PACK EXPO East 2022

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FOR PACKAGING AND PROCESSING INCLUDED IN THIS GUIDE: 2 Quick Facts about PACK EXPO East 4 Preview of the Show 6 Packaging Design Trends 10 Exhibitor List 12 Advertiser Profiles

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On behalf of the PMMI Media Group and Packaging World magazine, President/Publisher Joe Angel and I would like to welcome you to PACK EXPO East 2022. We’re both energized, operating with a strong tailwind of momentum behind us thanks to the highly successful PACK EXPO Las Vegas last fall. Also produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, that event was a watershed moment that proved to the industry beyond a doubt that in-person events in the pandemic era not only could be done, but could be done safely and, frankly, really well. For Joe and me, the return of PACK EXPO East in 2022 also has a unique feeling of coming full circle. That’s because the last time we were here, in early March 2020, it seemed like the world was at a precipice. And that feeling proved accurate. Later that March, the first shelter-in-place and stayhome orders became a reality, and we officially entered the pandemic era. PACK EXPO East 2020 and 2022 feel like two benchmarks on the timeline that throw into sharp relief just how far we’ve come and how much we’ve changed. For instance, I remember being a guest on a podcast with my colleague Sean Riley during the event two years ago. We discussed supply chain disruption for the first time, something that hadn’t occupied much of our mental bandwidth until then, but soon after it would be all we could talk about. “Things have changed dramatically since 2020 and our industry has been working to keep up during this pandemic,” says Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI. “There is a need to meet face-to-face to find solutions to keep up with demand and our numbers indicate that the industry is excited to come together and see the latest technologies first-hand.” My memory of that 2020 event, my naïveté then, and the feeling of entering the unknown, is exactly what makes it so remarkable that we’re headed into PACK EXPO East 2022 with such confidence and certainty. We all know the new landscape by now, we know the extra hurdles we have to navigate to stay safe and remain in compliance with local regulations, and we’re ready to get together again. Don’t just take my word for it, the exhibitor and attendance numbers bear this out. At the time of this writing, exhibitor sales are pushing PACK EXPO East 2022 to near record size. March’s show has already surpassed the size of the last two PACK EXPO East events in 2018 and 2020, offering solutions unmatched at a regional event. You can visit to check out the latest, up-to-the-minute stats and numbers for exhibitors and attendees. The very regionality of the event is another reason we’re so pumped about it. Instead of select team members flying to Las Vegas or Chicago, the folks on your team who usually don’t get to travel can easily attend this event by driving or taking abundant public transportation. These are people who are dying to get out of their two-year cocoon, interact with pro suppliers, see machinery and materials up close, and find lasting packaging solutions. There are ample educational and networking reasons to attend, and I’ll let you peruse those on your own by flipping to the previews on pages 2 and 4. And obviously there are vendors you want to see, listings for them begin on page 10. But for Joe and me, after two years of finding our footing, it’ll be great just to be back and seeing you all again, now that we’re all so adept at navigating this new landscape. Enjoy the show!—Matt Reynolds


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QUICK FACTS ABOUT PACK EXPO EAST 2022 The Northeastern United States is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s top CPGs. In fact, manufacturing companies are one of the top five employer groups in the region, according to Statistical Atlas. To meet the area’s high demand for the latest in cutting edge-technology and insights, PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the return of PACK EXPO East 2022 (March 21-23, 2022, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) this spring. The show will bring together 400 exhibitors and 7,000 industry professionals over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space. PACK EXPO East will address the trends and challenges driving the food and beverage, life sciences, pharmaceutical and medical device, cosmetics and personal care, industrial and household chemical, and other packaged goods industries. Attendees include manufacturers, managers, engineers, production supervisors, purchasers, brand managers, package designers, product development professionals and supply chain and logistics professionals from companies of all sizes.

PACK EXPO East: Where, when, and how to attend March 21-23, 2022 Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Exhibit Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily Registration is $30 through Feb. 25 after which the price increases to $130. For more information and to register online, visit

Who exhibits? PACK EXPO East provides a convenient opportunity for professionals from regional/East Coast consumer packaged goods companies to explore the latest packaging technologies and spend quality time discussing solutions with leading suppliers and industry thought leaders. Innovations from suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers, and automation tech will be on exhibit, including: • • • •

Robotics Controls & automation Energy efficiency Hygienic design

• Track & trace • Line integration • Remote access & monitoring

Why attend? Top 5 Reasons All these reasons add up to one truth: you’ll make better decisions about big capital investments by attending.

Watch this brief video highlighting great reasons why you should attend PACK EXPO East this year. Visit to watch. • See machinery in action, in person. This lets you assess the quality up front and envision how equipment will fit into your line. • Spend quality time with multiple suppliers and make side-by-side comparisons. The show is sized just right for productive interactions. • Get answers to your questions on the spot, enabling you to zero in on the perfect solution for your challenge. • Move projects forward faster. Whether you’re looking into automation, e-commerce, sustainability initiatives, or something else, you’ll find solutions faster by attending. • Discover solutions you didn’t know existed. You can’t Google a technology you don’t know to look for—but you can encounter it on the show floor.

Bring the whole team Because PACK EXPO East is accessible to much of the East Coast by car or train, it’s more affordable to attend, alone or with your whole team. In fact, PACK EXPO East provides a convenient and affordable opportunity for your entire team to have a “PACK EXPO” experience. • Attending as a team encourages debate and conversation around potential solutions, leading to better decision making. • Getting everyone away from the office/plant and into a new setting sparks more creative thinking and effective problem solving. • Send younger employees as a way of rewarding, incentivizing, and nurturing their professional development. • Send a team of older and younger employees together to encourage mentoring relationships.



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Major Features at the Show Attendees and exhibitors alike will have access to some must-see highlights at this year’s show: • The Forum at PACK EXPO: Take advantage of free, unique, interactive presentations throughout PACK EXPO East. The Forum will feature 45-minute open sessions on the latest industry trends by the OpX Leadership Network, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Contract Packagers Association, and PMMI Business Intelligence, followed by small group discussions and Q&A sessions. Located in Booth 1026. • The Innovation Stage: In the center of the action, the Innovation Stage offers ample opportunity for professional enrichment while you’re at PACK EXPO East. Exhibitors present free, 30-minute seminars throughout the day. The Innovation Stage is a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn about breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven approaches from the experts themselves. Located in Booth 2226. • Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) Reception: Launched in 2016, PPWLN serves to recruit, retain, and advance women in processing and packaging. The PPWLN networking reception will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, after the show floor closes from 3:00 p.m. EST onwards, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. • Welcome Reception: Once the show floor closes on day one, gather with peers at the PACK EXPO East Welcome Reception on Monday, March 21, for some refreshments and hors d’oeuvres to wind down the day. • Emerging Leaders Reception: Unwind with other young professionals in packaging and processing at the PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network FREE networking reception during PACK EXPO East. Learn more about the industry and how to get involved with the Emerging Leaders Network on Monday, March 21; 5-7:00 p.m. EST • Student Opportunities: PACK EXPO East offers programs and activities aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging. • Future Innovators Robotics Showcase: Come see high school robotics teams from the Philadelphia area showcase their design, engineering and troubleshooting skills. Located in Exhibit Hall B, Booth# 525 Monday & Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00 Wednesday 9:00 - 1:00 • The Workforce Development Pavilion: This is the one-stopshop for resources to strengthen your current workforce and grow the existing workforce. Learn about PMMI U offerings, including popular training workshops. Schools will present mechatronics, packaging and processing offerings, and you can meet students interested in careers in the industry. Participating schools: • Workforce Development: PMMI is offering popular training workshops at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia to coincide with PACK EXPO East. pmmiu

