In the beverage sector, the packaging industry has to kill two birds with one stone. Firstly, consumers expect individually designed packages, if possible with supplementary functions. And secondly, increasingly eco-minded drinks consumers are showing a growing thirst for resource-conserving containers manufactured with environmentally compatible methods. The industry achieves this balancing act with new packaging strategies and efficient production equipment.
Craft brewer Three Floyds responded to exploding demand by building a larger brewhouse. But the existing bottling line was slowing the company down.
The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will host a seminar on Packaging Machinery Trends at Foodtech Packtech 2016.
KHS has developed modules for special packaging formats for its InnoPET Blomax Series IV stretch blow moulder.
Krones' double-end bottle washers from the Lavatec, LavaClassic and LavaClassic Plus families will in future be constructed in a modular design.
Sidel has developed services for proactive maintenance in PET bottling lines.
A NitroHotfill line from Krones has produced a 44% reduction in compressed air consumption for a Turkish tea processor.
When repackaging its sensitive products in PET bottles instead of in soft packages, French beverage company Jus de Fruits d'Alsace invested in a Contiform AseptBloc from Krones.
Packserv provides packaging equipment hire and services to the manufacturing industry.
Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a biscuit-on-edge packaging system, for biscuits and crackers in slug packs.
The Polypack Clearprint shrink wrapper can wrap either individual items or tray-supported products with clear or printed film.
ILAPAK's Delta 3000 is an entry-level flow wrapper suitable for use by processors of poultry and meat.
Multivac's C 200 chamber machine is a space-saving tabletop unit for fast packing of small to medium-sized quantities of salads, nuts and dried fruit in film pouches.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will transfer the food packaging machinery operations currently performed by Nagoya-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Food & Packaging Machinery Co to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, located in Kobe.
The Multivac T 300 Traysealer is a fully automatic solution for packing fruit and all types of raw or processed vegetables in trays.