Filling & Packaging Equipment & Systems

One of the key attributes of ADCO's new wraparound case packer is its low-level magazine.  Photo: ADCO

Pack Expo 2016

ADCO Manufacturing’s new case packer to reduce 30% of corrugate uses

By Douglas Yu

One of the major US manufacturers of packaging machinery, equipment and systems, ADCO has launched its latest wraparound case packer at the recent Pack Expo in Chicago. The new machinery is able to direct and load around 20 wraparound cases per minute.

Wexxar manager says loss of US manufacturing jobs driven by automation, not trade agreements, as Trump suggests ©iStock/andykatz

Pack Expo 2016

Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

By Douglas Yu

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in Chicago.

2016 AIA tax relief

'You could automate several of your bagging and packing lines and still have change’

How much will the 2016 AIA tax relief buy you?

By Dennis Allison

Since 2008, the HMRC annual investment allowance (AIA) has been revised four times and from January 1, 2016, will drop from an interim allowance of £500k to the highest permanent AIA ever of £200k.

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

Rovema North America acquires Rovema Packaging Machines

By Jenny Eagle

Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. 

ULMA Packaging launches VTC 740 vertical packaging machine

ULMA Packaging launches VTC 740 vertical packaging machine

By Jenny Eagle

ULMA Packaging, which makes packaging for cheese, snacks and confectionery, among others, has launched the VTC 740 vertical packaging machine, suited for harsh factory environments such as wet packing rooms.

An example of flexible packaging, which is growing in popularity, from Jelly Belly.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

By Hal Conick

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.