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Multi-Conveyor wins award Multi-Conveyor (Booth S-3308) recently received the SCRAP Plastics Recycling Achievement Award as part of its partnership with Cope Plastic, a recycling services provider. The objective of SCRAP (solution-based customer recycling award program) is to keep plastics out of landfills. The award recognizes Multi-Conveyor’s commitment to environmental responsibility and the effort expended to collect and recycle plastics. Only 29% of program participants achieve this recognition. SD

Emerson buys Aventics Emerson (Booth N-4721b) recently acquired Aventics and its smart pneumatics technology. “With the acquisition . . . , Emerson now offers the broadest portfolio of fluid control and pneumatic products and solutions in the industry,” says Nick Buccheri, vice president of Marketing, Fluid and Motion Control at Emerson. The connectivity and analytics of the smart pneumatic technologies support Industry 4.0. SD

Alerts prevent downtime Self-diagnosing system on Sentient labeler from Nita Labeling Equipment (Booth S-3974) advises when parts need changing or servicing and enables part ordering directly from the machine. Control screen displays daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance schedules and reminders and an extensive problem-solving video library. Live video tech support can be called with the push of a button or via a Smartphone app. SD

AstroNova unveils press Narrow-format TrojanLabel® press from AstroNova® Product Identification (Booth N-5616,W-807) digitally prints short and medium runs of food-friendly, heat-sealable flexible packaging materials. Unit operates as a standalone system or can be integrated on packaging equipment to create a print-and-pack process. Combination of water-based, food-friendly, odorless ink and ultra-thin, white gloss polyethylene terephthalate film provides food-safe material for form/fill/seal machines using low temperatures for high-speed sealing. SD



Doors open at the largest PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO ever.


n behalf of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), it is my pleasure to welcome you to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. This year’s show is bigger and better than ever, bringing together 50,000 packaging professionals from virtually every vertical market with 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies across 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space, making it the year’s most comprehensive packaging event in the world. This year we have several features you don’t want to miss: •• The PACKage Printing Pavilion: Making its debut, the PACKage Printing Pavilion (located midway along the right hand side of the South Hall) is the industry’s main

stage for digital’s advantages for short-run, on-demand, cost-effective variable data and personalized packaging. •• The Technology Excellence Awards: These inaugural awards, to be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 16, recognize the most innovative technologies never seen before at a PACK EXPO. Attendees may vote at My Show Planner kiosks, online or via the show app (available in the App Store or Google Play). Candidates include 21 finalists from seven market segments. •• Future Innovators Robotics Showcase (Booth E-6620): Watch high school robotics teams from across the country showcase their design, engineering and troubleshooting skills. Education is a cornerstone of PACK EXPO trade shows. Take advantage of our free education(Continued on page 4)

See robots in action High school robotics teams gather at Future Innovators Robotics Showcase.

21 finalists vie for technology awards


he Future Innovators Robotics Showcase (Booth E-6620) returns to PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Demonstrations begin at 9 a.m. daily. This year show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), has matched funds up to $2,000 for each PMMI member company supporting high school robotics teams at the show. “This is a great opportunity for these bright students from around the country to display their robots and learn how robotics technology applies

ttendees at this year’s PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO are voting for the first winners of Technology Excellence Awards. The competition, organized by show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), recognizes exhibitors’ innovative technologies never previously shown at a PACK EXPO show. Voting opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, and closes at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Winners will be announced immediately after polls close. “PMMI believes these awards are another way to drive the industry to keep innovating and meet the ever-growing needs of consumer packaged goods companies,” says Laura Thompson,

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Paper cup recycles Bio Natura food packaging, developed by Asia Pulp & Paper and Charta Global (Booth N-5360), is certified 100%-compostable. Designed as a more sustainable alternative for clamshells, boxes and cups, an aqueous, grease-proof coating makes the paperboard resistant to moisture, oil and grease without fluorochemicals. Material withstands heat up to 220ºC and heat-seals easily. SD

Bagger doubles speeds Newly launched tna robag® 5 ultra-high-speed vertical/ form/fill/seal system achieves speeds up to 300 bags/min. on a single-tube design, more than double the industry’s current average output. System from tna North America (Booth S-3875) integrates with tna ropac® 5 case packer, tna intelli-date® 5 date coder and 20-head tna intelli-weigh® 0220 omega high-speed scale. SD

Flow wrapper seals ultrasonically Ultrasonic LSM fin-seal unit on Revolution horizontal flow wrapper from Campbell Wrapper (Booth S-2001) seals through contaminants such as food particles or liquids and creates hermetically sealed packages for wet wipes and medical devices. Servo-driven, long-dwell cutting head supports high-speed sealing of laminated materials and ensures accurate cutoff. Rated at 600 packs/min., the unit features a servo-driven film-feed roll, sanitary modular design and quick changeover. SD

Pregis acquires FP Pregis (Booth N-5136) expands its product portfolio and geographic scope with the acquisition of FP (FreeFlow Packaging) International (Booth N-5136). Founded in 1967 by Arthur Graham, who pioneered free-flowing interior packaging material, FP International provides Mini Pak’R®, Pro Pak’R® and Power Pak’R® protective packaging. Pregis plans to continue operations at FP International’s five manufacturing facilities—two in the U.S. plus Germany, France and The Netherlands. SD

Digital Twin resolves conflicts Emulate3D software from Emulate3D (Booth E-8902) creates a Dynamic Digital Twin, which combines the CAD of the system with its actual operational logic to explore the machine in a virtual environment. Resolving conflicts between physical and logical designs before construction minimizes the cost of changes and ensures the equipment operates as expected. SD



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al sessions at The Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580) and the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4560, N-4570, N-4585 and W-320). The Forum at PACK EXPO’s unique, interactive format features 45-minute open sessions showcasing the latest industry trends by the OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550), World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760), Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760), Contract Packaging Association (Booth N-5801), PMMI Business Intelligence (Booth N-4550), PMMI U (Booth N-4550) and the Robotic Industries Association. The Innovation Stage returns to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO with free 30-minute seminars on breakthrough technologies and techniques focused on a wide

range of industry-specific solutions. Looking to take a break from the busy show floor and connect with fellow industry professionals? Get your ticket for tomorrow’s PACK gives BACK™ event featuring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Tickets cost $75 each and include a networking reception before the performance. Proceeds benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship program. To maximize your time, be sure to use this magazine and the Show Guide, as well as the mobile app to search exhibitors, schedule meetings and find sessions on the go. Thank you for being part of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. Enjoy the show! Jim Pittas President and CEO, PMMI SD

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senior director of Expositions, PMMI. “We are amazed at the response and quality of submissions that we received for this exciting new program.”

FINALISTS WERE SELECTED BY THE TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE AWARDS PANEL: – Stephanie Neil, editor-in-chief, OEM magazine (Booth N-4550) – Ronald Puvak, MD, Contract Packaging Association (Booth N-5801) – Matt Reynolds, editor, Packaging World (Booth N-4550) – Dr. Bruce Welt, professor (Packaging Engineering), Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida (Booth E-6651)

– Carlos Diaz, associate professor (Packaging Science), College of Applied Science & Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology (Booth E-6622) – Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760) – Pat Reynolds, vice president editor emeritus, Packaging World (Booth N-4550) “With such a great response from exhibitors it was no small task for our panel of top industry professionals to narrow them down to just three finalists in each category. We encourage show attendees to stop by these exhibitors to see these innovations firsthand and cast their vote,” says Thompson. For more information, visit, SD

TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALISTS BAKING & SNACK — Automatic Changeover Wizard Triangle Package Machinery (Booth S-2014) — Chamber Pouches Sun Centre USA (Booth S-10650) — Leather Print Packaging for Slim Jim Sticks Bemis (Booth S-3705) BEVERAGE & DAIRY — LEWA Triplex Homogenizer LEWA-Nikkiso America (Booth E-9217) — Sealed Rotary Drive Mechanism R.A Jones (Booth S-2501b) — StandCap Pouch Volpak (Booth S-2501) GENERAL PACKAGING — ACOPOStrak Adaptive Track Technology B&R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625) — Evolabel QuickTamp Fast and Friendly Logistics Labeling System Evolabel (Booth E-10507) — Outdoor Zone No-bite Mosquito Repellent Pouches PPi Technologies Group (Booth S-3819) MEAT/POULTRY/SEAFOOD — Active Packaging for Vacuum-Packed Poultry Meat Bemis (Booth S-3705)

— Contura S400 Leak Detector INFICON (Booth E-8563) — Mammoth Rollstock Packaging Machine UltraSource (Booth S-2875) PERSONAL CARE/COSMETICS — Biopelle Trusts in 10mm Polyfoil® Single-Dose Tube Neopac The Tube (Booth W-875) — StandOut™ Premade Inverted Pouch Cheer Pack North America (Booth N-5885) — Vetraco Modular Digital Printing Machines VPack Technologies (Booth W-743) PHARMACEUTICALS/MEDICAL DEVICES — CO2 Snow Jet Cleaning Process Bausch+Stroebel Machine (Booth W-651b) — Lyo-Check Antares Vision (Booth S-3760, W-646) — SP Thermoformer SP Thermoforming (Booth W-994) PREPARED FOODS — FTNON CoreTakr FTNON (Booth E-10540) — Robotic Horizontal & Vertical Pack System Pearson Packaging Systems (Booth S-3506) — Specright Cloud-Based Software Platform Specright (Booth E-10814)


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EndFlex™ has developed a diverse product line that includes case erecting, tray forming, case sealing, case packing, tray loading, pick & place and robotic palletizing technology, making it the industry’s

true single source for flexible end of line packaging.

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Next-gen cobots debut UR3e, UR5e and UR10e collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robot USA (Booth E-7941) combine fast setup with flexible deployment and 6-min. joint replacement. A few clicks complete programming. Stopping time and stopping distance for protective stops can be programmed from the user interface. This feature, reportedly not available on other cobots, streamlines pre-deployment risk assessments. SD



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Show Floor Open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Forum Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Innovation Stage Seminars

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Certified Trainer Workshop

Sun., Oct. 14– Mon., Oct. 15

Booth N-4580 Booths N-4560, N-4570, N-4585 and Booth W-320


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Videos show ‘How to’

Simple Service videos from All-Fill (Booth S-1714) show how to set up, operate, change over and disassemble its fillers, checkweighers and baggers. Media Gallery at also features equipment overviews and application videos. SD

Ultrasonic sealing goes electric Electrical Motion ultrasonic welding machine from Rinco Ultrasonics USA (Booth S-1666) moves away from pneumatic press systems to electrically driven machines. Available in 20 kHz and 35 kHz frequencies, the Electrical Motion welding system offers eight welding modes with adjustable force, distance and time. Weld cycles can be shorter too since the starting location can be programmed at any point instead of having to return to a home position. SD

See smart manufacturing More than 700 machines on the show floor feature technology from Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701). Exhibits on display include independent cart technology, machine and production analytics, advanced safety and safe integration of remote monitoring. SD

Cartoner launches Romaco Group (Booth W-615) introduces Promatic PCI 915 intermittent-motion cartoner to the U.S. market. Configured as a standalone machine or integrated with primary packaging equipment, the 3.5m-long cartoner loads blisters, sealed strips or bottles at rates up to 160 cartons/ min. Product and packaging changeover requires no tools. Formats, designed according to the poka-yoke principle, prevent incorrect assembly. A cGMP-compliant balcony architecture speeds up line clearance. SD

Future Innovators Robotics Showcase 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Booth E-6620

Vote for Technical Excellence Awards 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

My Show Planner Kiosks, PACK EXPO website or the mobile app

OMAC HMI standardization survey

Booth N-6002

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PMMI matches Nordson donation to fight breast cancer

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or every product demonstration perAs in to past years, Nordson also is collecting back our communities. formed, Nordson Adhesive Dispensing sealed, travel-size toiletries for the Hope House Systems (Booth S-2030) plans to donate of North Georgia, refuge for abused and neOur boothawill recognize Breast Cancer Awar $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). glectedNordson children. will donate $5 to the Breast Can That donation will be doubled. PMMI, The AsNordson has a 60-year tradition of giving Foundation every visitor Our booth will recognize Breast Cancerfor Awareness month. who watches sociation for Packaging and ProcessingNordson Tech- will back to the communities where its people donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research scans their live badge. nologies (Booth N-4550), has announced itFoundation will and for work. Through its watches corporate socialand responevery visitor who a demo scans their badge. Impact, the company match the total funds raised by Nordson booth sibility program, Nordson visitors for BCRF #BeTheEnd! donates 5% of its U.S. pre-tax profits to support “We are happy to support such a great cause,” charitable endeavors throughout the world. We aretoalso collecting travel-size toiletries for the says PMMI President and CEO Jim Pittas. Visitors thetoiletries Nordson mayHouse view the We are“At also collecting travel-size forbooth the Hope of North Georgia, a refuge for abused and negle North a refuge for Inspect abused and neglected children. and some point, breast cancer touches everyone,” he Georgia, new EcoBead™ pattern-generation explains. An official check presentation will take We verification system that cuts adhesive usage up appreciate your contributions. We appreciate your contributi ® Liberty tankless hot-melt place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the to 70%. The ProBlue #NordsonImpact #NordsonImpact equipment with Adhesive Tracking SysNordson booth. “Nordson encourages us to make a differ- tem also is on display, along ence in our communities,” says J. Kismet Mikos, with connectivity capabiliCTSM Gold, trade show manager, Nordson. She ties to support the Interexplains, “Breast Cancer Awareness is crucial as net of Things. For more information, one in eight will be diagnosed with this horrible disease. In 1986 it was my best friend’s mother. visit This year it is a close friend and colleague. BCRF en/divisions/adhesive-dispensing-systems. SD is searching for that cure! #BeTheEnd.”

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Rockwell returns as title sponsor Fundraiser benefits the PACK EXPO Scholarship program.


ACK gives BACK™, PACK EXPO’s biggest networking event, begins at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 15, 2018) with a reception outside the Grand Ballroom in the South Building of McCormick Place, followed at 5:30 p.m. by a comedy performance by Sebastian Maniscalco. The Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised stand-up comedian is associated with wildly successful network specials such as “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” Proceeds from the event support the PACK EXPO Scholarship program. Winners of six $5,000 scholarships will be announced, and the 2018 Packaging and Processing Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized. Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) continues to support future packaging professionals through a title-level sponsorship of this year’s PACK gives BACK event, reports PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). “As a PMMI member and PACK EXPO exhibitor, we are proud to be affiliated with an association that cares about the future of the packaging industry and feel strongly about supporting the next generation of professionals,” says Christopher Zei, vice president Global OEM and Global Industries, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to contribute to such a worthy cause and continue sponsorship of PACK gives BACK,” he adds. “At PMMI we recognize and value the future of our industry and want to continue to invest in the next generation with generous scholarship opportunities,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are grateful to Rockwell Automation for their continued support of this event and this community.” Tickets are $75 (buy nine tickets, get the 10th free). For more information, visit SD

2018 PACK EXPO International Publisher PMMI Produced by PMMI Sponsorship Marketing Editorial Director Hallie Forcinio Associate Editor Kari Moosmann Production Manager Mary Thorne Art Director Debi Friedmann IT/Production Support Terry Wenslow, Manny Dominguez Photographer Miles Boone, Fritz Geiger and Tori Soper Advertising Sales Management Mike Bradley, Patrick Bradley, Tom Burke, Steve Osborne Dedicated to Peter R. Hayes, 1957-2016, a valued friend and colleague, who always made the Show Daily process run smoother.

PMI Cartoning takes new name


ith its July 2018 acquisition by Japan’s Kyoto Seisakusho, PMI Cartoning becomes PMI Kyoto Packaging Systems. Branko Vukotic, former MD of PMI (l-r) the PMI Kyoto Packaging SysCartoning and current president of PMI Kyoto, tems team: Vukotic; Jovan Tisma, notes the acquisition helps PMI Cartoning ex- operations manager; Ken Nagasaka, corporate officer; and Gary Anpand into new markets, including medical and derson, director of Engineering and pharmaceutical, and helps Kyoto expand into Sales Applications. North America. He says, “This is an exciting time for PMI, and this acquisition positions us for future growth and added application experience. Customers will quickly experience the benefits gained by merging technologies and the strong manufacturing capabilities between PMI and Kyoto.” The merged business operates from PMI’s location in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, but with a broader product lineup. PMI’s vertical and horizontal cartoners, case packers and integrated packaging systems have been joined by Kyoto’s overwrappers and palletizers, which it has been providing for more than 70 years. The specialist in high-speed lines and difficult-to-handle products serves the food, beverage, cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, visit SD

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Ryson makes a full line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs. Ryson Spirals need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Unit Load Spirals convey cases, totes and packaged goods smoothly on our slat style belts and come in 9 standard slat widths ranging from 6” to 30”. Available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, washdown and freezer versions Mass Flow Spirals handle full and empty bottles, cans and jars in mass up to 2000 units per minute. Available in 4 different slat widths ranging from 6” to 20”. Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact and designed to handle your smaller loads. Our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats can endtransfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 FPM.

High Capacity Spirals are in response to our customers need to go higher and handle more weight. They can handle double the weight capacity of our regular spirals at speeds up to 200 FPM. The new WT Model comes in a slat width of 30” and 36” and can provide an elevation change of up to 50 feet with only one drive.. Multiple Entry and Exit Spirals allow loads to enter or exit the High Capacity Spirals at intermediate elevations. New special induction and divert conveyors have individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation. Quality and service come first at Ryson. We are the number one spiral manufacturer in the USA. For application assistance or more information, give us a call or visit

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Monday, October 15 Reception at 4:30 pm Performance at 5:30 pm McCormick Place South Building, Grand Ballroom

PACKage Printing Pavilion debuts Other Pavilions focus on containers and materials, reusable packaging and confectionery.


Tickets are only $75 each and can be purchased at the door. Includes beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Enjoy Cocktails & Comedy for a Cause! Join colleagues for an evening of great comedy for a good cause at the PACK gives BACK™ networking reception and performance by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

eflecting the growing importance of digital printing, the PACKage Printing Pavilion debuts this year. Located midway along the right hand side of the South Hall, it showcases digital printing’s advantages for short-run, on-demand, cost-effective variable data and personalized packaging. The Containers and Materials Pavilion at the rear of the North Hall addresses the latest innovations in paperboard, glass, metal and plastic. Flexible and resealable packaging options are on display, as well as innovative containers and sustainable choices. The Pavilion also features The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760), sponsored by Dow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom), where visitors can view award-winning packages. At the Confectionery Pavilion at the left rear of the South Hall, candy and snack connoisseurs can find the latest trends and technologies relating to aeration, batch refining, shaping, cluster production and cooling conveyers. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, this Pavilion also highlights innovations in easy-open packaging, portion control and other functional designs. The Reusable Packaging Pavilion, sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) (Booth E-6860, E-6866), is a hotspot for reusable products and services and concepts for increasing sustainability across the supply chain. The RPA’s Reusable Packaging Center within the Pavilion on the upper floor of the Lakeside Center offers free presentations on case studies and best practices for adopting reusables. For more information, visit, www.HCPEchicago. com,, SD

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Proceeds benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship, providing grants to universities and colleges with packaging and processing programs.

Title Sponsor:

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Gold Sponsor:

Meeting Room W-187A

to the packaging industry,” says Stephan Girard, director, Education and Workforce Development, PMMI. “These students are future innovators in our industry, and it’s important that PMMI demonstrates support for youth engagement opportunities like this one. The show is a great time to bring industry professionals and students together.” Supporting PMMI member companies include: •• E-Pak Machinery (Booth S-4114b) •• Massman Automation Designs (Booth S-2847) •• AZO (Booth E-8130) •• Pearson Packaging Systems (Booth S-3506) •• Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) •• Rexnord •• ADCO Manufacturing (Booth S-2843) PMMI U offers many opportunities for packaging professionals and students to connect at the show, including The Amazing Packaging Race on Wednesday and an all-new networking and interviewing event, CareerLink @ PACK EXPO on Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit student-opportunities. SD

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CPA partners with PMMI Agreement expands CPA’s role in the industry and enhances member services.


he Contract Packaging Association (CPA) (Booth N-5801) has established a strategic partnership with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). Now in its 26th year, the CPA’s mission is supporting the industry and member companies through education, awareness,

lead generation and best practices. Under the terms of the agreement, PMMI provides administrative, technical and marketing support to CPA. The CPA believes this will boost capabilities, presence and valuable member services. “We are and will continue to be, an independent association,” says Tim Koers, CPA president. He

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explains, “It’s all about value and growth. Our industry will exceed $75 billion by 2020; continuing to grow about four times faster than the markets it serves. Our role as the leading association for contract Ron Puvak, MD of the CPA. packaging and manufacturing is to continue to innovate on behalf of our members. We will be able to do more for our members, enabling them to better address the markets they serve.” CPA MD Ron Puvak agrees, noting, “We have a long and successful relationship with PMMI. This new agreement builds on an already existing relationship that has included the publishing of Contract Packaging magazine, conference participation and other services. Going forward as a strategic partner, PMMI brings more value to the CPA, benefiting our members, our industry and the companies they serve.” The partnership also supports PMMI’s vision to be the leading global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain. “Our core purpose is to unite the industry across the manufacturing supply chain, and this enhanced relationship with CPA will help us to do that,” says Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO. He adds, “PMMI and CPA members share common goals and will partner together to address packaging and processing challenges.” For more information, visit www.contractpackaging. org. SD

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Thanks to these industry leaders for their support helping to make 2018 PACK International better for everyone.

Check out your hotel keycard when you go home at night! Bimba Manufacturing (Booth S-2772) is sponsoring the keycards this year for PACK EXPO.

Thank you Omron (Booth N-4740) for sponsoring Wi-Fi during PACK EXPO!

Hitachi America (Booth S-4269) is the proud sponsor of the attendee bags.

Dow (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) is sponsoring the Showcase of Packaging InnovationsÂŽ (Booth N-5760) once again. Check it out to see award-winning packaging from around the world.

