization with learning the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility.

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Pack Expo

11/2/14
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

With 1,750 companies exhibiting their innovations, Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas proved once again to be the industry-defining event of the year.

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Brau Beviale 2014

11/11/14
Nürnberg
Germany

BrauBeviale is an equipment show that covers the entire beverage production process chain: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. The tradeshow has taken place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg since 1978.

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Emballage — International Packaging Exhibition

11/17/14
Paris
France

Emballage presents packaging innovations for the food, cosmetics, beauty and health industries.

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South China Label Show

12/3/14
Guangzhou
China

The 2014 South China Label Show will take place Dec. 3-5, 2014, at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou.

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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

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.

Podcasts

Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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