Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies can make a major contribution to New Zealandâ€™s economic development, according to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the New Zealand RFID Pathfinder Group.
Philip E Nelson, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2002 and food science professor at Purdue University, has been recognised as the 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize.
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.
Goodman Packaging Equipment from Chicago, USA is one the global leaders for top load case packing machinery.
The â€˜Australian Grownâ€™ logo has now been launched, allowing consumers to identify packaged food that has been grown on Australian farms.
A Canadian-invented bioactive paper has been developed that contains the ingredients to detect and ward off life-threatening bacteria and viruses like E.coli, salmonella and SARS.
An American brewing company, Coors, has released a beer bottle that changes colour when the beer is at the optimal drinking temperature.
In a partnership with Bavarian brewer Ankerbrau, Rapak has launched a bag-in-box system for the keg beer market
Since the smaller breweries and beverage producers also need a high degree of dependability in their bottling operations, Krones has come up with an empty-bottle inspector designed specifically for mid-tier applications. The Smartronic K 714 has a machine rating of maximum 18,000 containers an hour. It features high-resolution DART (distributed architecture for real time) camera technology and is operated from a 12.5 cm touch screen. Its space-saving dimensions, moreover, enable it to be easily integrated into existing lines.
Working in partnership with Bavarian brewer AnkerbrÃ¤, from NÃ¶rdlingen, Rapak has pioneered a bag-in-box system for the beer market. The technology, which is suitable for all types of beers, offers a low-cost alternative to the traditional keg and is especially beneficial for export.
A new nutritional food and beverage labelling scheme is set to aid Australians in the fight against the country's current overweight and obesity epidemic
The Western Australian winemaker, Palandri Wine, has revealed the 'Cheer Pack' - an innovative wine product designed to suit modern lifestyles and address environmental issues
A European patent has been granted to DataLase for the new pigment that forms the basis of the companyâ€™s laser marking products for primary and secondary packaging â€“ the Packmark and Casemark flexo and tape.