Going up or down? Chris Logue, Chris Noble and Karen Lichtenfeld (l-r) greet us at the North Hall escalators, sponsored by Emerson (Booth N-4721).

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ProMach Business Line focuses on pharma

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iNSPECTiNG Portfolio includes virtually any machine needed for pharma packaging.


nscramble, count, cotton, feed, cap, label, inspect: The ProMach Pharma Packaging Business Line offers more than a century of experience in designing, manufacturing, integrating and supporting advanced pharmaceutical and medical packaging systems. Made up of two ProMach product brands, NJM Packaging (Booth W-703) and Weiler Labeling Systems (Booth W-703b), the equipment combines minimal downtime with higher productivity. Construction addresses pharmaceutical requirements and simplifies compliance. Weiler focuses on pressure-sensitive labeling, label printing and serialization, while NJM’s broader portfolio includes labelers as well as systems for track-andtrace, blister packaging, capping and retorqueing, cottoning, desiccant dispensing, liquid filling and closing and tablet counting.

The intermittent-motion, servo-driven Dara HSL-PP/4 high-speed aseptic filling and closing machine handles liquid fills from 0.1– 250ml and powder fills from 2–1,500mg.

When combined with a vision inspection system and optional reconciler (shown), Weiler’s LP-100R label printer automatically removes out-of-tolerance labels from the roll.

Highlights of this year’s exhibit include Weiler’s LP-100R label printer and NJM’s Trotter 127 labeler. NJM also is showing a Cremer CFS-622 tablet counter and Dara aseptic filling. The drop-on-demand LP-100R label printer combines balcony-style construction and digital flexibility with high resolution and excellent print wear resistance due to ultraviolet curing. The standalone, high-speed unit prints the entire label or variable data on pre-printed labels at speeds up to 4,700 in./min. A Total Layout Control vision system from Antares Vision (Booth S-3760, W-646) consists of a line-scan camera, computer, human/machine interface and software. Designed specifically for the LP-100R printer and making its global debut, the narrow-web inspection system performs whole-label reviews, including image matching, code reading and color verification.

An operator terminal with integrated controller from B+R Automation (Booth N-5625) maximizes the versatility and ease use of NJM’s Trotter Model 127 pressure-sensitive labeler. The standard model tracks rejects and provides overall equipment effectiveness auditing without additional control modules and offers remote access with an integrated firewall. The labeler applies wraparound, front-and-back and three-, four- and five-panel labels to round, square, rectangular and oval bottles, including spray cans and containers with handles at speeds up to 120 bottles/min. The new Dara HSL-PP/4 high-speed aseptic filling and closing machine fills injectable liquids and powders into glass or plastic vials. Running at up to 200 vials/min. with four heads at each station, the system offers 100% in-process weight control; low maintenance; no-tool, 15-min. changeover; and extreme flexibility. Nozzles fill when lowered to the bottom of the containers, half way up or from above. Stoppers can be fully inserted or to lyo-depth, followed by application of aluminum or flip-off caps. The small footprint of the Cremer CFS-622 tablet counter means easy integration on any bottle filling line. With only a few change parts, the servo-driven machine is able to count almost any kind of tablet or capsule and fill almost any round, oval or rectangular plastic or glass bottle. Output increases by adding modules. For more information, visit, www.,, SD

PMMI holds Certified Trainer workshops Learn how to develop, execute and document training plans.


Certified Trainer Workshop starts today and continues through tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 15) here at McCormick Place. A second PACK EXPO edition of the workshop begins Tuesday, Oct. 16, and continues through Wednesday, Oct. 17. The hands-on trainer-certification program, established by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is designed for anyone involved in teaching colleagues or customers, including service technicians, service and training managers, maintenance technicians, internal trainers and line supervisors. Attendees earn Certified Trainer status if they complete the two-day workshop and Safety First

e-learning course, complete four training documents and pass the test. PMMI Certified Trainers maintain their certification by completing Continuing Education requirements every two years.

ATTENDEES LEARN HOW TO •• Analyze the case study/project and cost of unreliable equipment •• Determine training stages and budget, assess needs, build a partnership agreement and develop a training plan •• Review installation and onsite training basics such as training partnerships, scheduling, logistics, training documentation and job aids

•• Learn training techniques including how to teach the adult learner, the four-step training process, performance checks and recognition •• Reinforce what you’ve learned by identifying training/learning gaps, develop a follow-up plan, define role of internal trainers and measure performance goals Cost of the workshop is $895/person for PMMI members, $975 for non-members and includes workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch. PMMI members are eligible for tuition reimbursement. For more information, visit workforce-development/certified-trainer-workshops. SD


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October 14, 2018

Registration opens for ProFood Tech All-encompassing food and beverage processing trade show unites manufacturers with key decision makers.

The ‘Bots are taking over PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO! Come see high school robotics teams from across the country showcase their ‘bot’ skills.

You can: f Ask about their robot design f Inquire about the competition f Check out their innovations Meet these talented teens and see their creations in action in the Upper Lakeside Center, Booth E-6620.

For more information about supporting student programs, visit PMMI U, in the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall.


egistration is now open for ProFood Tech 2019 (March 26–28, 2019; McCormick Place, Chicago). More than just a trade show, ProFood Tech convenes the entire food and beverage processing industry with world-class educational offerings, networking receptions and industry award ceremonies. The 2019 event features 7,000 processing professionals and 450 of the world’s top suppliers across 150,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit floor. In addition, the Cold Pressure Council (Booth N-4512) holds its Annual Conference concurrently (March 26-27, 2019, at McCormick Place). “The success of the inaugural ProFood Tech 2017 confirmed our belief that the industry craved an all-inclusive, one-stop shop for their food and beverage processing needs,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), a show co-producer along with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) (Booth N-5001) and Anuga FoodTec (Booth N-5100). “The comprehensive nature of ProFood Tech allows senior management and even C-suite level processing professionals to find real value in one event, under one roof.” The ProFood Tech Conference Program, produced by IDFA, offers a wide range of educational experiences covering regulations and food safety, consumer trends and marketing, food processing advances and technology, as well as business and leadership development.

The industry craved an all-inclusive, one-stop shop for their food and beverage processing needs. The schedule also features a Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network networking breakfast, an Emerging Leaders networking event, PMMI U Certified Trainer and Risk Assessment Workshops, the Manufacturing Innovation Awards and the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards. These annual peer-reviewed awards recognize manufacturing plants for improved performance through sustainability, honoring companies and individuals that seek to go beyond environmental compliance. The 2018 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards focus on pollution prevention, enhanced environmental protection and stewardship, as well as compliance assurance. (Submit entries on by Nov. 30, 2018.) Exhibitors at ProFood Tech 2017 cited the quality and variety of attendees as just some of the reasons they would return in 2019. “We connected and networked in ways we could not have previously, given the mix of attendees interested in processing, packaging, automation and logistics,” says Paul Irvine, CEO, Plexpack (Booth N-5328). “No doubt, it is already another must-attend event.” Since ProFood Tech occurs biennially, the ProFood Live conference runs in alternate years. This bridge between show years presents the collective industry expertise of ProFood World, providing real-world solutions in manufacturing, automation and sustainability. For more information, visit SD

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Partner Program welcomes 50 associations Association partners endorse PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO as industry’s main event.


ifty industry associations are supporting PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 as part of the Partner Program, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). Many of these partner associations bring a specific vertical market focus and host pavilions, sponsor networking lounges and produce educational sessions. A number of groups also are participating in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760), sponsored by Dow Chemical (Booth: Vista Ballroom). “The Association Partner Pavilions at PACK EXPO International, and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, bring together leading industry associations with decision makers from the world’s top consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “The expertise and industry knowledge provided by partner associations onsite offer an invaluable resource to attendees,” he adds. “We enjoy participating at events like PACK EXPO because it gives our members a chance to connect with one another and helps foster collaboration and new business,” says Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM. “We look forward to our continued association with PMMI and PACK EXPO as we explore other ways we might help each other to better serve the packaging community,” adds Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760). The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760) is also pleased to return as part of the PACK EXPO Partner Program for 2018. “As a small, nonprofit trade association, the Partner Program makes it possible for IMDA to participate in this most important trade show,” says IMDA Executive Director Ron Schultz. “For the past 10 years, we have exhibited at both PACK EXPO International in Chicago as well as PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Our continuing presence at both shows has enhanced our industry profile and our brand identity. PACK EXPO is probably the best organized and executed trade show we have ever worked with.” For more information, visit, SD

PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL AND HEALTHCARE PACKAGING EXPO PARTNERS ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533, N-5760*) AIM AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902, N-5760*) AMEC envasgraf (Booth N-4537) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association (Booth N-5760*) American National Standards Institute Australian Institute of Packaging Australian Packaging and Processing Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4510) CANAINCA–National Mexican Chamber for Processed Food Composite Can and Tube Institute (Booth N-4536) Contract Packaging Association Sourcing Center (Booth N-5801) Flexible Packaging Association(FPA) (Booth N-5901, N-5760*) Flexographic Technical Association (Booth N-4539) Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903, N-5760*) Global Cold Chain Alliance Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) (Booth N-5760*) Independent Bakers Association (Booth N-4902) Industrial Internet Consortium (Booth N-6001) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000, N-5760*) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523, N-5760*)

As of September 6, 2018

Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (Booth E-10232, N-5760*) International Dairy Foods Association (Booth N-5001) International Molded Fiber Association (Booth N-4520) International Safe Transit Association (Booth N-4535) Koelnmesse GmbH–Global Competence in Food and FoodTec (Booth N-5100) PAC, Packaging Consortium Paperboard Packaging Alliance (Booth N-5760*) PLCopen (Booth N-6201) OMAC–The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (Booth N-6002) OPC Foundation (Booth N-6102) Reusable Packaging Association (Booth E-6860, E-6866) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America (Booth N-5760*) United Fresh Produce Association (Booth N-4901) United Packaging Associates World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527, N-5760*) *Display in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations®, sponsored by Dow Chemical.

PAVILION ORGANIZERS Adepta (Booth S-4384, E-8824) Argentina–Fundacion Exportar (Booth E-10232) Asia Media Company (Booth E-11105) China Council for the Promotion of Int’l Trade China Food and Packaging Machinery Association Confederation of Danish Industry (Booth E-10530) Danish Export Association INP –Brazilian Plastic Institute / Think Plastic Brazil (Booth N-5374)

Italian Trade Agency (Booth E-7820) Korea Packaging Machinery Association Senexpo International Fairs (Booth E-9613) Switzerland Global Enterprise (Booth E-7338, W-881) UCIMA–Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (Booth N-4518, E-7820) VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (Booth E-8625)

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Superior line optimization. Especially for the laugh lines around your mouth. Are you looking for a production line from A to Z as made from one piece? A solution that can grow with your business? And ideally from a single partner? We will provide the right solution. From process technology to primary and secondary packaging machines, as well as handling and inspection equipment for solid and liquid food and pharmaceuticals. Sophisticated lines and scalable system concepts, including data management, offer clear advantages: coordinated interfaces, faster time to market, and efficient, connected production. Processing. Packaging. Excitement.

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Networking opportunities abound Industry lounges on the show floor cater to attendees from the candy, beverage and snack markets.


he Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-2583), The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575) and The Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) return to PACK EXPO Interna-

tional 2018 and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Hosted by The National Confectioners Association and sponsored by Robert Bosch Confec-

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MANUfACTURiNG, iNTEGRATiON NJM’s popular TROTTER 127 Labeler, equipped with the latest SUPPORT technology in user-friendly B&R Control interface, is cost&effective integrating OEE for display on a larger base HMI 10” color touchscreen. This TROTTER 127 is able to handle a wide range of containers and label applications running at speeds up to 120 cpm.

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tionery Technology (Booth S-3514), The Candy Bar Lounge serves as a networking destination for confectionery industry experts and brand owners. The Beverage Cooler Lounge, hosted by The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and sponsored by Bevcorp (Booth S-3874), serves as a networking hub for beverage industry professionals and ISBT subject matter experts. PACK EXPO attendees also may stop by The Snack Break Lounge, hosted for the first time by SNAC International and co-sponsored by Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936), JLS Automation (Booth N-5342) and Soft Robotics (Booth E-7207). This networking lounge serves as the central meeting place and information center for snack industry professionals at the show. “One of the added benefits of attending the show is the opportunity to network and meet like-minded industry professionals,” explains Laura Thompson, senior director of expositions, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), the organizer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows. She continues, “Through these lounges, we are able to add value by connecting original equipment manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies with those specifically in their markets. We look forward to maintaining our established alliances with these premier industry associations in order to continue bringing the industry together and ultimately effecting growth in the packaging sector as a whole.” For more information, visit, SD

PACK EXPO ranks 4th


ACK EXPO International 2016 ranks fourth on Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Class of 2017 list. Rated by net square feet of paid exhibit space, the show has ranked in the Gold 100 every year since the inception of the list in 2008. The show, the largest ever PACK EXPO International and North America’s largest packaging and processing event in 2016, broke many records with 50,000 attendees 2,500+ exhibitors and more than 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space. For more information, visit SD

Develop Your Training Skills.

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Adaptive labeler maximizes flexibility Track technology replaces traditional carousel and streamlines expansion.


Become an effective and successful trainer with PMMI’s Certified Trainer Workshop.

n adaptive labeling machine shown by Makro Labelling North America (Booth S-4159) takes advantage of the latest track technology from B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625). Securing bottle plates and necks with two synchronized ACOPOStrak systems, the Makro C Leap labeling machine frees container and label formats from the constraints of conventional labelers. As Simone Marcantoni, a founding partner and head of Makro Labelling’s Automation Department, explains, “The C Leap is based on B+R’s ACOPOStrak technology, which replaces the traditional carousel. The layout is two stacked circuits using ACOPOStraks. The shuttles of the lower circuits carry platforms that hold the bottles, while the upper circuits carry the caps. The synchronized circuits move the bottles between the infeed and outfeed star wheels.

This two-day trainer workshop provides your company with the strategies and tactics to train across all employee skill levels.

Benefits: • Successful training techniques for adult learners • Effective training documentation • Increased machinery efficiency • Lower operating costs and reduce waste For more information, visit the PMMI Booth N-4550, North Hall.

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The Makro C Leap labeling machine frees container and label formats from the constraints of conventional labeling equipment.

“The solution offers numerous advantages in terms of modularity. It is possible to expand the track for additional labeling stations, increase the production rate by increasing the number of platforms [and] change the pitch on the fly—short pitch for short labels, large pitch for long labels. “Furthermore, expanding the machine only increases the footprint in one dimension, rather than by the square of the carousel diameter as on conventional machines. The diameter and pitch of the star wheels are always the same, independent of the diameter and pitch of the machine. “Since the beginning of our adventure, the close collaboration with B+R has been one of the main reasons for our success,” concludes Marcantoni. “The level of innovation we strive for, we can only achieve with an equally innovative partner. And nobody does that better than B+R.” For more information, visit,, SD

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Dow Chemical sponsors See award-winning packages from around the world in the Containers and Materials Pavilion.


ow Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) returns as the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth N-5760). Housed in the Containers and Materials Pavilion, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations features winning entries from worldwide packaging competitions. “Dow stands on the foundation of providing products and solutions that create both value and a competitive advantage,” says Mark Saurin, commercial vice president for Dow’s North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. He adds, “Through our sponsorship of the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, we are displaying how innovation can keep businesses This press-to-close stand- competitive and move the inup pouch (SUP) from Produstry forward. We are proud Ampac (Booth S-3386) earned a Silver Medal to be the sole sponsor of the for Expanding the Use of Showcase of Packaging InFlexible Packaging from novations since the exhibit’s FPA. The SUP offers an eye-catching billboard vs. inception at PACK EXPO in lay-flat pillow pouches and 2003. The Showcase displays is cheaper to ship than the best that the industry has glass jars. to offer in packaging innovation, and we are eager to bring this display to Chicago again to inspire the next generation of packaging design.”

PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), is pleased to partner with Dow for the 15th consecutive year. “The Showcase of Packaging Innovations has come to be a show floor favorite at PACK EXPO over the years,” reports Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. He says, “We are thankful for Dow’s partnership on this exciting show floor destination that continues to inspire package designers with packaging that is functional, innovative and sustainable.” For more information, visit ,, SD

In-mold labeling of cup and lid with shelf-life-protecting oxygen-barrier labels earned Verstraete In-Mold Labels the Gold Award in the Best Injection Molded Package category in the 2018 IMDA Awards competition sponsored by IMDA (Booth N-5000, N-5760).

The 15 organizations involved in the 2018 PACK EXPO International Showcase of Packaging Innovations include: ABRE–Brazilian Packaging Association (Booth N-4533) AIMCAL–Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (Booth N-5902) AMEE–Mexican Packaging Association Dow (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation (formerly the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation) Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) (Booth N-5901) Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) (Booth N-5903) Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) (Booth N-5000) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) (Booth N-4523) Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) (E-10232) ProFood World (Booth N-4550) Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPC) Sustainable Packaging Coalition/GreenBlue Tube Council North America World Packaging Organisation (WPO) (Booth N-4527)

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October 14, 2018

Pregis provides clean water Company donates portion of sales of Inspyre hybrid cushioning to Uzima Clean Water Mission.


regis (Booth N-5136) plans to provide life-saving clean water to 50,000 people in 2018 through a partnership with Uzima Clean Water Mission. The Atlanta-based group works to bring clean drinking water to parts of the world where it is in short supply. Pregis also has set up a contribution match program for its employees and is assisting customers who wish to implement their own program. Dache Davidson, vice president of Marketing, Pregis, reports, “Our first product under the Inspyre brand is . . . 12-in.-wide, low-density polyethylene hybrid cushioning (HC) packaging film, stocked in water-blue. In addition to helping brand owners enhance their unboxing experience, we were also inspired to use a portion of the sales of this new product to donate to a worthy cause. We picked Uzima because, it too, does inspiring work.” Uzima brings clean water to communities via a water filtration system. Currently in use on five con-

Uzima water filtration systems benefit entire communities. Overall wellness improves, waterborne diseases are reduced or eliminated and infant/elderly mortality rates drop.


tinents, the filters and additional components, in conjunction with a two-bucket system, turn contaminated water into clean, potable water. When maintained properly, the filters have a 10 year lifespan. Adam Mosely, director of Global Business Development at Uzima says, “We are incredibly grateful for Pregis’ donation. It will mean the difference between life and death for some people. Companies that purchase the water-blue HC Inspyre packaging film should know that they are directly impacting families all over the world via Pregis’ donation.” To carry the initiative further, Pregis has created a package insert. It educates consumers about Uzima and that this protective packaging is providing clean water for a family who currently has no access. Brand owners can customize the insert with their own messaging and place it into their eCommerce shipments. For more information, visit SD




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Innovation Stage presents free sessions Speakers focus on breakthrough technologies and techniques.


he heart of educational opportunities at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the Innovation Stage, actually beats in four locations, three in the North Building (Booth N-4560, N-4570 and N-4585) and one in the West Building (Booth W-320). The multi-track schedule of free 30-minute sessions draws crowds to learn about the latest technologies and practices for meeting the demands of eCommerce, adopting smart machines and smart manufacturing and boosting overall equipment effectiveness. Other topics include advances in cobots and robots, Big Data, simulation and virtual reality, inspection, automation, laser coding, controls, flexible packaging, communication stan-

dards, adaptive machines, digitalization, sustainability, machine analytics and bottle form/fill/seal technology. Presenters rank as subject matter experts and represent a cross-section of exhibitors, including H.B. Fuller (Booth S-2372), Bimba Manufacturing (Booth S-2772), Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747), Deville Technologies (Booth E-8113), Metsa Board Americas (Booth N-4861), Bostik (Booth E-8959), B+R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625), ProMach Performance Services (Booth S-3538), AptarGroup (Booth N-6261), Lapp USA (Booth N-5834), Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740), Presto Products (Booth S-2130), Amcor (Booth N-6161), Dow

Chemical (Booth S-Vista Ballroom) Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) and Septimatech Group (Booth N-5742). The show floor offers many other educational opportunities including the new Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580) (see program, p. 52) and presentations at the Snack Break Lounge (Booth N-4565) and the Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth N-4575). Check out the Innovation Stage schedule on the following pages. Updates may be found on the show website or via the PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO app. For more information, visit, SD


12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

Disruptive technologies continue to impact the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and luxury markets. This session uses Antares Vision LyoCheck innovation examples to highlight how R&D in advanced vision technologies, software development and data analytics can help these industries stay ahead of the curve. Andrew Pietrangelo President, North America Antares Vision


A unique multi-camera inspection system combines data from any number of cameras to fully inspect 100% of all manufactured products. Each camera can be completely different, e.g., color, 3D or thermal, and each can provide competely different measurements such as volume, seal temperature, barcode value, lot code value and even full-color analysis. All selected measurements are displayed and recorded for every object, up to 100 objects/sec. Any measurement can also be used to drive automatic rejec-

tion. This session demonstrates how the system software combines all these modalities into one simple user interface and how the system analyzes all these different images simultaneously in real-time. John Lawrence President Sightline Process Control


Imagine a factory where only the walls, roof and floor are fixed. Machines and systems communicate wirelessly, and thanks to the variable layout, the production equipment prepares itself independently and flexibly for new orders. Completely connected machinery manufactures serial and custom-made goods with maximum flexibility, independent of lot size with new benchmarks in cost benefit ratio. Learn about: •• Decentral, intelligent automation solutions that enable the Packaging Factory of the Future •• The business value of connecting your Packaging Factory to the IoT and digitalizing your value stream •• The required steps to help executives plan and implement the Factory of the Future. Heiko Schwindt VP Automation & Electrification Bosch Rexroth


Bimba discusses ways to add value and flexibility to factory automation, particularly to collaborative robots, by means of vacuum technology. Learn the difference between types of vacuum pumps and cups and how vacuum-powered end-effectors can be paired with any preferred automation solution. Jeremy King Product Mgr, Vacuum & Sensing Technologies Bimba Mfg

THE NEXT GENERATION OF LASER CODING IS NOW 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Introducing the next generation of laser coding, the LDR 7100 all-digital laser coder. Harsh environments wreak havoc on scribing lasers, causing repairs and downtime because of moving parts (galvos). The LDR 7100 provides reliability and durability at lower costs and smaller footprint. Bill Allen National Sales Dir InkJet



Van der Graaf Drum Motors Setting New Standards

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OVERCOMING E-COMMERCE CHALLENGES WITH PACKAGING INNOVATION 1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585 As most primary packaging hasn’t been designed to withstand the harsh shipping and handling of eCommerce, it is intrinsic for CPG companies to know how to overcome these challenges in order to reduce overall cost, improve relationships with retailers and give consumers the eCommerce experience they demand and deserve! Rodolfo Haenni Dir of Global Bus Development Virginia Murray Dir, Regional Market Development North America Aptar Food + Beverage

SMART FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560 Learn how innovative technologies are allowing more flexibility in manufacturing with a look at several use cases. Join the discussion on how business models are evolving to support changing market demands. Steven Mulder Packaging Segment Leader, North America Rockwell Automation

PAPERLESS METRICS + PAPERLESS QUALITY = PROACTIVE & PREVENTATIVE 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570 Using true paperless performance metrics as well as paperless quality compliance, the Aptean

team demonstrates how companies can increase key performance metrics in as little as four weeks while ensuring quality compliance and alignment to SQF/BRC and FSMA. Brent Robertson Performance Coach Aptean

RECONSIDERING MATERIAL, DESIGN AND PROCESS FOR SUSTAINABILE PACKAGING 2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585 The eCommerce luxury box brings a new look at how brands can maintain their image and provide an opening experience for the customer while keeping products safe in transport. Mark Beamesderfer Dir of Packaging Services Metsa Board



groninger PHARMA

Filling and Closing Machine Technology We invite you to come and experience the North American premiere of INTEGRA, the first pharma processing line in the market that integrates filling machine and isolator from conception. INTEGRA is the result of a collaborative Vision between groninger and SKAN that has become Reality taking pharmaceutical processing excellence to the next level. Also at our booth, the lite-F and lite-C machines, the groninger compact and flexible filling and closing solutions for the cosmetic and consumer healthcare industries.

