Your 2019 Technology Excellence Awards Finalists Are…

Winners of inaugural honors decided at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO

Reston, Va.; Sept. 3, 2019 - Show attendees will determine the best of the best among fifteen Technology Excellence Awards finalists in five categories during PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 (Sept. 23-25, Las Vegas Convention Center), per show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The awards program, making its PACK EXPO Las Vegas debut after a successful launch at PACK EXPO International 2018, recognizes exhibitors for innovative new technologies never previously shown at a PACK EXPO show.

"Through these awards, PMMI continues to drive the industry to keep innovating to meet the ever-growing needs of consumer packaged goods companies," says Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI. "We are excited to see the awards continue to grow after a wonderful premiere at PACK EXPO International."

The finalists for this year's Technology Excellence Awards are:

Baking & Snack:
• BVC-145 Twin Tube vertical form fill seal machine, ROVEMA North America, Inc., Booth C-2944
• Dave's Killer Bread English Muffin Package, Amcor Flexibles North America, Booth US-8033
• Entour™ Front of Store Recycle capable Bear Naked Granola Package, Berry Global, Inc., Booth US-7233
Beverage & Dairy:
• iFill 7000XP, iFill Systems, Booth N-607
• BluStream® Dry Cap/Non-Chemical Sterilization Module, Serac, Inc., Booth C-4600
• Applicator Machine for E6PR™ Rings, TECMA ARIES, Booth LS-6078
• Vericooler® III, Vericool, Inc., Booth N-111
• SaniForce 2.0 Large Particle Electric Operated Diaphragm Pump, Graco Inc, Booth US-7785
• Matrix Ultra Labeler, UltraSource, LLC, Booth LS-6338
Pharmaceuticals/Medical Device:
• BM 2030 PC, Belco Packaging Systems, Inc., Booth C-4603
• FFS-30-2019, ORICS, Booth C-2305
• Insura™ Seal Verification, Amcor Healthcare Packaging, Booth N-325
General Packaging/Not Specified/Other:
• HD contouring for Molded Fiber Packaging, Golden Arrow Technology America Inc., Booth US-7771
• Integrated machine vision, B&R Industrial Automation Corp., Booth C-2058
• LDPET, Sleever International, Booth LS-6079
A panel of esteemed industry thought leaders reviewed over 100 submissions to narrow the field down to the most innovative and unique products and solutions.
• Stephanie Neil, Editor-In-Chief, OEM Magazine
• Ronald Puvak, Managing Director, The Association for Contract Packagers & Manufacturers
• Matt Reynolds, Editor, Packaging World
• Carlos Diaz, Associate Professor (Packaging Science) - College of Applied Science & Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
• Jane Chase, Executive Director, Institute of Packaging Professionals
• Pat Reynolds, VP Editor Emeritus, Packaging World
Attendees are encouraged to visit these companies to see these new and exciting materials and technologies first hand, then vote! Voting is open to all PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 attendees and will be accessible three ways: online, onsite and via the mobile app, beginning Monday, Sept. 23 at 9:00 a.m. through noon on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO will showcase the latest packaging technologies to help manufacturers improve operations and stay competitive. The show features 2,000 exhibitors over 900,000 net square feet of exhibit space from 40+ vertical industry markets and nearly 130 countries.

Registration, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $30 through Sept. 6 after which the price increases to $100. For more information and to register online, visit and

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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