• Certified Trainer Workshop – March 21-22, 2022 PMMI’s Certified Trainer Workshops will equip your company with strategies and tactics to train well across all employee skill levels including service technicians, service and training managers, maintenance technicians, internal trainers, line supervisors, and any employee tasked with training fellow employees or customers. Visit to register. • Fundamentals of Field Service – March 21-22, 2022 Field service technicians are the face of your organization. While technical proficiency garners the most attention, there is far more to being a technician. This 2-day workshop explores non-technical knowledge and skills needed to be a great technician. Topics include: Customer Service, Troubleshooting, Environmental Issues, Safety, Training, and Service Call Follow Up. Visit to register. Association Partner Pavilion: This pavilion houses leading associations dedicated to advancing the packaging and processing industry, offering significant resources, insights and expertise all in one central location. Participating associations already confirmed include the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), Institute of Packaging Professionals, the Contract Packaging Association, Flexible Packaging Association, OMAC – Organization for Machine Automation & Control, the Foundation For Supply Chain Solutions (F4SS) with many more to come. Health, Safety, and Local Philadelphia Regulations To learn about the PACK Ready Health and Safety plan and Philadelphia’s recent vaccination mandate*, visit packexpoeast. com/packready. The site will have the most updated information and details on vaccination requirements and exemptions. *The City of Philadelphia requires proof of vaccination for all venues serving food and beverage, therefore proof of vaccination is required to attend PACK EXPO East. For more information on Philadelphia’s vaccination requirements and exemptions visit Show Management will continue to monitor any updates from all state and local directives as well as our partners at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and update show participants accordingly. PACK EXPO East Mobile App Navigate the show like a pro with our free mobile app. • Look up exhibitors, products and educational sessions • Create and save a personal agenda of what you want to see and do • Navigate from booth to booth with the interactive map • Get news and notifications about demos, giveaways and more • Access your agenda anywhere App available for download mid-February 2022 Justification Letter: Make Your Case to Attend Need to convince your boss that attending is beneficial? Download our “justification letter” template to demonstrate your objectives in attending and the ideas you’ll bring back to the team. Just visit to download, sign, and either print or attach to an email. PW


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ast year’s wildly successful PACK EXPO Las Vegas proved to the packaging community not only that pandemic era in-person events can be done, but they can be done safely and executed well. Carrying momentum from September 2021’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PMMI continues on its industry reunification tour, this time with the returning regional hit PACK EXPO East 2022. With many of the nation’s CPGs, and plenty of pharma manufacturers, located within 200 miles of Philadelphia, PACK EXPO East 2022 promises the full PACK EXPO vibe in an easy-to-get-to location. PACK EXPO East 2022 runs March 21st to 23rd at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the threeday event features 400 exhibiting companies and spans 100,000 net square feet, providing the opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas with 7,000 peers. The northeastern U.S. is home to nearly one-third of the nation’s top CPGs. Plus, manufacturing companies are one of the top five employer groups in the region, according to Statistical Atlas. Benefiting from this concentration of CPGs and brand owners, PACK EXPO East will address the trends and challenges driving the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and medical device, cosmetics and personal care, industrial and household chemical, and other packaged goods industries. Attendees include manufacturers, managers, engineers, production supervisors, purchasers, brand managers, package designers, product development professionals, and supply chain and logistics professionals from companies of all sizes. The show has already surpassed the size of the last two PACK EXPO East events in 2018 and 2020, which was held just before the pandemic and exhibit sales continue their upward trend. Registra-

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND LOCAL PHILADELPHIA REGULATIONS To learn about the PACK Ready Health and Safety plan and Philadelphia’s recent vaccination mandate*, visit The site will have the most updated information and details on vaccination requirements and exemptions. *The City of Philadelphia requires proof of vaccination for all venues serving food and beverage, therefore proof of vaccination is required to attend PACK EXPO East. For more information on Philadelphia’s vaccination requirements and exemptions visit Show Management will continue to monitor any updates from all state and local directives as well as our partners at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and update show participants accordingly.

tion is also keeping pace with the 2020 show at the time of this writing. Visit for live stats on attendance and exhibitors. “Things have changed dramatically since 2020 and our industry has been working to keep up during this pandemic,” says Laura Thompson, VP, Trade Shows, PMMI. “There is a need to meet faceto-face to find solutions to keep up with demand and our numbers indicate that the industry is excited to come together and see the latest technologies first-hand.”

Bring the whole team Feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike has identified PACK EXPO East as a highly efficient way for end users and suppliers of packaging technologies to engage. It doesn’t hurt that the East Coast region is so strongly represented in this industry. After four successful PACK EXPO East events, a frequent theme is how accessible the shows have been, and not only to top packaging equipment and materials buyers, but also to whole teams of attendees who otherwise don’t get to go to hands-on trade shows. Attending organizations find they can reproduce a “PACK EXPO” experience for bigger portions of their teams, and can send folks they might not be able to fly to Chicago or Las Vegas. The barrier to entry is much lower for those in the northeast. “I’m a returning attendee to PACK EXPO East,” John Kuzanan, Engineer with Empire Coffee Co. Inc., says. “Empire Coffee roasts a range of coffees and we’re here to find k-cup solutions. The show is



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close to our operation in New York and it’s a good venue for speaking one-on-one with suppliers about their technologies.” Some attending companies send younger employees as a way of rewarding, incentivizing, and nurturing their professional development, or send a mix of employees of different experience levels together to encourage mentoring relationships. These types of attendees can benefit from one-on-one, face-to-face dialog with the northeast regional packaging machinery and materials suppliers they will continue to work with throughout their careers. “I came to PACK EXPO East looking to find packaging and labeling solutions but was pleasantly surprised to find so much more,” adds David Garcia, product manager, Refresco Beverages US Inc. “It is very informative and the one-on-one engagement here is invaluable. PACK EXPO East is a great place to disover the latest technologies in the industry and see them in action. I’m walking away from the show knowing what types of machinery I’m going to invest in.”

Educational and networking opportunities abound The biennial event provides professionals from the consumer packaged goods-and life sciences-rich northeast corridor a convenient and rewarding opportunity to explore the latest packaging and processing technology in person, connect with suppliers, and find applicable solutions in a changing marketplace. PMMI has proven that PACK EXPO events provide unmatched networking and educational opportunities. Attendees and exhibitors alike will have access to must-see highlights at this year’s show. Free, supplier-driven, 30-minute seminars on the Innovation Stage offer opportunities to learn from experts. Meanwhile, the Forum at PACK EXPO will feature free, interactive, 45-minute open sessions followed by small group discussions and Q&A sessions on the latest industry trends. Networking highpoints include the PACK EXPO East Opening Reception, the Young Professionals Reception hosted by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network, and The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) networking reception on. PACK EXPO East isn’t just for the pros. The event offers programs and activities aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging, too. For example, come see high school robotics teams from the Philadelphia area showcase their design, engineering, and troubleshooting skills at the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase.

PMMI’s Certified Trainer Workshops, held March 21-22 will equip your company with strategies and tactics to train well across all employee skill levels including service technicians, service and training managers, maintenance technicians, internal trainers, line supervisors, and any employee tasked with training fellow employees or customers. Field service technicians are the face of your organization. While technical proficiency garners the most attention, there is far more to being a technician. Also held March 21-22, Fundamentals of Field Service is a two-day workshop explores non-technical knowledge and skills needed to be a great technician. Topics include: Customer Service, Troubleshooting, Environmental Issues, Safety, Training, and Service Call Follow Up. The Workforce Development Pavilion will feature PMMI Partner Schools presenting mechatronics, packaging, and processing offerings, with an opportunity to meet students interested in careers in the industry. The Association Partner Pavilion houses leading associations dedicated to advancing the packaging and processing industry, including the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), AIM, CPA - The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), OMAC – Organization for Machine Automation & Control, and the Foundation For Supply Chain Solutions (F4SS), with many more to come. Visit for a full schedule of events, and to register where necessary. “As industry analysts, we’re here to observe trends and new technologies…,” says Dan Ward, Commercial Director, Ducker Frontier. “PACK EXPO East is a good show to see what is going on in the industry.” Just a drive or train trip away for most of the east coast, no other event will offer such a wide range of state-of-the-art packaging and processing solutions as PACK EXPO East. For more information and to register, visit PW PACKAGING WORLD | SHOWCASE 2022

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RETRO PACK DESIGN TRENDS MIX IT UP WITH NEW E-COMM REALITIES Brands are bringing back the vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and bold patterns that epitomized the Memphis Design trend of the ’80s, with their own modern twist. We’ll see how throwback design trends intersect with new concepts like e-commerce’s ‘unboxing’ and ‘porch appeal.’

