Canadian Packaging

The Steaks are High

Alanna Fairey   

Automation General Case Packing American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) North American Meat Institute (NAMI) U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY)

Atlanta to welcome thousands of visitors and exhibitors to the world’s largest poultry, meat and feed industry event

The carnivorous dream lives on.

Making a triumphant return to the Atlanta, Ga.-based Georgia World Congress Center is the revered International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to give visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to network and become well versed on the latest technological developments and concerns facing the poultry, meat and feed industry.

Hosted by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), IPPE will be making the Georgia World Congress Center its temporary home from Jan. 28- 30, 2020.

With last year’s 2019 IPPE show raking in a recordbreaking 32,931 attendees, this year’s IPPE 2020 show is expected to have a similar outcome.


“The turnout for the 2019 IPPE was outstanding, and the feedback from attendees has been extremely positive regarding time spent on the trade show floor, education sessions offered and networking opportunities,” the three organizations said in a combined statement.

“We expect next year’s IPPE to build on this success to ensure we continue to provide the best possible experience for attendees and exhibitors.”

With organizers predicting an impressive 32,000 attendees this year, IPPE 2020 is happy to provide visitors with a week full of education programs, innovative technology, engaging events on the show floor and heightened networking opportunities with key leaders and innovators from the animal food, meat and poultry industries.

The immeasurable trade show floor will also showcase the most current technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of feed, meat and poultry products.

As with previous shows, leading international production and processing industry groups will be exhibiting their businesses, answering any questions that potential buyers may have about their work, and offering insights on all pertinent industry developments.

The businesses that are confirmed to have booths exhibiting at IPPE 2020 include:

  • ABB;
  • Aggreko;
  • ASI Industrial;
  • BASF Corporation;
  • Becker Pumps Corporation;
  • Cargill;
  • Cra-Vac Industries Inc.;
  • Eastman;
  • Festo;
  • Gainco, Inc.;
  • GEA;
  • Handtmann, Inc.;
  • Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC;
  • Heat and Control, Inc.;
  • iNECTA Food;
  • Intralox, LLC;
  • Jefo Nutrition;
  • Klockner Pentaplast;
  • Loma Systems;
  • Mosaic Feed Ingredients;
  • Multivac Inc.;
  • Nothum Food Processing Systems;
  • OSSID;
  • PASCO;
  • Quality Technology International (QTI);
  • Reiser;
  • Rollins;
  • Sealed Air Corp.;
  • SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.;
  • Thermo Fisher;
  • Triangle Package Machinery Co.;
  • Uniqair Odor Control;
  • VC999 Packaging Systems, Inc.;
  • Valco Melton;
  • Viscon Hatchery Automation;
  • Vortex;
  • WTI Inc.;
  • and Zoetis.

With over 1,150 exhibitors already confirmed to be showcasing, many of the exhibitors will be using IPPE 2020 to show attendees the latest technology and innovations from around the world.

Harpak-ULMA, a leading supplier of packaging line solutions, will give attendees an exclusive look at their recently launched G. Mondini Trave 1000, which was built by G. Mondini and utilizes Rockwell Automation’s Integreated Architecture production control and information system.

Packaging line solutions manufacturer Harpak-ULMA will be making an appearance at IPPE 2020 and demonstrating their G. Mondini Platformer 800, ULMA TFS200MSV and the new G. Mondini Trave 1000.

The Trave line, which was built by G. Mondini and utilizes Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Architecture production control and information system, is Harpak-ULMA’s latest packaging solution.

“Adopting a smart, connected strategy in North American operations helps solidify Harpak-ULMA’s thought leadership by delivering real value for customers,” Harpak-ULMA’s chief executive officer Kevin Roach says in regards to the company’s new Trave line.

“It also is another important milestone in Harpak-ULMA’s technology vision and roadmap to introduce disruptive innovation across our served markets.”

Roach also states that the restructured Trave line also epitomizes a great opportunity to emphasize Harpak-ULMA’s Augmented Reality strategy.

As the only domestic tray sealer available today that accommodates multiple film handling technologies on the same machine, the Trave’s design enables the highest output speeds available.

Attendees will see first-hand that the state-of-the-art Trave line uses an elegantly simple electro-mechanical lifting and sealing design that replaces failure prone pneumatics and employs a unique, patented multi-film handling system.