October 14-17 2018, Chicago, Illinois USA West Building, Booth W-931 More about the groninger-Visions:



That’s the new standard.

Sappi Packaging is raising the bar. We’re excited to announce our latest entrée into paperboard packaging, offering converters advantaged performance and service—all supported by state-of-the-art machinery. With innovation leading the way, our extensive global offering will take your business to the next level. Visit us at booth S-4233.

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Innovations across the temperature-sensitive supply chain contribute to a safe, efficient food system. Experts from links in the cold chain, including a logistics company, design/build construction group and industry supplier, share the innovative tools and practices that are advancing the industry. Learn what value-added services logistics companies are offering to enhance and protect their brand, what design elements in facility construction are allowing warehousing and logistics companies to provide those services and how facility owners can operate with more flexibility and efficiency. Rob Adams Partner Tippmann Innovation Anthony Leo CEO/President, Warehouse Group John Gaudet VP, Business Development RLS Logistics


•• There is a new layer in the automation pyramid that is equally as important as the software, protocols, sensors and controls that make up an automated system . . . Industrial Data Communication. •• Choosing the right cable upfront in the design process is critical to guarantee longterm success of your automation efforts. Keith Myrick CTO Lapp USA


It’s time to dismiss the preconceived notions surrounding connecting your systems and devices to the Internet. As digital technology forces companies to transform how they do business today, becoming interconnected is necessary to compete and grow in the ever-evolving digital economy. Walk through the myths related to interconnectivity, such as security breaches, and how to combat these fears with meaningful, reliable systems and partners to ensure you have the ability to maintain and exceed a competitive advantage. The better question is . . . what are you missing by NOT supporting interconnectivity on all levels in your business? Adem Kulauzovic Dir of Coding Automation Domino North America

Successful digitalization depends on future-proofed industrial networks. Decentralized control systems lead to change of the Automation Pyramid:


Plexpack elaborates on the growing expectations of food and beverage manufacturers. In 2018, packaging lines need automation due to high labor costs and volume demands. Retail must cater to an increasingly discerning consumer market; this means producers must anticipate high expectations when it comes to product shelf life and quality. Such evolving demands on producers have spurred manufacturers to offer more dynamic, sophisticated machinery; thus Plexpack has released an automated bagger, designed to provide both operational automation and modified atmosphere packaging–the two biggest trends in food packaging. David McGurk Dir of Custom Machinery Sales Plexpack


We all need plastic! It’s an essential part of today’s food supply chain helping to protect, preserve and transport food. Maurizio Carano will talk about the misconceptions surrounding plastics and how we can create a closed-loop circular economy and protect our planet. Maurizio Carano Product Marketing Dir Klockner Pentaplast


How is IO-Link being implemented for both the machine builder and the end user? Join us to see how to improve OEE by taking advantage of how machine builders are enabling intelligent devices to assist with changeover and predictive maintenance. This is the Industrial Internet of Things. Greg Molinaro Marketing Industry Mgr Packaging Food & Beverage Balluff


Shrink-bundling film has been a packaging option for many U.S. markets, including bottled water and carbonated soft drinks. This trusted application is now helping drive growth and differentiation in the craft beer market. Compared to paperboard boxes, shrink bundling delivers cost savings, supply chain efficiencies and material reduction. Markay Harrington Product Management Dir Berry Global

EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF BIG DATA 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585

This session demonstrates how to effectively use CPG Big Data throughout the lifecycle of a project and beyond. Learn what constitutes Big Data, ways it is collected and proper steps of turning it into actionable information to be leveraged by both manufacturers and engineering firms. Frank Volpe VP & GM ProMach Performance Services Christopher Hough GM ZPI

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10:00–11:00 AM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320 CCL Healthcare has developed an Electronic Label (E-Label) for use in the clinical studies that will revolutionize the clinical industry. The E-Label is a data-driven solution that is paired with a mobile application, which will increase compliance and the quality of data that is recorded during a clinical trial. The robust system operates through NFC and is secured by block chain ideology. The label features a flexible display which operates without the use of a battery, which allows for a long life span well past the requirements of a clinical study. John Bratton Product Development Mgr CCL Label

Limit process and production variability. Reduce product failures. Deliver more accurate fills.

INNOVATIONS IN SLICING EQUIPMENT 11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

A new, productivity-amplifying slicing concept, the MicroAdjustable Slicing Head (SL-14), provides the potential for potato chip processors to nearly double their capacity by simply changing a head on their existing slicer–with tool-free knife changeovers. Mike Jacko VP, Applications & New Product Development Tim O’Brien VP of Sales Urschel Laboratories


Newcomers to automation will come away with a good understanding about how to get started with robotics in automation and the key aspects to consider. Rick Brookshire Group Product Mgr, Epson Robots Epson America


New to x-ray detection? Or has it been awhile since you looked at it? Learn the most important aspects of an x-ray detection system and what to look for when considering a system. We’ll cover the less obvious aspects of cost and performance and provide an update on recent technology advances and

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Learn how innovative technologies are allowing more flexibility in manufacturing and packaging. Discover the value gained by manufacturers and machine builders with a look at several use cases. Join the discussion on how business models are evolving to support changing market demands. Steven Mulder Packaging Segment Leader, North America Rockwell Automation


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Solutions throughout the value chain are needed to meet the sustainability goals of the industry. One key initiative is to provide flexible packaging capable of being dropped off in the store for recycling, which today requires all-polyethylene structures. New oriented polyethylene (PE) films, SealTOUGH™ and oriented high-density HDPE meet this goal. Metallized SealTOUGH films provide outstanding oxygen and water vapor transmission rates, while the thin, clear SealTOUGH films are robust as a print web. Oriented HDPE films provide outstanding tensile strength, improved heat resistance and good stiffness for use as an outer web in an all-PE lamination. By combining SealTOUGH and oriented HDPE technologies, structures can be created for store dropoff packaging with converting benefits, packaging benefits and extended shelf life. Eric Bender Marketing Mgr Jindal Films


Competition is fierce and customer requirements are becoming more and more individualized, resulting in increasing complexity on packaging lines. Optimizing normal automation processes isn’t enough. The answer lies in Digitalization and the intelligent use of data generated from a common base to form a Digital Twin, or virtual representation of the machine. The Digital Twin can evaluate different au-

tomation concepts in the early phases of a project, reduce commissioning time and assist with operator training. Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio and its STEP 7 and TIA Portal SW can simulate and test controller functions at the configuration and engineering stages, with no need for actual hardware. Virtual models of the machine can be created with Siemens NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) software. Far more than 3D representations of the machine, these models can be animated to simulate actual behavior. High-quality simulation can: create alternative control concepts in the design phase; cut time-to-market by allowing parallel mechanical and automation engineering; reduce time, costs and risks associated with commissioning because faults are eliminated earlier in the process; improve quality. Colm Gavin FA Digital Enterprise Business Development Siemens Industry

FLUID & MOTION CONTROL 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

IIoT/Industry 4.0 is creating practical opportunities for users to improve operation and optimize machine performance through the incorporation of intelligent devices and edge gateways. Learn how to incorporate analytical fieldbus electronics into pneumatics systems to gain true, real-time performance monitoring of machine and component functions. Enrico De Carolis VP of Global Technology, Fluid & Motion Control Emerson


As eCommerce sales continue to grow worldwide, traditional product packaging is exposed to additional supply chain touchpoints. This leads to new challenges including product damage, the total package cost and environmental impact. To address these issues, the packaging value chain may need to assess the durability of traditional packaging and take a holistic approach to evaluate new primary, secondary or tertiary package designs. This presentation reviews the high-performance packaging resin platforms and structures that are being developed to unlock new formats that packaging engineers and designers can use as they begin this design re-evaluation. Holly Dunnill Marketing Dir for Food & Specialty Packaging Mandy Craig Sr Marketing Mgr Rigid Packaging

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MON., OCTOBER 15, 2018 (CONT’D) Robert Guerrieri Jr. Market Development Mgr Protective Packaging Dow Chemical

What can reducing waste and scrappage do for your packaging operations? Drive profitability.


Reduce material usage.

1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

With the aid of augmented reality glasses the virtual representation of a complete a palletizing system is possible. Computer or Smartphone connections are not necessary due to the built-in holographic processing computer. While wearing these glasses, the user moves within a virtual world controlled by voice commands and gestures. Individual modules are explained in detail as needed. The live interactive presentation will showcase a Space Saving Palletizing Solution consisting of an Articulated Arm Robot AR500 in combination with TheWave layer-handling system. Kai Menges Product Mgr Simon Kissler Sales Mgr Langhammer

Foster sustainability.


Smart solutions provide anti-fog properties as part of a peelable heat-seal layer for fresh produce and other products susceptible to condensation when packaged. Benefiting brand owners, converters and consumers alike, these anti-fog heatseal products reduce fog formation, enhancing product visibility and building brand recognition. Deepa Puthanparambil Sr Chemist Bostik


Is your data working for you? In this session you will learn how value can be gained when context is applied to business data and info is served up to the right location, making your operations more productive overall. Get a look at how today’s technological developments are revolutionizing how industrial information is used across an enterprise. Sujeet Chand Sr VP & CTO Rockwell Automation

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It’s a new generation of processing and packaging machinery for a new generation of consumer. Growing up online, these consumers expect to get exactly what they want, when they want it, delivered to their door. The answer is mass customization, and ultimately, Batch Size: One. Let the consumer customize the meal kit, soft drink or fragrance online, then produce and package to order, not to stock. Ship directly from the plant floor, and do it at a competitive cost. Cost has long been the elusive factor in realizing Batch Size: One. Now adaptive machines are entering the marketplace. These machines adapt to each product instead of running batches that conform to the machine setup. Terms like “changeover” and “rainbow pack” become irrelevant. This presentation identifies adaptive bottling, labeling, case packing and kitting machines now commercially available and explores the adaptive machine’s full potential. John Kowal Dir, Business Development B+R Industrial Automation


When it comes to packaging, sustainability can be measured in multiple, meaningful ways. While consumers may be focused on recyclability and post-consumer recycled content, manufacturers face a bigger picture that includes product sustainability, food safety, source reduction and lightweighting. All these factors can impact how retailers view an organization’s reportable sustainability metrics. Rebecca Mick, Ph.D. Research Scientist John Wilson Market Mgr for Consumer Products Bemis


Learn how leading equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries are using new techniques to predict equipment issues, weeks or months in advance, to reduce field-service costs and unplanned downtime. David Ovadia Dir, Product Marketing GE Digital


Shorter production runs. Greater line flexibility demands. More frequent changeovers. An ever-expanding range of product sizes and formats. Container handling and control optimization. All these factors challenge manufacturers to optimize their packaging line performance and maximize throughput. Operational improvements you can achieve with innovative automation solutions. Michael Garritsen Engineering Mgr Septimatech Group


The IoT and advanced analytics allow instant access to smart data for monitoring machine performance in real time—enabling businesses to increase asset utilization, improve production quality, reduce service costs and save energy. This presentation shares a solution roadmap and examples of customer successes. Donald Edsall Mgr, Solutions Sales Lenze Americas Spencer Cramer CEO ei3


Review the advantages of robotic rotary case palletization, Learn how handling up to eight stock keeping units of product at the same time for palletizing multi-product, rainbow packaging or multiple lines feeding a common palletizer can help revolutionize warehousing and logistics. Need to depalletize product from homogeneous pallets for collocation or sortation? The Rotary in Reverse serves to supply QC, order fulfillment or variety pack requirements. Jim Krapes Dir Global Sales, Vertical Market Eric Rohlf Value Stream Leader, New Equipment Ken Edmier Integrated Packaging Specialist BW Integrated Systems


10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4560

This session describes recent cybersecurity attacks that have affected industries around the world and reviews the steps manufacturing organizations are taking to protect their businesses. Learn best practices and define actionable steps you can take with reference to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and ISA/IEC 62443. Anthony Baker Portfolio Mgr, Cybersecurity Rockwell Automation


Businesses like yours have so much powerful data on your packaging with minimal ability to drive insights and action. We will focus on how to enable your specification data to empower efficiencies across both your business and your partners. The future is SDM, IQ and community. Matthew Wright CEO & Founder Specright

SMART MANUFACTURING INNOVATION 10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4585

Attend this session to learn where best-inclass companies are investing to achieve gains relative to engineering efficiency and optimized production performance. Sloan Zupan Sr Mgr, Corporate Marketing Mitsubishi Electric


Learn how leading equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries are using new techniques to predict equipment issues, weeks or months in advance, to reduce field-service costs, and significantly reduce unplanned downtime. David Ovadia Dir, Product Marketing GE Digital

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TUE., OCTOBER 16, 2018 (CONT’D)

How can you gain the flexibility needed to meet market demands?


There’s no silver bullet for sustainable packaging, so Dow has helped create an entire box. Join Dow’s team to understand the trends and challenges in sustainable packaging today, with examples of new technology to meet industry needs. Sydney Hansen End Use Market Mgr DowDupont


Fill more variety with accuracy. Control and inspect at every step. Remove limitations from machine and product design.

11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

The entire concept of low migration and choosing the right ink and coating still can be a head-spinning experience to many. What does it mean? Are we compliant? Is this safe? How can we make things simple so the process is easy? This presentation cuts through many complexities and provides an overview on how to streamline the process and improve your understanding with best practices. Jim Bishop Field Marketing Mgr Sun Chemical


Production data is hard to get, difficult to share and lacks insight—all of which hinder business growth and the ability to continuously improve. Leveraging existing equipment and IoT technologies, learn how to get the real-time data you need without spending all of your budget or time doing it. Jessica Wettstein Dir of Product Planning Videojet Technologies


In an era where traditional thinking is being challenged by innovation, organizations are opting for digital solutions and seeking to improve the experience of their clients by stepping outside the box in terms of technology. This has triggered cutting-edge companies such as, Baush + Stroebel, and SNC-Lavalin to implement virtual reality tools into their facility and equipment design. From a client perspective, providing

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The NEW Technology Excellence Awards recognize superior innovation among PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO exhibitors. Finalists have been selected by a panel of industry professionals in the following categories: Baking & Snack

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a virtual overview of the layout reduces the potential risk, which can arise once the equipment and facility become operational. The virtual environment also optimizes the installation and startup process. Mikael Lecocq Subject Matter Expert Life Sciences SNC-Lavalin Andre Zdunczyk Sales Mgr Bausch + Stroebel


CUP VS. POUCH: IS THERE A CLEAR WINNER? 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570

Trends are telling you to move away from traditional cup packaging and to put your product into pouches. This presentation puts innovative cup and pouch packaging up against one another to show that abandoning cup packaging altogether is potentially a big mistake. Bridget Burkhardt Product Portofolio Mgr Cup Filling Steve Butterfield Strategic Account Mgr R.A Jones

THE MODERN PACKAGING CHALLENGE: MAKING THE As innovations in machine inter- TRANSITION FROM RIGID connectivity and Big Data drive us TO FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

closer to the promise offered by smart factories and the IIoT, the risk of being left behind is significant. What steps can you take today that will better position your manufacturing and packaging operations for tomorrow? OMAC and the Industrial Internet Consortium representatives discuss the benefits of industry standards, such as PackML and OPC UA, which help provide interoperability, OEE calculations, key performance indicators and a competitive advantage. They will also provide insights from Industrial Internet testbeds and considerations as you look to chart the most effective path from today’s systems and manufacturing best practices to tomorrow’s. Listen to insights from end-user Corning, engineering and IT firm E-Technologies Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Art Smith Sr Automation Controls Eng Corning Chris Mills Speaker E-Technologies Group

12:00–1:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585

According to a recent study, consumer flexible packaging will continue to grow at an annual rate of 4.1% through the 2022. Consumer demand is setting the standard for product packaging trends, which is signaling CPG companies to incorporate benefits such as enhanced sustainability, functionality such as reclosability and eCommerce considerations. Product managers in markets historically using rigid containers can realize opportunities where flexible packaging, specifically bags and pouches, can have an impact on packaging trends. The efficiencies and capabilities of pouch making for fill-and-seal production have overcome many initial capital reinvestment barriers, and can result in a faster response to market opportunities. In this digital age, consumer voices continue to grow louder and more powerful, further enabling them to set future standards and trends for CPG brands. Organizations that monitor, understand and satisfy consumer demands through product, equipment and technological advancements will stay ahead of the competition and ultimately succeed.

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1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560 Recent concerns over food safety recalls and the imminent enforcement of FSMA requirements on processing equipment are putting pressure on manufacturing plants to revisit equipment selections and operating procedures. Deville Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of hygienic process line solutions, presents fundamental equipment design principles that address the current problems with equipment such as food-cutting machines and food-contact conveyors, and the evolutionary design solutions to help manufacturing plants comply with FSMA requirements more easily. Christopher Altmann Market Mgr - Dairy Deville Technologies


Whether it is changing customer preferences, external pressures and regulations or changes in technology, manufacturers need to be faster, more flexible and more efficient in bringing new products to market. But simply focusing on the automation of manufacturing processes isn’t enough anymore. A holistic approach, stretching over the complete product lifecycle and value-add chain, is the only way to ensure a long-term competitive position. During this session, we explore how to incorporate digitalization in product design, production and performance processes. We also focus on two examples:

•• Increasing efficiency with IIoT technologies for data collection that enable process optimization and predictive analysis; and •• Automating your engineering workflow and generation of PLC code with Digital Enterprise solutions that seamlessly link mechanical layout, automation design and process simulation. Davide Picciotto Digital Enterprise Thought Leader Siemens Industry


1:00–2:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4585 Machine learning, adaptive machinery, self-diagnostic capabilities and machine connectivity will drive the next generation of improvements in production efficiency and reduction of cost to manufacture. This session covers the revolutionary methods used to drive the efficiency improvements, as well as the realized savings in manpower and downtime. From intelligent edge control to machine connectivity, to augmented reality support, the focus is on how and why intelligent machines should drive the next phase of change. Brian Kyles Technical Dir Delta Systems & Automation


Educational presentation covers how-tos and best practices for real world IoT technology implementation in smart factory and Industrie 4.0 contexts. Daymon Thompson Automation Product Mgr North America Beckhoff Automation

Todd Meussling Sr Mgr, Market Development Thomas Morsheimer Mgr, Market Development Presto Products

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2:00–3:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4570 Understand how end-to-end traceability can help companies gain visibility along their supply chain, increase their performance and improve the safety of their products and, ultimately, of their customers. Louis Roy President Optel Group


Leasing can be an efficient way to implement AGV/AGC systems, providing operating ROI measured in months not years. Learn how to strengthen your ROI calculations and what moving from CapEx to OpEx really means. Brian Keiger Chief Sales Officer Intralogistics Grenzebach Group John Hayes VP of Sales & Marketing Logistics Venca Robotics David Sanborne SVP Sales First Financial Corporate Services


2:00–3:00 PM Healthcare Packaging EXPO | W-320 Let’s investigate the factors that lead to sub-optimal asset utilization on a pharmaceutical packaging line. By reviewing the current steps being taken to manage complexity and improve operational excellence, we want to explore how digitalization and “Packaging 4.0” can enhance flexibility, raise yields and drive sales growth and profitability. James MacKenzie Sales Dir HAPA AG


Sustainability in packaging is a critical focus for brand owners, but did you know that the labels you choose can have a dramatic impact on the recyclability of your packaging materials? UPM Raflatac shows you how it is developing radical, innovative products that help brands implement a circular economy. Tyler Matusevich Sustainability Mgr, Americas UPM Raflatac


This technical presentation provides an educational look at the advances in distributed drive technology and efficiencies gained in the packaging industry from one-cable connections between motors, drives and power distribution boxes. Matt Prellwitz Drive Technology Application Specialist Beckhoff Automation


Today, you can roam everywhere with two or three cell networks, so why settle for one? And, why use one or two metal detector frequencies when up to five are available? New multiscan technology enables detection of foreign objects up to 50% smaller in volume and reduces probability of escapes to near zero. Bob Ries Lead Product Mgr, Metal Detection & X-ray Inspection Thermo Fisher Scientific ▼


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This panel discussion describes the ways Wegmans Food Markets, American Packaging and Rochester Institute of Technology have formed a partnership to drive developments in sustainable packaging. Together these partners have formed the Center for Sustainable Packaging to address the challenge of exploiting emerging technologies to optimize supply chain performance by extending shelf life, reducing damage, improving food quality and reducing the impacts of packaging materials. Dan Johnson Chair of Packaging School Rochester Institute of Technology Seth Holman Dir of Technology American Packaging Heather Pawlowski VP of Indirect Procurement Wegmans


Ron Stuver Mgr, Customer Advocacy and Business Consulting SICK

10:00–11:00 AM Innovation Stage | N-4570

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real-time wireless communication across multiple pneumatic control valve manifolds. This session focuses on Ethernet/IP and Profinet wireless field bus IP67 pneumatic valve and I/O manifold technology. This session is applicable to processing, packaging and robotic end-of-arm tooling. Nathan Eisel Product Specialist SMC Corp. of America


Learn the importance of data provided by sensors within your manufacturing process and how to apply that data to trending, predictive analysis and overall operational reporting.

