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Jason Sears has been named president of Dri-Air Industries, replacing Charlie Sears, Dri-Air founder and Jason’s father, who passed away recently. The Board of Directors of Dri-Air made the announcement.

Lightweight Containers revealed some of its latest developments at Brau Beviale. Additional fittings for KeyKeg and UniKeg, global expanding of their production facilities and a clever tool for the home market are examples of these innovations.

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Hall 6 stand 131 The specialist in electromechanical measuring systems Steinfurth sets this year’s focus in the improved and extended product line for combined monitoring of quality parameters on beverages, closures and packages.

Hall 7A stand 510 Together with its subsidiaries Kosme, Syskron, Evoguard, KIC Krones, Milkron and System Logistics, Krones will be showcasing its comprehensive corporate capabilities as a complete-system vendor for filling and packaging technology in the brewing and beverage industries. When it comes to beer production, filter systems and Krones Dynafill filling concept will be on display.

Hall 4 stand 137 Petainer is launching new petainerKeg products which have been specifically developed using circular economy designs, focused on recycling and reuse. According to the company, they provide a more cost-effective and sustainable alternative to traditional stainless-steel kegs, and a low-cost way of entering new domestic and international markets. Improved features include puncture and drop resistance.

November 14, 2018 | The Zeg keg

Hall 7 stand 7-820 Cypet Technologies will showcase its new, one-way beer PET keg. The ‘Zeg’ features a top chime and handles that are integrated with the rest of the keg body (patent pending). Having the top chime, handles and keg body formed as one piece significantly reduces the production cost of the keg, since there is no need to separately produce the top chime and assemble it onto the keg, states the company. Furthermore, the strong mechanical properties of PET allow for the top chime to be lighter in weight than conventional chimes yet still able to handle the loads that the Zeg will face through its life cycle.

Hall 7 stand 546/647 To avoid regular customer reclamation because of over- or under-torqued screw caps, or such that are tilted or even leaking, BBULL Technology developed IMAGE APA FQM. What happened previously with random samples in the laboratory can be done now inline or in a bypass by a special optics which detects the cap application angle (APA) of every sample. This gives feedback to the torque of the closure and allows the detection of tilted caps or leaking closures.

November 13, 2018 | Unique decoration

Hall 7A stand 523 To give visitors a good idea of the limitless printing possibilities, CCL Label created a promotional self-adhesive label exclusively for BrauBeviale. By combining various special effect inks, functional- and promotional-features – all in one – it illustrates the invaluable impact a label can have on brand perception.

Hall 7 stand 7-749 PET Technologies emphasises that its latest developments for the brewery industry are not limited to PET stretch blow moulders and blow moulds. For the first time ever at the PET Technologies booth, visitors will find a complete system for preparing PET kegs, suitable for breweries as well as wine, cider or cold brew coffee manufactures.

November 13, 2018 | Solutions for the beer planet

Hall 7A stand 323 Technological developments for filling and labelling beer will be in the spotlight of Sacmi’s presence at Brau Beviale. This includes latest-generation fillers specifically developed for this field.

BrauBeviale will open the exhibition halls in Nuremberg from 13 to 15 November 2018. Due to moderate growth, an extra hall has been added this year. This results in a new hall configuration, positioning exhibitors in the order of the beverage production process chain around the exhibition park.

November 09, 2018 | Sipa opens its house

Sipa’s latest Open House in Italian Vittorio Veneto drew customers from all over the world for a first look at a line taking PET pellets to filled and capped bottles via Xtreme preform injection-compression moulding, latest generation bottle blowing, and Flextronic filling. They also saw a brand-new baby stretch-blow moulding machine, which is already up and running. The new Xtreme Sincro Cube system and the Xtra 14 SBM unit were put through their paces every day from October 22 to 26.

Krones, a leading manufacturer of filling and packaging solutions, has acquired MHT Holding AG (MHT). MHT, based in Hochheim, Germany, together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting moulding tools and services to the PET industry. The company generates approximately €25 million revenues with 125 employees.

The trade fair alliance consisting of drink technology India (dti), organised by Messe München, and indiapack pacprocess and food pex India, organised by Messe Düsseldorf, recorded higher numbers of exhibitors and occupied more exhibition space. The fair’s further growth reflects the dynamic development of the Indian beverage and liquid food market, in which high growth rates are again forecast to climb.

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