Kegs are turned by the robot and placed on a conveyor leading to the keg washer.
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Robot anchors new keg line

Faced with increased demand for both beer and cider products in recent years, Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed a new kegging line in its plant in Laverton, a Melbourne suburb.
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Laser coding brings multiple benefits to Minhas.
Machine Case Study
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Printing upgrade at brewery

Minhas Brewery of Monroe, WI, has been busy upgrading its marking and date coding capabilities.
Vicky Smitley, CPA President
Column/Opinion
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A new CPA president helps members navigate life in the fast lane

Did you know this year marks the 23rd Anniversary of the CPA?
Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
News
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Confections aplenty at PACK EXPO

The National Confectioners Association hosts The Candy Bar Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.
News
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CPA brings insight to Innovation Stage

Session to tout value of contract packagers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Nanotechnology and healthcare diagnostics.
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What’s new in nanotechnology?

A look at nanotech for healthcare diagnostics and treatment, and how medical and pharmaceutical applications will boost the global nanocoatings market.
Feature Article
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Driving efficiency in industrial automation

There’s recent news to share from two organizations whose fundamental reason for being is to drive efficiency in industrial automation: Sercos (Serial Realtime Communication System) and PLCopen.
Jill Gabbert, CPA Account Executive
News
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CPA’S on the move

New board & expo news
Lisa Shambro
Column/Opinion
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Industry Inflection Point, Part 1: The infancy of contract partnerships

I’m often asked, “What’s going on in the contract manufacturing and packaging industry today?”
News
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Nonprofit co-packer adds new rotary sealer

SubCon Industries, Olean, NY, a private, nonprofit contract service provider founded in 1958, operates three sites, and recently bought a new rotary blister sealing machine to handle new high-volume packaging needs.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
Column/Opinion
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The dangers of inattention

Outsourcing production to external supply chain partners is a relatively young practice. Partners both sides of service contracts must PAY ATTENTION or face potentially grave risks.
EXPO PACK Mexico moves to Expo Bancomer Santa Fe.
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New home for EXPO PACK México

Biannual exhibition moves to Expo Bancomer Santa Fe.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
Column/Opinion
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FDA: Tougher or more lenient?

The figures on their enforcement are interesting, but it’s not always clear what message they send.
News
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First FSMA rules ready for roll-out

GE will co-sponsor the Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO to help CPGs with compliance.

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