11:00–12:00 PM Innovation Stage | N-4560

The future of packaging looks completely different. It’s leaner. It’s more agile. It’s more cost-effective. It requires far less space. Amcor’s revolutionary service cuts the clutter out of package manufacturing. It’s now possible to go from preform to packed, nearly instantaneously—powered by LiquiForm. Ashish Saxena VP & GM, LiquiForm Group Amcor


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reputation and become a PR nightmare for your organization. This presentation reveals how equipment design trends and smart detection technology work together to mitigate product contamination. Ken Lento Gen Mgr - Unique Products FlexLink Systems


Prepared food containers achieve ultra clarity, microwaveability, freezability and sustainability. Zach Adams Millad Global Product Line Mgr Milliken


Understand end-of-line packaging data with Fullvision Data-Analytics Consulting Service to improve quality, productivity and bottom line. Proprietary software analyzes data collected from Nordson® ProBlue Liberty ATS systems or ProBlue melters retrofitted with an ATS. From the analysis, H.B. Fuller experts create a report with key metrics. The complete FullVision Service includes unlimited consultations with analysts and engineers who work to find improvement opportunities based on your data and make recommendations on implementation. Erin L’Hotta Marketing Mgr, Packaging Div Aaron Plumley Continuous Improvement Engineer, Packaging Div H.B. Fuller


Learn about a battery made of paper to power smart packaging. Also, anti-litter cement bags that can be tossed into mixing equipment. Plus, paper bottles for carbonated drinks. And extra-strong cartonboard that allows impressive lightweighting to improve sustainability scores. Inger Heinke Business Development Dir BillerudKorsnas Cartonboard


Without tape, wire or magnets for navigation, robotic lift trucks can adapt just as fast as your operation. See how this technology executes critical applications and improves overall efficiency. Jeff Huerta VP Sales America Balyo Lou Mitcheletto Mgr of Integrated Solutions Yale SD

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Machine reduces setup and changeover time while keeping operation simple.


his morning CMD (Booth E-7918) unveils its 760-SUP stand-up pouch production system. The two-year product development effort began late in 2015 in response to the need for a high-efficiency system to grow converter profit margins while providing top-quality pouches. “Our desire was to build the right machine, with the right user benefits, at the right market price,” says Scott Fuller, product line manager for Pouch and Intermittent-Motion Equipment at CMD. “We extensively interviewed pouch converters, conducted SMED analyses, gathered end-use pouch market data and identified critical unmet needs.” Pouch converters wanted precision, ease of operation, quick changeover and minimal downtime for maintenance. With construction complete, thorough component and process testing using data analytics commenced in the CMD Advanced Engineering Analytics Lab.

By cutting downtime with quick changeovers, the 760-SUP pouch-making machine increases productivity and converters’ bottom lines.

PRECISE, YET EASY In the past, operation of standard pouch-making machines has required a certain finesse. It could almost be considered an “art,” relying on instinct and the experience of operators. In contrast, the 760-SUP machine leverages advanced technology for stable, repeatable operation and reliability. Precision-balanced rollers provide consistent web control; flexible component adjustments with clear positioning scales allow for precise settings and locked-in accuracy; a pneumatic web clamp maintains tension for minimal scrap during roll change; the robust structural design of the sealers retains flatness and parallelism even under full-force loads. With a neat and fully enclosed cable management system; an orderly and intuitive color touchscreen with clearly marked tabs; and an open design—with no light curtains—for quick and easy adjustments and straightforward accessibility, the 760-SUP embodies ease of operation. The system also contains a rapid punch tool for expedient and confident adjustments and an integrated zipper unwind and tension control for convenient thread-ups. Quick changeovers are standard. The system boasts easy splicing that does not affect downstream processes; quick-change seal dies for fast access and turnaround; and a securely aligned zipper seal and guide-plate for perfect alignment every time. A uniquely designed step-in frame provides safe, quick access. Thorough analytic data collection and rigorous process/capability testing means maintenance needs can be predicted, reducing costly unplanned downtime. Within the 760-SUP machine, the clearly defined color touchscreen allows for effortless troubleshooting and corrective actions; lighted input/output modules assist with faster diagnostics; and a dedicated electrical cabinet for each module grants organized access. “The CMD 760-SUP stand-up pouch system is revolutionary in the pouch market today,” says Fuller. “It emphasizes accessibility, simplicity and a robust design in a way that existing pouch machines do not and, as a result, reduces costs and enhances product quality, creating a “win-win” for converters, brand owners and consumers.” For more information, visit SD

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40 Years of Innovation. Winco.

Digital factory requires a new approach A more diverse distribution infrastructure, worker shortages, aging technology and the growing importance of digital flows spur adoption of new practices and automation technology.


he advent of the digital factory is driving changes in material handling. As consumer demand and expectations increase so does the size of the market. Not long ago, shipping and handling charges with four-to-six-week delivery were part of any “mail order” transaction. Then, along came the Internet and with it . . . free shipping, within a week. Then, it was a couple of days. Now, same day. Soon, within an hour and to your current location, not your house or office.

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The digital factory is fast emerging in many markets, and material handling plays a vital role from incoming components through manufacture, packaging, packing and shipping.

This rapid evolution requires considerable distribution infrastructure to support it. What’s needed are much larger warehouses or many small warehouses strategically located near consumer demand or, most likely, some combination of these types of facilities, feeding each other. The scalable nature of automation supports this kind of infrastructure, enabling easier deployment of small, medium or large systems. A key driver in this scenario is the ease of communicating between systems in order to maximize operational efficiency. The critical shortage of material handling workers also must be addressed. There are simply not many people who want to work a third shift or in a freezer or both, moving boxes of material. As a result, there is a big movement toward robotics working alongside people to make the job of fulfilling orders easier and less physically demanding. Many developments are underway to replace workers with automated picking robots, especially in the eCommerce marketplace. An automation supplier

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must be well-positioned to more fully automate the supply chain and help alleviate challenges related to finding, training and retaining a workforce. As automation increases, workforce needs change, and demand grows for workers with the skills to maintain the automation. Vendors who have established partnerships with technical schools and continuing education training are well poised to help bring up a generation of workers who can operate, optimize and maintain complex automation systems. Another issue is aging technology. A lot of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators still rely on established programmable logic control (PLC) systems. Migrating to the newest innovations in the PLC world and gaining the associated capabilities significantly improve the ability to provide the flexible, scalable systems end users need. The main controls suppliers are basically large integrators, bringing together major pieces of equipment as well as other support systems such as warehouse management software. Large projects often involve several companies with one taking the lead.

Spiral conveying. Straight up! As the market leader in spiral conveyors in the bottling and canning industry

There has been a general level of interest in the concept of digitalization. Digital flows are becoming as important as the physical flow of goods. Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747) is working with the major providers to introduce its Product Lifecycle Management products along with the Digital Twin concept and simulation capabilities. Several OEMs are recognizing the benefits associated with a Digital Twin of their machine and process. The ability to completely test a system without building it has significant advantages. In fact, several companies already are optimizing logistics and supply chain systems via simulation and emulation before building or purchasing anything. The material handling industry already has a well-defined installed base of warehouse management software and companies like Amazon have driven Big Data analytics to new levels. Siemen’s Mindsphere “platform as a service” fits well at end user locations. The Cloud-based, open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system connects real things to the digital world and allows the end user to visualize data, configure rules, develop apps and transform IoT data into actionable results. For more information, visit SD

we think of solutions for elevating and accumulating cans and bottles. It’s what we do. At AmbaFlex it’s not just about building the right equipment, it’s about developing a special solution for you. Here’s to spiral conveying. Spiral Elevators & Accumulators for pack, single file and mass flow handling.

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Acquisitions extend capabilities Key Technology, Ohlson Packaging and QC Industries become part of Duravant.


uravant (Booth S-2147) is sharing its booth for the first time with three recent acquisitions, Key Technology, Ohlson Packaging and QC Industries. Key Technology

(Booth E-7118) also is exhibiting on the upper floor of the Lakeside Center, and QC Industries (Booth S-4314) also has space in the South Hall. The purchase of Ohlson Packaging expands

Visit booth N6026 to talk with our Industry 4.0 experts.

Duravant’s capabilities in weighing, counting and filling machines and strengthens the company’s integration and service capabilities.

Key Technology, now a wholly owned subsidiary, brings advanced automation systems for food processing and other end markets. Its portfolio includes highly intelligent optical inspection and digital sorting systems, vibratory conveying systems and process and preparation systems and significantly extends Duravant’s reach across food processing. With corporate headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington, and facilities in The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Mexico, Key Technology serves national and multinational customers with technical, mechanical and optical hardware and software designed to optimize yield, quality and efficiency.

Ohlson Packaging has designed and manufactured quality automatic and semiautomatic netweighing and counting machines since 1967. The product lineup consists of combination and linear weighers, vertical baggers, pouch machines, bucket elevators, rotary tables and supply hoppers, which handle packaging for many major brands particularly in the food industry. Applications include bags, bottles, boxes, premade pouches, cups, containers, trays and modified-atmosphere packaging.


Industrial automation is changing at an extremely rapid pace. As an innovation leader, SICK offers solutions today that are ready for the challenges of the future. With intelligent sensors that collect data, adapt to their environment and communicate through the network, SICK offers a new unprecedented level of flexibility that must be experienced to believe. Networked intelligence for efficient processes and reliable cooperation of humans and machines. We think that’s intelligent.

QC Industries extends Duravant’s material handling product portfolio with in-process conveying solutions and strengthens the company’s integration and automation capabilities. A specialist in low-profile conveyors, its product portfolio includes belt conveyor systems for automation, sanitary and industrial applications and includes a broad range of standard, quick-ship models as well as fully custom designs. An online configuration system with an intelligent virtual assistant guides conveyor selection and design for brand owners, integrators and original equipment manufacturers. Duravant serves customers and partners in more than 190 countries across multiple sectors including food and beverage, agriculture, household goods, pharmaceuticals, distribution and industrial. With a portfolio of world-class brands and automation solutions, Duravant connects equipment, integration and lifecycle management through the company’s SupportPro services. For more information, visit, www.,, SD

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Students at two-year colleges benefit PMMI awards nearly $90,000 in scholarships.


wenty-two students received $4,000 scholarships from the PMMI Scholarship in memory of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). PMMI has more than doubled its annual academic scholarship funds to $90,000 to reward students at two-year partner schools. To qualify for the scholarship, students are required to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plans for a career in packaging and processing machinery manufacturing, as well as a record of past awards and recognition and industry involvement through internship and career development opportunities. “We award these scholarships to two-year students to promote the value of technical schools in closing the manufacturing skills gap by developing a qualified emerging workforce,” says Kate Fiorianti, education manager, PMMI. “These two-year schools are affordable, making cutting-edge technical training accessible to many, while offering more flexibility with internship and apprenticeship opportunities.” Overall, the PMMI Foundation provides more than $150,000 in academic scholarships each year to students studying packaging, food processing, engineering and mechatronics at more than 40 partner schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since the scholarship program’s establishment, the PMMI Foundation has awarded more than $2 million. Funds are raised through events like the PMMI Foun-

dation Golf Tournament, the Amazing Packaging Race and the brand-new CareerLink @ PACK EXPO networking and interview event held here this week. In addition to scholarships, PMMI U Connection offers opportunities for students and young industry professionals to connect with PMMI member and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Earlier this year, PMMI U Connection launched CareerLink,

an online job board where PMMI member companies can post entry-level job and internship positions for students and veterans. Students from partner schools also are encouraged to attend PACK EXPO free of charge to see the industry in action and network with PMMI members and CPG companies. For more information, visit SD

Less means more Less means more!

Less means more!


2018 PMMI Scholarship in memory of Claude S. Breeden, Glenn Davis and Art Schaefer Alexandria Technical & Community College (Booth E-6628) Zane Burnett Central Community College Jacob Gaspari Robert Howard Central Piedmont Community College Bill Goodridge Macky Masalayinga Community College of Alleghany County (Booth E-6646) Kalie Conner Austin Fitch Henri Siyapdje Hennepin Technical College (Booth E-6642) Faraeh Awale Jonathan Droneck Andrew Lembeck Matthew Witt Pennsylvania College of Technology Benjamin Bean Jeremy Carlson Trent Holben Danial Kilinski

Focused on the essentials: the new i500 Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroclearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. Less does mean more! To learn more, visit or come see us at: PACK EXPO International 2018 • Booth #N5740 • October 14-17

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Focused on the essentials: the new i500 Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. The groundbreaking i500 is size-optimized and allows for zeroclearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal best thing of all is that the modular structure essentials: thetime. newThei500 adapts to different production configurations in no time at all. Less does mean more!

Pennsylvania Technical College on the Abigail Meredick DavidFocused Moroskie Natalie Rhoades Tyler Schmill Slim design, scalable functionality, and extremely user-friendly. Harle Smale To learn more, visit or come see us at: The groundbreaking i500 isEXPO size-optimized allows zero-14-17 PACK International 2018and • Booth #N5740for • October Reading Area Community College clearance mounting, saving valuable cabinet space. And thanks Tolulope Awe to the innovative interface options, it’s easy to commission in minimal time. The best thing of all is that the modular structure adapts to different production configurations in no time at all.

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PMMI’s Online Career Center FREE service connecting PMMI members with students and veterans pursuing careers in packaging and processing.

PMMI Members can: f Post entry-level positions, internships f Review resumes from interested job seekers

Students and Veterans can: f Post resumes f Review and apply for entry-level jobs and internship opportunities f Connect with employers

The Forum at PACK EXPO makes Chicago debut


new daily educational offering, The Forum at PACK EXPO (Booth N-4580), combines presentations about the latest industry trends with small group discussions and question-and-answer time. The free, 45-minute sessions permit attendees to benefit from presentations by experts on overall equipment effectiveness, standardization of factory acceptance tests, request for proposal template, cobots, active packaging, food waste, food safety, contract packaging trends and workforce and career development. Speakers represent the OpX Leadership Network (Booth N-4550), Institute of Packaging Professionals (Booth N-4523, N-5760), Contract Packagers Association (Booth N-5801), PMMI Business Intelligence (Booth N-4550), PMMI U (Booth N-4550), Robotic Industries Association and World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760). The Chicago edition of The Forum at PACK EXPO builds on the success of the inaugural Forum, which took place at PACK EXPO East (April 16-18, 2018, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia). For more information, visit SD

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 Getting a Head Start on Your Project Using the Request for Proposal Template 11:30–12:15 PM Specifying and purchasing packaging equipment can be a tedious process. This session introduces a tool for simplifying and streamlining this task. Bryan Griffen Dir, Industry Services PMMI

Planning for Career Success in Packaging—There Is a Road Map

How the Rapidly Evolving Contract Packaging Industry Is Shaping Food and CPG Markets 2:30–3:15 PM The Contract Packaging Industry takes us on fact-filled glimpse of the future based on new data from its revised State of the Industry Report. Carl Melville Founder, Chief Strategy Officer The Melville Group ▼

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1:30–2:15 PM A packaging veteran provides tips for career success. Jane Chase Exec Dir Institute of Packaging Professionals

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018 Introduction to Safety for Collaborative Robot Systems 10:30–11:15 AM Are collaborative robots safe right out of the box? Learn about common myths and misconceptions about collaborative robotics. Gain practical ideas to help ensure the safety of your collaborative robot system. Carole Franklin Dir of Standards Development Robotic Industries Association

Understanding OEE and How to Calculate It 11:30–12:15 PM Understanding and tracking overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) helps improve productivity while reducing waste and downtime. The OEE calculator from the OpX Leadership Network provides a consistent and proven way to measure OEE. Steve Schlegel Managing Dir OpX Leadership Network

Education and Workforce Development Best Practices 1:30–2:15 PM Finding, training and keeping skilled talent has become a burden to many industries in a tight labor market. This session highlights creative solutions companies have found to identify, source and attract talent and the best practices to train and retain good employees. Jeff Mansfield Sr VP Consumer and Industrial Goods

Why Is Packaging that SAVES FOOD so SUSTAINABLE? 2:30–3:15 PM How to find the optimum of packaging? Reduction of packaging material often leads to food losses and food waste. Dr. Bergmair shows how the optimum packaging system can be calculated/ estimated. The data from a project by Austrian research partner denkstatt reveals some surprising facts on the environmental impact of packaging. Dr. Bergmair also reviews recent efforts by the World Packaging Organisation (Booth N-4527, N-5760) to fight food losses and food waste through the use of appropriate packaging systems. Last year’s Interpack in Düsseldorf saw an outstanding exhibition on Packaging that Saves Food. Australia for sure, was part of this event. Johannes Bergmair Gen Secretary World Packaging Organisation

Active Packaging Development for Convenience 3:30–4:15 PM Food packaging acts as the medium of containment, protection and information communication for customers. Changing consumer behavior to a convenience lifestyle has pressured companies to provide solutions through packaging innovation and functionality, particularly in developing active packaging. Active packaging prolongs product shelf life allowing consumers to acquire good-quality food with ease. Bearing this in mind, a recent application of active packaging currently being researched is to provide enhanced customer convenience. This presentation consists of an overview of active packaging technology development, as well as the development of halloysite nanotubes and others, as a potential solution. Pierre Pienaar President World Packaging Organisation

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 Bringing Sustainable Packaging Innovation into the Classroom 10:30–11:15 AM Session highlights student projects performed in relation to packaging during the past few years. Karen Proctor Professor in the Packaging Science Dept Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Using Packaging Design to Enhance the Consumer Experience 11:30–12:15 PM The packaging world has changed. Today communication networks are practically endless, the packaging is not just a beautiful and attractive container. Consumers need packaging that connects them with the brand through experiences. The synergy between design methodologies and use of disruptive technologies can increase the user-product emotional connection. Franco Mercado Design Dir TECKDES

The Need for Speed—Touchdown or Fumble 1:30–2:15 PM Explore needs within the supply chain to get products and concepts to market faster. Through small group interaction, attendees will talk about their challenges as it relates to speed to market and potential resolutions. They will then use the

collected information to address a panel of seasoned supply chain representatives to uncover actionable solutions that move the needle. Nikki Johnson Exec VP Kala Vickey Smitley VP, Sales and Marketing Hearthside Food Solutions

Standardizing Factory Acceptance Test Procedures 2:30–3:15 PM Achieving vertical startups more consistently and effectively is a common goal of consumer packaged goods companies. Factory Acceptance Tests are an important part of achieving this goal. Steve Perry Managing Dir OpX Leadership Network

Empowering Your Career Through Education and Engagement 3:30–4:15 PM Empower your career through education and engagement. Jim George Dir of Education Institute of Packaging Professionals

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 Packaging Food Safety–Are You in the Know? 10:30–11:15 AM An overview and discussion with the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging. Stephen Klump Global Head of Packaging Quality & Safety Nestlé Ron Osborn Principal Scientist, Packaging Compliance Mars Wrigley Confectionery Weldon Williams Sr Dir, Packaging Quality Assurance HAVI

Attracting the Next Generation Workforce to the Packaging Industry 11:30–12:15 PM Who will be the next packaging professionals? How will we recruit them? Stephan Girard Dir, Education & Workforce Development PMMI SD

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Your machine experts for forming, filling, sealing, and much more.

Machine builder initiates cleanup program Litter pick-up event broadens to involve other businesses in the area.


mployees from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) (Booth E-7743) picked up bags and bags of litter in a May 2018 event in cooperation with Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful (KBVB). Tom Tanury, chairman of Tanury Industries, a neighboring business, took immediate notice and invited W&H and the other businesses in the New England Way Industrial Park to a meeting to devise a strategy to keep the area clean. The program, including employee education and bi-monthly cleanups, kicked off on July 11th. A 2010 study conducted by Keep America Beautiful states that a strong contributor to littering is the prevalence of existing litter. The initial cleanup in May supports this finding. Litter levels are down.

plastic bottles, but also included other types of packaging, several tires and vinyl siding. Andrew Wheeler, president of W&H, notes, “We as a company went out to support the cleanup activities that are desperately needed in our immediate community. Today the area looks great, but we’re well aware that within the coming weeks and months, litter will be strewn about again. Legislators are threatening bans as a solution. But a huge part of the overall problem is the atrocious behavior of individuals disposing of their garbage on the roads.” “It feels good, as a citizen, to be out there contributing to the community in a positive way, but picking up someone else’s garbage certainly adds a dose of frustration to the mix, especially when repeat clean-

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A team of 10 from W&H joined KBVB in a litter pick-up effort in May 2018, which spurred an ongoing program by businesses located in the New England Way Industrial Park.

