Fold it, seal it, tape it, box it, pick it, place it — automate it. These are the separate processes that Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. However, automating these processes without expanding factory floor space proved to be a challenging feat.
Harpak-ULMA has announced that Kevin Roach has been named president of the company. Roach is a senior-level technology executive with proven global leadership and distinguished performance in operations and sales, as well as financial and general management.
BPA has named Andre Boom the new COO for BluePrint Automation (BPA) Americas. Boom spent the last 25+ years with leading snack food manufacturers such as Snyder’s-Lance, Pinnacle Foods and Quaker Oats.
The advantages of shrink packaging for consumer goods are plentiful, and utilizing shrink to package your products in 2018 should be a serious consideration for brands looking to improve shelf appeal and reduce costs. Following are some of the reasons that shrink shouldn't be ignored.
Fast-growing flex pack segment headlines wide-ranging program at Global Pouch Forum.
May 10, 2018
Given the love that Americans have for their pets, it should come as no surprise that this affection is a major driver in the growth of pouch packaging. The relationship will be clarified for attendees of the upcoming Global Pouch Forum, to be held June 13-15 in Miami, Florida.
Ossid's new FP 360 is the first in its new generation line of thermoforming machines for packaging beef, chicken, pork and seafood in formats such as vacuum skin pack and vacuum, modified atmosphere and ambient, microwaveable and oven safe, reclosable, foil-foil and more.
ORBIS, a subsidiary of Menasha Corp., has acquired Hinkle Manufacturing of Perrysburg, Ohio. Hinkle operates a thermoforming plant in Dearborn, Mich., where it produces trays and other plastic components, in addition to serving the automotive market with highly engineered custom dunnage for part protection.
The rule of thumb when deciding between robotic or conventional case packers is not as true today as in the past, because robots now cost less and are easier to use, creating more options for packagers. Here are three suggestions for gaining advantages from the new economic realities of robots in case packing.
Delkor Systems unveiled a new robotic palletizing system designed for seamless downstream integration with Delkor packaging equipment lines. The system can be installed to complement Delkor packaging equipment lines to provide efficient, reliable robotic pallet stacking and eliminating the need for hand-stack operations.