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PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC Announces Acquisition of StePac, MAPfresh Holdings

February 3, 2023

PPC Flexible Packaging LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging, announces the acquisition of Tefen, Israel-based StePac, MAPfresh Holdings (StePac). PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leader in printing and converting of flexible films, pouches, and other innovative packaging designs, including prototypes. It is a recognized pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare…

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Ossid ReeFlow 50 Machine

Ossid Flexes its Packaging Muscle for the Food and Medical Device Industries in Booth 5239 at WestPack 2023

February 3, 2023

See how the Reepack ReeFlow 50 Horizontal Flow Wrapper can improve speed and operational experience for your next food or medical device packaging application. Ossid, a ProMach brand, is well known for its packaging expertise within the food industry, but did you know they also excel in medical device packaging as well? Ossid will be…

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PPG Names New Packaging Coatings Global Technical Director

February 1, 2023

PPG named Polina Ware as its new packaging coatings global technical director, effective January 9. Ware leads the packaging coatings leadership team with responsibility for the continued development of our industry-leading packaging coatings solutions that help protect consumers and the environment. Ware will manage research and development teams at Packaging Coatings Innovation Centers in Milford, Ohio,…

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Major Private Label Food Manufacturer Selects Source Wurx for Print Production Management

February 1, 2023

Source Wurx’s turnkey design and prepress services will sharply reduce graphics costs, ensure run-to-run color consistency and improve lead times. Source Wurx, a food & beverage sector printed packaging facilitator whose services range from design and prepress to print production and ongoing oversight, has been selected by a major private label food manufacturer to enhance…

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Mettler-Toledo to Showcase Smart Solutions at Interpack Which Help Boost Food Manufacturing Productivity

January 31, 2023

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection will bring a message of productivity and integration to the Interpack trade show in May 2023. The company will show a wide range of smart product inspection systems. All solutions are positioned to help food manufacturers tackle the increasing need for digitalization in the marketplace, as well as helping combat rising manufacturing…

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Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty

January 27, 2023

Universal Robots, the Danish collaborative robot (cobot) company, has reported Q4 revenue of $85 million, bringing 2022 annual revenue to $326 million, up 5% on 2021. On a constant currency basis, growth over the year was 12%. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Kim Andreasen, said: “We are proud to have continued to grow our business…

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Leading Berry Producer Digitalizes Billions of Products for Supply Chain Oversight and Consumer Connection

January 18, 2023

Antares Vision Group, an Italian multinational and a leading provider of track and trace and quality control systems that ensures the transparency of products and supply chains through integrated data management, has successfully piloted a Supply Chain Transparency solution for a prominent berry company. The project entails the digitalization of over 1.5 billion products, empowering…

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Matrix Demonstrates its VFFS Packaging Expertise in Booth 5231 at WestPack 2023

January 18, 2023

See live demonstrations on how solutions from Matrix, INVpack and Pacraft can enhance your end-of-line productivity and sustainability. Matrix Packaging Machinery and its master distributor brands of INVpack and Pacraft (formerly Toyo Jidoki) are bringing its star-studded lineup of vertical form fill seal machines back to the west coast – and you do not want to miss this one! You…

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Universal Robots Predicts 2023 Automation Trends Helping Manufacturers Meet New-Year Goals

January 16, 2023

The collaborative robot pioneer and market front runner has announced January as “National Cobot Awareness Month,” spearheading new products and initiatives prompting manufacturers to address hiring woes and production challenges. At Darex, a manufacturer of knife sharpeners in Oregon, Universal Robots’ UR5 cobot handles the entire box erecting and packaging cycle; the cobot grabs the cardboard…

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OnRobot Drives Market Growth with Groundbreaking D:PLOY Platform Delivering Unrivaled Reductions in Application Deployment Time

January 13, 2023

D:PLOY automates robotic deployment for multiple applications directly on the factory floor with zero programming or simulation needed, resulting in dramatic time savings of up to 90% over conventional solutions. Delivering on its mission to break down automation barriers and bring the benefits of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes, OnRobot has launched D:PLOY, its highly anticipated…

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Matrix Adds MD Packaging as Exclusive Distributor in Canada

January 12, 2023

Matrix Packaging Machinery has named MD Packaging as its exclusive distributor partner providing sales, parts, and service throughout Canada. Founded in 1989, MD Packaging is a leading distributor of product inspection and packaging automation solutions for the manufacturing sectors of food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and industrial products industries. This new partnership positions MD Packaging to…

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Emerson Awards QMI, Inc. the Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award!