KBVB is thrilled the industrial park has established a year-round litter cleanup program. Donna Kaehler of KBVB says, “For businesses to support employees taking time out of their work day to clean up is encouraging. Ending litter is a problem that needs everyone’s help. The New England Way Industrial Park is leading the way with its forward environmental thinking and by taking action. We’d like to see this start a movement for other businesses to follow suit.” During the May cleanup, W&H’s group of 10 volunteers collected more than 40 bags of trash along New England Way and its intersection with the heavily littered Albion Rd. in less than two hours. Much of the litter consisted of easily recycled items such as aluminum cans and glass and

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Motor consumes less energy Intelligent Drum Motor technology delivers high efficiency and data feedback communication.


onveyor users and conveyor manufacturers have accepted the drum motor as the most efficient way to drive belt conveyors. With no external motor and gearbox, the drum motor saves space, eliminates the need for scheduled maintenance and enhances operator safety. However, the challenge has been the ease and ability to adjust belt speed as plant processing requirements change. This is achieved via a frequency inverter (VFD), which often is located in a control room some distance away from the conveyor drive electric motor. The long cable connecting the VFD to the electric motor can impede motor performance and substantially reduce its life and reliability. Voltage attenuation, due to the long cable length, contributes to inconsistent power being delivered to the motor. Resulting high-voltage electrical spikes amplification in the motor windings can cause complete moThe Intelligent Drum Motor can cut elector failure. trical costs up to 72% vs. a conventional motor/gearbox conveyor drive. The general approach to overcome these issues is to substantially increase the dielectric strength value of the magnet wire used in the electric motor windings. Sinusoidal filters also are installed to condition the power going to the motor and filter high-voltage spikes caused by the pulse simulated sine wave of the VFD. Recently, Van der Graaf (Booth E-8330) began developing an advanced drum motor design with the VFD integrated into the motor junction box. The follow-up design to the built-in VFD is the development of an electric motor with even higher efficiency and additional capabilities. On a standard electric motor, the rotor has to be magnetically induced by the stator. Using part of the magnetization produced by the stator windings to magnetically induce the rotor results in significant magnetic energy losses and reduces mechanical output. As a result, motor efficiency decreases. With the Van der Graaf Intelligent Drum Motor design, the rotor is magnetically self-induced by the use of permanent magnets installed on the rotor body. Lab test results show electrical savings of up to 72% vs. a conventional motor/ gearbox conveyor drive. The Intelligent Drum Motor requires a sensorless vector control to operate, and due to this requirement, must be used with the integrated VFD. The integrated VFD is EtherNet/IP and MODBUS compatible and enables communication with other plant equipment. It also can provide conveyor drive data feedback and control belt speed either remotely or directly at the drum motor. The combination of the rotor with permanent magnets and the integrated VFD, distinguishes the Intelligent Drum Motor from a standard drum motor. The Intelligent Drum Motor simplifies the selection of belt speed without loss of torque or belt-pull, substantially increasing the efficiency and the life of the electric motor, further minimizing downtime and decreasing overall operating costs. For more information, visit SD

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Plastic packaging prepares for Circular Economy Trays contain food-grade, post-consumer recycled content; shrink sleeve films encourage PET container recycling.






he circular economy is coming to plastic packaging. Responding to consumer concerns about packaging in the waste stream, brand owners are beginning to develop packaging made with high levels of post-consumer recyclate. The result is packaging that not only can be collected after use, but also reprocessed and returned to the supply chain as high-value material. The idea that Circular Economy principles could benefit plastic packaging first gathered momentum in 2016 when Project MainStream, a multi-industry, global initiative supported by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with McKinsey & Company, released a report that claimed a mere 14% of plastic packaging was collected for recycling. The report, The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics, estimated that 95% of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80–$120 billion annually, was lost to the economy. The report also made the headline-grabbing assertion that by 2050 there would be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Brands responded. By mid-2017, more than 40 industry leaders including Danone, Unilever, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble endorsed a plan, which called for industry actions that could boost plastic packaging reuse and recycling to 70% through improved package design and better systems for managing packaging after use. ABInBev, for example, set a Circular Packaging goal for 2025 that called for 100% of its products to be in returnable packaging or have majority-recycled content. According to the company, it will leverage its global reach to inspire its suppliers, partners, consumers and governments to work to reduce, reuse and recycle and close the loop to eliminate waste. Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) (Booth N-5225, W-864) actively supports this nascent drive toward a Circular Economy. “We use more than 140,000MT of post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) from water bottle flakes,” reports Lubna Edwards, group sustainability director at KP. “This the equivalent weight of 1,500 blue whales or 85,000 cars,” she notes. Two examples of products suited to a Circular Economy are trays from KP’s Food & Consumer Products Group. The Elite tray for meat and fish uses up to 100% rPET and Bright white Pentalabel eKlipse shrink-sleeve label film offers a light transmission rate of less than 1%, eliminating the need for pigmented or multilayer containers.

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is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life, allowing it to go into the recycle stream and return as another product. Evolve vacuum skin packaging contains up to 97% PCR content, increases shelf life and improves taste and texture of fresh protein products. Another example is Pentalabel® eKlipse™ shrink-sleeve label film. It Evolve trays contain 97% PCR content and ofcombines smooth shrink for easy apfer a compact footprint, easy single packing plication with a bright white surface and hanging tabs for vertical display. and light transmission rate of less than 1% to protect photosensitive nutrients. It eliminates the need for pigmented or multilayer PET containers, which cannot be recycled. However, achieving a Circular Economy requires more than developing packaging with recycled content or labeling that enhances container recyclability. As a result, KP has adopted a Positive Plastics Pledge. Edwards notes, “. . . . we realize our responsibilities go beyond what we directly control. The commitments within our Positive Plastics Pledge touch every part of the value chain from design and manufacturing processes through consumer use to post-consumer collection and recycling. It’s a transformational approach that focuses on creating mutual benefit for society and the environment, as well as a sustainable future for plastics which are a valuable resource.” The Positive Plastics Pledge has four tenets: 1) Innovate for recyclability and sustainability 2) Educate to reduce littering by encouraging recycling 3) Maximize the use of sustainable materials 4) Achieve a Circular Economy for plastic packaging Action plans are in development to support these commitments. For more information, visit SD

The Elite tray for meat and fish uses up to 100% rPET and is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life, allowing it to go back into the recycle stream to become another product.

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Collapsible ‘cup’ holds breakfast Paper-based packaging wins awards.


he Gluten Free Bar (GFB) Power Breakfast won the NEXTY Award for Best New Packaging Innovation in March 2018 during Natural Products Expo West in Boulder, Colorado. The award recognizes the most innovative products in the natural products industry. The prize winner, the IntegraFlex™ collapsible cup packaging, developed by Graphic Packaging International (GPI) (Booth S-1630), consists of a paper liner and a paperboard cup.

“This packaging allows us to deliver our food in an innovative manner and considering the package is partially recyclable, it delivers on the ‘goodfor-you ways’ part of our brand promise. We try to bring innovative products to the market that communicate quality, convenience and taste. GPI’s IntegraFlex packaging speaks to quality and most certainly convenience, and once a consumer tries the product, they’ll realize that we are delivering on great taste as well.” Kelly Fitzwater, new product development manager at GPI, reports, “The ability to mix and match substrates allowed us to create a package that reinforces the healthy natural look that GFB was seeking. The slim space-saving design makes it a snap to take a convenient snack or meal on-the-go.” “Oatmeal is an ideal product for IntegraFlex,” adds Chuck Tarlton, director of Business DevelopPaper-based IntegraFlex collapsible cup packaging serves eat-on- ment at GPI. “This is an example of the right product the-go fans of The GFB Power Breakfast. combined with the right packaging that simultane“The GFB is all about making good-for-you, ously drives value for the brand and the consumer.” gluten-free food in good-for-you ways,” says ElThe technology allows for the product to ship liott Rader, owner/partner at The GFB. He adds, flat, simplifying distribution. It also demonFORTRESS-PackExpoShowDaily_2018.pdf DAY 1 8/16/2018 12:27:31 PM

strates several consumer benefits. To use, the consumer tears open the top of the liner, erects the collapsible cup by pressing the two sides together, adds liquid to cook, then eats right out of the package. The compact package is portable and can be tossed in a bag to go IntegraFlex camping or to work. collapsible cup The design also also earned the 2017 Innovation of the Year works well in vend- Award from the Papering machines. board Packaging Council. The NEXTY is not the first award for the IntegraFlex collapsible cup. The Paperboard Packaging Council gave it its 2017 Innovation of the Year Award. For more information, visit SD









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October 14, 2018

Lenze opens access to Smart Data Secure data transfer to the Cloud lays foundation for advanced analytics.


ndustry 4.0 is no longer an abstract concept, but a reality. However the right concepts and applications must be present before it adds value. Successful implementation depends on secure, seamless transfer of data from controls, drives and sensors to the Cloud, which offers an infinite amount of storage space and computing power.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users gain the promised value of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics with a Cloud connection from Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740). The global supplier of automation and drive technology and software tools for smart machines has partnered with IoT specialist ei3 to pro-

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October 14, 2018

Report forecasts growth for beverages Show floor encompasses the latest package designs, machinery and automation hardware and software for beverage makers.


he North American beverage industry is expected to grow 4.5% to $45.5 billion during PMMI's 2018 Beverage Trends report next decade, according to the 2018 Bevfeatures the robust information on consumer erage Trends in Packaging and Processing report and trends, retail trends, regulations, manufacturing accompanying infographic, produced and the supply chain. Serving as your guidebyto PMMI, today's Beverage Industry. The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). Despite 70% of respondents believing aluminum cans and bottles will see the greatest innoin design and container and graphics enNORTHvation AMERICAN beverage industry plastic accounts for 45% of packaging expects hancements, a 4.5% growth rate to $45.5B. material usage. Ready-to-drink, non-alcoholic beverages (in glass containers) are expected to grow at READY-TO-DRINK, non-alcoholic beverages a rate of about 40% and wine (in plastic containers) (in glass containers), expect 40% GROWTH. is projected to increase 100% by 2028. According to the report, major consumer trends ALUMINUM AND BOTTLES like convenienceCANS and portability are causing a shift to see the greatest innovation. in beverage manufacturing. More than 50% of participants at carbonated soft drink companies believe Packaging material usage the 8-oz. size soon will dominate across the U.S. and to be 55% PLASTIC. Canada. Of the 75% of beverage companies who talked about pack(insizes, three-quarters Wine plastic containers)are adjusting both pack sizes and designs to improve portability. expects 100% GROWTH.

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Major drivers of these consumer trends include a REFRIGERATED SECTION desire for premium and ultra-premium brands, natuin grocery stores experience ral and organicINNOVATION. products and environmentally-friendMOST RAPID ly packaging, as well as Millennials craving creativity. Several retail trends also should be considered: •• The refrigerated section in grocery stores arge format CLUB STORES, WALMART experiences the most rapid innovation AND WHOLE FOODS accelerate innovation • • Mixed flavor, multipacks are on the rise t all major beverage companies. •• Club stores, Walmart and Whole Foods accelerate innovation at all major beverage companies In addition, beverage manufacturers rank enviacks. ronmental responsibility as more important today. For bottles, 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate

(PET) now offers the same clarity and barrier properties as 100% virgin PET. More than 75% of beverage companies are actively taking steps to reduce packaging materials and shrink their carbon footprint. At 70%, aluminum accounts for the highest average level of recycled content with glass a distant

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October 14, 2018

PDC marks 50th Shrink labeling equipment supplier celebrates golden anniversary.


BOOTH S-2372

DC International (Booth N-4921) reaches a milestone this year as it celebrates 50 years of engineering and packaging machinery innovation. Founded and still headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, the company designs and manufactures shrink sleeve labeling and tamper-evident packaging machinery for products ranging from popular foods and beverages to personal care and household goods. It serves customers around the world, including J&J, Kroger, Bayer, Unilever, Pfizer, Alcon, Safeway, Del Monte, Diageo and many other small, medium and large companies. In 1968 Anatole Konstantin, a mechanical engineer, founded PDC International as an automation company. He was joined by his brother Bill a few years later. The initial direction of the company was determined via a large automation project—making, collating and packaging emery board nail files for Bassett in Shelton, Connecticut. Since then, it has established itself as an industry leader under the guidance of Anatole’s son, Neal, who became president in 1992, and Gary Tantimonico, vice president.

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Neal Konstantin marks the 50th anniversary of PDC International with his dad, company Founder Anatole Konstantin.

The younger Konstantin explains, “The history of PDC is a classic story of the American dream: Immigrant brothers arrive in the U.S. after World War II as ‘Displaced Persons,’ with only the clothes on their backs. After working their way through school and entry-level jobs, a small company is born, which then thrives for the next 50 years. We continue to embody that American spirit of entrepreneurialism, ingenuity and encouragement among our employees, which has allowed us to thrive and grow over the years.” PDC has expanded steadily from humble beginnings in a 400-sq.-ft. office in the Lock Building in Norwalk, to a three-car garage, then a former furniture mill. PDC now occupies a nearly 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in South Norwalk overlooking the Long Island Sound and continues to be strongly committed to Connecticut, its workforce and quality of life. In 1983 PDC Europe opened in Montdidier, France, to supply machinery for the European and other overseas markets. The elder Konstantin, now 90, has published his memories of growing up under Stalin in the widely acclaimed A Red Boyhood and the story of his first years in the U.S. after WWII, including the formative years of PDC, in Through the Eyes of an Immigrant. For more information, visit SD

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October 14, 2018

Dessert maker denests clamshells Machine handles various clamshell tray designs.


n international manufacturer of high-quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customers needed to denest trays onto its existing FDA-approved conveyor line. Automated denesting sounds straightforward, but quickly becomes rather complex when the machine must accommodate multiple tray sizes and shapes including many designs with dome lids for easy closing and storage of frozen product. There also were budget and machine footprint constraints. The automated tray denester needed to be compact enough to be installed online with the existing conveyor. So the dessert maker contacted Pineberry Manufacturing (Booth S-1432). A few weeks later, Pineberry Manufacturing delivered the Automated Tray Denester. Designed with accuracy, reliability and improved effectiveness, the machine offers FDA design features. It also is compact enough to roll into place and integrated with easy-to-use, configurable mechanical components. “The Pineberry Automated Tray Denester is capa-

Side pneumatics separate up to six trays from the stack.

Denester drops trays on the packaging line conveyor.

ble of receiving stacks of trays of various shapes and sizes, increasing operational efficiency and placement accuracy on food packaging lines,” says David McCharles, president of Pineberry Manufacturing. “Each stack is separated with side pneumatics and the stack or desired denomination is dropped onto the customers’ existing conveyor line with precision. The Automated Tray Denester is capable of dropping one to six items at a time at a speed of 60 cycles/min. To increase productivity and profitability, investing in a robust automated denesting machine is the best solution,” he concludes. Choosing the right denesting system heavily impacts productivity and operational efficiency and improves the bottom line. The equipment provides many facilities with positive, accurate tray placement, smooth separation that eliminates jams and ease of use with low maintenance. It also decreases waste, reduces risk of slowed production and increases profitability. For more information, visit SD

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October 14, 2018

Omron gift builds robotics lab Engineering students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn benefit.


mron Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Omron (Booth N-4740) bestows a gift of $1 million on the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) to build the Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab in the school’s $90 million Engineering Lab Building (ELB).

Due to open in 2020, the ELB will transform engineering education by combining innovative teaching labs with modern classrooms to cultivate entrepreneurial problem-solving skills as well as technological expertise. Students will benefit from multidisciplinary, project-based work in a collab-

orative environment. Cutting-edge labs will allow students to explore power engineering, robotics, bioengineering, cybersecurity and other real-world applications. The Omron gift supports the ELB as part of the Victors for UM-Dearborn campaign, which is raising funds for student support, educational initiatives, learning environments and faculty support. In addition to the $1 million gift, the Omron Foundation also has established a scholarship for UM-Dearborn electrical engineering students. “We’re very excited to partner with the UM-Dearborn on their endeavor to further the learning and advancement of future engineers,” says Robb Black, president and CEO of Omron Automation Americas. “Students will be learning the most advanced robotic technologies to further their problem-solving abilities,” he concludes. The UM-Dearborn endowed scholarship in electrical engineering is the eighth established by the Omron Foundation. Prior endowments were given to the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kettering University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University, University of Houston and the University of Illinois at Champaign. For more information, visit SD

Website update marks 130th year



riple/S Dynamics (Booth N-4948) restructures its website to be interactive and fully functional from any type of device. The updated look uses color throughout and has eliminated left navigation for greater visual appeal. “Every page has been has been touched,” reports Celie Reid, marketing manager at Triple/S Dynamics. A new addition, a timeline, reflects milestones in the company’s history. Reid recalls, “We felt like we needed to tell the story of the company as part of our 130th year. We have an incredible archive.” Since 1888, Triple/S Dynamics has designed and manufactured material handling equipment, including the original horizontal-motion conveyor, the Slipstick®, the Texas Shaker® vibrating screen and the Sutton line of density separators. For more information, visit SD

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October 14, 2018

Aptar joins APASS Amazon Packaging Support Supplier (APASS) program ensures packaging complies with design and testing requirements.


s a member of the Amazon Packaging Support Supplier (APASS) program, AptarGroup (Booth N-6261) provides services to support compliance with Amazon’s eCommerce design guidelines and certification test methods. Amazon designed the APASS program to help vendors, sellers and manufacturers certify products as Frustration Free Packaging, Ships-in-OwnContainer or Prep-Free Packaging.

A BETTER PRIMARY PACKAGE As consumers continue to demand convenience in every step of their shopping journey, online sales for consumer packaged goods (CPGs) are projected to grow at an incredible rate. Nielsen research indicates 72% of shoppers expect to buy groceries online in the next decade while 23% say they already did so in 2017. Statista estimates that eCommerce sales of fast-moving consumer goods will account for 17.5% of total global retail sales by 2021. CPG brands are quickly adapting to sell via eCommerce. During the past 10 to 15 years, brands have been striving to reduce costs by developing lighter packaging and using less material. Some brands were successful, but lightweighting can reach a tipping point where packaging becomes too fragile to provide sufficient protection. Products with dispensing systems face many challenges: Closures disconnect from the package or break; seals fail. Resulting product leakage can damage other items in the box and lead to chargebacks that hurt the bottom line. To mitigate transport risks, some online retailers implement tertiary packaging such as shrink wrap, bubble wrap, plastic bags, air pillows and double boxing. However, the added protection comes with increased material and labor costs, significantly affecting profitability. Plus, even if the protective packaging delivers the product to the consumer’s home without damage, it still may create an undesirable experience. The additional waste from the protective packaging disappoints environmentally-friendly consumers. The added packaging also can frustrate if it’s a struggle to unbox, unwrap and unseal the multiple layers. A better approach involves improving the primary package so it withstands the rigors of the eCommerce supply chain and creates a positive consumer experience. Aptar’s eCommerce-capable dispensing products include closures, pumps, fitments and sealing technologies. The systems pass the ISTA-6 testing protocol and deliver desired performance. Aptar also relies on established relationships with key eTailers and shipping companies to ensure each component meets the needs of the supply chain.

A successful eCommerce packaging strategy depends on working with suppliers who understand the standards, know the testing protocols and procedures



of large online retailers, can help conduct proper testing and offer technologies that are ready to implement. For more information, visit SD


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October 14, 2018

Inline tray production boosts bottom line Thermoforming accommodates a variety of package designs and budgets.



t’s no surprise that thermoforming has seen significant growth in food packaging since the 90s. It adapts easily. In fact, one of the key benefits of thermoformed packaging is its relatively fast development cycle—as little as six weeks from design to production. Is it possible to improve on a good thing? Can we make the process faster? Could it have a smaller footprint? With even more flexibility? Better control? Improved sustainability? Lean and just-intime (JIT)? The answer across the board is, “Yes,” and the result is the G. Mondini Platformer™ Inline rigid tray former with a G. Mondini Trave® tray sealer. It’s being introduced this week by Harpak-Ulma Packaging (Booth S-3730). This rigid tray thermoforming machine overcomes the limitations of pre-formed inventory. High speeds are supported with snack tray outputs of up to 200 trays/min depending on film thickness and tray design. (A #3 case-ready tray can run at up to 120 trays/min). The Platformer machine has the flexibility to produce rectangular or square formats with depths up to 2.36 in. (60mm). Format changes typically require less than 10 min. The current approved film range is 300–800 microns (12–28 mils) for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and barrier PET as well as high-impact polystyrene. The machine cuts rollstock film into rectangular sheets and then forms the trays using proprietary technology. This process produces a high-quality finished tray with turneddown flanges (for stability), while utilizing 98% of the forming material with only 2% scrap versus the 15% typical of pre-formed tray production. These savings add up. Consider this scenario: A single whole muscle line running 50 trays/min of #3 padded, case-ready trays 80 hrs./week produces approximately 12 million trays annually. The Platformer machine produces that volume at a material cost of 10.7 cents/tray—an average savings of up to 38% per pre-formed tray on materials alone, or $700,000 on 12 million units. An additional benefit

is a 75% space reduction by warehousing rollstock vs. pre-formed inventory. In this scenario, new tray formats can be created in-house for approximately one-third the cost of an industrial thermoformer. Sustainability is an important social and business goal today and also a fundamental aspect of the lean philosophy. In the above scenario, rollstock can be delivered with 22 deliveries vs. 71 deliveries for pre-formed stock. That’s 49 fewer truck trips and 2,744 pallets eliminated. This translates into a reduced carbon footprint (~92 MT) and lower freight, handling, waste removal (340 lb. of landfill) and storage costs. In keeping with lean concepts, Mondini sought to include relevant “value-add” opportunities. A significant benefit of forming trays in-house is the opportunity to emboss a company logo or seasonal or other marketing message. This can be achieved at a substantially lower cost compared to other options. Of course, even the most innovative equipment must pass the return-on-investment (ROI) sniff test. ROI calculations vary based on assumptions and inputs. However, some rough calculations for this scenario point to an estimated annual operational savings of $770,000 to $1 million with paybacks that range between 10 and 13 months (ROI changes based on the size of tray and output).

Cutting edge tool design reduces changeover cost and complexity on the Platformer™ Inline rigid tray former with a Trave® tray sealer and streamlines product introductions.

