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