Here’s What You Missed at PACK EXPO

Published November 5, 2019

Few events within the secondary packaging automation and CPG industries hold more significance or recognition than the annual PACK EXPO International. Holding our own booth at the EXPO for the second year in a row, INSITE’s equipment experts were proud to represent our innovative, streamlined case erecting and case sealing machines at this esteemed packaging trade show. Read on to learn more about the new technologies that were unveiled at the 2019 PACK EXPO, which names are leading the way regarding CPG and SPA industry innovations, and what we can expect from the next EXPO event. 


The 2019 PACK EXPO boasted over 30,000 packaging professionals and 2,000 top industry suppliers in attendance. Showcasing the latest in consumer packaged goods technology and equipment, cutting-edge research, countless networking opportunities, and free educational breakout sessions, the EXPO was the place to be for every brand looking to make an impact on the CPG and SPA industries. 

Serving the food and beverage, pharmaceutical/medical device, and other packaged goods industries, the 2019 PACK EXPO was designed to help equip CPG manufacturers and providers for success in the current environmentally-charged climate. As the CPG industry is one of the most significant contributors to global waste, the Reusable Packaging Association and innovation stages placed a particular focus on reusable packaging and food waste reduction efforts. 

Names to Remember From the 2019 EXPO

The EXPO highlighted many names leading the way in product innovation. Brands including Ryson International Inc., R.A. Jones, and Domino Amjet Inc. were listed as premium exhibitors for their contributions to our industry. Debuting their creative packaging solutions, these companies are at the forefront of a more sustainable future for the CPG industry. Proud to add our name to the list of exhibitors, INSITE’s booth in the Upper South Hall highlighted our safe, dependable, and efficient case erecting and case sealing machines.

2019 Award Winners

Several new products and technologies were represented at the 2019 EXPO, introduced by many respected brands hoping to attract the favor of the second Technology Excellence Awards. The Technology Excellence Awards incited a great response from exhibitors interested in innovative technologies that haven’t yet hit the market. The finalists were narrowed down to just three in each category, with submissions judged by top professionals in the industry. The esteemed winners were announced by the end of the EXPO.

The completed list of finalists spans across seven categories:

  • Baking and Snack
  • Beverage and Dairy
  • General Packaging
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
  • Personal Care/Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices
  • Prepared Foods

The 2019 Technology Excellence Awards winners included:

  • Entour™ Front of Store Recycle capable Bear Naked Granola Package: Berry Global, Inc.
  • Applicator Machine for E6PR™ Rings: TECMA ARIES 
  • Matrix Ultra Labeler: UltraSource 
  • BM 2030 PC: Belco Packaging Systems, Inc. 

The General Winner of the Technology Excellence Award was Sleever International’s LDPET product. Sleever’s APR-approved breakthrough was developed using several of their technological platforms. It allows users to eliminate bottle rejection at the optical sorting stage, produce a completely pure R-PET resin, and benefit from a solution that will enable the systematic bottle-to-bottle recovery of PET bottles.

The Healthcare Packaging Expo

This event was independently run for a few years but joined forces with the PACK EXPO in 2018. Thanks to the increased support provided by the co-located PACK EXPO, the 2019 Healthcare Packaging EXPO attracted over 5,000 attendees and 250 exhibits. Offering the latest supply chain solutions for pharmaceuticals, biopharma, medical devices, and nutraceuticals, the Healthcare Packaging EXPO attracted representatives from all 25 of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies. 

Couldn’t Make the 2019 PACK EXPO?

Already announced for September 27-29, 2021, the next PACK EXPO will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, alongside the upcoming Healthcare EXPO. While INSITE has attended the event for many years, we’ve enjoyed participating in the EXPO on a deeper level since 2018 by hosting demonstrations at our booth. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the newest technologies and innovations in our industry at work at the next EXPO in 2021.

Didn’t have a chance to attend this year’s EXPO and see INSITE’s smart, streamlined case erectors and case sealers in action? Find out more on our website for a closer look at how we simplify secondary packaging processes. And if you’d like to learn more about purchasing or leasing our high-quality packaging equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team of machinery experts and 24/7 customer service representatives are ready and equipped to answer all your packaging automation questions.

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