FOOD - Pulse of The Industry

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FOOD - Pulse of The Industry

PACK EXPO East showcases the very latest packaging machinery and equipment, materials, containers, automation technology and controls for the food industry.

See the latest news facing the food industry here and keep up with advances to help you appeal to changing tastes and ensure safety and security from vendors you can connect with at PACK EXPO East. 



Trimming the fat from meal delivery packaging

A new delivery option allows consumers to receive one-week shipments of food in a smaller package fitted with compostable insulation panels made from corn.



Card applicator automates grab and go

The unique, dual-chambered format of thermoformed snack pack trays limit space for messaging, leading to an intelligent, automated solution for nutritional information cards.



Color-coded spice closures 

A global leader in spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorings launched a new bi-textured and bi-colored closure solution for the European food market.



Value-added packaging for sugar 

A sugar company added robotic palletizing for bundled trays and display pallets that offer flexibility and high-efficiency picking.



Stand-Up Pouch Takes Circular Route to Recyclability

Confronted with questions around sustainability, food companies are working to make recyclable flexible pouches a reality using the “How2Recycle” label.



Delicate tools for delicate foods

An oven-to-case turnkey solution features flexibility and handling for delicate foods.



Plant-based food market takes root

New data shows plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy foods are outpacing conventional animal products, driving a need for additional packaging.




Keeping fruit fresh from field to table

Educational institutions in Brazil collaborated to develop packaging that makes the most of less than ideal refrigeration options and keeps food fresh.



Sustainable nut pouch

A new flexible package for nut company is one of the first commercial pouches to use such a high proportion of PCR plastic.



Sticking with what works

To meet growing demand and maximize food safety on their new packaging lines, a produce company turned to a metal detection system it was familiar with from other facilities.



Grape packer comes in from the fields

A California grape grower broke with tradition, bringing grape packing in-house and automating the process with semi-automated packing lines and robotic depalletizing and palletizing.



Plant-based food takes root

Plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy foods are outpacing conventional animal products and are a key engine for retail and packaging growth.