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PACK EXPO 2017: Top take-outs point to future packaging directions

ABB Yumi ‘casino-style’ collaborative robot turned many heads.

PKN Packaging News Reports: Drones for delivery, ecommerce packaging solutions, IoT-driven automation, cobots, digital printing and smart track-and-trace were among the stand-out trends at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

Maneouvering one’s way through crowded aisles and on to busy stands was order of the day for the 29,500 attendees at this year’s PACK EXPO, which broke new records on both the visitor tally and the number of exhibitors (2000) spread across the 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Australian companies and many of their principals were among the number, and the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) also had a presence in show organiser PMMI’s Partners Pavilion. APPMA once again supported the show’s Amazing Race competition for students.



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Courtesy of PKN Packaging News