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IMA DAIRY & FOOD Assumes North American Sales & Marketing Responsibilities for Extrusion Blow Molding Machinery Specialist AlphaMAC

November 9, 2022

AlphaMAC’s fully electric equipment portfolio uses 50% less energy than most legacy machinery, and IMA Dairy & Food USA has assumed sales, marketing and service responsibilities for the extrusion blow mold machinery supplier. In North America, AlphaMAC equipment will meet an emerging need for modern, reliable equipment that is energy efficient. For example, currently one…


TekniPlex Consumer Products Acquires Ematec, Expanding Portfolio of Sustainable Materials Science Solutions for Fresh Foods

November 2, 2022

The Mexico-based manufacturer is the newest move from TekniPlex to continue its expansion in molded fiber. TekniPlex Consumer Products, a globally integrated provider of innovative solutions through materials science and manufacturing technologies, acquired Empaques Moldeados de America Tecnologias  S. de R.L. de C.V. (EMATEC), a Mexico-based manufacturer of molded fiber packaging solutions for eggs, produce,…


Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection to Demonstrate InvisiShield™ Technology Deployment with Proseal Equipment at IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show

October 19, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage – Food Protection, part of AptarGroup, Inc. and a leader in active material science food safety solutions, will demonstrate the InvisiShield™ antimicrobial delivery system deployment process on Proseal’s GT0 machine at the IFPA Global Floral and Produce Show, Booth 127, October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. The InvisiShield™ antimicrobial system leverages Aptar…


Arevalo Safeguards Tortilla Quality with Metal Detection

September 27, 2022

Arevalo Foods offers one of the largest selections of tortillas in the world. This family-owned processor produces more than 3.5 million tortillas per day at their state-of-the-art facility in Montebello, CA, USA. To support their double digit growth over the past few years, Arevalo installed three of Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s Profile Advantage metal detectors to help…


UPM Specialty Papers Introduces Heat Sealable and Recyclable Barrier Papers for Dry and Frozen Foods

September 14, 2022

UPM Specialty Papers presents the latest innovative additions to its extensive selection of sustainable and recyclable packaging papers. UPM Confidio™ and UPM Confidio™ Pro combine moisture and grease resistance with excellent heat sealing properties. UPM Specialty Papers adds heat sealable products to UPM’s wide packaging product portfolio. This ground-breaking feature allows for a streamlined conversion process and an accelerated time-to-market. Made from renewable fibres, UPM Confidio and UPM Confidio Pro are repulpable and…


Compatible Solutions for Green Pet Food Packaging

September 7, 2022

Collaboration and Compatible Machinery Pave the Way for Sustainable Packaging By Troy Snader, Sr. Vice President of Business Development, ProMach’s Secondary Packaging Group Walk through any pet store and you will see just how popular organic dog and cat food has become. According to petkeen.com, a staggering $22.8 billion was spent on organic pet food…


Yogurt Cups: Why Material and Size Matters

August 8, 2022

Strategic Packaging Choices Boost Branding and Sustainability By Fabien Jégo,  Design Leader of Packaging & Packaging Industrialization at Synerlink Yogurt cups seem simple. Consumers may not know why one brand’s food cup is more appealing than another, why a cup looks and feels the way it does, or how it ends up conveniently face-out on…


How to Boost the Recyclability of Multipacks

August 8, 2022

Cartonboard Secondary Packaging Bundles Sustainability and Shelf Appeal By Jeff Wintring, Chief Technology Officer at R.A. Jones Few topics live higher on the agenda for U.S. food producers today than sustainability, and the role packaging plays in planet health. With nine out of 12 top U.S. retailers committing to bold initiatives to move all plastic…


Collaboration Holds the Key to the Next New Thing in Fresh Protein Packaging

July 14, 2022

Seven Questions to Ask When Considering New Packaging Designs By Brian Guillaume, Regional Sales Manager at Ossid Many food manufacturers and retailers are searching for the next new thing in fresh protein packaging – a quest that is often easier said than done. Any new design competes with the versatile tray overwrap style, which for…


Equipment Suppliers Solve Petfood Industry Challenges

July 8, 2022

Petfood Manufacturers Count on Flexibility, Sustainability and Easy-to-operate Machines By Billy Goodman, Managing Director, Cama North America and Wim Kruikemeijer, Global Key Account Manager, Cama Group We’ve witnessed a massive surge in demand for petfood and, as a result, our packaging technology. Petfood was already a significant market in 2019, and beginning in 2020 the…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…