In addition, visitors will have a chance to learn more about the Trave line’s extremely accurate servo-screw, torque-based lifting and sealing technology that ensures repeatable, high-quality sealing process control.

Trained Harpak-ULMA technicians will be on standby to answer any questions about a plethora of different topics and concerns including: more uptime, less waste, leak-proof packaging, automation, reduction in carbon footprint, sustainability, robotics, digital transformation, and labor.

Backed by their Canadian supplier PACKPRO, North American tray packaging and sealing equipment manufacturer OSSID will be using the IPPE 2020 show to demonstrate their state-of-the-art 500E Overwrapping Stretch Shrinkwrapper.

OSSID, a leading North American manufacturer of tray packaging and sealing equipment for case-ready products, has also confirmed that they will be attending and exhibiting at the IPPE 2020 show.

Backed up by their Canadian supplier PACKPRO, OSSID will be using their booth space at IPPE 2020 to demonstrate a comprehensive array of machines, which includes their ground-breaking 500E Overwrapping Stretch Shrinkwrapper.

Showing off its unique design, the 500E Overwrapping Stretch Shrinkwrapper uses up to 40-percent less film than a standard overwrap packaging machine, and sets the mark for producing profitable high- or low-profile case-ready packaging.

Running at quick speeds of up to 60 packages per minute, the 500E Overwrapping Stretch Shrinkwrapper meets the industry standard for reliably manufacturing tightly wrapped, leak resistant, end sealed, case ready packages for their customers in the meat and poultry industry.

Similar to OSSID, Multivac will also be using the IPPE 2020 show as a platform to feature their assortment of packaging solutions, while also highlighting the benefits of opting for Multivac packaging equipment in the meat and poultry industries.

Multivac will proudly display their state-of-the-art R 105MF thermformer, the T 300 and T 600 tray-sealers, in addition to highlighting the key benefits of the L 310 labeler, the L 300 bottom labeller and the new BASELINE P 600 double chamber machine.

A trained technician and sales representative will be present to answer any questions that attendees may have about the Multivac equipment and business prospects.

Reiser will be exhibiting their complete line of food packaging equipment and processing-to-packaging solutions, which includes their innovative Repak RE20 form/fill/seal packaging machine.

Another exhibitor to watch at this year’s IPPE 2020 show is Reiser, a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions.

A veteran at IPPE, Reiser will feature live demonstrations of their complete line of food packaging equipment and processing-to-packaging solutions.

Reiser will be proudly showcasing a number of different pieces of equipment that include: Reiser form/fill/seal packaging machines, Ross tray-sealing equipment, Supervac vacuum chamber packaging machines, and Fabbri automatic stretchwrappers.

To further treat their booth visitors, Reiser will also be presenting their range of JLS robotic packaging solutions for primary and secondary food packaging with a focus on robotic pick and place systems, tray loaders and case packers.

As per tradition, IPPE will present their coveted TECHTalks over the course of the three days, including attendee activities such as the Meat Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Chilli Cook-Off.

For attendees who want to push themselves and their taste buds over the edge are able to sign up for IPPE’s third hot wing eating competition.

If any attendees dare to see how much heat they can really handle, the hot wing contest takes place on Jan. 28 in the notorious Event Zone.

In a continued effort to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals in the meat and poultry industry, IPPE has launched its eighth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30”program.

In addition to receiving free access to the IPPE, the elected recipients will also be recognized at a special breakfast held on their behalf and gain leadership insights from a keynote speaker.

As proof that learning is always fun, a plethora of education programs have been arranged to give attendees the opportunity to network and, of course, learn.

Taking place on Jan. 28, the educational session Livestock Handling and Stunning to Optimize Animal Welfare, will take an in-depth look at best practices in livestock handling and stunning.

The free educational program will cover a wide variety of important topics as it relates to animal movement, facility design, stunning principles and equipment options.

Prominent animal welfare expert Temple Grandin will curate the session.

IPPE’s Innovation Stage aims to present exhibitors with the stupendous opportunity to emphasize their new machines and products, while attendees are given the opportunity to get a first glimpse of these machines in the industry.

As with previous IPPE shows, attendees will not only be able to look and inquire about the new products, but they are also able to vote for the machine that they feel is the most innovative.

The product or machine that receives the most votes will be recognized with an esteemed award plaque and will then promptly be showcased through all of IPPE’s traditional media and social media channels.

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