6 Brands Reinventing the Memphis Retro Trend By Tristan Le Breton, Contributing Editor


f you’re not familiar with Memphis Design by name, you’d likely recognize it by sight. Featuring bold, graphic patterns and retro, clashing color palettes with plenty of neon hues, the ’80s design aesthetic is hard to miss. Design styles are often an indication of, or a reaction to, the times we’re living in; Memphis Design is the perfect example of this—both when it first came onto the scene and now. The 1960s and 1970s were heavily influenced by modern minimalism, which played by the rule “less is more,” encouraging clean lines and neutral tones. Tired of this lack of excitement in design, a group of architects and industrial designers in Milan, Italy, responded by doing the exact opposite. Calling themselves the Memphis Group, they rebelled against the wave of understated design with a style centered around vibrant colors and a jumble of geometric shapes, stripes, and bold patterns. Initially coming to life in the form of furniture, the trend soon expanded to art, design, fashion, and popular culture. Given that we’ve all spent much of the last 18 months stuck within the four walls of our homes, it’s no surprise we’re seeing a collective yearning for more excitement in design and beyond. Brands are once again embracing more artful trends for their packaging that not only show off their personalities, but also brighten up their customers’ days too. Memphis Design’s loud presence may be polarizing, especially when not approached in the right way, but many brands are finding impressive ways to put their own spin on the trend and expertly walk the line between fashionably retro and dated. Here are six brands doing a great job of bringing back Memphis Design in a modern way, one package at a time.

packaging. While most of us had written off toilet paper as a boring, bland necessity, Who Gives a Crap (WGAC) saw an opportunity to innovate and stir things up, while having a positive social and environmental impact. While WGAC’s IMAGE CREDIT: WHO GIVES A CRAP intentions are obviously very serious, its brand personality is anything but (does toilet humor ever get old?), and it has adapted Memphis Design to epitomize this in its packaging. Using bright colors and a mix of patterns consisting of lines, circles, and geometric shapes, it’s eye-catching, fun, inviting, and, most importantly, matches the energy of the brand. Plus, all these elements create the perfect backdrop for its logo to really stand out.

2. Temescal Brewing From its glassware to its beer cans, Oakland, Calif.-based Temescal Brewing plays with multiple elements of Memphis design across all its brand assets. In some instances, it’s a more traditional look, using those recognizable clashing patterns and vibrant

1. Who Gives a Crap This Australian-founded company’s ethos is all about doing things differently, and this rings true for everything from its product to its IMAGE CREDIT: TEMESCAL BREWING



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color choices. In others, they have experimented with cool letterforms infused with Memphis vibes to let the product names and styles speak for themselves. Temescal’s aesthetic is ultimately a perfect example of how versatile Memphis Design can be, even within one brand. Depending on the feel they want to evoke for each product, they adapt the style accordingly. The brand prides itself on being fresh and welcoming, and they cleverly use Memphis Design to send that message.

3. Doritos


While Doritos obviously has an assortment of different packaging designs, this limited-edition tangy pickle flavor is giving off serious Memphis energy. This may be the most obvious example of Memphis Design on this list, almost transporting you back to the ’80s just by looking at it. From the flashy geometric IMAGE CREDIT: DORITOS shapes and lines to the neon colors, the design is unquestionably in your face, giving off the intensity Memphis Design is known for. While this packaging design would likely be a bit over the top for many, in this case, it’s a perfect representation of the intense flavor of the chips inside—stimulating the senses just as much as the taste!

design right through its suite of brand assets, from social media to its website. Memphis design can (intentionally) feel quite spontaneous and chaotic and can sometimes look out of place randomly applied to a packaging design. However, by embracing it across all touchpoints of its brand, Calexo maintains brand consistency and recognizability—which are vital attributes for building trust and long-lasting connections with customers.

6. Mighty Gum

4. Halo Top Ice Cream Halo Top is a game changer in the ice cream category. Much like the Memphis Group, the brand wanted to rebel against something that felt stagnant. In this case, that thing was the idea that ice cream could and should only be enjoyed in small doses. While a bit on the more subtle side, the brand’s minimalistic use of Memphis Design aims to evoke the same pleasure and joy that comes with eating a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting. Just by looking at the variety of colors, shapes, and strokes used cleverly for each flavor, you have an idea of what the product will taste like. It feels a bit extravagant without being overly so, and this clever use of miniature shapes and lines encompass the Memphis feel without clashing with the essence of the brand. IMAGE CREDIT: HALO TOP

5. Calexo California-based Calexo makes sparkling cannabis beverages designed to “bring a smile to your mind.” This is perfectly embodied in its packaging, which is full of vibrant colors and graphic geometric patterns reminiscent of the fresh nature of the Memphis aesthetic. But the smiles don’t stop there, as the brand has extended the

Mighty Gum’s packaging shakes things up with a softer take on classic Memphis Design. Instead of straight lines, rigid geometric patterns, and bright colors, the brand mixes things up by incorporating more organic shapes, and muted and restrained colors, all overlaid with tiny zigzag illustrations. This is a great example of reworking a trend to best suit your brand ethos and better appeal to your target audience. The way in which Mighty Gum has applied Memphis Design helps the brand differentiate itself from other gums on the market, without distancing itself from its ideal customers. And following the crowd was never what Memphis was about anyway! There’s a common theme that all these brands share, and that’s the desire to be known for doing things a little differently. If you’re also looking to help your products stand out from the crowd, then Memphis may be the design style for you. But, as is the case with any packaging design, whatever you choose should be reflective of your personality, values, and goals as a brand. Feel free to make Memphis entirely your own—after all, the style itself was born out of breaking the rules! PW Tristan Le Breton is Creative Director of 99designs, the global creative platform by Vistaprint. PACKAGING WORLD | SHOWCASE 2022

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5 Emerging Trends in E-commerce Package Design By Shayne Tilley, Contributing Editor


hile e-commerce was already well established before the pandemic, 2020 certainly prompted widescale changes in online shopping behavior that appear permanent. As retailers fought to continue operating after closing their physical stores, we also saw unprecedented e-commerce adoption as both business owners and consumers worked to keep up with this new retail reality. This was brave new territory for many small businesses that, among many other things, now had to consider how they could continue making meaningful connections with their customers in a socially distanced world. Suddenly, the box in the mail became the only chance for brands to have a physical interaction with buyers— and this has had an interesting effect on packaging design! When looking at the design trends shaping e-commerce packaging this year, there is a clear theme. Thanks to the astronomical rise of online shopping, we’ve seen an increasing number of brands turning away from plain or stock packaging. Instead, boxes are now looking like works of art in their own right as brands aim to deliver a little piece of their personality straight to customers’ doorsteps. Let’s take a look at five of these artful trends shaping packaging right now.

2. Hyper-simplistic geometry

1. Solid, all-over color

It’s time to let your product names do the talking with the use of striking typography that makes each word feel like a piece of artwork in itself. Rather than placing a logo, brand name, or illustration center stage, the names of the products themselves are now the star of the show. Any additional design elements are simply used to make the name stand out. As this style leaves no doubt as to what the product is called or does, it is the perfect trend for product-focused businesses that are looking to increase brand awareness. Through the use of creative and eye-catching lettering, this design style has the unique ability to give a product a distinctive personality all its own. Unlike most traditional supplement companies, Minnesota’s Crystal Star has leveraged this trend on its simple yet stylish packaging to appeal to customers seeking alternative wellness products. Pairing strong typefaces with clean, bright colors for the product names on its bottle labels, these products can entice older and younger generations alike.

Probably one of the most simple but effective trends in e-commerce packaging design right now, this style sees products packaged in single, solid colors. Unlike other trends, which make use of intricate illustrations or bold typefaces, it’s the use of bold, bright, and often unconventional shade choices that draw the buyer in. The correct color choices can both create a specific aesthetic for your products as well as give customers subtle clues about the ingredients. For example, Los Angeles-based superfood smoothie maker TUSOL Wellness uses a range of shades directly representing the hero ingredient of each of its individual smoothie sachets, making each flavor easily recognizable. The color choices are also paired with a shiny, metallic material, giving each sachet a luxurious look and feel. While this trend is a lot more understated, it is an incredibly powerful way to ensure products stand out against the competition.


