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Technical Paper: Trends in the Craft Brewing Industry

Technical Paper: Trends in the Craft Brewing Industry

In recent years, the American beer palette has changed from one focused primarily on the simple flavors of large, mainstream breweries to include a more complex, artisanal palette. This is evidenced by the huge increase in the number of breweries in the United States: in 2010, the US housed just over 1600 breweries; now, that number is over 3,000 and still growing. The craft beer industry is growing at a rate of more than one new brewery per day. These small-scale artisanal breweries have distinct needs when it comes to bringing their products to market, and packaging equipment that reflects those needs is critical to craft brewery growth.

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Standard-Knapp to Feature 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer at Pack Expo

Standard-Knapp to Feature 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer at Pack Expo

Portland, CT – Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, will feature its flexible, reliable 298 Tritium™ Trayshink Packer at Pack Expo 2014, November 2-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Standard-Knapp’s latest enhancements to this proven solution will be exhibited at Booth #N-5506.

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Standard Knapp Introduces New Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer

Standard Knapp Introduces New Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer

Portland, CT – Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the introduction of the 949 Pic-N-Place Tandem Case Packer, the latest addition to its extensive line of case packing products. Professionally crafted in the U.S.A., this packer is a robust, reliable, and adaptable solution designed to gently handle high-volume product, two cases at a time. Video of this innovative technology as well as a product brochure with exact specifications has just been released and is now available at StandardKnapp.com.

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Standard-Knapp to Feature 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer at Pack Expo

Standard Knapp Announces 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer – Single Machine Supports Tray, Pad, or Unsupported Pack Styles

Portland, CT – Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, announces the 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Robo-Wand™ wrapping module, a single machine that can pack in three pack styles – tray, pad, or unsupported. Unlike other machines that lock customers into one pack style, the flexible and versatile 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer is ideal for co-packers who need to respond to customers with a variety of packaging needs.

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Standard-Knapp Announces 597 Tritium™ Multipacker for Flexibility & Efficiency

Standard-Knapp Announces 597 Tritium™ Multipacker for Flexibility & Efficiency

Portland, CT – Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, introduces the Tritium™ Multipacker, a continuous motion multi-packer capable of handling applications in the food, beverage and personal care industries. With single, double and three lane configurations, the Tritium™ Multipacker swiftly arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, thereby eliminating the need for trays and pads. The Multipacker then sends the packs through an energy-efficient heat tunnel to tightly shrink the film around each multi-pack producing a consistent, wrinkle-free bull’s eye and bottom seal.

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Standard-Knapp Announces New Continuous-Motion Case Sealer

Standard-Knapp Announces New Continuous-Motion Case Sealer

The high efficiency Model 199’s inline design allows for high speed, consistent sealing of all incoming cases, whether close-coupled to a case packer discharge or installed as a stand-alone machine. The continuous-motion case sealer offers speeds of 50-75 cases per minute, and features quick complete changeover in less than two minutes.

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Standard-Knapp Completes Successful United Way Campaign

Standard-Knapp Completes Successful United Way Campaign

Standard-Knapp has wrapped up our 2012-2013 United Way fundraising campaign, and is proud to announce a record breaking year!

Employee participation reached a very strong 94.6%. The number of contributions surpassed previous years’ totals going back to 2001, when we had over double the employees (56 vs. 133.) A record twenty-nine employees donated $100 or more. The company matched all money collected, dollar for dollar, bringing the grand total to $20,341.36!

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Standard-Knapp Announces 598 Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper for Increased Speed and Reliability

Standard-Knapp Announces 598 Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper for Increased Speed and Reliability

The 598 Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper is equipped with a 2-axis servo-driven wrapping module which is easily programmed to follow the contour of all incoming trays of product. This Robo-Wand™ wrapping module requires no physical change parts or adjustments and can run at high rates of speed. The Tritium™ Shrink Wrapper also features a precise servo-driven film cutting system which accurately cuts the required length of film efficiently and reliably. The servo-driven film cutting system can handle both clear and registered film, printed with marketing graphics and detailed product information.

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