Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) officially opened its multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Auckland in August 2008.
In the fruit juice drinks and still water segments, carton packaging has lost market shares to PET in recent years, but worldwide, the use of carton packaging for beverages is still increasing.
Based on the success of the DIN 45 closure SK 45/26 MAB MDR and the child-resistant variant SK 45/27 MAB MDR CR, Bericap has developed additional sizes with different technical features and can now offer closures for all thread profiles according to DIN 45, 44 and 60 in a uniform, attractive design for all sizes.
Manufacturer of PET stretch blow moulding machines for the production of PET bottles, SIPA has developed lightweighting technologies for hot fill PET bottles used in the juice, tea, isotonic and flavoured-water markets.
Chilled rather than frozen ready meals are filling the fridges of consumers in ever-increasing numbers.
Although claims of sustainability and environmental performance abound, in New Zealand Environmental Choice is the one ecolabel that is backed by the New Zealand government and verifies all its applicants’ claims using independent, third-party expert assessors.
The chilled format of ready meal packaging is not only quicker to prepare for the consumer, it gives manufacturers an opportunity to use eye-catching and practical packaging, helping differentiate their products from those of competitors.
Shorko Australia has been appointed the exclusive sole Australian and New Zealand distributor for Taghleef Industries (Ti-Films) complete product range of biaxially orientated polypropylene film and cast polypropylene films.
SureFresh, Amcor’s latest fresh produce carton that won a Sustainability Award at the 2007 Australian Packaging Awards, combines good strength with product appearance at point-of-sale and is offered as an alternative to returnable plastic crates, expanded polystyrene (EPS) and some non-recyclable wax-coated trays.
Krones has developed an ultra-light PET container that has a weight of 8.8 g for a 500 mL bottle.
When the adhesive containers are changed at cold-glue labellers, consumption usually shows an initial rise, since the adhesive is not yet at optimum processing temperature. With the Glue Dispenser from KIC Krones, the adhesive is warmed up to processing temperature in the pipes, and then transferred to the container provided. This leads to reduced adhesive consumption when changing the containers at the machine and, due to optimised temperature control, to a consistent adhesive quality. Within about three minutes, the prewarmed adhesive is ready, enabling the machine's operator to bring optimum-temperature containers to the labeller. Due to appropriate automation, handling is very simple.
Forthglade has selected multilayer trays from RPC Bebo UK Corby for its revamped dog food range
Gilpin and Company has been awarded exclusive distribution rights in Asia-Pacific for Silgan Plastics Corporation's OMNI injection blow-moulded retort containers. The multilayer, high-barrier plastic bowls and cylinders (cups) are designed for shelf stable processed foods that can be heated in a microwave oven and served. Silgan's OMNI retort containers are suitable for categories like soup and prepared entrees because they are lightweight, portable and, above all, microwaveable. Consumers have embraced the convenience this packaging format offers.
A Canadian-invented bioactive paper has been developed that contains the ingredients to detect and ward off life-threatening bacteria and viruses like E.coli, salmonella and SARS.
An American brewing company, Coors, has released a beer bottle that changes colour when the beer is at the optimal drinking temperature.