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March 23, 2017 - Press Release

Shelf Stable Product Quality and Convenience Packaging Driving Allpax 2402 R&D Retort Sales

Emphasis on faster time to market for new products and packaging propelling Allpax sales of this R&D tool that offers all sterilization and agitation modes in one machine.

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February 21, 2017 - News

Allpax Marks Shaka Retort Five Year Anniversary with Progress Updates and New Insights

The fifth anniversary of the first production Shaka agitation retort also signifies the expiration of patent royalties, lowering the cost of Shaka production.

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October 18, 2016 - Press Release

Allpax Showcases New Retort Safety and Productivity Solutions at Pack Expo

The new telescoping retort loader keeps personnel safe by eliminating any need to enter a two door retort during loading and unloading. The new AllTrax™ system verifies that cans, pouches, and trays have been properly processed by tracking every retort basket from retort room entry to exit.

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September 23, 2016 - Article

How suppliers are creating better machine control systems

Today's machines communicate with rest of your plant equipment.

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August 2, 2016 - Press Release

Pro Mach Adds Global Engineering Services for Packaging Solutions with Acquisition of Zarpac

Pro Mach and Zarpac combine leadership in packaging line machinery and technical services to create integrated solution powerhouse; Customers gain single source, comprehensive solution and services partner for optimum line development, performance, and risk management throughout lifecycle

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July 13, 2016 - News

Allpax Helps Food Processors Lower the Risk of Product Recall with AllTrax

AllTrax is a barcode-based system for tracing cans, jars, trays, and pouches by basket through each critical checkpoint in the retort room and tagging those packages to verified processing by an individual retort.

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May 18, 2016 - Press Release

A New Allpax OEE Software Module Helps to Increase and Then Maintain Retort Room Output

This new software-based solution measures overall equipment effectiveness for loaders, shuttles, retorts, unloaders, and conveyor systems, identifying specific problems and pinpointing areas of opportunity for boosting output.

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February 16, 2016 - Press Release

New Allpax Initiatives Help Canneries Boost Retort Room Capacity

Canneries utilizing swing-open door retorts can expect capacity increases from 8 to 33 percent by installing Allpax orbital door retorts.

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September 21, 2015 - Press Release

Allpax Debuts Pasteurization Tunnel at Pack Expo Las Vegas

The new modular pasteurization tunnel integrates seamlessly with products from other Pro Mach businesses to provide customers a single source solution to take pasteurized products from filling through packaging (Allpax Pack Expo Booth C-2818)

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August 25, 2015 - Press Release

Allpax Introduces a New Retort Room Energy and Water Saving System at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Allpax’s virtual retort room at Pack Expo demonstrates the company’s new energy and water saving system for retorts that reduces water consumption by 50 percent and supplies hot water to plant operations. (Allpax Pack Expo Booth C-2818)

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June 16, 2015 - Press Release

The New Allpax Cannery Traceability System Lowers the Risk of Product Recall

Upstream packaging information combined with retort-room basket tracking and sterilization electronic records make up the core of this new Allpax system.

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June 15, 2015 - Press Release

Pro Mach Expands Support for Latin American Customers with a New Business and Facility in Mexico

The new Pro Mach Mexico Shared Services business will open a sales, technical support, equipment, and parts stocking facility in Monterrey, Mexico, this summer. See Pro Mach and 14 of its more than 20 brands at Expo Pack Mexico June 16-19, 2015.

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May 13, 2015 - Press Release

Allpax Offering Refurbished 2402 Multimode R&D Retorts at Up To 30 Percent Savings over New Units

The versatile 2402 lab retort tests new product ideas and speeds products to market through a multitude of static and agitation sterilization modes.

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October 29, 2014 - Press Release

Bemis North America is First Film Supplier to Try Shaka® Agitation Retort in Flexible Packaging Lab

Versatile Shaka R&D retort, the fourth Allpax laboratory retort purchased by Bemis, will be used to quickly and accurately verify optimum tray and film solutions for the agitation retort process and shorten time to market for customers.

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October 22, 2014 - Press Release

Pro Mach Announces New Ownership by Affiliates of AEA Investors LP

Pro Mach announced today the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of AEA Investors LP (AEA) from The Jordan Company

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October 22, 2014 - Press Release

Allpax Introduces Mobile Information and Control Solution for Retort Room Applications

The Allpax Mobile HMI tablet-based system enhances retort room operating efficiency through mobile computing. See it at Pack Expo Booth N-5317.

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October 9, 2014 - Press Release

Reciprocating Retorts Improve Shelf-Stable Food Processing 
Time, Taste, Texture, and Appearance

Allpax will feature at Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago the results of taste and appearance tests conducted on a range of low-acid foods made shelf stable in high-and low-speed reciprocating retorts. (Allpax Pack Expo Booth # N-5317)

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June 5, 2014 - Press Release

Allpax Develops a Low Cost Way to Reduce Package Abrasion in Reciprocating Retorts

New high performance liners and slip sheets made from a temperature and moisture resistant polymer are easily installed and replaced on aluminum or stainless steel retort trays. These polymer tray liners and slip sheets provide an alternative to the higher priced vulcanized rubber solution.