Kevin Roach, president of Harpak-Ulma Packaging, is enthusiastic about the savings associated with inline tray production. He reports, “Our customers can realize up to 38% in material savings, reduce labor as well as their warehouse space requirements, all while improving their carbon footprint. That’s the very tangible impact of innovation.” For more information, visit SD


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October 14, 2018

Demo shows four ways to optimize food safety Metal detectors catch contaminants at any stage of production.


or every food or packaging inspection scenario there is a highly sensitive metal detection option. Demo at Fortress Technology (Booth S-2169) shows four application formats: horizontal conveyor, multilane, gravity and pipeline, all integrated with Fortress’ cutting-edge software and ancillary equipment. Test samples pass through the company’s interactive four-sided demonstration unit.

For wet and conductive product, the Interceptor range offers increased metal detection sensitivity.

Fortress Technology unveils its multi-lane, multi-aperture Stealth metal detector in North America.

Station one is the first public presentation of the breakthrough, space-saving, triple-lane, multi-aperture metal detector range featuring contact data software and a mobile App for remote examination. Comprising a single Stealth metal detector mounted across three conveyor lines, each dedicated aperture measures 175mm x 75mm, which is more sensitive to smaller metal particles, detecting all metal types down to 0.7mm ferrous, 0.7mm nonferrous and 1.4mm stainless steel. This multi-lane system also optimizes floor space, reducing equipment footprint by more than 50%. Replacing three standalone units with one system improves total cost of ownership 65%. Station two features a Stealth pipeline metal detector. Predominantly used to inspect products in liquid form, including sausages and pate, as well as pumped dairy, condiments, sauces and pet food, the demo shows how pipelines offer food manufacturers a USDA-certified, easy-washdown system to improve sanitation and reduce cross contamination. Station three, an incline-feed Stealth gravity metal detector, is designed for inline inspection of dry, powder or granular products gravity-fed from processing machines at high volumes and ensures compliance with stringent hazard analysis and critical control points regulations.

Station four, a horizontal Interceptor conveyor system, increases food safety on wet and conductive product lines, including bakery, cereals, meat and dairy. This Interceptor range overcomes the longstanding issue of product effect, increasing detection sensitivity up to 100% for stainless steel and helping eliminate false rejects. Alongside this four-sided system, Fortress demonstrates how its Halo 2 automatic testing system offers a failsafe, cost-effective way to periodically check metal detector performance and strengthen manufacturing due diligence. Using a demonstration program running on a laptop, visitors can see firsthand how automatic testing helps eliminate human error and cuts costs by reducing the time spent running and documenting repetitive, manual metal detector tests.

Hygienic, quick washdown design of inspection pipeline for liquid food tackles cross contamination and spread of bacteria.

The incline Stealth gravity system inspects high volumes of dry, powder and granular products.

“Our return to PACK EXPO International represents how much metal detection technology has evolved in the past two years,” notes Steve Gidman, president of Fortress Technology. “The market for metal detection continues to grow and Fortress has responded to manufacturers’ calls for more cost-efficient, never-obsolete metal detectors that deliver optimal food safety and quality control on their packaging lines; all without compromising on sensitivity. In fact, our Interceptor and multi-lane, multi-aperture systems now reliably detect the range of ferrous and nonferrous metals, including aluminum, providing for many food inspection applications a viable alternative with equal performance levels to x-ray systems; yet at a fraction of the cost.” For more information, visit SD

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our partners! These organizations—Partner Program participants, international partners and industry lounge hosts—played an important role in bringing the entire packaging industry together for this event. Thanks for helping drive the industry forward!

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October 14, 2018

Virtual reality planning tool premieres Show goers ‘see’ how a packaging line works before installation.


isitors to Bosch Packaging Technology (Booth S-3514, W-603) can try out its Virtual Layout virtual reality (VR) tool firsthand. In addition to exploring Bosch packaging systems virtually, show goers can don VR glasses to experience a virtual training module on format changes. The Virtual Layout software converts a 2D sketch into a 3D image of the planned packaging system in a short time. The system is displayed on the plant floor plan on a 1:1 scale. In addition, the VR glasses and associated controllers facilitate a virtual walkthrough.

360-degree experience delivers a realistic impression of the system when standing on the production floor. The dimensions of the equipment as well as its ergonomics and accessibility are quickly recognizable and easy to understand. Lastly, a 360-degree flight video of the planned packaging system is created, which the end user can take home. “We are convinced that modern technologies, such as VR, can provide valuable support in various business areas in the future,” explains Witprächtiger.


Bosch already offers some VR and augmented reality (AR) applications, including operator training. The educational modules cover a range of subjects, such as the removal of machine parts, with highly detailed functions, e.g., being able to zoom in or out or move around the machine. In service and maintenance, AR pilots are underway. For more information, visit SD

“Virtual Layout helps our customers see their system in a very early planning phase,” says Pascal Witprächtiger, head of the project group Industry 4.0 at Bosch Packaging Technology. “The virtual walkthrough gives a very good overview,” he adds. With the help of the VR controllers, the user can move through the system virtually and view all the machines in their actual size. This immersive


Tool converts a 2D sketch into a 3D image of the planned system. VR glasses and associated controllers facilitate a virtual walkthrough. Photo: Courtesy of Bosch.


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October 14, 2018

MG America represents Axomatic Emulsifying and tube filling equipment serves food, health and beauty, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors.


xomatic has named MG America (Booth W-669), the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy, the exclusive supplier of its Axomix undervacuum homogenizer mixers, as well as its Axo series of tube fillers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The deal gives the Italy-based firm a strong North American sales and service team. Axomatic’s flexible Axo tube filling and sealing machines handle laminate or metal tubes for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food applications. Featuring fast and easy changeover, models offer outputs ranging from 30 to 210 tubes/min. Product feeders for both semi-solids and liquids are available.

Axo tube filling and sealing machines from Axomatic, available in the U.S. from MG America, handle laminate or metal tubes for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food applications.

The Axomix portfolio of undervacuum homogenizer mixers serve a variety of industries in which cream products are produced, including food, health and beauty, personal care and pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals. Also known as turbo-emulsifiers, the machines feature a special triple coaxial agitation system for the reliable production of creams, milk, gels, balms, lotions, ointments and toothpastes. The five machines in the Axomix line address production capacities from R&D to high-volume manufacturing; the group’s largest machine blends up to 6,000L of product. Each unit can be constructed with a bottom-driven turbine, top-driven turbine or both. The combined action of counter-rotating blades and fast-homogenizing turbines results in excellent final emulsions. All product-contact parts are comprised of AISI 316L stainless steel. Supplementary melting machines, outfitted with a mixing anchor or propeller, heat via diathermic oil, water or steam. Product heating and cooling phases are controlled by user-friendly software, and Allen-Bradley components from Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) are available. A sixth emulsifier, the MiniMix, addresses ultra-customized, small batch needs in a tabletop unit. A well-established supplier of packaging and processing machines, MG America offers an extensive portfolio of equipment including capsule fillers, tablet presses, material handling, primary and

secondary packaging machines, checkweighing/ weight-control systems and tablet and capsule inspection units as well as line integration services. For more information, visit, SD

An undervacuum system on Axomix emsulsifiers incorporates raw materials into the final product without air.


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October 14, 2018

Sappi invests in mills New fiber-based products and services increase efficiency, effectiveness and profitability.


appi (Booth S-4233) has invested more than $300 million in its European and North American mills, significantly increasing its packaging and specialty paper capacity and capabilities. Why? To meet two major goals: to produce and deliver the finest packaging materials and provide the most efficient brand experience. “By investing in our business to pursue growing areas of demand, we can remain profitable and competitive in the global marketplace,” says Sappi CEO Steve Binnie. To achieve this market position, Sappi combined organic growth with acquisition. Building on capacity upgrades at Sappi-owned mills in Ehingen, Germany, and Maastricht, The Netherlands, the firm is extending specialty paper production to more mills in Europe. In addition, Sappi has made important acquisitions with Rockwell Solutions and, in the beginning of 2018, with the specialty paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding. The latter deal increases capacity by 160,000 tons and widens the footprint of Sappi in packaging and specialty papers worldwide. In North America, Sappi has invested in a major capital project to expand its manufacturing capabilities and flexibility to produce a variety of consumer packaging products at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.

ABRE—Brazilian Packaging Association AIMCAL—Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators AMEE—Asociación Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje Dow—30th Awards for Packaging Innovation (formerly the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation) FPA—Flexible Packaging Association FSEA—Foil and Specialty Effects Association HCPC—Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council IMDA—In-Mold Decorating Association IAE—Instituto Argentino del Envase IoPP—Institute of Packaging Professionals ProFood World’s Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards PPC—Paperboard Packaging Council Sustainable Packaging Coalition The Tube Council WPO—World Packaging Organisation

At its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, Sappi has upgraded Paper Machine 1 so it can produce both coated and packaging grades. Capacity has increased substantially too.

The Paper Machine 1 rebuild in Maine increases capacity for packaging grades and allows it to produce both coated and packaging grades on the same equipment. As a result, capacity has risen to approximately 1 million MT annually—an additional incremental 180,000MT. “Somerset’s existing world-class infrastructure together with its talented workforce and access to high-quality fiber makes the mill an excellent and obvious choice for this investment,” says Mark Gardner, president and CEO of Sappi North America. On the innovation front, Sappi’s global R&D team is working to introduce at least two fiber-based innovations per year. Innovations include the development of a unique surface for Sappi’s coated and uncoated specialty papers and solid bleached board—guaranteeing efficient processing, finishing and printing. Products include sheet, reel, matte and gloss paper, labelstock, functional papers such as grease-resistant substrates, containerboard, paperboard, silicone-base papers for release liners and casting and release papers. Continuing its long commitment to sustainability, Sappi approaches environmental responsibility from a holistic perspective grounded in life-cycle thinking. By looking carefully at raw material use, energy generation, manufacturing and the end of life of its products, Sappi works across the supply chain to drive change. Sappi has earned a Gold rating by EcoVadis, a leading global sustainability rating firm. EcoVadis places Sappi among the top 4% of the roughly 30,000 companies surveyed annually. For more information, visit SD

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Eriez commemorates 75th anniversary Two-day Business Conference helps celebrate milestone.


riez (Booth N-5530) marked its 75th anniversary with a two-day Business Conference in October 2017 for more than 120 attendees. “With some of our brightest minds under one roof, we set out to discuss strategies to expand and improve our product lines, streamline operations and position the company for future growth,” recalls President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth. He adds, “The event also gave our extended Eriez family a chance to celebrate the company’s ongoing success, highlight our extraordinary people and commemorate our company’s 75-year anniversary.” The 2017 Business Conference kicked off with speeches from key executives. Kelly Riggs, a wellknown sales and leadership coach, delivered the keynote address. The group also toured the Eriez headquarters plant and Wager facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. The second day of the Conference included educational roundtables where participants discussed challenges and opportunities. That evening, a reception honored a number of attendees for achieve-

At its 2017 Business Conference, Eriez executives, managers, engineering team members and representatives from field sales offices across the globe gathered in Erie, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary and plan for the future.

ments and service. Erie native and world-renowned illusionist Bobby Borgia entertained the crowd. To further honor its 75th anniversary, Eriez plans to publish an updated From Pioneer to World Authority in Separation Technologies. Originally published in 1992, the book chronicled the events and people that shaped Eriez during its first 50 years. The new edition covers the company’s 75-year history through photos and stories about its product break-

throughs, business practices and employee culture. A specialist in separation technologies with operations on six continents, Eriez offers magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for processing, packaging, plastics, recycling, food and other industries. For more information, visit SD

Survey tests HMI standardization options Stop by the OMAC booth to try out three HMI template options and provide feedback.


uman/machine interfaces (HMIs) are standard on machines these days. What isn’t standard is how operators find information and perform functions on equipment from different companies, different machine categories (e.g., cartoners and fillers), different machines in one category (e.g., labelers) and even models of the same machine on different lines. This high degree of variability is costly. Not only does it impact downtime and overall equipment effectiveness, but it also frustrates operators and necessitates spending more resources on training. Attendees and exhibitors at PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO have an opportunity to influence what standardization looks like on an HMI. The Packaging Workgroup of OMAC - The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (Booth N-6002) is displaying three navigational templates—two menu-based and one tablet-based with icons. The goal of the hands-on survey is to set a framework for navigating an HMI without taking away the unique features that differentiate one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) from another. The survey takes about 10 minutes and asks participants to answer some demographic questions, locate certain functions on the HMIs and identify the template they prefer. The most popular template will be targeted for further development.

One proposed design for a common HMI navigational template uses a standard toolbar at the bottom of the screen to navigate general machine functions, along with a dynamic, navigation toolbar on the right to access machine-dependent functions.

“We are hoping to complete a few hundred surveys during the show,” says Bryan Griffen, director, Industry Services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550), and advisor to the OMAC Board of Directors. “We welcome both OEM and end user survey takers. We especially want end users to stop by. If they tell us it’s not intuitive to jump from Point A to Point B, that’s the kind of information we need to know. We also are hosting a stop in Wednesday’s Amazing Packaging Race. The students will take the survey and provide us with the Millennial perspective,” he adds. “This kind of commonality has been done in many industries,” he says, citing Windows and cars

as two examples. He explains, “With Windows, no matter what program you open, there’s a menu bar across the top with drop-down choices. With cars, there’s a speedometer, and the gas pedal is located on the right with the brake to the left. Even left hand-drive cars have the same gas pedal/brake configuration.” He continues, “This is what OMAC is trying to do with the template—provide a standard way to navigate functions of the machine. What the functions are depends on machine. But the location of common tasks such as log-in, setup, overview of faults and alarm clearance should be standard, so the operator doesn’t have to think about how to find the right screen. They just know where it is, and it’s in the same place regardless of the machine.” The HMI project, one of the most recent undertaken by OMAC, the developer of the PackML automation standard for discrete manufacturing, fits its mission to help manufacturers worldwide find ways to increase productivity and profitability through more intelligent automation and best practice standards. Founded in 1994, OMAC brings together leading end user manufacturers, OEM machine builders, system integrators, technology providers and nonprofit/government agency organizations in two working groups, Packaging and Manufacturing. For more information, visit SD

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October 14, 2018

Toward a smarter factory Rockwell shares innovations in independent cart technology, analytics and network security.


teven Mulder, OEM packaging and segment leader, North America at Rockwell Automation (Booth N-5701) discusses how companies are leveraging innovative technologies to add more flexibility into manufacturing in his presentation Smart Flexible Manufacturing at 2 p.m. on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4560). “At PACK EXPO International, attendees can learn how they can leverage analytics to help generate increased productivity and flexibility in their operations,” says Mulder. “We look forward to sharing the latest in automation technology and offering new solutions for machine designers and end users.” The Innovation Stage schedule offers three more Rockwell Automation presentations, two tomorrow and one on Tuesday. The first presentation on Monday (Oct. 15) is at 11 a.m. on the Healthcare Packaging EXPO Innovation Stage (Booth W-320). The session, Advanced Technology in Life Sciences, discusses how business models in life science manufacturing are evolving to support changing market demands. At 2 p.m. on Monday, Rockwell returns to an Innovation Stage (Booth N-4560) on the PACK EXPO show floor to present Analytics for Delivering Business Value in Industrial IoT. This session describes why Big Data increasingly will be replaced with contextualized data and Digital Twins that are embedded in devices, machines and the Cloud. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 16) on the Innovation Stage (Booth N-4560), Rockwell recommends best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry in the presentation, Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Operations. Attendees also can visit MagneMotion, A Rockwell Automation Company (Booth E-8043) to see the iTRAK and MagneMover Lite motion-control systems. Designed for the precise movement, positioning and tracking of loads, these modular, scalable motion-control systems increase throughput and efficiency in applications such as packaging, pharmaceutical manufacturing, sterile and aseptic filling, lab automation and medical device manufacturing. A complete Innovation Stage schedule starts on p. 26. For more information, visit,,, SD




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n HP Indigo 5900 digital press from HP (Booth S-3847) at Rondo-Pak, an affiliate of Korber Medipak Systems NA (Booth W-710), prints synthetics like polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene terephthalate, dark and transparent materials and extra-thick substrates (up to 24-point). The press delivers faster throughput, precise color matching and additional security features. It also offers expanded primer technology for various paperboards and papers. “This latest equipment investment is especially valuable to Rondo-Pak’s folding carton customers, as it increases our ability to scale production from branded samples through steady state volumes,” says Bob Reilley, COO at Rondo-Pak. For more information, visit, SD



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Snack maker doubles speeds Integrated turnkey systems also cut waste and downtime.


iverside Natural Foods doubles packaging speeds with the installation of packaging systems from tna, parent company of tna North America (Booth S-3875). Based in Vaughan, Canada, Riverside manufactures certified-organic, highly nutritious snacks under the MadeGood® brand. The company prides itself on the quality of its natural, allergen-free snacks and has seen a h u g e rise in demand since launching the brand in 2013. As a result of this growth, Riverside needed high-performance packaging equipment and technical expertise to boost production.

its 24g bags of granola minis, Riverside needed to increase production, simplify processes and reduce downtime. With previous packaging speeds ranging around 70-80 bags/min., high-speed bagging was at the top of the agenda. At the same time, the system needed to be hygienically designed and easy to clean to fulfill the snack maker’s high sanitation standards and protect the allergen-free positioning of its product portfolio.

livered as a completely integrated setup with tna’s intelli-weigh® 0314 omega series of high-speed, multi-head scales. Capable of up to 200 weighs/min., the extremely accurate scales reduce product losses and improve the overall performance of the system. Cross feeders with integrated sifter remove small particles such as seeds, flakes and grains before the granola minis reach the bag to ensure seal integrity. In addition, tna’s product-in-seal detection technology automatically triggers a reject mechanism if there is contamination in the seal area. This means that Riverside can quickly remove bags from the line for further inspection before secondary packaging processes. HEALTHY SNACKING A film path adjustment system overGrowing health-consciousness is drivcomes rapid changes in film speed so ing demand for small bags of healthy printing occurs at a point when film treats to new heights. According to the velocity is within the date coder’s printlatest consumer surveys, more than 79% ing capability. As a result, date codes are of global consumers confirm that health printed clearly and accurately even at and nutrition are important to them when 150 bags/min., regulatory requirements Riverside Natural Foods now easily meets the demand of its rapidly growing customer base choosing a snack, making it the second while minimizing waste and downtime with high-speed, easy-to-clean equipment from tna. are met and the number of rejected bags most important factor—after taste—to inand associated waste are minimized. fluence their choice. HIGH-SPEED PACKAGING Commenting on the installation, Justin Fluit, “The way we snack has definitely changed . . . The solution was the installation of two tna vice president of Operations at Riverside, says: and so have consumer expectations on the prod- robag FX 3ci vertical/form/fill/seal (V/F/F/S) “After reviewing all available options, we quickly uct itself,” comments Sekhar Chakkingal, sales packaging systems. Renowned for high speed, the realized that tna’s robag [machine] was the best manager at tna. A lot of consumers are leading tna robag FX 3ci machines offer production flex- solution for us to maximize our production capacextremely busy lives and are looking for healthy, ibility and improved performance in a compact, ities in the space available. No other vendor could on-the-go snacks that deliver everything—taste, easy-to-clean system. With its rotary double jaws, deliver the speeds and offer options that also convenience and nutrition. This is good news for the new baggers quickly delivered the company’s simplify operation and reduce downtime. The incompanies like Riverside. Its range of granola min- target speed of 150 bags/min., doubling the per- stallation was smooth, and we started hitting the is, for example, is ideal for consumers who need formance of the previous equipment and trans- target speeds shortly after setup. In fact, we were a quick nutrient boost that not only tastes great, forming production line efficiencies. so impressed with the performance of the two sysbut also fulfills dietary needs. Featuring a small footprint to maximize the lim- tems that we immediately ordered a third bagger.” For more information, visit SD To respond to the growing global demand for ited space available, the tna robag units were de-

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Not all sanitary conveyors are created equal The key is to understand the specific features and benefits of a true sanitary platform.


he statistics about foodborne diseases are sobering. About 48 million people in the U.S. get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year, according to the FDA. This is why from the initial stages of food processing through packaging and shipping, companies cannot cut corners when it comes food safety— the risks are too great. As a result, more and more food manufacturers are upgrading equipment, including conveyor systems, to reduce the threat of contamination to their products and damage to their brands. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Easy access and quick disassembly/reassembly deliver real-time savings in downtime and measurably increase output.

has accelerated these upgrades. Signed into law in 2011, the FSMA takes a more proactive approach toward food safety by adding safeguards to prevent contamination in the first place. So as companies scrutinize how to improve food processing practices and stay ahead of FSMA requirements, installing sanitary conveyors is often a tactic. “That’s a sound decision because conveyors are in direct contact with food, especially on the processing side,” states John Kuhnz, vice president–Engineered Solutions at Dorner Mfg. (Booth N-4936). “These conveyors need to be built with strong sanitary attributes to eliminate any chance of contamination,” he explains. True sanitary conveyors employ a five-step approach toward food safety. When added together, these five attributes deliver a level of sanitation and performance that’s second to none in hygienic conveyance: •• Hygienic design •• Ease of sanitation •• Effective sanitation

•• Ease of disassembly •• Operator safety

HYGIENIC DESIGN The foundation of any sanitary conveyor begins with engineering. The goal of a sound sanitary conveyor is to reduce or eliminate, as much as possible, food safety risks and product accumulation within the food zone. This is accomplished by removing small nooks, crevices and fasteners that can become harborage points for water and food particles. Other hygienic design features include minimal horizontal surfaces; smooth, sealed welds; and rounded edges to expedite water and particulate runoff.

EASE OF SANITATION A sanitary conveyor should be user-friendly, meaning it can be cleaned in a matter of minutes. To accomplish this, conveyors give the operator complete and easy access to all areas of the frame, belt and motor. Being able to quickly reach every part with water, sanitizers or other agents minimizes cleaning time . . . and puts the conveyor



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Vertical sanitary conveyors are used in applications where an elevation change is needed.

back to work, increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Engineering features such as removable wear strips, belt lifters, frame cutouts and tipup tails also improve access for cleaning. “A manufacturer that claims its sanitary conveyors are easy to clean should offer a product that can be disassembled with no tools by one person, cleaned, . . . sanitized and reassembled in about 10 minutes,” says Kuhnz.