Another design trend shaping (literally) the packaging world right now is the use of simple yet striking geometric concepts. Here, designs incorporate straight and neat lines and tight angles paired with distinctive colors to make an unforgettable impression on customers. While geometric patterns may look plain at first glance, the superpower of this design style is in its abstract simplicity. Instead of straight up showing or telling customers with illustrations or imagery, these clever geometric elements give them hints of what to expect when they open things up. For example, the grid-like design on California’s Sincere Cider uses various elements and colors inspired by apples to evoke the crisp, clean flavors to be found within.

3. Product names front and center


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4. Organically shaped color blocking

Now it’s time to get started!

Undoubtedly one of the most popular design trends right now, this style beautifully merges the shift towards increasingly environmentally conscious consumer sentiment and the overarching art-inspired design trend seen right now in e-commerce. Color blocking as a concept isn’t exactly new. But doing so with softer and more natural colors, shapes, and textures? That’s very 2021. Rather than clear, straight, lined boxes of color, these are collages of unbalanced, unevenly weighted shapes overlaid with freckles, squiggles, and spirals. Whether abstract or portraying scenes found in nature, these designs are a welcome breath of fresh air for so many of us who spent the majority of the past 12 months cooped up inside. A great example can be found with clean skincare brand ORPHEUS, which uses soft organic shapes and colors on its packaging to create the image of a stunning ethereal landscape that is a nod to the Resurrection Flower found in its products.

Whether you’re an e-commerce business looking to level up your packaging game this year or a fresh, new brand just starting out, tapping into design trends can be an easy yet effective way to ensure your brand stands out and leaves a lasting impression on customers. But when the design trends all look so incredible, deciding which style is right for your brand can be a bit daunting. In this instance, it can be helpful to ask yourself a series of questions before you start the product packaging design process. • What is the product? Of course, you need to know how big it is, what shape it is, and what it does to inform the logistical side of things. But by breaking it down even further, you can draw out inspiration for the type of design you’re going to use. What ingredients is it made of? Does it have a particular scent or texture? As we saw with the above trends, often the design—whether it’s a pattern, illustration, or clever use of colors—is so much more than simply an embellishment. • Who’s buying the product? Your packaging should appeal to your ideal customer, so it’s important that you know who that customer is before designing your packaging. So next you need to ask yourself, who’s your target audience? What do they value and need? Are they old or young? Are they environmentally conscious? Are they on a budget, or do they have a higher disposable income? By homing in on your ideal customer and what’s important to them, you can narrow down your design choices to something that’s truly going to catch their eye. • Who are you as a brand? Finally, ensure you know who you are as a brand. It’s all very well creating stunning packaging, but if it doesn’t mirror your values, purpose, and personality, it’s not going to create a seamless brand experience. This doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with quirky design, but it should fit within the parameters of your overarching brand narrative. Are you playful or serious? Are you luxurious or cost-effective? Energetic or stoic? And most importantly, what do you stand for? The answers to the above questions will help you form a blueprint that will guide every facet of your packaging design—from fronts, logos, copy, and colors right through to the materials and different layers you use. With many consumers realizing that shopping online is beneficial for their daily lives, there’s no doubt that e-commerce looks set to be the norm for many of us. And with the effects this has already had on e-commerce packaging design, it’s likely we can expect to see plenty of beautifully designed packages arriving in our homes for the foreseeable future. PW

5. Picture-perfect symmetry It’s not uncommon for the top design trends each year to appear contradictory. In fact, it’s almost expected! Not everyone likes the same pizza toppings, so to speak. While some designers and brands are experimenting with imperfect shapes and unusual patterns, we’re also seeing packaging that swings in the complete opposite direction by playing with order and balance. Whether incredibly complex and tight illustrations or looser, more disconnected patterns that leverage negative space, the visually satisfying nature of symmetry elicits a sense of calm, order, and grounding—starkly contrasting the chaos of the last year. A perfect example can be seen on the bold and almost hypnotic symmetrical patterns on the beer cans of Costa Rica’s Numu Brewing.

Shayne Tilley is Head of Marketing for 99designs, the global creative platform by Vistaprint.


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This alphabetical list of exhibitors is the perfect place to begin your show planning. Note that all advertisers in this issue are listed in blue. Exhibitor list as of February 5, 2018. 1-Pack, Inc., 3008


A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., 1900 Accutek Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., 1700 ACSIS, Inc., 2821

ADCO Manufacturing, 2126 See our ad on pg. 12

Adhesive and Sealant Council, 321 Admix, Inc., 1407 AES Packaging Solutions, Inc., 2814 Aesus Packaging Systems Inc., 709 AFA Systems Ltd., 2813 AFC Materials Group, 1506 AIM North America, 320 Air and Water Systems, LLC, 2702 Air Control Industries, 1516 Airtac USA Corporation, 1004 ALGRIP Slip-Resistant Products / Ohio Gratings, Inc., 1821 All Packaging Machinery Corp., 1410 Allen Field Company, Inc., 3003 All-Fill, Inc., 2420 ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc., 1106 Alro Steel & Plastics, 1703 Altech Corporation, 1803 American Holt Corp., 1408 AmeriPak, 1114 AMI Bearings, Inc., 1806 Ametek- Lloyd Material Testing 3027 AMS Filling Systems, Inc., 1713 Anritsu - Product Inspection & Detection, 2506 AP Dataweigh Inc., 1629 APPS Inc., 1208 Aripack, Inc, 1405 A-Safe Inc., 1528 Astaara Technology Pte Ltd, 1318 AstroNova Product Identification, 1214 AT Information Products, Inc., 2613 Atlantic Coated Papers, 1606 Auger Manufacturing Specialists, 310 Auto Labe, 1613 Automation World, 2200 Axiflow Technologies, Inc, 1523 Axon, 2320


BFM® Global, 2915


Bairespack USA LLC, 2606 Bartelt Packaging, 2316 Baumer hhs, 1209 BCS Motion, Inc., 1116 BellatRx Inc., 2709

Bell-Mark Sales Company, 1909 See our ad on pg. 13

BESSEN Corp., 2909 BestCode, 1218 BHUMI International, 518 BIXOLON America Inc., 1720 BluePrint Automation (BPA), 1413 BNP Media, 702 Boston Conveyor & Automation, 2604 Bradman Lake Inc., 2404 Bratney Companies, 1104

Brenton, 2220 See our ad on pg. 14

Bucks County Community College, 417 Busch Vacuum Solutions, 2815 BW Flexible Systems, 1926


CAM Packaging Systems, 400 Cama North America, 1906 Campbell Wrapper Corporation, 1808 Canon U.S.A., Inc., 2907 Carleton Helical Technologies, 1200 CDA USA Inc., 904 Celtheq Industries, Inc., 1917 Certified Machinery Inc. , 2022 Charles Beseler Company, 1515 Chase-Logeman Corporation, 1600 CIR Packaging, 1829 Circle Packaging Machinery Inc., 1808 Cleartec Packaging, 1604 Clevertech North America, 1805 CMC Design-Build, Inc., 410 CMES Robotics Inc., 2806 Code Tech, 2204

Columbia Machine, Inc., 1100 See our ad on pg. 15

Compass Wire Cloth Corp., 1320 Contract Packaging Association, 425 Contract Packaging Magazine, 2200 Controls Engineering, 1223 Conversight.Ai, 517

Conveyor Handling Company (CHC), 823 Core Stripper, Inc., 1418 Coval Vacuum Technology, Inc., 1421 Craemer (Craemer US Corp.), 3017 CSS International Corporation, 1501 CURTI USA CORPORATION, 405 Custom Technologies LLC, 2905


Darnell-Rose, 1316 Dartronics, Inc., 2609

Dase-Sing Packaging Technology CO., LTD See our ads on pgs. 16, 17

Decker Tape Products, Inc., 313 Dingye Machinery Company, 1428 DIPCO, 1718 Do-It Corporation, 1929 Domino Amjet, Inc. 2507 Dorner, 1022 DPSS Lasers Inc., 1729 DTM Massman, LLC, 2014


