Krones’ “Mobile Line Assistant” app has won the best corporate app in the “production” category in the field of automation at the sps ipc drives 2014 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany for “authentic added value for the workforce.”
Krones’ information security management system (ISMS) has been validated by the TÜV South technical inspectorate, and has received its certificate of conformity with ISO/IEC 27001, the globally recognized standard for information security management.
Krones Inc., manufacturer of processing, bottling, packaging, and material flow systems, has named Hector Takahashi Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic Region; he will be responsible for sales development and support in WV, VA, NC, SC, and MD.
Following the successful certification of the Brazilian subsidiary Krones do Brasil Ltda., now Krones’ Chinese subsidiary, Krones Machinery Co. Ltd. in Taicang has been awarded its initial certification with the IMS Certificate for Quality (DIN EN ISO 9001), Environmental Protection (DIN EN ISO 14001) and Occupational Safety (BS OHSAS 18001); Krones Inc. in Franklin, USA, is set to follow by the end of 2014.
In May, Krones be showcasing lightweight containers for hotfill, aseptics, and carbonated beverages, as well as innovations and design enhancements in the fields of plastics, container decorating, packing, and palletizing technology, at Interpack 2014, in Hall 14, Booth E29.
Krones has purchased 100% of the stock in HST Maschinenbau GmbH, a German company located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that designs and manufactures homogenisers and reciprocating pumps for the food and beverage industries.
I’ve always been fascinated by aseptic packaging, especially since food and beverage manufacturers began to evolve beyond the humble brick pack and started looking at aseptic filling of PET containers.
Watch for a lot more beer in PET in Europe. Martens Brewery in Belgium is gearing up with 500-mL PET bottles blown in-house on Sidel equipment and coated with a thin barrier layer of hydrogen-rich amorphous carbon on the inside of the bottle.
The Topmodul labeler combines multiple labeling technologies on a single machine, including p-s, cold-glue, and roll-fed. Working off its plug-and-label principle, packagers can use interchangeably Krones’ new APS2 p-s application head or the cold-glue aggregate or a hot-melt station for wrap-around labels.
Volker Kronseder, executive board chairman of Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany), has given Ernst Frost, founder and executive dir. of the “WasserStiftung” Water Foundation, a 50ꯠ DM ($22꼳.92 US) check for the “Give Water” campaign.
Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bernhard Baumgartner, president, CEO; Ronald Wallner, vp, COO; Rick Niespodziani, vp, service; Rob Hoskins, mgr., regional sales; Gary Burnside, mgr., regional sales; Pat Carroll, mgr., regional sales.
Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
From an Ocean Spray package that won the Diamond Award to a vacuum-insulated container for foods and other temperature-sensitive products, this year’s DuPont Award winners are an eclectic and innovative bunch.
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Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
Hoping to boost sales, United Distillers and Vintners, Hartford, CT, has relaunched its Smirnoff premium vodka in a proprietary 1.75-L polyethylene terephthalate package whose rollout was to be completed this month.
To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
In an on-site container production partnership first, bottle maker Schmalbach-Lubeca leases a portion of AquaPenn's facility to reheat and blow PET preforms into bottles that AquaPenn fills at the same site.
Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
AquaPenn rinses, fills and caps PET bottles on a bloc system twice as fast as a former line, producing 1/2-L and 20-oz bottles of spring water. Improved bottle handling slashes downtime, resulting in a nearly 20% increase in efficiency.
Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
Culminating a two-year cooperative program, Avery Dennison's Decorating Technologies Div. (Framingham, MA) and Krones (Franklin, WI) have developed Thermocol, a new patent-pending system to apply heat-transfer decorating onto glass, plastic and metal containers at speeds to 500/min.