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May 1, 2014 - Press Release

Allpax Introduces the “Versatort” Production Scale R&D Retort

The new five-foot diameter, single basket retort offers multi-mode and multi-agitation operation. This new retort eliminates the need to leave the R&D environment and travel to an offsite plant for testing on a full-sized production machine.

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March 25, 2014 - Press Release

Allpax Now Offers Evaporative Cooling Retorts for Raw Product Processing

Allpax’s evaporative cooling retorts for raw product processing provide companies with a turnkey, integrated retort solution for processing up to 3,200 pound batches or 50-800 gallon kettles of raw product.

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March 17, 2014 - Article

Vegetable processor improves canning operation with a fully automated retort room

Far less labor is required in the new high-efficiency system.

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November 21, 2013 - Press Release

Allpax Gentle Motion Retorts Installed for the First Time in a Food Processing Plant in Europe

These Allpax Gentle Motion reciprocating retorts in Europe are being used to improve the quality of shelf-stable soup products packed in flexible containers.

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September 5, 2013 - Press Release

Allpax Conducts a New Research Project to Improve the Quality of Shelf-Stable Food

Allpax is testing a wide range of products packaged in various microwaveable pouches and bowls to identify for brand owners package and product combinations that hold the most promise of quality and capacity improvements. The results will be shared with Pack Expo 2013 attendees.

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August 29, 2013 - Press Release

Allpax Celebrates Progressive Commercial Success with Shaka® Retorts

Allpax Products is celebrating more than two years of success with the patented Shaka® retort, with nine production size units along with several R&D size retorts installed at customer sites and more bookings expected. (Allpax Pack Expo 2013 Booth C-2114)

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April 10, 2013 - Press Release

Improvements in Shelf Stable Consumer Products Spurs Continuing Sales of Allpax Jumbo Shaka® Retorts

Initial adopters appreciate Shaka’s dramatic reduction in sterilization time, which improves the quality of products, such as soups, sauces, ready meals, dips, spreads, and baby food, which are benefited by the process.

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October 9, 2012 - Article

Test lab helps optimize products' retort processing

Allpax was recently featured in the October 2012 issue of Packaging Digest magazine showcasing their retort solution for the National Food Lab.

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October 4, 2012 - Press Release

Allpax Is Now Manufacturing the Largest Shaka® Production Retorts in the World

Shaka agitation retorts open the door to innovation by producing shelf-stable products that rival the quality of aseptic and frozen food (Allpax Pack Expo 2012 Booth #3910)

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July 18, 2012 - Press Release

A Revolution in Retort Technology Improves the Taste of Food Packaged in Microwaveable Containers

Allpax audio podcast for food packagers describes how reciprocating motion during the retort process heats containers faster and contributes to better tasting food.

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January 31, 2012 - Press Release

White Paper Describes How New Retorts Are Producing Aseptic Quality Food at a Fraction of the Cost

A white paper from Allpax, powered by Pro Mach, looks at how the Shaka retort process blurs the lines between UHT/aseptic packaging and retort sterilization, making it possible for a processor to produce UHT quality food through a batch retort process that has lower capital and labor costs.

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January 17, 2012 - Press Release

Allpax Introduces Innovative Waste-Steam Recovery System for Retorts

Allpax is now offering a waste-steam recovery system for retorts that is designed to lower energy costs, reduce consumption of water, and improve the overall sustainability of the facility. This new system is suitable for both new installations and as a retrofit solution.

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November 29, 2011 - Press Release

Allpax High-Speed Two-Basket Retort Product Delivery Systems Automate Small Footprint Retort Rooms

Allpax Products introduces a new automated high-speed retort product delivery system for small footprint retort rooms that utilize four-, six-, and eight-basket horizontal retorts for the preparation of shelf-stable food.

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November 3, 2011 - Article

Industries Looking for Specialized Sterilization Equipment Discover Allpax Product Line

Allpax manufactures a complete range of severe duty sterilization machinery for the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical companies. When your company has unique products that require specialized sterilization equipment, allow Allpax to lend a helping hand.

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September 14, 2011 - Press Release

Allpax Demonstrates Productivity and Quality Advantages of Shaka Retort Agitation at Pack Expo 2011

Demonstration of Advantages of Shaka Retort Agitation

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September 1, 2011 - Press Release

Allpax Retort Monitoring and Control Solutions Ensure Compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act

Allpax introduced a program for ensuring that retort rooms meet the quality and reporting mandates specified under the Food Safety Modernization Act

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July 26, 2011 - Press Release

First U.S. Shaka Production Retort Shipped

Allpax announced today that the first production Shaka(R) retort licensed in the United States has shipped to a major food manufacturer.

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July 12, 2011 - Press Release

Innovative Retorts from Allpax Cut Capital Cost by 20 Percent

Allpax Products delivered seven jumbo retorts to a multi-national food manufacturer within a six month window, while saving the manufacturer 20 percent of the capital cost of the project.