EFFECTIVE SANITATION What makes a true sanitary conveyor so effective is what’s inside . . . or lack thereof. Sanitary

conveyors eliminate areas within the food zone that can harbor bacteria. Rather, the complete design is viewed from a sanitary standpoint; from the belt and frame down to the stands. All components are engineered to minimize product harborage. This high level of sanitation occurs via design features such as open stainless steel frame, elimination of horizontal surfaces and exposed threads, solid cross members, welded standoffs and sprocket alignment key and thread-less support-stand feet. When added together, these features accomplish the high level of sanitation the food industry needs.

EASE OF DISASSEMBLY Speed is key when it comes to sanitizing a conveyor system. Conveyors need to be returned to service as quickly as possible. But to do that effectively, operators need the ability to disassemble a conveyor, without tools, in less than three minutes. Conveyor disassembly involves three steps: separating the belt and sliding it off the frame; removing the wear strips on the frame that supports

the belt; and sliding the tails off—it’s that easy. This quick process provides complete access to the frame for cleaning. Rapid disassembly and sanitization increases OEE, not just for the conveyor, but for the entire line.

OPERATOR SAFETY Safety always needs to be front and center anytime employees are working around equipment . . . and conveyors are no exception. Well-built conveyors meet nationally recognized standards for safe operation, including those from the American National Standards Institute, OHSA, Restriction of Hazardous Substances and CE Marking. “Building a true sanitary conveyor takes expertise and industry knowledge,” says Kuhnz. “Selecting a conveyor system that employs a five-step approach toward food safety will increase your level of sanitation in your food processing and packaging operations,” he concludes. For more information, visit SD




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October 14, 2018

Paxiom opens tech center Group members offer a portfolio of machines for primary packaging through shipping.


axiom Group (Booth N-4706), the global sales and service division for WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale, has opened its fifth Xperience Center. Located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, it’s just 15 minutes from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. The Center showcases more than $2 million of finished packaging machine inventory and more than 30 automated packaging systems for primary and secondary packaging and end-of-line requirements. Organized to serve the Midwest, the Center is staffed with experienced sales professionals, field service technicians and administrative personnel under the direction of General Sales Manager Jesse Blazek. Blazek comes to Paxiom from Sharp Packaging and 3M where he spent 12 years specializing in primary and secondary packaging. On the primary packaging side, WeighPack’s

Jesse Blazek, general sales manager, Paxiom Inline design of Swifty bagger for pre-formed pouches makes maintenance hassle-free. Xperience Center.

Driven by innovation, Asia Pulp & Paper manufactures and distributes quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. Charta Global, strategic North American Provider of Asia Pulp & Paper products, sells an extensive portfolio of paper products which includes APP’s award-winning Business Intelligence Group (BIG) 2018 Awards - "Sustainability Product of the Year" winner and FDA, ISEGA certified Bio Natura products within the foopak line. These are 100% compostable, recyclable folding box boards (FBB) ideally suited for fast food, take-away containers and hot beverage cups.


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Paxiom’s newest Xperience Center showcases more than 30 automated packaging systems.

Swifty bagger automatically opens, fills and seals a wide range of pre-formed, reclosable and non-reclosable pouches including stand-up, pillow, fourside-seal, three-side-seal and quad styles at speeds of up to 2,500 bags/hr. A horizontal infeed conveyor and easy-load bag magazine ensure pouches enter the machine consistently and square every time. Unlike traditional rotary bagging machines, the inline design makes maintenance hassle-free. Parts are easily accessible, and operators see the entire filling process with no blind spots. Elsewhere in the booth, a turnkey filling sys-

tem integrates a PrimoCombi multihead weigher with an unscrambling table, container indexer and accumulation table. Customizable to fit multiple container heights, shapes and sizes, the system features toolless changeover, production reporting and online support. Target applications include fruits, vegetables, confections, snack foods, baked goods, powders, spices, coffee, candy, hardware and pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit,,, SD

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What sets PackworldUSA apart from all the rest is its use of the high response, state-of-art, TOSS Technology. All PackworldUSA machines come equipped with the advanced TOSS heat sealing system. Only TOSS uses Variable Resistance Controlled (VRC) heat sealing technology to monitor and adjust temperature precisely over the full length and width of the heat sealing element, accurate, up to 500˚C.


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Mondi boosts bag production Demand surges for premium flexible packaging, driven largely by food and pet food.

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ondi (Booth E-7730) is expanding its U.S. capability to produce flat-bottom bags for food, pet food and home and personal care products. The move comes in response to rising demand for premium flexible packaging from consumer goods manufacturers and brand owners. In the food sector, for instance, premium packaging innovations are emerging worldwide as a major trend. According to the Global Packaging Trends 2018 report from Mintel, “Brands will look to contemporary packaging formats to reinvigorate the center-of-store aisles less visited by younger consumers.”1

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New equipment is up and running and will help Mondi meet the growing need for premium bags with creative designs, riveting graphics and printing and innovative features. “Premium flexible packaging needs to communicate a brand’s message effectively and be as unique as the product inside,” notes Bill Kuecker, vice president of Marketing at Mondi Jackson. He explains, “With the extreme competition on store shelves that brands currently face, packaging needs to grab the consumer’s attention and maintain satisfaction during a product’s use life to remain relevant. “Our expanded premium bag-making capabilities will help our current and future customers bring their products to market in packaging that meets these challenging criteria. To cite just one example, our premium flat-bottom bags can be produced with a variety of reclosing options, such Reclosable, flat-bottom, quad-seal CustoMYzed FlexziBox pouch delivers a premium look to differentiate products on-shelf.

as top sliders, to help customize the consumer’s packaging experience.”

INNOVATIVE FEATURES Changing consumer behavior and demographics fuel the increasing popularity of premium packaging options, particularly in the pet food aisle. According to Packaged Facts, “ . . . super premium and natural pet food brands are expected to drive the market, outpacing the growth of regular pet food by at least double.”2 In response, pet food manufacturers and brands are turning to packaging suppliers for designs that differentiate their premium offerings from commodity brands. Sought-after features include clear windows that showcase package contents and enhanced printing that conveys product quality at a glance. Lifestyle, demographics and convenience also are impacting the broader food sector. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the elderly population is on the rise, with U.S. seniors expected to outnumber children by 2035.3 At the same time, consumers of all ages are eating more meals alone or on-the-go. These trends create more demand for premium bags and packaging with easy-opening features, built-in handles for portability and reclosing features to preserve food freshness. “Mondi’s expanded premium bag-making abilities will help our packaging customers respond to evolving consumer needs and expectations,” notes Kuecker. “The improvements enhance our ability to supply ‘CustoMYzed’ solutions that meet specific packaging challenges.” For more information, visit SD Mintel, “Global Packaging Trends 2018.” Packaged Facts, “U.S. Pet Market Outlook 2018-2019.” 3 U.S. Census Bureau, #CB18-41, Press Release, March 13, 2018.



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FASTER INKJET An upgraded print engine on the VIAjet T-Series E (Enhanced) high-resolution piezo inkjet printer supports line speeds up to 50% faster than the previous model. It also doubles the distance between the printhead and marked surface to 6mm (0.25 in.) without affecting barcode print quality. Text can be printed up to12mm (0.5 in.) away. The wider distance minimizes the chance of the printhead being touched by a bulging box, prevents dust buildup in the ink nozzles, reduces maintenance and extends printhead life. T50E and T100E models offer horizontal orientation and print heights of 50mm (2 in.) and 100mm (4 in.), respectively. The T100SE model addresses downward/right-angle printing needs. Matthews Marking Systems Booth S-2006

IMAGE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE VisionPro ViDi image analysis software combines the power of artificial intelligence with machine vision to solve applications that have been difficult to automate. Optimized for factory automation, the deep learning-based software combines human visual inspection capabilities with the reliability, repeatability and speed of an automated system. A new ViDi optical character recognition tool reads standard text without complex font training to reliably read challenging date and lot codes and embossed or etched text. The system can be trained in minutes with as few as 50 images. Cognex Booth S-3914


HPP272 probe-based patented technology measures vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VH2O2) as well as temperature, relative humidity and relative saturation. The heart of the probe, a Peroxcap® sensor, is based on thin-film capacitive sensor technology. VH2O2 is commonly used to decontaminate pharmaceutical packaging equipment. Vaisala Booth W-1021

FILLING IN ISOLATION THERMOFORM/FILL/SEAL Comprehensive sensor system and networking with the Multivac Cloud and Smart Services maximize quality and simplify operation and integration of the Model RX4.0 X-line thermoform/fill/ seal machine, winner of the International FoodTec Award 2018. A new die generation called X-tools lowers operating costs, shortens evacuation time and increases cycle outputs. Coded die elements can be identified by the machine so when correctly installed, it automatically adjusts. An edge trim width option reduces film trim up to 30%. Multivac Booth W-907, S-2514

AGGREGATION STATION T2660 manual aggregation station supports secondary and tertiary aggregation, including bundle-to-case, case-to-pallet and bundle-to-pallet. Components include the T2660 printer, hand scanner and Pilot terminal or personal computer (PC). Hand scanner captures data from bundles, cases and pallets and displays it on a screen. The caster-mounted, mobile unit can serve multiple lines. Easily upgradable, the T2660 station communicates with the production line’s PCE Pilot Line Manager software, enabling centralized management of manual aggregation operations. Mettler-Toledo PCE Booth S-1735

The Integra pharmaceutical bulk processing line reportedly ranks as the first on the market to integrate filling machine and isolator from project conception. Developed to process toxic products, the line shortens decontamination cycles and operates at up to 400 vials/min. The Skanfog decontamination system makes it possible to clean and decontaminate the entire line in approximately 30 minutes with convenient accessibility for operators. Use of QR codes increases security and support for format changes and provides a better overview of position, installation order and recipe selection. Configurations include standardized open restricted access barrier systems or isolator modules. groninger USA Booth W-931




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MONITORING PRODUCT FLOW Cameras monitor product flow on multihead weighers to alert operators to changes. Integrated with the controller, the patented 3D camera system delivers data about the product on the distribution cone and vibration trays, supplementing information already supplied by the pre-weigher. The computer evaluates the information and au-

tomatically initiates suitable adjustments such as activating certain feed trays. This quickly remedies overfills and product gaps. Moreover, residual product can be localized and automatically removed. Optimized product floor achieves a more constant metering and more combinations for higher output and accuracy, particularly for difficult products such as meat or salad. MULTIPOND America Booth S-2882

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BOX-MAKING SOFTWARE Packaging designers create corrugated box designs as needed with CADPack Designer™ software. Accessible via a web browser, the Cloud-based software works in metric or imperial units and makes it easy to revise existing designs or import standard FEFCO designs. Designs upload to any On Demand PackagingŽ or other box-making machine. Packsize International Booth E-8705

UPGRADED QUALITY SOFTWARE Upgraded quality management and control system software puts the production line in the palm of the hand, allowing information to be sourced from anywhere in the plant. QUICCA (quality improvement by control, collection and analysis) software aids visualization, production analysis, information sharing, record archiving and troubleshooting for improved quality and productivity. It also displays operating ratio, performance and quality indicators as well as overall equipment effectiveness. Anritsu Infivis Booth E-7912

The Full Range of Automation Solutions for Packaging When your packaging and processing application demands the highest standards of reliability and cleanliness, Turck provides high IP rated automation solutions to get the job done. From monitoring changeover processes on lines to detection of bottle caps on a filling and capping machine, we offer a rugged solution that stands up to harsh processes. Turck has a wide range of reliable automation products - including sensors, industrial cordsets, distributed I/O products, and RFID to tackle whatever packaging automation challenges you are facing.

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U HANDLES A 35-degree angled contact surface on GN 565.7 stainless steel cabinet U handles improves access even in tight spaces such as corners. Produced from bent stainless steel (European Standard No. 1.4301, AISI 304) profile, the RoHS-compliant U handles feature tapped holes for mounting from the back (threaded blind bore) and combine rigidity with an ergonomic shape and smooth, matte, shot-blasted surface. JW Winco Booth E-7341

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BAG FILLLNG AND SEALLNG GP-M3000 machines seal stand-up pouches, side-gusset, flat-bottom and three-side-seal pouches with reclosable features, such as press-to-close zippers, sliders or hook-to-hook closures. Machine offers 3-min. automated pouch size changeover,

LOW-VOLUME BLISTER MACHINE Ideal for small-scale production, packaging development and material testing, the versatile Eagle-Uni semiautomatic blister machine forms, seals and punches in consecutive steps at one universal station. The compact unit measures just over 1.2m in length and less than 1m tall and runs up to 5 cycles/ min. with a format area of 150 x 150mm and forming depth up to 30mm. The machine handles virtually any blister material and lidding substrate. Applications include solids, powders, liquids and devices. MHI–Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations Booth W-984

servo-controlled heat sealing and hygienic design. SPS bag feeding unit enables quicker loading and precisely transfers bags from conveyor to bag-aligning unit, which controls and adjusts bag width, height and orientation, dramatically reducing bag-transfer failures. Options include direct inkjet printing to 60% of the pouch area and nitrogen flush. Massman Automation Designs Booth S-2847

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SHRINK WRAPPER DEBUTS ST-1607SS shrink wrapper is optimized for shrink wrapping or bagging operations requiring output of up to 65 packs/min. Compact, affordable machine features a center-line design and advanced sealing technology, normally found on higher end units and is flexible enough to run many types of packages. Center-line machines change over quickly because no conveyor adjustment is needed to run a different stock keeping unit. Versa Seal side-seal technology consumes less film than competitive sealers and lowers material costs. All the operator needs to do is set the film type. The Versa Seal module automatically compensates for variations in film speed and delivers a quality seal on thin or thick polyolefin films. Texwrap, a ProMach product brand Booth S-3550

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Eliminate complex programmable logic controller (PLC) integration with TBEN family of input/output (I/O) modules. The TBEN-L and TBEN-S stations are rated IP69K and, thus, suitable for washdown applications. Available in digital, analog, temperature, serial and radio frequency identification (RFID) I/O types, features include quick-disconnect M12 or M8 connectors, multi-protocol Ethernet technology for EtherNet/IP, Profinet and Modbus TCP and Agree field logic controller technology for local control. The digital modules support BEEP, Turck’s proprietary technology, which allows modules to be combined into a single node in order to save connections at the PLC and cut costs. Turck Booth N-5753

AUTOMATED DENESTER Automated tray denester automatically dispenses and drops or stacks trays, boxes, cups or other containers on the infeed to the filler. The machine is compatible with almost any container shape (rectangle, square, round, oval, octagon) or material (aluminum, foam, foil laminate, plastic and paperboard). Each stack is separated by side pneumatics systems and dispenses one to six containers at a time at a speed of 60 cycles/min. Simple adjustments minimize setup and changeover time. Pineberry Manufacturing Booth S-1432

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Compact Farmo Res Prima K7 thermoform/fill/seal machine performs deep draws (up to 40mm) for packaging syringes, ampules, vials and medical devices. Balcony-constructed frame measures roughly 16.5 ft. The single feeding system offers a buffer surface for two different products. A delta robot loads product and offers an additional axis for rotation prior to deposit. A camera system checks for fill/no-fill as well as product integrity. The downsized thermoformer can integrate with a

POWER SUPPLIES Two Slimline power supply families provide an adjustable output of 12, 24 or 48 volts of direct current. The economically priced SPDM Series offers outputs of 30, 50, 75, 120 and 240 watts (W) and housings up to 30% smaller than similar units on

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the market. The SPDC Series is constructed with rugged slim metal housings and features built-in Power Factor Correction and 150% power boost in 120-, 240- and 480-W high-efficiency outputs. Carlo Gavazzi Booth N-6325

through changeover, which averages 10 min. An optional advanced gluing system reduces adhesive consumption up to 40% vs. earlier machines. Wexxar Bel, a ProMach product brand Booth S-3546



Pack 102 flow-wrapper, the latest addition to the Pack series, addresses entry-level needs on food and nonfood packaging lines. Features include a stainless-steel, corrosion-resistant design for easier cleaning and compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, easy-to-use software, simple mechanics and increased productivity. Product size range accommodates products from small and flat to large and tall, either individually or grouped on cards or trays. Machine packs up to 150 products/min. Bosch Packaging Technology Booth S-3514, W-603


South Building Explore 50,000 square feet of cutting-edge digital printing and labeling technologies from 60+ exhibitors. You’ll find solutions for customization, including variable data, short-run and on-demand jobs.

Stainless steel-constructed plastic belt conveyors move sealed cups via a single-lane infeed to a reflow accumulation table. The reflow accumulator consists of three chains: Two flow in the same forward moving direction; and the third flows opposite of inline production, circulating product back toward the infeed. Cups enter the first hand-pack station where operators manually load decorative sleeves. Sleeved product moves onto a case-pack station, consisting of two chains to support the open cartons. Operators load cartons with sleeved product. After the operator closes the carton, it moves on to the sealer. Multi-Conveyor Booth S-3308

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Upgraded IPAK TF-330GH tray former for the agricultural industry produces up to 40 trays/min. Engineering advancements shorten lead time for machine delivery, boost operational flexibility and improve uptime. Ruggedly constructed machine requires minimal maintenance. A new adjustable tooling system overcomes issues associated with material from different suppliers and allows packaging operations to add a tray size without sending samples to the factory. Mandrel and folder adjustment allows operations to continue despite inconsistent material. On-machine pictographs guide operators


The completely updated MA 400 continuous-motion cartoner upgrades ergonomics, reliability and user-friendliness. Other attributes of the compact machine include quick changeover and low maintenance requirements. The new Easy Door operator interface improves functionality and aesthetics and features a wider, more sensitive screen. New software boosts operating system power and speed. Applications include high-speed cartoning of blisters, bottles and vials, rigid and squeezable tubes, sachets and trays for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Marchesini Group USA Booth W-645

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HB 26 horizontal pouch machine changes over in 15 min. and minimizes scrap. Versatile machine runs flat and stand-up pouches, as well as pouches with zippers, corner spouts or top spouts. Washdown design handles dry or wet foods and pharmaceuticals. The standard machine includes stainless steel frame, dual reel unwind with auto film splice, auto film edge alignment and sealing positioning, low inertia cam drive, rear cabinet LED illumination and remote access support. Simplex and duplex configurations operate at 70 and 140 packs/min., respectively. An Ultra Clean specification for dairy or extended shelf life refrigerated products includes laminar air flow cabinet, high-intensity ultraviolet lamps and vaporized hydrogen peroxide system and achieves a 5-log kill rate. Effytec USA Booth S-2001


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Pic-N-Place Soft Placement Tandem Case Packer The industry standard for reliable operation, quick change-over and versatile product range. The Model 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer picks the product from the infeed conveyor and gently places it into the bottom of the empty case - the perfect solution for both partitioned and partitionless case packing. Designed for 24/7 production and built to last for decades.

SEE THEM IN ACTION: PACK EXPO BOOTH N-5506 High speed, consistent case sealing using glue or tape. Using a hot melt glue system or optional tape dispensing unit, the Model 199 continuous-motion sealer is ideal for sealing of primed flap and re-shipper cases at speeds of 50-75 cases per minute.

