Packaging, labelling & coding > Packaging machinery

Shelf-ready packaging

12 March, 2008

For retailers, the shelf remains the key interface with customers. It's here that consumers decide which products to put in their trolleys. 70% of purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale (POS)


Induction sealer

13 February, 2008

Enercon's Super Seal Jr offers a combination of sealing capability, portability and production flexibility from a small footprint. At 76 x 210 x 267 mm it seals everything from the smallest closures to 120 mm wide-mouth containers.


Semi-automatic shrink wrapper

10 December, 2007

Clear Pack has released the Model: LST 50 Super semi-automatic shrink wrapper, a machine consisting of an L sealer and shrink tunnel in a single frame.


Case packer/erector

10 December, 2007

Quin Systems and Endoline have announced the availability of a compact case packing and erecting machine, capable of handling 100 picks and 20 cases/min.


High-speed 100 cpm case packers

12 November, 2007

OCME Srl and HBM Packaging Technologies have released a series of Altair Wraparound Case Packers which can reach speeds of up to 100 cartons per minute.


Distributions systems

12 November, 2007

TNA has introduced ROFLO, a distribution system which claims to push product breakage and flavour loss to all-time lows.


High-speed shrink-wrap machines

10 October, 2007

The Powersleeve Evolution 4 high-speed shrink-wrap machines implement a floating sheath opening, rotary synchronised multi-blade graduated cutting, transfer of the sleeve by ejection and pre-positioning of the packaging by scrolling (simple, double, turned over or not).


End-of-line packaging equipment

10 October, 2007

A+F Automation, based in Northern Germany, is in the field of specialised machinery for complete end-of-line 'primary packaging' including shelf ready applications, for the dairy, beverage and food industries.


Platter solution

04 October, 2007

After extensive research into the food tray sealing market, and considering equipment from seven other multinational companies, Packaging Automation's PA182 MAP-F machine was chosen by Eco Smart Technologies, based in New South Wales


Drinking pouch for dogs

01 October, 2007

Wetbone Company has launched water in a flexible drinking pouch package for dogs on the go. The dog bone-shaped pouch features two compartments with a reservoir for the purified, vitamin-enriched water at the bottom and a drinking bowl at the top


Packing truss tomatoes

27 September, 2007

Two automated packing lines being purpose-built in the Netherlands for deVineRipe's 8.2 hectare truss tomato facility in South Australia will incorporate the first technology of its kind used in glasshouse production in Australia


Shelf impact after a month at sea

24 September, 2007

UK-based Ashbury Confectionery recently gave UK converter Printing and Packaging Ltd the delicate task to design a chocolate pack with shelf impact for a new business with a retailer in Australia


Marks & Spencer saves on salad pack

17 September, 2007

In the UK a Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) funded project is trialing an innovative way to seal flexible film bags and pouches, which is claimed to save at least 10% of the packaging material used on those products


Vertical form, fill and seal packaging systems

14 September, 2007

tna has introduced the robag3 high-performance vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system. The robag VVFS system has a high fill rate, good film efficiency and low wastage.


Filler for ready meals and prepared salads

12 September, 2007

The MPFMP-060 semi-automatic pocket filler dispenses clean, accurate portions of a wide range of difficult-to-fill products, such as cooked rice or pastas, cut vegetables and fruit, prepared salads, cereal, seafood and shredded meats into a variety of containers including trays, cups, plates, jars and pouches.


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