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Cremer Introduces Fast, Accurate Counting Solution for Gummy Applications

June 21, 2022

Cremer, a leading supplier of product counting machines in the U.S. for a wide array of applications, has introduced its HQS 1250 Counting & Dispensing Machine, designed specifically for gummy applications in the nutraceutical and confectionary sectors. Drawing on over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical market, Cremer developed the long-awaited gummy solution in…

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Schubert Expands North American Pet Food Business

June 21, 2022

With the increasing demand for automation and flexibility in pet food packaging, Schubert North America, a subsidiary of the German Schubert Group, is successfully expanding its pet food customer base in Canada and the U.S. Shubert is a market leader in top loading packaging machines, specializing in versatile and flexible packaging machinery that enables manufacturers…

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Pet Food Q&A

June 7, 2022

Why is demand growing for palletizing solutions in the pet food sector? Pet food manufacturers, like other food manufacturers, are also looking to gain efficiencies in their end-of-line operations. One way to achieve that is through automation. Adding a robotic solution brings many benefits to pet food manufacturers, including the ability to process multiple SKUs,…

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Emerging Trends in Fresh Food Packaging and Delivery

June 5, 2022

Technology Tracks and Measures Temperatures Throughout the Product Journey By Dan Bogar, Chief Revenue Officer at Varcode The popularity of direct-to-consumer food deliveries, especially produce and other fresh foods, realized record industry growth in 2020, and it’s a trend that shows every indication of continued double-digit growth for 2022 and beyond.  One of the most…

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GDUSA Presents Four Packaging Design Awards to Equator

June 3, 2022

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine announced the winners of its 59th Anniversary GDUSA Package Design Awards, a celebration of the power of effective package design and related disciplines to advance the brand, tell the story, make the sale. The annual competition includes more than 20 categories. This year, more than 2,750 entries were received overall…

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A Packaging Perspective: Embracing Digital Food Transparency with Urgency

June 2, 2022

INCOMING REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS ARE MAKING THE CASE PLAIN: FOOD MANUFACTURERS NEED TO PREPARE FOR A DIGITAL FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN. WHY NOT START NOW? By Ian Scott-Mance, Technology Manager, METTLER TOLEDO The early adopters are already out there. The arguments have been made and accepted, and those who codify regulations and standards are signalling their…

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The Case for Chain Drift Parallel Transfer: Including a Simplistic 2-to-1 Combiner

May 26, 2022

Multi-Conveyor recently built a set of sanitary food-grade conveyors that combine dual lanes of cup-size containers to feed an existing metal detector. The first conveyor section starts at an existing filler discharge that transfers dual lane product on 6.5-inch centers.  The two lanes travel through a 90-degree curve on side flexing chain, set at precise…

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Evanesce Showcases 100% Plant-Based, Fully Compostable Food Packaging at National Restaurant Association Show

May 22, 2022

Attendees at the National Restaurant Association show will get their first glimpse at revolutionary new foodware that could turn around the restaurant industry’s reputation as one of the biggest industry polluters in the world. Evanesce, a global leader in sustainable serviceware and foodware, will be at Booth #8818 at the National Restaurant Association Show, the largest…

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The Killer Brownie® Co. Gets a Killer Conveyor

May 12, 2022

Product Turning Conveyance Boosts Throughput When a brownie is trademarked, and has its own social media network – you know it’s a big deal! In fact, the Mayne family knew they were onto something special from the second they added The Killer Brownie to the bakery lineup at their Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton, Ohio…

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Robert Lindsey Joins IMA DAIRY & FOOD as Project Manager

April 11, 2022

IMA Dairy & Food USA has hired materials science engineering specialist Robert Lindsey as its newest Project Manager. Lindsey will oversee a variety of the company’s ongoing projects to improve sophisticated packaging processes in the dairy and food sectors. Most recently, Lindsey spent more than a decade as an Applications Engineer with Sulzer Mixpac USA,…

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Sustainability, One Package at a Time

April 6, 2022

Eco-friendly Packaging Materials are an Example of Peer Pressure at Its Best By Patrick Carroll, President of IMA Dairy & Food USA One of the food industry’s dominant legacy packaging materials, polystyrene, is on its way out. And that’s a very good thing for the health of both our planet and ourselves. Polystyrene has been…

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Southern Recipe Small Batch Launches New Packaging

March 16, 2022

Southern Recipe Small Batch put a new face on its packaging for small-batch pork rinds. The launch is accompanied by an integrated campaign to show off the new packaging, including a refreshed logo and enhanced web and social presence that were all developed with consumer needs in mind. The new packaging is expected to be…

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How Snack Food Trends are Changing CPG Equipment Needs

March 7, 2022

Millennial’s snacking habits are the driving force for five food packaging trends. By: Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications, PMMI Five consumer trends driven by convenience are dominating the snack food market and ultimately packaged snack food. Healthy snacks, single-serve, flavor variety, resealability and combination mini-meals are all pushing snacks to new heights…

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Five Key Steps to Increase Food Product Safety

March 7, 2022

Robust testing practices for foreign body detection require validation, verification and routine performance monitoring By Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor of Food Safety and Regulation of Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection If food contaminated with foreign bodies reaches retailers or consumers, the direct and indirect costs for food manufacturers are immense: high recall costs, a damaged brand image…

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Robotic Palletizing Solution for Snack Foods

March 4, 2022

Quest, in partnership with Brenton, a sister ProMach product brand, recently completed an installation for Snak King at its Freeport, Illinois, facility. The solution for Snak King, a leading manufacturer of both private label and branded snacks, involved 16 Box Bot robotic palletizers featuring FANUC robots and three intelligent autonomous vehicles working simultaneously to safely…

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Frozen Food Packaging Trends and Consumer Insights

February 7, 2022

Demand is growing for frozen foods, and more consumers value convenient and sustainable packaging By Nathan Klettlinger, Global Marketing Director for ProAmpac Frozen food is one of the fastest growing market segments for healthy food options and overall convenience. According to the American Frozen Food Institute, FMI Study, “The Power of Frozen in Retail 2021,”…

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Syntegon Introduces New Packaging Machine for Coffee

February 3, 2022

Syntegon Technology is expanding its portfolio for coffee packaging machines with the PMX packaging machine for ground coffee and whole beans. The machine can be used for different packaging formats thanks to fast format changes and full-corner-sealing. A modular concept enables manufacturers to react fast to changing market requirements and customer needs. At the same…

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Deitz Co. Packaging Conveyors Feature Built-In Connections

January 20, 2022

Pharmafill conveyors include pre-threaded hole pattern as standard for easy addition of reject stations, spacing wheels and accessories.

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RIOS Ranked a Top 5 Robotics Startup in Food Warehouse Sector

January 20, 2022

RIOS Corporation was named a global industry leader in food sector warehouse management, and developed one of the five top robots in the industry according to StartUs Insights. StartUs analyzed 138 startups, and recognized RIOS’ innovative automation-as-a-service solutions for the food industry, and the impact of their robotic solutions and artificial intelligence (AI) technology on…

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Aptar Food + Beverage Announces New 2-Inch Ultra XLV Closure

January 5, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 50 years, proudly announces the 2-inch Ultra Extra Large Valve (XLV), the newest expansion to its inverted closure product line with SimpliSqueeze® technology. The 2-inch Ultra XLV is Aptar’s first stock closure offering with a valve large enough to successfully dispense very thick…

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