SEAMLESS GRIPPER INTEGRATION Collaborative robots (cobots) rely on the PHD Pneu-Connect™ tool to simplify attachment of a PHD pneumatic gripper. Connector fits in tool port, and a built-in pneumatic directional control valve opens and closes the gripper. Pneumatic grippers suit applications that require placement accuracy and involve relatively uniform part shapes and sizes A model-specific program running inside the UR control software provides a graphical interface to make the pneumatic gripper easy to use and integrate with the cobot. Universal Robots USA Booth E-7941 PHD Booth E-10303

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The EX600-W series wireless system consists of a wireless master unit for EtherNet/IP with a built-in Web server and up to 127 wireless slave units. Operating on 2.4-GHz radio frequency bands, the system offers a signal response time of 5 ms, as well as a high-speed 250-ms slave connection from power on. Using direct, transmitted or reflected wave propagation, communication is possible within a 32-ft. (10m) radius. The system can accommodate a maximum of 1,280 inputs/1,280 outputs (I/Os) and can be connected to a personal computer (PC) to view log files. Using a PC and a near field communication reader/writer, it is possible to write IP address to the master, set I/O points, pair master and slave and monitor I/O. SMC Corp. of America Booth S-2990

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PRODUCTS READY FOR RETURNS UNDER DSCSA Blockchain-based Adents NovaTrack supply chain solution supports Adents Verification Router Service (VRS) to properly handle returns and comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. Beginning in late November 2019, no returned, serialized product may be resold until the wholesale distributor verifies the unique identifiers for each sealed homogeneous case or package. A VRS manages the acceptance, formatting and delivery of requests and

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responses for verification and other data exchange between trading partners. To verify a product, a request is forwarded to the appropriate manufacturer repository. The response verifies product and advises if it can be returned to saleable inventory. Adents Booth W-820

SNACK LINE Integrated Ishida Inspira vertical/form/fill/seal (V/F/F/S) machine and ACP-700 automatic case packer significantly improve snack food packaging efficiency and performance. V/F/F/S machine handles any type of laminated film from thick to thin. A large, color human/machine interface automatically adjusts timing values and mechanical settings and holds up to 200 presets to streamline operation and changeover. The compact case packer eliminates vacuum bag handling and ensures correct bag count. Feed forward and back feature measures and controls the flow of bags, reduces bottlenecks and supports speeds up to 150 packages (10 cases)/min. Heat and Control Booth N-5904, N-5910

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The QL-120 label printer reportedly generates high-resolution color labels faster than any other tabletop unit. Even at its 8-in./sec. speed (40 ft./ min.), the system achieves resolution of 1,200 dot/ in. Label sizes range from 1–4 in. wide with lengths up to 15 in. Four high-capacity ink cartridges combine high volume with low running costs. AstroNova Product Identification Booth N-5616, W-807

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PRODUCTS CARTON SEALER Economical Twinseal carton sealer glues two flaps simultaneously on paperboard or corrugated cartons and can be adjusted to a different size in minutes via a hand crank. Capable of speeds up

to 30 cartons/min., the unit accommodates glue or hot-air sealing. Configurations include left hand, right hand or straight back delivery chute discharge. Carton sizes range from 0.75 x 0.75 x 3 in. (19 x 19 x 76mm) to 12 x 4 x 12 in. (305 x 102 x 305mm). Econocorp Booth S-1502

CONNECT WITHOUT TRANSFERS The SpiralConnect track extension lengthens infeed and outfeed tracks to link the SpiralVeyor spiral to the next machine without adding transfers. This is accomplished by seamlessly incorporating AmbaVeyor technology into the existing spiral belt. Due to the flexible nature of the slat technology, the added belt length can be stretched for many meters in any 3D direction. AmbaFlex Booth N-6234

THE BEST DESERVES THE BEST Since 1992, Marchesini Group USA has been one of the leading companies supplying the most technologically advanced packaging solutions to the North American pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. HIGH-RESOLUTION INKJET Evolution II high-resolution inkjet features 4.3-in.-diagonal touchscreen controller with a stylus that snaps back onto the controller when not in use. User-friendly color display guides operator through message entry. Maximum print resolution with HP cartridges is 300 dots/in. (DPI) at 200 ft./ min. Resolution with Lexmark cartridges can be programmed to 300 DPI or 600 DPI at 200 ft./min. Print height is a maximum 0.5-in. for one line of print, and as small as 3/32 in. in the four-line print mode. Inks are available in porous and nonporous formulations and a variety of colors. Digital Design Booth N-5120




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SAFER OPERATOR INTERACTIONS Numatics 500 Series zoned safety manifold with G3 fieldbus offers alternative to redundant safety dump valves to meet the Machine Safety requirements of the Machinery Directive and ISO 13849-1. The manifold can control multiple and independent groups of pneumatic valves to disable air and power only to zones that control components that will come in contact with the operator. Operator safety is protected while the rest of the machine remains in operation. Emerson Booth N-4721b

INTEGRATED CUP/LID An extension on the patented Lidloc cup easily folds and locks into an integrated lid. The onepiece construction eliminates the need for a separate plastic lid. The integrated lid is spill-proof and offers extra branding power as it can be printed with the rest of the cup. An integrated “sip” mechanism suits hot beverages as well as being ideal for cold drinks with a straw. Metsä Board Americas Booth N-4861

LEAK DETECTOR The high-performance ASM 340 leak detector works in a wide range of industrial, analytical and quality assurance applications. The compact, easy-to-operate unit features a short cycle time and high throughput and can be used in serial production and maintenance tasks. It is available in conventional and oil-free versions. Pfeiffer Vacuum Booth W-980


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PICKLE LABELER Pickles and vinegar brands choose wetLAN 110 inline wet-glue labelers. Stainless construction and washdown-compatible motors withstand brine environments and deliver years of reliability and cleanability. Unit achieves speeds up to 400 containers/min. without bottle plates or glue pallets. Langguth America Booth S-4122



The small, compact Gravity 100r top-load case packer minimizes mechanical, electrical and pneumatic components and combines simplicity, hygiene, speed and durability. Often used in the frozen food industry, rotors deposit flexible bags into cases and enable the machine to pack a variety of patterns at high speeds. Automated bag size adjustment expedites changeover and eliminates operator errors. BluePrint Automation Booth N-5513

The vertical AV-S high-pressure processing (HPP) machine processes shellfish more efficiently by removing 100% of the meat from the shell and increasing yields up to 30%. In-house R&D facility helps develop HPP-friendly recipes. Service centers around the globe provide support, onsite maintenance and spare parts fulfillment. JBT-Avure Technologies Booth N-4725


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Packsize will showcase a system for today’s production packaging needs, while meeting global trends for smart manufacturing. This system combines intelligent automation with robust machine speed, driven by PackNet® software technology, to reliably produce right-sized boxes on a mass scale. Learn why leading manufacturers get Packsized by visiting booth E-8705. ®


Precise load cell technology of the I-Series checkweigher delivers high-level inspection capability. Speeds can reach up to 480 products/min. with accuracies of +/-0.15. A large color touchscreen contains an intuitive seven-color LED system for greater visibility with lower power consumption. Yamato Booth E-7110



Four-station ERB/PH4-1418 sealer for medical device packaging feeds die-cut Tyvek spunbonded polyethylene sheet, seals and unloads finished package onto a conveyor. The cleanroom-ready unit makes generous use of stainless steel, polycarbonate windows and white powder coating. Full process controls for validation include data tracking with output, critical function machine alarms, password protection and on-screen calibration. Starview Packaging Machinery Booth N-5730

ZERO-DOWNTIME LABELING Redundant labeling systems allow a line to run without stopping to replenish label supplies. An Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller from Rockwell Automation switches between two high-speed SL2000 label applicators mounted on a synchronous split belt conveyor. When one unit is out of or low on labels, the operator changes the roll while the other head continues labeling. A pair of pneumatic applicator release mechanisms helps the operator change label rolls efficiently and safely. Other features include dual light trees and heavy-duty system framework with leveling pads and casters. Universal Labeling Systems Booth N-5536 Rockwell Automation Booth N-5701







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The PR-900 Series motor-controlled pinch valve is controlled by a high - force, high-accuracy linear drive with integrated encoder. The electrical proportional pinch valve controls the flow and pressure of fluid more accurately within flexible tubing. Line includes multiple tube slot sizes and motor models. Bimba Manufacturing Booth S-2772

iQMark™ coding and marking supplies help meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, and comply with regulations worldwide. The portfolio of 30 inks continues to expand and includes the iQMark V463 formula, which meets the strict Japan ISHL Class 2 Organic Solvent List and complies with the European Printing Ink Association Exclusion List. For continuous inkjet printing, the iQMark V930 cleaning solution is designed to meet California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District regulation requiring cleaners with low levels of volatile organic

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STAINLESS ROLLER CHAIN Super Stainless roller chain combines the corrosion resistance and operating temperature range of the AS Series stainless steel chain with the strength of carbon steel chain. Higher side-bar waists offer greater fatigue strength, and hardened pins and bushings enhance bearing strength. Material withstands exposure to parasitic acids, tap water, salt water, low-dosage caustics and operating temperatures from -40–750°F. The Super Stainless roller chain handles loads that previously required multiple stainless chains and equipment redesigns. As an example, one #50 Super Stainless chain moves a maximum allowable load comparable to one #50-6AS (six-strand) roller chain. U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission Booth S-4279

VARIABLE SPEED MOTORS SyMax™ variable-speed motors from Marathon® Motors exceed European IE4 efficiency levels. Efficiencies up to 35% higher than NEMA Premium pays for the motor in as lit-

tle as two years. The permanent-magnet design is exceptionally power dense, reducing frame size by a factor of two or three. SyMax motors minimize energy requirements with an optimized fan design, precision-wound stator and elimination of rotor conductor losses. Capable of constant torque over a wide speed range, SyMax motors can be combined with HERA reducers for gear motors with double the torque density and a lower cost-to-torque ratio than standard systems. Units serve as a drop-in replacement for induction motors with the same footprint, shaft height and other IEC/NEMA dimensions. Regal Beloit Booth E-8303

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VERTICAL/FORM/FILL/SEAL Available in multiple models, Avatar vertical/form/fill/seal machines integrate easily with the company’s product feeders, auger fillers and checkweighers, as well as netweighers from other sources. Equipment runs laminate or polyethylene film to produce several bag styles, including gusseted, pillow and flat-bottom. Smaller bag sizes from 2 x 2 in. to 8 x 14 in. can be produced at rates up to 120/min. Output for larger sizes measuring from 12 x 14 in. to 18 x 30 in. tops out at 40/min. All-Fill Booth S-1714

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ULTRACLEAN MACHINES Mespack packaging machines achieve high hygienic levels with a laminar flow cabinet, ultraviolet or peroxide film decontamination and peroxide sterilization of fitments. Interior surfaces are free of cracks, crevices and sharp angles. Interior angles or

corners (including gasket grooves) are rounded to a specific radius. Equipment is pitched to a drainable port and self-draining. All connections are closed-coupled and eliminate dead ends and dead spaces. Air supply through approved tubing material and fittings complies with the 3-A 604-05 standard. Equipment may be cleaned/sterilized in place. AlliedFlex Technologies Booth S-2267

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SENSITIVE METAL DETECTOR Intuity coil technology heightens sensitivity and simplifies the operation of metal detectors. With multi-simultaneous-frequency technology, scanning sensitivity operates up to 50% higher to detect smaller metal contaminants. Operating on several different frequencies in parallel ensures maximum product purity even for demanding applications with high product effect. A newly developed user interface simplifies operation. Sesotec Booth N-4912




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Visit PMMI’s booth in the North Hall, N-4550 for more information. HIGH-BARRIER BOPP New generation of transparent, high-barrier biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, the Torayfan CB3 portfolio, are available in 70 gauge and 80 gauge and sealable and non-sealable versions. The films offer superior barrier and durability for nuts, seeds, snacks, cookies, dried fruit and confections without a polyvinylidene chloride layer or coating. Toray Plastics (America) Booth N-6275

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RECYCLABLE PE FILM Encore™ ultra-clear, recyclable polyethylene (PE) film combines shelf-appealing transparency with sustainability benefits. Film runs on most existing equipment for stand-up pouches and can incorporate convenience features such as pressto-close zippers. Film offers low haze, good stiffness and high gloss and is designed to be recycled through How2Recycle store drop-offs. Applications include dish detergent pods, pet food and treats and confections. Bemis Booth S-3705

VISUALIZATION SOFTWARE 3D software provides a way to visualize packaging throughout the supply chain and secure data and intellectual property between customers, suppliers and other domains. Paperless manufacturing through 3D PDFs reduces documentation time and cost and automates the collection and distribution of manufacturing documentation. Plus, all data exists in one place for easy comprehension of complex manufacturing and assembly workflows. Prostep Booth E-10538

Reusable transport packaging equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) tag delivers full lot traceability and asset tracking. The RFID tag and its antennae can be molded in the packaging or applied via a label. The tag is scanned and verified at the point of production and again at shipment to provide a seamless, 100% accurate record of the asset. The result is improved data and inventory accuracy. Monoflo International Booth E-6748 SD


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Scott Lipa sets up the fieldbus technology display at Turck (Booth N-5753).

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Scott Wingerter of Marq Packaging Systems (Booth N-6106) is inspecting their machine set-up before opening day.

Trevor Cox carefully assembles model HSA 405 at Tripack (Booth N-5543), in preparation for the show.

Stop by Wulftec (Booth N-5336) to see the company’s new stretch wrapper.

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Andrew Egloff and Roberto Hernandez (l-r) from Alliedflex Technologies (Booth S-2267) get down to work assembling their booth.

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Semi-Automatic Weighers Digital Scales Mechanical Scales (262) 236-0000 Gordon Hull and Susan Conrad of Rinco Ultrasonics (Booth S-1666) carefully prepare their equipment before opening day.

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The Grand Concourse is ready, but rather empty, the day before PACK EXPO opens.



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ITP USA Inc. 30 Chapin Rd., Suite 1205, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 Camilo Sanchez chats with Mike Bradley at Mettler-Toledo Safeline (Booth S-1735).

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Mitch Graham from Eriez (Booth N-5530) is preparing the DSC grate-in-housing Xtreme vertical reject metal detector system.

Watch out below! Signs are being hung high above the exhibit aisleways.

At Advanced Poly-Packaging (Booth S-3466), Doug Marinchick and Gary Gardner (l-r) work to ready the T-1000 for PACK EXPO.

The crew from Emerson (Booth N-4721B) finished their booth setup and are ready to meet you!



Kyle Lasecki of MULTIPOND America (Booth S-2882) explains the automatic gravimetric filling instrument.


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Hours before PACK EXPO begins, crews are working hard to assemble the booths.

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Peter Swift at B&R Industrial Automation (Booth N-5625) sets up the ACOPOStrak.

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Charta Global (Booth N-5360) grabs attention with a unique diner-themed booth.

1959. Cans become self-opening, changing the world of packaging. 2018. Cans become re-sealable, changing the world of packaging forever.

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Looking for innovation? Come over and see Terry Keener at Aptar Group (N-6261) for the latest in food and beverage dispensing solutions.

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INFO@CANOVATION.COM | TOLL FREE: (833) CNRSEAL (267-7325) Jeff Montgomery starts up a spiral elevator at Ryson (Booth N-4915).

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The PMMI staff welcomes you to PACK EXPO 2018! Look for our red jackets on the show floor if you have questions or need help.

COME VISIT US AT BOOTH N-6106 To find packaging solutions for the healthcare industry, check out the Healthcare Packaging EXPO located in the West Hall.

Is Your Machinery Clean? Industry leading hygienic design

Diagraph Marking & Coding (Booth N-5721), A Div. of Illinois Tool Works, brings its product identification solutions to meet your demands.

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Most Hygienic - Maximum Production - Best Cut Quality Carlo Gavazzi (Booth N-6325) is showcasing their 10-link inductive proximity sensors at PACK EXPO.

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MULTIPOND Weighing Technology and multihead weighing systems stand for maximum accuracy, performance and reliability.

Stop by Siemens Industry (Booth N-5747) to visit with the staff, including Jonas Ljunberg, who is displaying seamless motion control with Simatic and Sinamics.


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ProMach (Booth S-3542) is featuring Benchmark’s Inflight FT, which provides an operator-friendly experience with easy-to-use software and diagnostics. Touchscreen speeds changeovers and reduces downtime.


TapTone Heavy Duty (HD) pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up to 2000 containers per Duty minute are available TapTone Heavy (HD)and pneumatic ram rejectors provide reliable rejection of up with a fixed stroke length of 0.5 in, 1.0 in toor 3 2000 containers per minute and are available in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the with of a fixed strokefeaturing length of an 0.5 oil in, 1.0 or 3 first in a new line rejectors freeincylinder in (1.2 cm, 2.5 cm or 7.6 cm). The HD Ram Rejector is the design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed first in a new line of rejectors featuring an oil free cylinder for tight production spaces, the HD Ram Rejector conveniently design with a NEMA 4X IP65 environmental rating. Designed adapts to reject cans, spaces, glass and large jugs. for tight production the HD Ram Rejector conveniently adapts to reject cans, glass and large jugs.

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Check out the augmented reality demo at Festo (Booth N-5147). Flow wrapper application is displayed.

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Ragu jars are ready to spiral down the SVS Portal at AmbaFlex (Booth N-6234).


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DID YOU SAY13 machines in (1) BOOTH? CORRECT! THE following 13 machines CAN BE VIEWED IN BOOTH-S2847 • Single Drum Filler • Two -Head Semi-Automatic Filler • GP M3000 Pouch Machine • NEW Massman Pouch Machine • Bottom Load Case Packer • Wrap Around Case Packer • ME -15T Case Erector • ME-25G Case Erector • Flex Picking Top Loader • Top Sealer • STRETCH Bundler • 5 PANEL bundleR • Rotary Labeler










ATS Engineering (Booth N-5430) is shined up and ready for PACK EXPO to begin.


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Bunting Magnetics (Booth N-5926) is displaying their corrosive-resistant magnetic liquid trap at PACK EXPO.

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Connections power the IIoT Connections cope with higher data volumes and transmission rates.


he Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leads to a holistic network of equipment and enterprise resource planning across different production sites. This is possible because Industrial Ethernet and TSN technologies allow machines to communicate with other machines and networks. This data transparency and synchronization allow better capacity utilization, enable remote access to machines, capture more data and open the door to deep learning analytics and the next level of productivity.

The need for reliable connectivity components to handle ever-higher data transfer rates and volumes will continue. Connections play a vital role in handling all this data. George Stawowy, board director of Technology and Innovation at Lapp USA (Booth N-5834), describes what’s needed to successfully deploy the IIoT.

Q: WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FACING INDUSTRY IN TERMS OF DATA VOLUME? Stawowy: IIoT boosts data volumes, transmission speed and volume of information for any decision-making process. However, there’s a counter trend of downsizing, where the sensor preprocesses the information, so only smaller volumes of aggregated, higher-level information are transmitted instead of vast volumes of raw data.

Q: HOW DOES THE CHOICE OF CABLE IMPACT READINESS FOR IIOT? Stawowy: With the number of sensors exploding, connecting all of them poses a significant challenge. The need for reliable connectivity components to handle ever-higher data transfer rates and volumes will continue. A 100MBit/sec. Etherline cable might be good today but not sufficient for some applications tomorrow. To prepare for next-generation needs, Lapp has already developed 10Gbit/sec. cables. Also, in response to the counter trend of downsizing, we are working on a new generation of single-pair Ethernet cables, which, with only one pair of conductors instead of four, will connect faster and more easily than existing cables. Although a single-pair Ethernet cable only achieves 1 Gbit/sec., that speed is sufficient for most sensors that send aggregated data or a simple signal like “on/off.”

Q: HOW SHOULD COMPANIES PREPARE FOR DEPLOYING IIOT? Stawowy: Electrical engineers need to make sure machines are ready for performance increases and must consider flexibility in terms of interchangeability and interoperability. In the IIoT era, ease of adaptation in data communication must be the key criterion in every investment decision. Last, but not least, choose the right components. Ethernet technology suitable for the office, is not appropriate for industrial usage, where the cable has to cope with more frequency interferences, as well as chemical and mechanical stressors. For more information, visit SD

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High mix? Seasonal variations? No problem! Cost-effective, redeployable and user-friendly cobots from Universal Robots can easily adapt to new products, seasonal variations and high mix/low-volume production. Programming is fast and easy - even with no prior automation experience.

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Web-based platform supports digitalization Platform provides access to production data from anywhere in the world.

T Get Your Head in the Game! Join the next generation of packaging and processing leaders at a free networking reception hosted by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network.

Monday, Oct. 15 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Game Room Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 12 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 The reception will immediately follow PACK gives BACK™ featuring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Complimentary transportation between McCormick Place and The Game Room is available.

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he web-based platform from Gerhard Schubert, parent company of Schubert North America (Booth E-8730), will soon network the company with end users, suppliers and its TLM machines, while depicting all the important internal business processes for employees—through a single user interface. By digitally networking production systems, manufacturers can significantly increase their efficiency and availability. End users also will gain access to TLM system production data from anywhere worldwide. With the data collected, status monitoring can identify potential problems at an early stage, thereby avoiding downtime and unplanned service calls. In the future, the system will forward error messages or possible causes of an impending failure to the responsible employee, e.g., via mobile devices. This notification will take place even before the actual part wears out, therefore avoiding a costly failure. “Our aim is to put an end to unplanned machine downtime, which will save valuable time and money for our customers,” says Ralf Schubert, MD at Gerhard Schubert.

DATA SECURITY Data security is an The web-based platform will raise internal important issue when it communication as well as communication with end users to a new level. comes to digitalization or Industry 4.0. If attackers can exploit a weak point and steal data or paralyze the fully networked production area, this would lead to high costs and significant damage to the company’s image. If, for example, production machines go out of control due to tampering, and human life is endangered, the consequences could be even worse. IT security is intrinsic to the industry’s safety requirements. “We cannot simply rely on the security of our customers’ networks,” says Schubert. “That is why,” he adds, “we have developed our own industrial gateway: GS.Gate.” The secure machine interface, developed by Schubert System Elektronik in collaboration with genua, a company of the “Bundesdruckerei,” or Federal Printing Office, serves as the starting point for the networking of TLM machines. It gathers and evaluates operating and process data and makes it available to different systems. It also is manufacturer-agnostic so it accepts data from machines from different manufacturers. The gateway complies with the highest IT security standards to protect the customer network from its machines while also protecting the machines from the customer network. Schubert reports, “We use GS.Gate to prevent operating system software upgrades for the IT security in the machines.” This is especially important for pharmaceutical companies, since automatic upgrades would require extremely time-consuming validation processes. For more information, visit SD

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New at PACK EXPO Many exhibitors launch products at PACK EXPO. Here’s a sampling of this year’s debuts.


customizable delta robot from Drake (Booth E-8103) with a payload capacity of 33 lb. (15kg) out-maneuvers many traditional robots. All-stainless steel, titanium and plastic construction eliminates rusting and pitting and the potential for product contamination or formation of areas where bacteria, water or debris could collect. The option of positioning motors at a distance rather than above the work area further reduces the risk of contamination. Stainless steel motors and gear reducers prevent water permeation, a cause of premature failure. For more information, visit

The Somic-Flexx III handles single- or multi-component packaging.

The modular Somic-Flexx III case packer from Somic America (Booth E-8550) packs primary packages in a flat, nested position or a standing display orientation. The machine also is designed to handle single or multi-component packaging: one-piece corrugated blanks for standard wraparound shipping cases and two-piece tray/hood styles for retail-ready presentations. The product of a two-year development effort, the machine collates and packs stand-up pouches, flow packs, rigid containers and other items. For more information, visit SD

Lenze sponsors lounges


or the sixth year, Lenze Americas (Booth N-5740) is sponsoring lounges for exhibitors and members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (Booth N-4550). The lounges offer seating, coffee and a chance to take a break from the busy show floor. The four Exhibitor Lounges are located in Rooms S-405a, N-229, W-470a and E-251 and open to exhibitors from 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 13–17. The two PMMI Member Lounges are located in Rooms N-227b and S-402 and open to members from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Oct. 14–16, and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. on Oct. 17. “Exhibitors and members spend hours on their feet during PACK EXPO, and Lenze is proud to sponsor these lounges that provide [a] much-needed refuge,” says Susan Duval, senior marketing communications manager, Lenze Americas. “With 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees exploring over 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space, the member and exhibitor lounges serve as quiet counterparts to the energizing, hustle and bustle of the show floor,” says Laura Thompson, senior director, expositions, PMMI. “We’re grateful to Lenze for providing this resource for the sixth year in a row.” For more information, visit,, SD

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