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July 6, 2011 - Press Release

Pro Mach Announces New Ownership by The Jordan Company

Pro Mach, Inc. announced today the completion of its acquisition by The Resolute Fund II, L.P., an affiliate of The Jordan Company, from Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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June 21, 2011 - Press Release

Breakthrough in Automated Retort Loading - 50 Percent Increased Throughput for Small Cans

Allpax Products announced today the successful development of the fastest retort basket loading system in the world - in excess of 10 sweeps per minute and basket changeover in less than 20 seconds.

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June 7, 2011 - Press Release

Allpax Supplies Hard To Find Parts For Vertical Saturated Steam and Water Immersion Retorts

Allpax announced today an expansion of its capabilities to supply hard to find and replace parts for vertical retorts. Allpax typically supplies custom ordered ASME certified parts within four weeks.

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April 12, 2011 - Press Release

The National Food Lab and Allpax Announce Availability of the Most Versatile R&D Retort in the World

The National Food Lab (The NFL) and Allpax Products, a division of Pro Mach, announced today the installation of the most advanced laboratory retort in the world in The NFL's pilot plant.

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February 3, 2011 - Press Release

Allpax Retort Room Audits Help Lower Energy Costs, Improve Business & Environmental Sustainability

Allpax announced today that the company is expanding its energy and sustainability retort room audits from a pilot endeavor to a full fledged national program.

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September 14, 2010 - Press Release

Allpax to Demonstrate Retort Productivity and Quality Solutions at Pack Expo 2010

Allpax will demonstrate a new software solution for enabling more consistent maintenance and faster repairs of retorts at Pack Expo 2010 in Chicago.

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August 30, 2010 - Press Release

Allpax Supplies Retorts to DOD For Shelf Stable Multi Serving Meals for Troops

Allpax supplied the Department of Defense (DOD) with five new Gentle Motion retorts - the first high-capacity, high-throughput retort specifically designed for pouches and semi-rigid trays.

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August 25, 2010 - Press Release

New Allpax Initiative Focuses on Retort Safety in Older Canneries

Allpax announced today a new auditing and repair initiative to raise the overall level of pressure-vessel safety and lower risk within older canneries that utilize vertical saturated steam and water immersion retorts.

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June 2, 2010 - Press Release

First of Its Kind Retort Optimized for Pouches and Semi Rigid Trays

Allpax today introduced the Allpax Gentle Motion retort - the first high capacity, high throughput retort specifically designed for pouches and semi-rigid trays.

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April 29, 2010 - Press Release

Retort Upgrades Improve Quality and Productivity at Canneries

Allpax announced today a new program to improve the quality and productivity of canneries through control system upgrades to vertical saturated steam and water immersion retorts.

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June 23, 2009 - Press Release

Find Best Practices for Retort Room Operations at Retorts.com

Allpax has redesigned and expanded its educational website Retorts.com. The updated site facilitates the spread of best retort room practices through interactive discussion tools, sharing white papers with colleagues, and for RSS feeds on comments and posts.

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April 29, 2009 - Press Release

Laboratory Retorts Shorten Development Time for Ready Meals

A new white paper from Amcor Flexibles describes how the company utilized an Allpax research and development retort to reduce time to market for ready meals packaged in high-barrier film pouches.

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October 22, 2008 - Press Release

Allpax Introduces the World's Most Versatile Research and Development Retort

Allpax will introduce at Process Expo 2008 a research and development retort capable of producing seven different sterilization processes and four different modes of agitation, making this new modular system the world's most versatile laboratory retort.

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September 9, 2008 - Press Release

Innovative Basket Clamping System for Agitating Retorts Wins Patent for Allpax Products

Allpax Products has a new patented system for improving automated basket clamping during retort agitation. The patented system reduces wear on retort equipment, decreases maintenance time and cost, and improves overall throughput.

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September 4, 2008 - Press Release

Allpax Celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Best Sales Year Ever

Allpax received a 22nd anniversary gift that would be the envy of any company - the best sales year ever.

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October 30, 2007 - Press Release

Ball Corporation Selects Allpax Retort to Test Shaka Process

Ball Corporation has selected Allpax Products' Research and Development retort to test their containers viability and effectiveness for Shaka and other retort processes.

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April 9, 2007 - Press Release

Allpax Signs Deal to License Shaka Process

Allpax has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Zinetec Ltd. of Oxfordshire, England, to become the sole U.S. licensee of the Shaka batch retort process, which significantly reduces sterilization times, improving the taste, color, texture and mouth feel of shelf-stable products.

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February 1, 2007 - Press Release

Eric Hanrahan joins Allpax as Director of Project Engineering

Eric Hanrahan, a 15-year veteran in development, testing and application engineering of automated batch retort systems and controls, has joined Allpax as a Director of Project Engineering.

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October 24, 2006 - Press Release

Allpax to unveil new Shaka R&D retort at Process Expo this month

Allpax Products will unveil its new Shaka™ R&D retort this month at the Process Expo tradeshow in Chicago (Booth #6521).

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May 24, 2006 - Press Release

Pro Mach acquires Allpax Products to Add Retort & Sterilization Capabilities

Pro Mach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated control systems for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

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