4 Reasons to Attend PACK EXPO 2022, the Biggest Packaging Show of the Year

September 6, 2022 | By The Fres-co Team

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In the food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemical industries, packaging is becoming just as important as the product itself. Packaging doesn’t just protect and preserve the product—but now also plays a crucial role in meeting sustainability objectives, communicating the mission and brand of the company, catching the consumer’s eye on overcrowded shelves, and more. In order to be successful, manufacturers across all markets need to stay on top of trends to improve their technologies, processes, and operational strategies. But how?

The upcoming PACK EXPO 2022 International trade show offers the widest range of innovative packaging and processing solutions anywhere in the world. This event provides opportunities to see new technologies in-person, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and come together as industry professionals. With multiple vertical-dedicated pavilions, thousands of exhibitors, education sessions, and special exhibits featuring new technology innovations, there is something for everyone at PACK EXPO.

PACK EXPO International 2022 Details

●       Dates: October 23-26
●       Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
●       Fres-co Booth: S-4182
●       Bonus: Attend PACK EXPO for free when you register using our comp code

Why Should You Attend PACK EXPO International?

1. See firsthand the latest Fres-co machinery and packaging innovations

Our team of packaging experts will be exhibiting and live-demonstrating our flexible packaging, packaging machines, and services at Booth S-4182. These innovations are designed to address some of the most difficult issues facing companies that produce coffee, food, beverage, food ingredients, specialty chemicals, and more.

Expo attendees can stop by our booth to learn about proven products and services like these:

  • G18C VFFS Machine: Ideal for coffee roasters and dry food producers, our G18C VFFS machine provides efficient, fully automated production of our BLOCKBAG™, CORNERSEAL® and backfin-seal bags. The G18C can also incorporate our one-way degassing valve, integrate tin-tie finishing, and form, fill, and seal with digitally printed materials.
  • BLOCKBAG™: The BLOCKBAG™ is the first premium block-bottom bag of its kind that offers fully automatic production capability. Ideal for coffee, snack foods, and pet food, its semi-rigid shape allows it to stand up securely on shelves, while also providing a large printable area with front and back printing available. The BLOCKBAG™ can also be formed, filled, and sealed on our G18C VFFS machine and will be on display and used in live demonstrations at PACK EXPO.
  • FSU 101 Industrial Sealer: Heavy duty, yet simple to operate, the FSU101 Industrial Sealer is a semi-automatic hermetic bag sealer designed for large-sized pre-made pouches or bags like our Powder Bag. Designed for use with barrier laminates that require hermetic sealing, it is perfect for agricultural chemicals, pet food, feed ingredients, specialty chemicals, and more. It also can seal other types of materials such as plastic, foil and paper.
  • Powder Bag: Companies that need to protect their powdered products from moisture, oxygen, infestation, and dehydration while in transit and storage are turning to our Powder Bag. Featuring our patented one-way degassing valve, the Powder Bag delivers a near-zero Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR) and Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) for exceptional protection of high-value powdered products.
  • Fres Flow™: We designed Fres Flow™ as a next-generation bag-in-box (BIB) that features all the advantages of a traditional BIB, plus added innovative and protective benefits. It uses our patented, pierce-at-first-use Pierce Tap® 1 dispensing tap to keep products fresher longer and eliminates irradiation of bags and fitments, saving you time and money.
  • Pierce Tap® 2: A sister product to the Pierce Tap® 1, this innovative dispensing tap also uses our patented pierce-at-first-use technology and helps preserve beverages prior to opening. It easily snaps into the flange of pre-made beverage pouches like our Barrel Pouch.

2. Get in the know about advances in your industry

As technology becomes even more integral to improving efficiency, processing, and more, it’s even more important to stay up to date on new innovations. PACK EXPO is the best way to catch up on industry breakthroughs in automation, robotics, printing, supply chain solutions and more—all at one show. Plus, you can explore ideas from other industries, such as crossovers between food and life sciences or cosmetics and household products.

3. Examine technology in action, in person

PACK EXPO allows you to examine new technology in person, in action, so that you can make more informed decisions on packaging and processing equipment. You’ll see how the technology functions firsthand and be able to ask questions and discuss specific applications for your business with subject matter experts on the spot. If you’re vetting out a new piece of technology for your company, PACK EXPO can help you explore solutions up close and personal that will improve your business.

4. Network with the right people and experts

In this era of industry transformation, it’s critical to prepare for the future and position your company to adapt to changing market conditions. PACK EXPO 2022 provides opportunities to connect with suppliers to move current projects forward, get ideas for future initiatives from exhibits and educational sessions, and connect with industry leaders to learn from their strategies. You’ll be able to expand your network of peers and talk face-to-face with the experts behind game-changing technologies.

Connect With Fres-co at the Show

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We’re excited to talk with our peers, other supply chain professionals, and see you at PACK EXPO International. As you prepare for this conference, don’t forget to:

  • Register for free: Attend PACK EXPO International 2022 for free when you register using our comp code, 69E96.
  • Add Fres-co to your My Show Planner: The PACK EXPO My Show Planner allows you to quickly search for exhibitors and educational sessions, navigate the conference floors, and network with your peers. Ahead of the show, add us to your planner so that you don’t miss out on seeing our latest innovations and technologies at Booth S-4182.


For more than 40 years, Fres-co System USA, Inc. has manufactured high-performance flexible packaging systems and invented dozens of innovative breakthroughs including degassing valves, modified atmosphere technologies, and reclosure systems.

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