Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

One-way kegs

01 April, 2009 by

The KeyKeg consortium has announced two new product developments for the one-way keg market — the KeyKeg disposable dispensing line and the first three KeyKeg beer and wine cooler dispensers to accommodate the new disposable dispensing line.

Domed lids

01 April, 2009 by

The Rigid Dome Lid is a packaging solution for ready-to-cook products that provides meat and poultry producers wider market opportunities.

Mt Wellington distribution centre for CCA

02 November, 2008 by Swisslog

Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) officially opened its multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Auckland in August 2008.

Cartoning new markets

01 November, 2008 by

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.


01 August, 2008

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.

Skin packaging

01 August, 2008

Chilled rather than frozen ready meals are filling the fridges of consumers in ever-increasing numbers.

Lightweighted hotfill PET

01 August, 2008

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.

Official ecolabel for NZ

01 July, 2008

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.

Skin packaging

01 July, 2008

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.

Anti-fog films for fresh produce

01 July, 2008

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.

Produce carton

01 June, 2008

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.

Ultra-light PET container

12 March, 2008

Krones has developed an ultra-light PET container that has a weight of 8.8 g for a 500 mL bottle.

Cold glue prewarmed

17 January, 2008

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.

Trays for dogs

09 August, 2007

Forthglade has selected multilayer trays from RPC Bebo UK Corby for its revamped dog food range

Blow-moulded retort containers

13 June, 2007

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.

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