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Trends seen on the show floor

New solutions at PACK EXPO International illustrate relentless dedication to packaging innovation.

The food and beverage packaging industry is undergoing constant change. New developments in automation, and a continuing focus on flexibility, continue to support the advancement of manufacturing operations in the areas of efficiency, sustainability and food safety.


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PMMI Corner

Advancing the beverage supply chain

PMMI’s Beverage Market Study explores the roles of leadership, technology and suppliers in overcoming supply chain challenges.
An efficient, secure supply chain is essential to enhance speed to market, product safety and sustainability
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Automated material handling report projects sales will hit $26.2 billion by 2018

The segment achieves 25% sales growth in 2013
The European market dominates automated material handling equipment/systems purchases, accounting for 36.6% of the global share. The United States is next at 23.2%, with Japan and China logging in a collective 11.6% of total global sales.
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Machinery Technology: Material Handling/Conveyors

Moving right along

Conveyors move quality packaging from beginning to end.
Moving products through busy, cramped production lines while preventing damage and loss often feels like it requires a cartoonish and complicated Rube Goldberg machine.
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Future Forecasts

A glimpse into tomorrow’s packaging

According to the September U.S. Industrial Outlook from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), manufacturing production is expected to increase 3.2% in 2014 despite the currently sluggish economy.
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Intelligrated releases ‘Rate Your Operation and Maintenance Program’ online assessment

Intelligrated Customer Service & Support is offering a new Rate Your Operation and Maintenance Program survey, an online assessment tool designed to help operators identify any distribution center inefficiencies and performance gaps.
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New router tackles dust build-up concerns

Mutli-Conveyor has become aware that there is a growing concern of dust build-up on plastic belt conveyors. Knowing this is actually an industry wide concern, Multi-Conveyor is being proactive in taking steps to find a solution.
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Pro Mach acquires KLEENLine Corporation

Acquisition expands Pro Mach's sanitary production and material handling capabilities

Acquisition expands Pro Mach’s sanitary production and material handling capabilities


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Cover Story: Automate 2013

The evolution of robots in packaging

A look at the imminent growth in the use of automation that’s lending packagers a helping arm.
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) recently released data about the North American robotic industry, revealing that sales are up and proving that robots are here to stay, aiding in the efficiency and speed of the food and beverage packaging industry.
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Cover Story: Automate 2013

Automate 2013: Proper preparation

Professionals in robotics and automation are gearing up for a grand event with next month’s Automate 2013 - use this article to figure out all you need to know to prepare.


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2015 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on the explosion of the snack packaging industry, the popularity of prepared foods, and much more!

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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The Packaging Guide 2015

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