Industry thought leaders join forces to scale sustainable, vertical microgreen production NEW YORK, NY – Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit – Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced its collaboration with indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms to launch fully automated, scalable packaging operations in support of the company’s rapid growth and expansion…

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Investment emphasizes commitment to the highest standards of packaging food safety TAUNTON, Mass – Harpak-ULMA announced it received 3-A Certification for three of its smart, connected thermoforming packaging platforms, the TFS500, 600, and 700 series. Food safety is a number one priority for producers and consumers alike. Safety is predicated on the sanitary design of…

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Harpak-ULMA and Rockwell Automation (RA) joined with PTC to reveal the newest product of their continuing collaboration. The automated, AR-enabled packaging line demonstration, now a centerpiece exhibit at PTC’s Corporate Experience Center (CXC), is designed to show the impact of augmented reality on frontline worker productivity, downtime avoidance, and mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) of packaging assets.

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Price pressure and competition for skilled workers is fierce in the protein industry. To be successful, meat and poultry processors must find better ways to capture more value from the equipment on their plant floors – and attract, train and retain workers.  Maple Leaf Foods, a recognized leader in the agribusiness industry, is addressing these…

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The Cooke family of companies is a global leader in the seafood industry that started with humble roots nearly 40 years ago. They are using ULMA thermoformers and a G. Mondini tray sealer from Harpak-ULMA to package their products. Read more about this starting on page 39 in Canadian Packaging’s March 2022 issue.

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Single-serve bakery packaging is on the rise as consumer snacking has increased. Eighty percent of consumers snack at least once a day, and 44% snack while traveling between activities. Additionally, over half of consumers say the packaging of products influences their snacking decisions, with on-the-go lifestyles prioritizing packs that are easy open and resealable.

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Harpak-ULMA Expands Medical Device Market Initiative Nick Kirichkow to lead the effort   February 17, 2022, Taunton, MA – Harpak-ULMA announced the expansion of its North American initiative to help medical device manufacturers improve their flexibility and operational packaging performance in response to skilled labor disruptions and related potential quality concerns. Building upon its 2018…

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Packaging lines in bakeries and snack manufacturing plants need accumulation or buffering systems to handle products when packaging goes down, but the rest of the operation is still running. This temporarily reroutes or stores product until the line is back up. Read the Baking Business article to learn more …

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Automating packaging can help solve the bottleneck of too few workers and help lines move products quickly and smoothly. But it isn’t without its own challenges. Companies must be willing to understand limitations and make changes. Read the Baking Business article to learn more …

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December 14, 2021, Taunton, MA – Harpak-ULMA today announced that President and CEO Kevin Roach has been elected to the Board of Directors of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. PMMI is an influential and respected packaging and processing industry resource that promotes innovative manufacturing solutions to address evolving consumer demands. At PMMI,…

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