Eastey, 908

EBS Ink Jet Systems USA, Inc., 2106 See our ads on pgs. 18, 19

Econocorp, Inc., 1800 EDL Packaging Engineers, 2014 Effytec USA, 1808 Electrosteam Generator Corp, 1818 ELGi, 527 Elmark Packaging Inc., 1114 Emery Winslow Scale Company, 526 Emirates Printing Press, 1918 EMS Group USA LLC, 1221 Enercon Industries Corporation, 2500 Engilico, 1721 Engineered Automation of Maine, 2524E-PAK Machinery, Inc., 2102 EPI, 2204 Ergostrap Inc., 3026 EXPO PACK Guadalajara, 2200 EXPO PACK Mexico, 2200 FACTRONICS USA, LLC, 509


Fallas Automation, Inc., 2406

FEMC, 1400 FILAMATIC, 1708 FlexLink Systems, Inc., 918 Floor Skinz, 2829 FlexSack By ABC Polymer Industries, 409 Flowcrete/Key Resin Company, 1505 Fluence Automation, 1609 FoodSafe Drains, 1308 Formers International, Inc., 1715 Formost Fuji Corporation, 2110 Forpak, 508 Foundation For Supply Chain Solutions (F4SS), 322 Future Innovators Robotics Showcase, 625 FP Developments, Inc., 1500


Gamse Labels and Packaging, 516 Garrido Printing Equipment Inc., 600 Garvey Corporation, 2224 General Magnaplate Corporation, 1601 General Packer Co., Ltd., 2014 Goff’s Enterprises, Inc. , 715 Goodway Technologies, 1317 Greener Corporation, 1401 Greydon, 2204


Hamrick Packaging Systems, 2118 Han’s Laser Corp., 2908 Hansen-Rice, Inc., 1622 Hassia-Redatron USA, 1808 Healthcare Packaging, 2200

Heat and Control, Inc., 1000 See our ad on pg. 20

High Tek USA, Inc., 613 HMC Products, Inc., 1628 Holland Packaging, 2828 Holly Label Company, Inc., 1503 HOMAY INTERNATIONAL TRADING (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD, 2922 Hoosier Feeder Company, 1122 HSAUSA, 2609 HSM of America, LLC, 1728 HPT Pharma, LLC , 1114


ID Technology, 2204 Ideal-Pak Massman LLC, 2014


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IKA Works, Inc., 821 IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions, 2128 Independent Can Company, 1404 Inline Filling Systems, LLC, 3028 In-Line Packaging Systems, Inc., 2501 INOPAK, 2004 Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), 423 Integrated Productivity Systems LLC (IPSi), 1815 Interflex, USA, 1520


J.W. Winco, Inc., 1824

JLS Automation, 2803 See our ad on pg. 21

JOLT Software, 1607 Jowat Corporation, 1416


K2 Kinetics, 902 Keyence Corporation, 504 Kirk-Rudy, Inc., 814 Kliklok LLC, a Syntegon company, 2000 KORX, 1920


Labelpack Automation, Inc., 1823 Lako Tool and Manufacturing, 1723 Laminacorr Industries, 2603 Langguth America Ltd, 1623 Leancure, 302 Lee Industries, Inc., 1417 Lenox Laser, 2929 LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc., 3024 Lighthouse Systems, Inc., 1402 Lingualinx Language Solutions Inc., 1519 Linmot USA, Inc., 2002 Liquid Floors, Inc, 1507 Longford International Ltd., 1809


M & J Customs LLC., 1315 M.O. Industries, Inc., 2528 MACTEC Packaging Technologies, 2504 Madison Polymeric Engineering, 1305 Mamata Enterprises, Inc. 1020 Matrix Packaging Machinery, 2314 Maxpack Machinery LLC, 3005 MBF North America Inc., 1403 McCue Corporation, 1229 Mercury, 3016 Met Speed Label, 1415 METTLER TOLEDO, 1902 MFT Automation, 1726 Mini Motor SPA, 2521 Miura America Co., Ltd, 1006 Modern Packaging LLC, 2210

Modular Conveyor Express, 2324 See our ad on pg. 22

Morrison Container Handling Solutions, 1610

Multi-Conveyor, 1211 See our ad on pg. 23

N NCC Automated Systems, 1426 NCS Technologies, Inc., 1319 NeuraLabel, 708 NETZSCH PUMPS NORTH AMERICA LLC, 2913 New England Machinery, Inc., 2414 Nexthermal, 2522

Niverplast NA Inc., 2703 See our ad on pg. 24

Norland International Inc., 1205 North Coast Technical, Inc., 2705 Nuspark Inc., 1908 Nutec Systems Inc., 2022


Oden Machinery, Inc., 2102 ODT Global, LLC, 1303 OEEsystems International, 308 OEM, 2200 OMAC - The Organization For Machine Automation and Control, 323 Omega Design Corporation, 1710 OMG THERMOFORMING, 1307 ONExia Inc., 2020 OpX Leadership Network, 2200 ORICS, 802 Orientech Automation Solutions Inc., 1615


PAC Machinery, 1914 PAC Strapping Products, Inc., 1016 PACK EXPO East, 2200 PACK EXPO Innovation Stage , 2226 PACK EXPO International, 2200 PACK EXPO Las Vegas, 2200 Packaging By Design, 2823 Packaging World, 2200 Packline USA, 826 Packworld USA, Ltd., 2509 PAK-TEC, INC, 413 PallayPack Inc, 916 Panther Freight Inc., 1522 Panther Industries, Inc., 2204 ParityFactory, LLC, 1329 Passaic Rubber Company, 1608 Pattyn North America, Inc., 2418 PDC International Corporation, 1226 PennPac, 429 Perfex Corporation, 923 Per-Fil Industries, Inc., 2513 Pester USA Inc., 1502 PFM Packaging Machinery Corp., 2104 Philadelphia Technician Training Institute., 419 Piab Inc., 2723 Pineberry Manufacturing, 2424 Plan IT Packaging Systems Inc., 2826 Plasticos Generales S.A., 1820 PMI KYOTO, 1202 PMMI, 2200

PMMI Media Group, 2200 PMMI U, 2200 PMMI Workforce Development, 2200 POBCO, Inc., 1102 Point Five Packaging, LLC, 300 Polykon Envases, 303 Polymer Solutions International, Inc., 609 Polypack, Inc., 2400 PPi Technologies Group, 2408 PPG, 815 Precision Automation Company, Inc., 1014 Premier Packaging, 529 Presto Products Company, 1701 PrimeTest® Automation, Inc., 1509 ProFood World, 2200 ProMach, Inc., 2214 ProSys Servo Filling Systems, 1300 ProtoCAM, 426 PSnC/Avanti, 1619


Taconic, 1521 Taisei Lamick USA, 2108 Tapeswitch Corporation, 1705 Tawi USA, Inc., 1002 Tecnopool S.P.A., 2416 Telesonic PAK, LLC, 1814 Terra Firma Ltd / Retail Pak, 1217 The Forum – An Industry Knowledge Exchange, 1026 The Massman Companies, 2014 The Scale People, Inc., 3027 TigerPress, 2914 Transatlantic Translations Group, 1627

Triangle Package Machinery Co., 2600 Tridyne Process Systems, Inc., 1423 Tripack LLC, 1110 Triton International Enterprises, 1508 Tufco Flooring, Inc., 1717


Ultrasource LLC, 1419 Unified Flex Packaging Technologies, 805 UNIQBAG LP, 1719 Unique Solutions Automation LLC, 2809 United Barcode Systems, 3012 Universal Machine and Engineering Corporation, 1626 Universal Robots In Partnership With Applied Controls, Inc., 2621

Rollem Intl., 2503 See our ad on pg. 25

Ronchi America, LLC, 2018 See our ad on pg. 26

RonI, 1702 ROVEMA North America, Inc., 906 RR USA Inc, 1620 Ryson International Inc., 2008



VacMotion, Inc., 1905 VDL Packaging, 2810 VERTIV, 601 Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies, 1922 VMek Sorting Technology, 2715 VOLPAK S.A.U, 920 Vorne Industries, 1301

