Shemesh Automation unveils complete robotics-enhanced packaging line for cosmetics

UK – Automated packaging solutions provider, Shemesh Automation has unveiled its TKS-C60 complete robotics-enhanced bottling line for cosmetics products. The company says that TKS-C60 is designed to handle the entire packaging process—feeding, filling, capping, labeling, case packing and palletizing cosmetics products of all shapes and sizes. The TKS-C60 ensures a seamless, uninterrupted bottling line for a range of products from…

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Wine-on-tap expert WineKeg joins KeyKeg-reseller network to support the flourishing South African wine industry

SOUTH AFRICA – South African wine-on-tap expert WineKeg has joined OneCircle’s KeyKeg-reseller network to support the burgeoning South African wine industry. From its Cape Town location, WineKeg will distribute KeyKeg to wine producers nationwide who need wine Kegs that lock in consistent freshness, maintain high-quality flavor and maximize shelf life for consumers all over the world. WineKeg launched in 2015…

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JBM Packaging unveils plastic-free paper packaging line

US – Flexible packaging manufacturer JBM Packaging has launched EcoView, a plastic-free, windowed paper package line. The EcoView line features Fiberfilm, the company’s proprietary biodegradable film made from PEFC-certified wood and cotton-seed fiber. Fiberfilm has been approved by TÜV as meeting environmental regulatory standards and has also achieved home composting certification. It is biodegradable in natural, freshwater environments and can…

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EverestLabs equips SMR recycling center with RecycleOS cells to advance operations

US – US-based recycling technology firm EverestLabs has signed a contract to install its RecycleOS-powered robotics cells at the Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brooklyn, New York. EverestLabs will install up to eight of the cells at SMR’s Sunset Park materials recovery facility (MRF) in Brooklyn, New York. With four robotics cells installed in…

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Amp Robotics to scale operations with new headquarters in Louisville

US – US-based robotics company AMP Robotics has opened its new corporate headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. The new location unites the staff from the company’s previous offices in Louisville and Broomfield, Colorado, in a modern, nearly 84,000-square-foot facility. Amp says the new facility houses its manufacturing and production operations, where it assembles and ships its AI-guided robotics systems to recycling…

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AMP Robotics secures US$91M in Series funding for fleet of automated recycling robots

US – US-based robotics company AMP Robotics has raised US$91 million in corporate equity in a Series C financing for a fleet of automated recycling robots. The round was led by Congruent Ventures and Wellington Management and new and existing investors, including Blue Earth Capital, XN and Valor Equity Partners. This new round of funding follows a US$55 million Series…

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Sukano, Emery Oleochemicals launches antifogging PET compound for food packaging

US – Switzerland-based company, Sukano has partnered with natural-based chemicals manufacturer Emery Oleochemicals to jointly developed PET antifogging compound for direct food contact PET packaging. Designed for rigid and oriented Coex films, the material contains Sukano’s co-polyester compound in one cap layer of a film extrusion line A/B structure and PET as a core layer. Fogging occurs when small water…

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AMP Robotics launches AI-powered solution to improve recycling

US – US-based robotics company AMP Robotics is developing artificial intelligence (AI) powered automation system to help recover films and flexible packaging. The AMP Vortex system is claimed to be the first AI-powered solution in the recycling industry to target films in material recovery facility (MRF) environments. AMP said the system is initially designed for quality control on fiber lines…

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Harpak-ULMA awarded pipette tip production contract

US – Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, has been selected by a major medical device producer to provide automated flow wrap packaging lines for pipette tip production. The move will ensure reliable, US-based production of a vital tool utilized to dispense precise amounts of liquid in disease research and diagnostic labs. The firm’s solutions will meet…

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