January 12, 2023

Emerson Process Management, Tulsa, OK., a leading global manufacturer of Valves, Actuators, Tanks Vents and Flame Arrestors, awarded QMI, Inc., the honorable, Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award. On December 6th, 2022 in Houston Texas, Emerson presented this award from the Pressure Management Division.  This division has about a dozen plants worldwide and a very…

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METTLER TOLEDO to Demonstrate its Latest Product Inspection Solutions at IPPE 2023

January 12, 2023

METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection will demonstrate a variety of inspection systems for the meat and poultry industries in booth #C13131 at the International Poultry and Processing Expo, being held at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, January 24-26, 2023. The company will run live demonstrations on two X36 x-ray inspection systems, including the new dual-energy DXD …

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BovedaⓇ Inc. Advances Cannabis Packaging Solutions Launches “Boveda Closure” System with Pharmaceutical Collaboration

January 12, 2023

In partnership with Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Inc. (“Drug Plastics”), the Boveda Closure system utilizes Original Terpene Shield™ technology for retailers and brands to safeguard their cannabis flower products. Boveda Inc., the global leader in two-way humidity control solutions for cannabis, cigars, musical instruments, and other items, today announced the launch of the Boveda…

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Sign up to Hear RIOS’ Matt Shaffer Speak on Jan. 18 at the Virtual Summit, ‘Boosting SaaS Products with New Technologies’

January 11, 2023

Matt Shaffer, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Co-Founder at RIOS Intelligent Machines, will be speaking at the “Boosting SaaS Products with New Technologies: Big Data. Data Science. Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning” virtual summit on January 18th at 10:30am. Hosted by Glorium Technologies, an app and software development company, the summit offers attendees insights into valuable…

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A Dynamic Duo – Quest and Ossid Team Up to Demonstrate Robotic Protein Packaging Automation at IPPE 2023

January 11, 2023

Quest and Ossid, two leading manufacturers within the ProMach family of brands, are teaming up to demonstrate an integrated robotic packaging line in booth C12813 at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), Jan. 24-26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This integrated packaging line demonstrates a versatile Quest QP100 Robotic primary…

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Penn Color Unveils its Technology Center in Singapore

January 10, 2023

Penn Color Inc. held a grand opening celebration of its new Singapore Technology Center on Jan. 10. This state-of-the-art facility will allow the organization to be even closer to its Asia-Pacific customers, and to better meet their needs. The Technology Center will be a place for brands, designers, converters, materials and equipment suppliers, to come…

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Discover How Beverage Packaging is Becoming More Sustainable at interpack 2023

January 9, 2023

By Doris Bünnagel, a freelance editor specializing in packaging  There is a huge range of choices for single use or multiple use beverage packaging, and options for materials including PET or glass bottles, aluminum cans, beverage cartons or maybe even a paper bottle. But which is the most sustainable? Ecological aspects of packaging have become increasingly important…

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No Added PFAS Puts Pregis Flexibles Ahead of Environmental Legislation

January 5, 2023

Anticipating legislative limits regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Pregis proactively implemented processes in its high-performance blown film operations to ensure they eliminated PFAS from incoming materials and they do not include fluoropolymer process aids within their manufacturing processes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to publish a final ruling in January 2023,…

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Dorner Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

January 5, 2023

Jon Doughty has been appointed Regional Sales Manager covering the Northeast portions of the United States for Dorner. Doughty will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to grow the company’s industrial, automation and sanitary conveyor business within his region. Doughty comes to Dorner with more than 25 years of material handling experience,…

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