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Sponsors: October 2013

Palletizing solutions for cases, trays and totes >>

Watch how this low-level palletizer provides gentle product handling and square, secure palletloads.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

MegaFlap® - Weatherchem's Newest Innovation >>

Easy, convenient access and scoop retention. With a large embossing area for maximum shelf impact, the MegaFlap is ideal for nutritional powders, snack foods, and many applications. See it at SupplySide West Booth #16095 and PLMA Booth F5919.

Mold-Rite Plastics | Stull Technologies | Weatherchem

High-speed void-fill packaging system >>

Sealed Air Corp.'s Fill-Air Rocket Inflatable void fill packaging system is 50% faster than its predecessor model. More important, it produces three times as many bags in the first 20 seconds of production because it doesn't need time to ramp up.

Sealed Air Corporation

Stick pack packaging machine produces packs up to 8 in. long >>

Stick pack systems from Viking Masek are available with servo augers, volumetric, and liquid fillers, and produce stick packs up to nearly 8 in. long by 2 in. wide. Machines can be constructed from 2 to 20 lanes depending on the stick pack width and overall web width; they produce stick packs at the rate of 30-50+ bags per minute per lane!

Viking Masek

Magazine Cover
October 2013

Connect to digital edition here!
Lead Off

  Visualize an image projected on a screen in a room with the lights turned on. As everyone knows, as soon as the lights are turned off, the image gains tremendously in richness and depth.

Cover Story

  Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.

Legal Side

  For industry, dealing with California's Proposition 65 reminds me of the advice Harry Potter got from one of his teachers about how to defend against you-know-who: "Constant vigilance!"

Greener Package

  Have we given up on changing consumer behavior around package material recycling? Or, are there tools that we can use to 'move the needle forward.' Earth911 thinks change is possible.

  New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods' operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA.

 Whether it's PP sheet that runs through a form/fill/seal machine or a PET bottle being filled by a co-packer, packaging is the key to convenience in oat-based foods market.

  By standardizing on equipment and employing continuous improvement methods, Nestlé's new Nescafé's Dolce Gusto coffee capsule plant in Girona, Spain, is thriving.

  Two seafood ready meals have been launched by the Woolworths chain of stores in South Africa. Heating can be done in either the microwave or the conventional oven.

  Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm's top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.

Special Report

  This look at recent commercial applications of smart packaging in the Netherlands, India, and England make it pretty clear that a technological revolution is now underway.

 Manufacturing is too complicated for one-size-fits-all solutions, yet 10,000 unique solutions is an equally inappropriate approach. Instead, let's view manufacturing as a continuum made up of sectors.

  UltraSource partnered with its pneumatics solutions partner to ensure that critical motion actuation systems offer the highest performance and reliability.

  A nearly five-year effort helps Cook and its worldwide customers identify, track, and trace some 16,000 medical device products.

  Organic grower reinvents its shipper packing operations to minimize material usage and waste byproducts.

  Food producer Nature's Path installs an automatic packaging line for its organic rice and granola bars that provides up to six times the output of its previous system.

Shelf Impact

  Vita Coco Kids coconut water builds upon the established brand identity of the original Vita Coco product while adding whimsical, kid-friendly touches.

Upcoming events:

International Dairy 2013
You asked for it. We delivered. The International Dairy Show is back in Chicago and is bigger, and better than ever! McCormick Place, Chicago, IL November 3-6, 2013

Automation Fair® 2013
Attend Automation Fair® great opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving your business profitability. Houston, TX November 13-14, 2013

Winter Fancy Food Show
Connect with 1,300 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and 35 countries and regions. San Francisco, CA Jaunary 19-21, 2014


Flexible packaging innovation gallery >>

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ProMat 2013

Process Expo

The Global Food Equipment & Technology Show

At PROCESS EXPO, you'll find a wide range of solutions no matter what your segment of the industry, no matter what the application. Be it on the trade show floor among our exhibitors or in our classrooms for the most in-depth educational program you'll see this year, PROCESS EXPO will provide you with the expertise to address whatever challenge you face in your business.

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