InterBev 2012 post-show report
Now owned and operated by NürnbergMesse, InterBev 2012 took place Oct. 16-18 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show played host to attendees and exhibitors and provided numerous educational sessions.
The show also featured the InterBev Live! Beverage Theater where industry experts gave presentations about the latest products and innovations in the beverage industry.
The following are highlights from the biannual show:
Admix Inc., Manchester, N.J., displayed its Fastfeed powder induction and dispersion system. It also shared information about its DynaShear, Boston Shearmill and Rotomaxx mixing solutions.
Hackensack, N.J.-based Alkazone, a division of Universal Wellness Group Inc., showcased its Antioxidant Water, which is a de-ionized water that is enhanced with essential minerals, potassium, calcium, magnesium and selenium.
The American Beverage Association, Washington, D.C., highlighted that the industry continues to offer more choices, smaller portions and fewer calories and that its packaging now has clear calorie labels.
American Holt Corp., Norwood, Mass., highlighted its full-service engineering solutions that focus on the reverse engineering of high-usage machinery components for original equipment manufacturers.
Ashland, Va.-based Anton Paar USA promoted its density and concentration measurement systems that support the beverage industry. Products include its Alcolyzer Wine, Alcolyzer Plus Beer, Alcolyzer Plus Spirits, CarboQC & PFD as well as its DSA 5000 M systems.
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., Israel, showcased its Hydro-Optic UV water treatment systems for the beverage and dairy industries.
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, Rock Hill, S.C., promoted its range of compressors. Highlights include its oil-injected rotary screw compressors, oil-free rotary tooth compressors, low-pressure oil-free compressors and refrigerant air dryers.
Vernon, Calif.-based Bazic Beverage showcased its Gogee juice line and G Shot energy shot line.
BCN Research Laboratories Inc., Rockford, Tenn., promoted its solutions for food and beverage microbiological testing. BCN Labs offers a variety of audits such as spoilage risk assessment, sanitation audits and air quality assessment audits.
Bitimec, Greenwich, Conn., showcased Speedy Wash, its single-brush, power-wash line of equipment designed for washing commercial and industrial vehicles.
Philadelphia-based Cintron Beverage Group offered samples of its same-named energy drink and shot as well as its tea and juice lines.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. featured an array of products from its portfolio.
Colormasters LLC, Albertville, Ala., introduced its Master Shrink formula with increased toughness, improved graphics and printed shrink bundling.
Tampa, Fla.-based Cott Beverages promoted its energy program offerings and omega-3 additive solutions.
Cuipo LLC, Newport Beach, Calif., highlighted its cause-oriented organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the rainforest one meter at a time.
Emerson Industrial Automation – Power Transmission Solutions, Florence, Ky., showcased its System Plast New Generation chain, which helps producers move from water- and soap-lubricated conveyor systems to dry-running systems, it says.
Food Ingredient Solutions LLC, Teterboro, N.J., highlighted its FISclear transparent micro-emulsion colors. Using new emulsion technology, Food Ingredient Solutions created a line of emulsions with emulsion particle sizes below 100 nm for improved clarity and stability, it says.
Tarrytown, N.Y.-based GNT USA Inc. promoted its natural color solutions in different liquid beverages.
Greystone Logistics Inc., Tulsa, Okla., showcased its 100 percent recycled plastic shipping pallets for freezers, barrels and stackable applications.
Intermec, Everett, Wash., promoted its Bluetooth DEX lab test and field trial plan. The purpose for the test and plan was for the GS1 DSD DEX work group to technically and operationally evaluate delivery processes using Bluetooth technology as a cable alternative for DEX/UCS communications in lab and live field environments.
The International Society of Beverage Technologists, Dallas, promoted its mission to enhance the promotion, development and dissemination of knowledge relating to the art and science of beverage technology for the non-alcohol beverage industry.
Intralox LLC, Harhan, La., highlighted its Whisper Laner product. The Whisper Laner divides containers into multiple lanes reliably and at high speeds, the company says.
Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Jugular offered samples of its same-named performance drink.
LaMotte, Chestertown, Md., promoted its meters, test kits, test strips and reagents for analysis of process waters and finished products. Products featured include the Smart3 Colorimeter for water analysis; Tracer meters for measuring total chlorine, conductivity, total dissolved solids, salinity and temperature; its BrewLab Plus test kit for home brewers; BioPaddles for liquid, surface and air sampling; its Insta-Test test strips and test papers; and additional sanitation testing products.
Liqui-Box, Worthington, Ohio, showcased its flexible packaging solutions for the beverage industry.
Atlanta-based Miura North America highlighted success stories of companies that utilize its products including craft brewer The Gambrinus Co. Breweries. Miura product offerings include its LX Series and EX Series of steam boilers.
New Whey Nutrition, Oviedo, Fla., offered samples of its same-named liquid proteins, Beta Nox Ultimate Energy and Fit2Go Nutrition Drink.
Modesto, Calif.-based Noah’s Sparkling Water offered samples of its product line including its Oxygenated Spring Water, which contains eight times the amount of oxygen as typical water and 110 mg of magnesium in each liter and has a pH balance of 8.4, the company says.
Ozone International LLC, Bainbridge Island, Wash., promoted its ozone-based cleaning and sanitizing solutions for the beverage industry.
Pacific Ozone Technology Inc., Benicia, Calif., showcased its air-cooled, corona discharge ozone generators and integrated ozone contacting systems. Products offered include its SGC Series, G Series, SGA Series, PC Series, large SGA Series and M Series.
Yonkers, N.Y.-based PECO Pallet Inc. highlighted its wooden pallets and services. To maintain quality and reduce customer costs, PECO’s renters ship only to authorized distributors who participate in PECO’s system. The distributor or retailer notifies PECO when pallets are ready to be picked up; a carrier then returns them to the depot to be inspected and repaired as needed. Throughout the cycle, pallets stay inside the “closed loop” of PECO’s extensive service network, which limits pallet loss and damage and allows the company to quickly get high-quality pallets back into the rental pool.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo offered samples of its wide array of beverages.
Premier Merchandising, Spring, Texas, showcased its solutions for creating point-of-purchase advertising for the beverage industry.
Miami-based Raw Foods International offered samples of its Raaw Juices including its latest varieties: Strawberry Purple Carrot, Very Berry Wheatgrass and Mango Guarana.
Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co. showcased its Pubkeg as a sustainable solution for delivering wine and spirits to bars, cafés and restaurants. The company also promoted its Kegrack delivery system and EZ Pal One-Touch delivery system.
Roberts PolyPro, Charlotte, N.C., showcased its single-handle and multi-pack bottle carriers.
Stonhard, Maple Shade, N.J., promoted its epoxy and urethane floor, wall and lining systems. The company also highlighted its Stonclad floor systems for industrial applications.
Tap the Cap Inc., Sherman Oaks, Calif., showcased its patented dosage/dispensing technology.
South Bend, Ind.-based Twinlode Corp. promoted its double- and single-pallet storage solutions and its case and split-case picking solutions for the beverage industry.
Tygard Machine and Manufacturing Co., Washington, Pa., introduced its Tygard Claw Model TC-600 S for layer handling solutions. The counterbalanced side shifter allows 8 inches of side travel for an off-center approach, it says. The swivel adapter box compensates for uneven floor, and the patented arching arm design enables clamps to lift various rectangular or square loads, according to the company. It also features pressure-sensitive pivoting pads to grip the product firmly and evenly.
York, Pa.-based Westfalia Technologies Inc. highlighted its automated storage and retrieval systems and other automated solutions at the biannual event. BI