Wexxar Bel Integrates TF200 Tray Former and BEL 270 Case Sealer for a Fully Automatic, Intuitive Solution for All Skill Levels

RICHMOND, British Columbia, September 20, 2019 – The integration of the IPAK TF200 and BEL 270 increases automation levels for food-packaging operation. See it in action in booth C-2824 at PACK EXPO 2019, Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Part of the ProMach family of product brands, Wexxar Bel’s IPAK TF200 Fully Automatic Tray … [Read more...]

Food Packaging Technology and Equipment: Global Scenario and Market Highlights

An increase in demand for quality food and shifts toward convenience food products drive the market for food packaging technology and equipment. The food packaging technology & equipment market has undergone various innovative changes owing to the rising food safety awareness among consumers and the introduction of packaging technologies … [Read more...]

Pallets an Integral Component of Automated Material Handling Systems

Forget pallets at your peril when designing automated systems. Better performance and substantial cost savings can be achieved through integrated design. Ralph Rupert, manager of unit load technology for Millwood Inc., spoke on the topic, ‘Pallet Performance in Automated Storage Systems’ at ProMat 2017. (This story was originally published in … [Read more...]

Stäubli Robotics to Exhibit Stringent Solutions for Packaging at PACK EXPO

Completely redesigned four-axis machines present new capabilities for sensitive environments Duncan, SC  - (Stäubli will highlight a variety of industry-leading packaging and processing solutions at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-25. From sensitive environment robots to high-speed packing robots, Stäubli (booth #LS5956) will address … [Read more...]

You Can Make Pallets Out of What?

Alternative pallet materials: The ag industry doesn't need to look far afield for sustainable pallet alternatives Almost all companies are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact and to become more efficient in the process. What if you could turn your harvest residuals or production scrap into your own pallets, thus eliminating … [Read more...]

DMLogic Announces Integration with European Repository Systems

The latest version of STEPLogic Trace expands serialization capabilities to the EU PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Aug. 13, 2019 – DMLogic, LLC, experts in warehouse management systems, announces the 6.3 version of STEPLogic Trace, a comprehensive, traceability solution that enables track and trace of prescription drugs across the supply chain. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Webinars from the Assembly Show: Skilled Worker Recruitment, Lean and More

The ASSEMBLY Show and ASSEMBLY Magazine are offering a free webinar series taking place August 21st, September 11th and October 3rd focusing on the next-generation of workers; envisioning an ideal plant; and lean six sigma in the age of artificial intelligence featuring leading subject matter experts. The webinars are organized by The ASSEMBLY … [Read more...]

Speciality Papers Demand Influenced by Minimalism Trend Underway in Packaging Industry, Finds Fact.MR

The specialty paper market for packaging is being driven by its attractiveness in terms of colors and smoothness, as well as by its superior performance which provides better product protection and reduced material usage, as well as moisture retention - relevant to food-to-go applications. The worldwide demand for specialty papers surpassed 25,354 … [Read more...]

Why Palletize?

Why palletize? The palletization of goods provides many benefits for supply chain operations.   Move one box at a time or up to one hundred? Pallets were largely accepted to be one of the two greatest innovations of the Twentieth Century, along with the barcode. And while the use of pallets along with the palletization of materials … [Read more...]

Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recovery, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that regulation has become a greater driver to the increased use of recycled content in the bottle market. The top seven highest … [Read more...]