July 31, 2023

Technology award finalists announced; winner to be chosen at PACK EXPO

Finalists in four categories for the Technology Excellence Awards, to be presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, have been announced by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI).

The awards recognize the best new technology in packaging and processing being shown for the first time at a PACK EXPO event.

The 2023 expo will take place Sept. 11-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

More than 80 solutions suppliers submitted nominations for this year’s awards, which were reviewed by a panel of industry experts.

Laura Thompson, PMMI vice president, trade shows, announced the finalists in a video released Monday.

“The theme of PACK EXPO Las Vegas is Expect Innovation, because this show will provide more solutions and innovations under one roof than available anywhere else in North America, with more than 2,000 exhibitors spanning almost one million net square feet of exhibit space,” Thompson said.

The finalists are:


  • Aneko Emsys, Aneko
  • Precision Servo Technology Represents a Breakthrough for High-Pressure Processing Machinery, JBT Corp.
  • QUANTM Electric Diaphragm Pump, Graco Inc.

General packaging and processing

  • AI-Enabled Augmented Reality for Transforming Packaging Operations, Harpak-ULMA Packaging LLC
  • DairySeal featuring ClearCor Technology, Amcor Rigid Packaging
  • SOMIC 434 Next Generation Case Packer featuring Rockwell ArmorKinetics, Somic Packaging Inc.

Personal care/pharma

  • Child-Resistant Reclosable, High-Barrier Pouch — Pill Bottle Replacement, Amcor Healthcare Packaging
  • CXV Global SmartFactory LineClearance Assistant, Xyntech
  • PEWO-pack 600 High-Speed Stretchwrapper with High-End Stretching Technology, Pester USA Inc.


  • Amcor Healthcare Recycle-Ready Sachet, Amcor Healthcare Packaging
  • IMA Ilapak Delta OF-360 X, IMA North America Inc.
  • SprayPET Revolution — The New 100% Recyclable, All-Polymer Aerosol, Plastipak Packaging Inc.

A complete description of the finalists’ technologies is available online.

PACK EXPO attendees will vote for the winners beginning at the show opening on Monday, Sept. 11 through noon on Tuesday, Sept. 12, via the official show app or online. Winners will be announced after noon on Sept. 12.

Registration for PACK EXPO Las Vegas is $30 until Aug.18, after which it increases to $130. For more information and to register, visit packexpolasvegas.com.

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