San Chiou Inc., 406 Sanitech Corporation, 1704 Sarg USA, 2822 Schmalz Inc., 1118 Scott Turbon Mixer, Inc., 1518 Secure Cable Ties, 2808 Septimatech Group Inc., 1802 Sesotec Inc., 2601 Shako Flexipack Pvt. Ltd., 404 Sheffield Machine Knife, 3015 Shibuya Hoppmann, 714 SILIKAL AMERICA, 1616 Ska Fabricating, 603 SLIPNOT®, 1826 Smart Packaging Technology, 1215 SMC Corporation of America, 2426 Somec Corp., 1605 Southwest Formseal, 1617 Spartech, 3006


Webber/Smith Associates, Inc., 2805 Weighpack Systems, Inc. / Paxiom, 800 Wexler Packaging Products, Inc., 622 Wexxar Bel, 2220 WIPOTEC-OCS, Inc., 914


Xyntek Inc., 1921


Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., 1313 Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., 1008 St. Onge Company, 1716 START International, 1323


See our ads on pgs. 28, 29

Rasco Industries, Inc., 1409 REB/Quality Cup, 2515 Rechner Electronics Ind., Inc., 521 Redzone Production Systems, 305 Remcon Plastics, Inc., 1602 Rena by Quadient, 1206 Reusable Packaging Association, 2818

See our ad on pg. 27

Sullair A Hitachi Group Company, 808 Syntegon Packaging Technology, LLC, 2000

Yamato Corporation, 2714 See our ad on pg. 30

York Imperial Plastics, Inc., 1504


Zacros America, Inc., 1923


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ADCO MAnufACturing

2170 Academy Avenue | Sanger, CA 93657 | United States Phone: 559.875.5563 Email: Founded in 1958 in Sanger, California, ADCO Manufacturing is a leading U.S. manufacturer of end-ofline packaging machinery and systems. ADCO machinery, as well as our people, can be found throughout the world working tirelessly to help our customers address everincreasing and constantly changing production needs. Having served customers in many industries including refrigerated and frozen foods, convenience foods, bakery, and snack foods, confectionery, personal care, cosmetics, and household products to name just a few, ADCO has the expertise and experience to help you get the job done right. Ask any of our loyal customers why they choose ADCO, and they’ll tell you it’s because we always stand behind our commitments and we are there for them, on time, every time. At ADCO, we understand the increasing demands being placed on our customers and every ADCO team member knows that meeting expectations is simply a good starting point. Contact us today and let our knowledgeable and caring experts help you with your end-of-line packaging needs. SERVICE: At ADCO, we know your business demands more than just quality products. You can count on ADCO to offer the appropriate resources, reach and knowledge to add value to your operation and contribute to your success. Our team of qualified Service Technicians will: • Help you plan an effective startup of your ADCO packaging system • Install your packaging machinery • Train your employees in the safe operation and maintenance of your ADCO packaging system • Provide scheduled preventative maintenance of your ADCO packaging system When you’re in need, we’re ready with innovative services that can help you succeed.

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331 Changebridge Road • Pine Brook, NJ 07058 • USA Phone: 973-882-0202 Email: For over 60 years, BELL-MARK has been developing innovative solutions for package and carton printing applications in the medical device, pharmaceutical, prepared foods, meat, bakery, dairy, and poultry packaging industries. BELL-MARK offers many in-line printing technologies, including piezo inkjet, thermal inkjet, thermal transfer, flexographic, and ink coder, all of which satisfy requirements to print directly onto package and carton substrates. BELL-MARK delivers industry-leading reliability and durability, time and time again. Highresolution print quality that is consistent affords you the peace of mind in knowing your codes will not fail. While other companies may claim it, BELL-MARK leads the way in lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment. In addition, most BELL-MARK printers include remote training and support as a standard feature at no additional cost, only requiring an internet connection.

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Brenton, a ProMach Product Brand

4750 County Road 13 NE | Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320.852.7705 Email: End of Line Packaging Equipment Brenton designs and manufactures End of Line (EoL) packaging equipment including case packers, palletizers, and robotic solutions. With expertise in conventional, hard automation as well as robotics, Brenton has the solution to fit your specific application requirements. Our case packing family offers solutions ranging from under 10 cases per minute to over 85 cases/trays per minute, accommodating RSC, HSC, tray, wrap-around, knock-down and harness cases. As a FANUC Certified Servicing Integrator and Strategic Market Specialist, Brenton’s extensive knowledge in robotics continues to expand. With proven robotic solutions in case and carton packing, palletizing, highspeed pick and place, material handling and customized robotic systems, Brenton provides their customers with a partnership deeply rooted in experience. Complete System Integration Brenton has seen and responded to the accelerating demand for turnkey, OEM integration and the benefit it offers their customers. For over a decade, Brenton has offered complete EoL integration between Brenton and customer specified equipment. This includes staged Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) guaranteeing peak performance capability, quicker start-up, lower risk, increased system safety and one point of contact for all product lines, resulting in better communication between the pieces of equipment. Aftermarket Customer Care With one of the longest running aftermarket programs in the industry, Brenton has a team of in-house aftermarket parts, service and machine modernization ex-perts. The parts and service departments work together to provide 24/7 support, keeping running at peak capacity. Brenton can modernize or rebuild your existing Brenton or competitor solution to reach peek OEE.

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Columbia/okura llC

301 Grove St Vancouver, WA 98661 Phone: 360.735.1952 Email: Safety, flexibility, and performance are key deliverables in providing the right solution for the application. Our team is skilled at listening to client needs and objectives to deliver innovative solutions. We draw upon our years of experience and palletizing expertise for every project we touch. SAFETY We help our customers reduce overall operating costs by developing an ergonomically friendly system that will reduce labor intensive heavy-lifting and repetitive motion injuries. Our systems are also equipped with industry leading safety technology. FLEXIBILITY Our systems are designed to meet the flexible packaging and production needs our customers are seeking.

See us at booth #1100

PERFORMANCE Columbia/Okura LLC’s strength is providing high performance systems, accomplishing speeds and throughput not attainable by others.

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No.465-1,puding, 18 Neighborhood, Puhe Village, Sinfong Township, Hsinchu County 30446. Taiwan Phone: 886-3-5686478 Email: DASE-SING is a leading manufacturer of Shrink Sleeving Machines for beverage, dairy, water, pharma, food and many other industries that require a packaging. We are one of the few companies in the world who supply raw film, label printing and packaging machines at one-stop. We offer a full range of packaging solutions to meet customers, including: - Auto Shrink Sleeve Machines - Complete Optional Accessories - Fancy Shrink Sleeve(Label) Printing - Raw Film Today, 10,000+ DASE-SING’s machines and countless label products are spread world wide in over 80 countries. Every one of them is the result of our almost 30+ years of experiences and hard work innovations. We attach great importance to quality after-sales service, high output and stable machine reliability. Our packaging machines meet customer requirements for machine speed, control system and machine accessories help to improve the efficiency of packaging manufacturers and reaching global standards. From slow to high-speed, normal to wide-caliber, DASE-SING’s machines help to improve the production efficiency of product manufacturers. Whether in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical or cosmetics segments, label design in each sector has its own unique functions and requirements, which makes necessary to have partners that present innovative solutions to the industry. As a leading brand in sleeve labelers, DASE-SING can help its customers with the right needs in terms of quality and stability labels and offers you everything from shrink film materials, film printing to shrink sleeve machines. More importantly, DASE-SING group have more than 30 years of professional label and sleeve application machinery manufacturing experiences. Our professional team is capable of handling various label application issues. You may contact directly with DASE-SING or contact us through local agents. We believe that by striving for excellence in our products and quality, we can build a deep level of trust with our customers, and we help you to achieve your production goals. We are looking forward to hear from you!



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EBS Ink-JEt SyStEmS USA, Inc.

