Designed to power innovation across the industry, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be North America’s largest packaging trade show in 2017, with 875,000 net square feet, 2,000+ exhibitors and 30,000 attendees. The show is co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO, which will feature 100,000 net square feet, 250 exhibitors of supply chain solutions and 5,000 attendees. Registration information, which includes access to both Healthcare Packaging EXPO and PACK EXPO Las Vegas, can be found at or

New 2D barcode verifier from Axicon at Healthcare Packaging Expo 2017

The new Axicon ( 15500 verifier, now available worldwide, provides users with the largest field-of-view for a portable 2D and linear barcode verifier. The barcodes that can be verified include all the 1D and 2D GS1 symbols, as well as Data Matrix and QR Codes. All the barcodes in the FOV will be verified simultaneously and the user simply clicks on each barcode to view the results for each one. The Axicon 15500 will check Data Matrix, GS1 DataMatrix, QR Code and GS1 QR Code, as well as any EAN, UPC, GS1 DataBar, ITF-14 or GS1-128 symbol up to 95mm wide. The verifier automatically applies the correct parameters for assessing each barcode based on the requirements of the appropriate ISO/IEC or application standard. The electronic record (scan file) for each test includes all the codes in the field of view. The software is switchable between eight different languages and also includes several options for checking the data content of symbols. Booth #N-441

Admix showcases updated mixing portfolio & services

Admix ( is promoting its entire mixing, milling and powder induction portfolio along with its new service specials. The newly patented Rotosolver high shear mixer is an industry leader offering 100% wetting out of powders and an easy-to-clean design that meets strict sanitary requirements. The 3-A compliant Rotosolver delivers high intensity, high-speed batch mixing, improved dispersion, and reduced energy consumption for volumes up to 10,000 gallons. It also comes with a process assurance warranty which helps processors confidently test, scale up and go to market faster. Booth #S-6093

Pineberry Manufacturing showcases FlexPick tray denester for food packaging

Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. ( will display the FlexPick Tray Denesting Pick and Place System at the show. The Pineberry Automated Tray Denester product line is manufactured for the food packing industries to automatically pick and place or dispense and drop various-sized stacks of trays, boxes, containers and cups onto a conveyor belt for food and product filling. Shapes and sizes include rectangular, square, round, oval, octagon and virtually any shape available in the food packaging industry. Tray compositions include aluminum, styrofoam, foil, metal, surgical plastic trays, plastic tubs, paperboard and the like. Each stack is separated by side pneumatics systems and dispenses one to six trays at a time. Automating the tray denesting process reduces downtime generated by missing or unseparated trays, and avoids the low speed and high cost of manual denesting. Booth #C-3704

IMULTIPOND reaches record highs with the new memory weigher

MULTIPOND ( expands its high-speed series 400 with a memory weigher, which is reaching record highs on the market with up to 900 weighings per minute. The MP-36-400-400-J-S5 is not just fast, it also weighs small-sized products such as jelly babies, nuts and spices with optimized precision and is still extremely compact. The higher number of possible combinations with the memory weighing systems is the basis for optimized accuracy and speed. The new weigher achieves up to 900 weighings per minute with the highest possible accuracy. It is equipped with the smallest hoppers (0.4 liter) and is most suitable for low weights and mixtures of up to eight different components. Booth #S-6356

Triangle‘s Flex 1 Cartoner offers push-button changeover

While changeovers on Triangle’s ( Flex 1 Cartoner were already a quick and simple process, the addition of an optional, push-button changeover feature has made things even easier. Key benefits offered by the new automatic changeover feature include faster start-up, improved OEE and repeatability. Customers can enter a pre-set recipe for each carton size and then return to that size with just the push of a button on the HMI. A red or green light will indicate to the operator that the adjustments are in the correct position to run the desired carton size. It also simplifies the process of changing operators or other staff. The new feature allows operators to automatically change anything inside the guarding with just the push of a button. And, no change parts are required for adjustments within a 120mm range. In addition, the Flex 1 Cartoner offers a better carton loading mechanism that improves efficiency, as well as improved production and a compact footprint (10’ x 8’8”). Booth #C-2614

Packaging technology from Mitsubishi potentially doubles shelf life

As consumer demands for fresh and wholesome food products without preservatives continue to increase, brand owners are seeking innovative solutions to extend the shelf life of their products. To meet these market needs, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America ( will showcase a flexible packaging technology that potentially more than doubles the shelf life of food products. The technology keeps foods fresher and enhances the consumer appeal of popular brands while minimizing food waste and costs. Mitsubishi’s technology, embedded as a film layer within flexible packaging, removes oxygen trapped within sealed packages to safely extend and protect original food flavors, aromas and textures without the need for sachets or packets. Ideal for retort packaging applications, the solution protects products such as soups, sauces, processed fruit, dips, protein bars, prepared meals, wet pet foods, as well as an array of natural and organic and gluten-free products that are particularly vulnerable to food spoilage. Booth #C-3636

MG America to offer virtual reality tour along with machinery

MG America (, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy, and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will showcase a variety of premium equipment at the show. Headlined by the company’s next-generation PLANETA 200 Capsule Filler, highlights also include the Cariba C222 horizontal cartoner, the Perfect Pack Beta 200 sachet machine and kg-pharma’s RoTab Bilayer tablet press. To educate and entertain booth visitors, MG America also will offer a virtual reality tour in its Pharma Zone. The interactive experience takes visitors inside three cleanrooms and a laboratory, vividly displaying how active products are tested under stable conditions. Booth #N-227

Epson to showcase full line-up of on-demand label printers

Epson America ( will be showcasing its full line-up of ColorWorks on-demand full-color inkjet label printers at this year’s PACK EXPO. Among the printers is the C7500/GE, a fast full-color heavy production label printing for Just In Time Color high-volume labeling applications for busy, on-demand environments. The ColorWorks C3500 is a fast first label out, full-color production label printing for on-demand, medium volume for Just In Time Color applications, ideal for high-mix, low-volume applications. The ColorWorks C831 is an industrial-strength inkjet label printer ideal for GHS large format drum and chemical labels. In addition, Epson will be showcasing label samples printed from its SurePress L-4033 and L-6034 printers, a fast, efficient and reliable on-demand digital label printers ideal for short-run digital label printing featuring quick-dry UV ink (L-6034). Booth #S-8063

Modular robotic case erector from ESS Technologies

ESS ( designed the new Model CE15 Robotic Case Erector and CS15 Modular Case Sealer to integrate easily with existing case packing lines. This allows manufacturers to automate their manual case erecting and case closing processes. Both the case erecting and case sealing modules offer a compact footprint to reduce the required factory floor space. The CE15/CS15 Case Erector/Case Closer are ideal for use in packaging pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and consumer goods, offering small and mid-sized packaging facilities a cost-effective, space-saving solution for automated case erecting and sealing. The CE15 Robotic Case Erector integrates a FANUC M-10iA robot with custom, ESS-designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to create a compact case erector that produces up to 15 cases per minute. The CE15 robotic case erector is ideal for heavy duty cases and provides excellent repeatability while offering long term durability and unprecedented MTBF statistics. Few moving parts and simple tool-less changeover enhance productivity and up-time. Booth #N-121

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September 25 –27, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Monday, September 25
Exhibit hall is open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Innovation stage seminars 10:00 am- 3:30 pm
PACK gives BACK 4:00 pm reception,
5:00 pm performance

Tuesday, September 26
Exhibit hall is open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Innovation stage seminars 10:00 am- 3:30 pm
Industry receptions 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 27
Exhibit hall is open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Innovation stage seminars 10:00 am- 12:30 pm