Whether it’s SKU proliferation, evolving drink habits or packaging solutions, beverage manufacturers are tasked with keeping up with the latest trends and solutions for today’s operations, experts note.
With Industry 4.0 driving technological innovation and automation, plastic bottle manufacturers are releasing more energy-efficient blow-molding machines that can not only produce high-quality, lightweight bottles but also keep total cost of ownership low.
Children’s toys like Connectagons bill themselves as offering limitless opportunities for constructing various objects. Although labeling equipment cannot be adapted as easily as these skill-building toys, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are developing systems that are more modular to support the evolving beverage market.
InTrek Keg Carousel increases keg capacity by 20 percent
July 14, 2017
InTrek Logistics LLC announced that it has increased the keg capacity of its patented InTrek Keg Carousel by 20 percent, going from 10 sixth barrels in each carrier to 12 barrels in each carrier with a maximum height of 25 feet.
In its July 2015 report titled “Beverage Containers,” The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, forecasted that plastic beverage container demands will account for 148.8 billion units by 2019 in comparison to the 124.9 billion units in 2014, which equates to a 3.6 percent annual growth rate from 2014 to 2019.
New products support sustainability and cost savings
October 16, 2014
In order to meet users’ more stringent requirements for cleaning and disinfection, ContiTech has further developed its beer and drink hoses’ properties to improve their temperature resistance and flexibility.
KHS compiles innovation package for BrauBeviale 2014
September 26, 2014
At BrauBeviale 2014, which will take place Nov. 11-13 in Nuremburg, Germany, KHS GmbH, Dortmund, Germany, plans to present a wide range of innovations and product improvements. The particular focus of its tradeshow booth will be on filling, keg and decorating technology, and KHS' comprehensive consulting and other services. Specific innovations include the following pieces of equipment and services:
“The introduction of a robotic palletizer has had a huge impact on our business,” say Product Manager Jason Covington and Business Development Manager Steve Golladay of ITW Warehouse Automation (ITWWA), Arden, N.C.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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