1840 Industrial Drive, Suite 200 Libertyville, IL Phone: 847-996-0739 Email: A leading manufacturer of innovative contact-free industrial ink-jet printers, printing systems, and supplies, EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA offers packaging industry customers efficient, accurate, and clean ways to mark, label, and code products. EBS Ink-Jet printers include wireless, portable, hand-held printers and continuous in-line (large character and small-character) printers that: • print on virtually any package or product. • replace outdated and manual marking methods. EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA’s parent company, EBS Ink-Jet Systeme, has an over 40-year history of ink-jet coding innovations and expertise. Founded in 1977, EBS Ink-Jet Systeme, Cologne, Germany, pioneered the development of “drop-on-demand” ink-jet coding. Since that time, EBS has continued to advance and improve ink-jet coding tech-nology. Today, they remain a leading name in ink-jet coding throughout Europe. Founded in 2008, EBS Ink-Jet USA is centrally located in Libertyville, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Serving the ink-jet coding needs of all North and Central America, EBS Ink-Jet USA prides themselves on consistently meeting four significant customer goals: • providing high-performance products • building products using superior materials and workmanship • delivering exceptional service and support • ensuring fair product pricing EBS Ink-Jet USA’s disruptive innovation uproots conventional thinking on existing product marking methods and creates “no longer status quo” bottom-line process improvements.

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Efficient, Accurate, and Clean Ways to Mark and Code Innovative Contact-Free Industrial Ink-Jet Printers EBS-260 Hand-Held Ink-Jet Contact-Free Printer Replaces Manual Marking Methods Such as Stencils, Hand Stamps, Ink Rollers, Or Oil Crayons 3 Prints on virtually any surface. 3 Lightweight with an ergonomically designed handgrip for easy handling. 3 Print up to 2.2” high characters and up to 4 separate lines of code. 3 On-board, color touch-screen controller simplifies on-the-fly adjustments.

Hand-Held Printers | Small Character In-Line Printers | Large Character In-Line Printers | Conveyors

EBS-6600 Continuous Ink-Jet Small Character In-Line Printer Features Operation Efficiency, Uninterrupted Power and Easy-to-Change Consumables 3 Consumes less power (only 19 watts) and less solvent. 3 Thirty days of continuous start-up and shut down operation without the need for print head cleaning. 3 Optional backup battery keeps the printer running during power outages. 3 Change fluids and filters FAST, without technicians or tools. EBS Ink-Jet USA’s disruptive innovation uproots conventional thinking on the existing product marking and coding methods and creates “no longer status quo” bottom-line process improvements. LEARN MORE AT: • 847-996-0739

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Heat and Control, InC.

21121 Cabot Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545 USA Phone: (510) 259-0500 Email: Heat and Control®, a world-leading equipment manufacturer, offers the latest technology and the highest quality equipment for processing, coating and seasoning, conveying, weighing, packaging, inspection, and controls/ information systems. Established in 1950, we have 11 manufacturing facilities, 12 testing centers, and more than 30 offices around the world. Our brands include FastBack® (horizontal motion conveyors and on-machine seasoning), Mastermatic (fryers), and Spray Dynamics® (coating and seasoning application systems), and we partner with other global manufacturing leaders, including Ishida (weighing packaging and inspection) and CEIA® (metal detection). We offer a single machine or can integrate several components into a complete system and assume single-source responsibility.

Food Processing–Frying systems, ovens, coating application, raw produce handling and more. Seasoning Application–A comprehensive range of seasoning solutions for on-machine or process area provide high performance, efficiency, and application accuracy. Conveying and Product Handling–Everything you need to move your product from start to end. Weighing/Combination Scales–Trust Ishida, the world leader in weighing technology. Packaging–From tray and container filling to fully automated and integrated Ishida snack food packaging systems. Inspection and Quality Assurance–Ishida x-ray machines and checkweighers and CEIA metal detection equipment. We assist manufacturers with equipment for all types of food, pharmaceutical, and non-food products, as well as provide pre- and post-sale technical support, parts, service, and training to maintain peak efficiency.

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20 Innovation Drive, York, PA 17402, USA Phone: 717/505-3800 Email: JLS Automation supplies simple, hygienic robotic packaging solutions for the food industry that solve complex packaging challenges. Designed for sanitary environments, our custom vision-guided primary and secondary robotic packaging systems are user-friendly, fast to startup, and ensure both worker and food safety. Several patents have been awarded for our proprietary robotic tooling and high-speed leak detection systems. Our hygienic, vision-guided robotic packaging systems are made to get wet, simple to integrate into your packaging line and never get tired! Talon® Primary Loading Systems - Pick-and-place systems for loading thermoformers, flow-wrappers, vacuum skin packs, trays (MAP or foam) and more. Osprey® Case Packers - Accurate and gentle loading of thermoformed packs, bags, SUPs, trays, chubs and other primary packs into standard RSC or retail-ready cases. Peregrine® Vision-Guided Cartoning Solution (patent pending) - Loading of tri-seal and other cartons has never been easier or more efficient. Full carton control from forming to closing. Elimination of conveyor transfers. Robotic loading and closing. And, all within a small footprint. Sandwich Assembly System - Automatically build various sandwiches, accurately stacking each component from the bun/bread to meat, cheese and other ingredients. Lines can include slicers, pick & place robotics, flow wrappers or thermoformers and case packers. Integrated Systems - We take system responsibility for your entire line from concept to design, integration, FAT and installation. JLS View - Virtual service calls utilizing Microsoft HoloLens 2 technology that saves time and gets your line back running fast and efficiently.

See us at booth #2803

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Modular Conveyor express (MCe)

600 S. Commercial St. Neenah, WI 54956 Phone: 844-293-2816 Email: Partner for Your Success Modular Conveyor Express (MCE) is the dedicated distributor network of Nercon. Selling exclusively through MCE Distributor Partners, MCE complete conveyor systems are designed by Nercon engineers and backed by Nercon quality standards. This network includes distributors located across the United States who are fully supported by an MCE team of conveyor experts able to understand and respond to the specific operational needs of the MCE distributor network on an individual basis. Conveyor Designed by Nercon Built to maximize productivity, MCE complete conveyor systems provide a significant competitive advantage to MCE distributors. Developed and designed by highly skilled Nercon engineers over countless hours of analysis and testing, MCE conveyors skip the costly start-up of a custom process and begin with a core of proven equipment making your projects more cost-effective and MCE’s turnaround time an advantage. MCE’s conveyor systems are manufactured at Nercon’s production facility in Oconto, Wis., where Lean Manufacturing practices are employed to increase quality, identify any wasteful operations, and reduce unnecessary costs. As an industry leader in manufacturing conveyor systems and equipment, we are proud of the advanced technology and unparalleled quality our distributors can count on. Contact us at (844) 293-2816 to learn more about becoming a distributor for MCE.

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25 Windustrial Road, PO Box 10 Winneconne, WI 54986 Phone: 800-236-7960 Email: We are a custom and standard conveyor manufacturer. Our products are multiple and unique. No one product defines Multi-Conveyor. We’ve designed and engineered some of the most simplistic to most revered conveyor solutions ever manufactured. The goal? To provide a more functional, affordable conveyor while maximizing productivity or saving essential floor space in the process. Our Designers and Engineers factor in safety, ease of use, maintenance, longevity, sanitation or agency compliance (as required) using quality components to meet or exceed your requirements. We bring technology driven operator-to-controls communications encompassing functional engineering designs; HMI interface and servos that provide faster, more efficient changeovers to feed various line packaging, case packing and pallet forming configurations. Flexibility in product shapes, weights and sizes are matched for increased throughput and future expansion. Even if you’re satisfied with your existing conveyor supplier, let us quote your next project. Chances are, we’ve already built a system that’s similar to the project you’re working on right now - or made one pretty dang close.

See us at booth #1211

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Niverplast B.v.

961 Chestnut St SE #105, Gainesville, GA 30501 Phone: 1.888.648.3775 Email: Founded in 1986, Niverplast is a worldwide leader in the food packaging equipment industry with our North American sales and service facility located in Gainesville, GA. The people at Niverplast are experts in helping manufacturing companies improve their operations, enhance time to market capabilities, and find ways to reduce overall manufacturing cost. Niverplast develops innovative packaging equipment solutions to protect and transport a wide range of products. Bag-in-box packaging for bread, meat, fish, liquids, and non-food products is our core-business. Niverplast’s line of bag-in-box packaging machines include CombiPlast®, EasyPlast® and VarioSeal®. Niverplast creates, designs, and delivers state-of-the-art custom solutions for all our manufacturing customers. At Niverplast, we are dedicated, passionate people. We want you to be happy with Niverplast, with our products and with us as a partner for improving your business.


