The endless roundabouts of labelling laws and country of origin labelling make me cross. As I consumer I want to be able to determine what I am eating and where it is from. The horsemeat scandal in Europe and the UK has little to do with food safety (assuming the meat was not contaminated with not-for-human-consumption pharmaceuticals) but rather the fact that consumers did not know what they were buying.
DFC Packaging offers tamper-evident and decorative shrink sleeves for a range of applications with up to 10-colour gravure printing.
Designed to improve productivity, the 1550 and 1650 printers provide metrics and tools to measure and improve uptime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
The CJ400 prints up to three lines of information such as lot codes, dates, times, text and symbols onto most surfaces. With a special print-head, it can print four to five lines, dependent on font size.
Quicklabel Systems’ Kiaro! inkjet colour label printer was developed for manufacturers and processors wanting professional-quality labels at high speeds.
Apex Printing & Packaging Engineering designs and manufactures complete labelling systems, creating designs and equipment to suit each application.
Domino Printing Sciences water-based BK651 black ink for thermal ink jet (TIJ) applications was developed specifically to withstand the rigours of the pharmaceutical market. It has been awarded a grade A through to Blue Wool 4 during independent testing and evaluations on printed samples of the ink to establish its performance and light-fastness, undertaken by international packaging, paper and print industry specialists PIRA International.
Tetra Pak has launched volume and printing capabilities for greater efficiency, impact and value for Tetra Fino Aseptic, with the OptiSize volume concept for new size options and Eco Flexo for photographic printing.
The Boreas wort-stripping system from Krones is used for the controlled evaporation of unwanted aromatics from beer. It ‘blows’ the unwanted celery taste, for example, out of the beer wort.
When Wescobee Honey expanded its product lines, it needed a coder that could print on a variety of substrates and package sizes. Wescobee exports product to the Middle East and Asia, so the printer also needed to be able to code in multiple languages. The WA business turned to Matthews Intelligent Identification for a solution.
The Leibinger JET3 and JET2 Neo inkjet coders offer automatic nozzle sealing that closes the nozzle and return line airtight after shut down. Drying and clogging do not occur due to the closed ink circuit. Once the start button is pressed, the printer starts and the nozzle seal opens automatically.
The Datamax-O’Neil I-Class Mark II industrial barcode label printer builds on from the Mark I series. It has a faster processor, larger memory and a wider selection of communication ports to meet a diverse range of applications.
Avery Dennison and Tronics have collaborated on a labeller for the Avery Dennison Shrink PS packaging material that enables late-stage decorating of vacuum-shrink bags. The labeller applies the pressure-sensitive label to the shrinkable bags offline or inline prior to filling and vacuum sealing. The system is suitable for the meat and dairy industries.
interpack has organised PACK PLUS, a special exhibition devoted to the topic of package printing that will be staged at drupa, from 3 to 16 May in Düsseldorf.
The Markem-Image SmartDate X60 thermal transfer coder can print at pack speeds of up to 1000 mm/s at full 300 dpi resolution. The coder is particularly suited to baked goods and confectionery.