See us at booth #2703


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Rollem InteRnatIonal

1650 S Lewis St. Anaheim, CA 92805 Phone: (800) 272-4381 Email: Rollem International is a leader in the manufacturing of print finishing machinery including the Insignia Series of Die-Cutters. These sheet-fed, flexo-magnetic production geared machines are designed for mid to long run, faster turnaround die cutting, kiss-cutting and embellishment. Capabilities include diecutting, kiss-cutting, perforating, scoring, two sided scoring, cut-scoring and embossing. With its ease of operation, economical price point and fast set-ups, packaging firms avoid lengthy changeover on their larger die cutters and instead put prototypes or shorter runs on the Insignia. With operating speeds up to 5,000 sph, three types of delivery options including the ability to operate in-line with the IS folder/gluer system, the Insignia handles products including folded cartons, flat line boxes, labels, retail hang tags, card carriers, PSA stickers and many more. The Insignia7 handles sheets up to 24x30”. The flexo-magnetic dies are a simple change-over from job to job. The stripping section diverts the matrix to deliver cut products to a slow moving conveyor. Rollem offers information about designing and ordering flexible dies for those who are not familiar with this type of die. This versatile, production geared machine is proudly produced in the U.S.A. by Rollem International.

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See us at booth #2503

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Ronchi AmeRicA LLc

63 Duncan Circle, Hiram, GA 30141-3237, USA Phone: 678/398-7413 Email: Ronchi America, Ronchi Mario’s American branch, was founded in 1997 and its headquarters is located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We design and manufacture advanced fillers, cappers, unscramblers and orienteers for liquid products including detergents, cosmetics, food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Ronchi America’s mission is to support the U.S. and Canadian market with sales, and after-sales activities, including the installation of machines, onsite support, and training, and ensuring availability of spare parts domestically. In 2013, to further strengthen our position in the North American market, we started producing an 18 head EXACTA stand-alone filler. This filler utilizes flow meter filling technology and Allen[1] Bradley controls. It can be easily integrated into new and existing lines and can be available in 12 weeks or less. In 2022 we are starting the production of stand-alone servo driven spindle cappers. In this machine servo motor technology is used to control cap application torque and cap orientation. This capper is also delivered in 12 weeks subject to availability. The Ronchi robotic bottle unscrambling system is designed to pick up and orient either symmetrical or non-symmetrical containers and place them into a programmable magnetic transport system or conventional pucks at output speeds of up to 300 plus bottles per minute. The Ronchi filling and capping Monoblocks are designed for flexibility, agility, and accuracy. The filling technology of the filler is based on flowmeter technology, which is extremely accurate. The capper uses a series of servo motors to create a programmable cam profile, and torque application and orientation control. With the electronic cam it is possible to run caps, pumps, and triggers on the same capping turret with tool-less change over.

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1360 Grandview Pkwy, Sturtevant, WI 53177, USA Phone: 877/375-2121 Email: Since 1981, Spee-Dee has earned a reputation for building reliable, accurate and durable dry filling systems. Customers trust Spee-Dee to improve efficiency, productivity and profitability. Our test lab is second-to-none and offers the ability to simulate your full production line at our facility. Auger Fillers - Servo technology eliminates time-consuming manual adjustments. Ideal for dry fill applications such as ground coffee, powdered drink mixes, baking mixes, sugar, spices, soup bases, nutraceuticals and more. Rotary Fillers - Fill rigid containers with ease and accuracy. Changeovers are a breeze with patented magnetic funnels and all tool-less change parts. An open design allows 360 degree access. Ideal applications include nutraceutical gummies and powders, nuts, spices and grated cheese. Speeds up to 400 containers per minute. PLC-Based Checkweighers - Electro-Magnetic Force Restoration (EMFR) weighing technology is ten times more accurate than strain gauge models. Tool-less belt changes, USB port for easy data collection and calibration by your technician - all in a small footprint. Sanitary, heavy-duty and inclined models available. Volumetric Cup Fillers - Quick-change cups are easily inserted in minutes. Telescoping cups offer the ability to fine tune the fill weight for fill and weight accuracy. Designed to handle a variety of applications from simple hand-fills to interfacing with automatic equipment. Speeds up to 140 fills per minute. Cannabis Filling Systems - Ensure fast and accurate filling with a unique tare/gross jar weighing system that checks both jar tare and gross weights-all while being easy to clean and helping maintain a sanitary environment. Easily integrates with a variety of multihead weighers. Reach speeds of up to 40 jars per minute as you fill jars with a range of 1 to 28 grams of flower cannabis.

See us at booth #1313

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6655 West Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60707, USA Phone: 773/889-0200 Email: Since 1923, Triangle has built a legacy of designing and building sanitary packaging equipment that has stood both the test of time as well as harsh washdown environments. We’re still servicing machines that have been running in the field since the 1950s. Today the family’s third generation carries on that tradition with superior engineering, a world-class manufacturing facility in Chicago, IL (USA) and unparalleled customer support. VFFS Baggers Keeping food and workers safe are our top priorities. Our vertical-form-fill-seal baggers are designed with sanitation and ease-of-use in mind. Triangle baggers meet USDA/3A and FSMA standards. All models come with an open, accessible design, sanitary forming tubes and sloped surfaces for easy run-off during washdown. Easy-changeover features include no-tool removal of forming tubes, sealing jaws and film rolls, allowing you to run multiple SKUs, package styles and materials, quickly. Premade Pouch Filler/Sealer For pre-made pouch applications, our rotary pouch machine is designed to run various styles, including Doy bags, and has the ability to store up to 48 recipes on the HMI. Inline Weighers Offering unmatched accuracy and speed, our family of inline combination weighers provides even product distribution, leading to fewer missed cycles compared to traditional circular multihead weighers. In addition, our inline weighers mount directly on top of VFFS baggers, saving valuable floor space and eliminating the need for costly mezzanines. Horizontal Cartoning Systems Our Flex 1 cartoning solution is ideal for bag-in-box applications such as cereal, rice, cake mix and more. Key features include quick and simple 3D changeover, single- or twin-pack bag capability, servo drives, and a compact footprint. Pairing a Triangle inline weigher and VFFS bagger with this compact cartoner provides a great integrated bag-in-box system - all in a small footprint. Superior Service & Support Your true relationship with Triangle starts when your machine is installed in your facility. Field service is available out of our Chicago headquarters as well as regionally throughout the US. Our 22 service technicians offer an average tenure of 18 years servicing Triangle equipment. Spare parts are manufactured in our Chicago facility and are typically shipped the same business day.

See us at booth #2600



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SINCE 1923 Rely on nearly a century of sanitary packaging experience. Our next generation of VFFS baggers are versatile, smart and sanitary. All in a small footprint. And ready to serve you for the “next” 100 years.

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Visit us in Booth #2600


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1272 Dakota Dr. Grafton, WI 53024 Phone: (262) 236-0000 Email: Always the best way to weigh. Yamato Corporation is the leading provider of automatic, commercial, and industrial weighing solutions in North, Central, and South America. Our industry strengths include cheese, poultry, snack foods, confectionery, prepared meals, fresh produce, and more. Whether your product is dry and free-flowing, wet and sticky, or frozen and a little difficult to run, a Yamato scale can weigh it for packaging. Yamato scales offer supreme accuracy and support a wide variety of markets. Our combination weighers, checkweighers, and depositors can address virtually any packaging application. Our commercial scales offer convenient weighing for a variety of retail markets, and our industrial solutions are ideal for very high target weights. We promise you the Yamato Difference. As Yamato – not a distributor or agent – we’re easily accessible and available to offer you direct advice and support. We understand that you need maximum uptime and non-stop performance. We promise you’ll get that from our scales, and from us. That’s the Yamato Difference. Yamato Corporation is a subsidiary of Yamato Scale Co., Ltd., headquartered in Akashi, Japan. Founded in 1920, Yamato Scale Co. is celebrating over 100 years of providing innovative, high-quality weighing equipment and systems to customers around the world. Learn more and find your scale at

See us at booth #2714



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All Packworld USA Medical Heat Sealers come equipped with TOSS Technology and the advanced PIREG ® Series temperature controllers. The PIREG controller monitors the resistance on the heatseal band and responds in milliseconds to assure precision temperature control over the entire heatseal band without the use of thermocouples.

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