Packaging, labelling & coding

Tracking that container

06 February, 2006

Radio frequency identification is being used in the Smart Box, a shipping container that can be located during transit and offers numerous other useful functions.


RFID tagging system

23 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.accusort.com/

Accu-Sort Systems, a member of EPCglobal, recently announced the release of its FAST Tag RFID tagging system. Part of Accu-Sort's suite of Flexible Automation Solution Tools, FAST Tag is a turnkey automated solution for placing, tracking and verifying RFID tags on cartons and pallets. FAST Tag also integrates seamlessly into existing material handling and data handling systems, providing a low-risk upgrade path from conventional bar code labelling systems.


Bulk bag filling systems

08 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.kockumsbulk.com.au/

The range of Bulkafil FIBC filling machines is tailored to suit clients' specific needs, offering efficiency and reliability, and utilising just one operator, from a single side platform.


Active packaging

06 December, 2005

The way in which active and smart packaging can secure the quality and freshness of products is a highly topical issue for both the food processing and packaging industries


Bottled water

05 December, 2005

As the largest growing beverage worldwide, bottled water manufacturers are rapidly growing in numbers. But as a packaged food product like any other, bottled water is also in constant need of safety controls to ensure superior quality for its consumers.


Marking on backless labels

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.unimark.com.au/

Catchpoint has created a backless label which renders the wasteful backing on labels obsolete, thus helping to reduce the 104,200 tonnes of waste produced a year attributed to self-adhesive label production. The company is currently trialing Sherwood Technology's DataLase colour change solution for marking directly onto the backless labels.


Campbell's improves 'print and apply' barcode labels

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

Increasing the efficiency of printing and applying barcode labels to shrink-wrapped shipping trays was one of the jobs on the packaging line at Campbell's Soup plant at Shepparton, in rural Victoria.


Powder filler

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.amtec.com.au/

Amtec has released the Powderpak D480R powder filler designed around the ability to pack powdered product at a rate of up to 480 x 25 kg bags per hour into either multiwall sacks or plastic/poly bags.


Cap sealer interface

23 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.splattengineering.com.au/

Enercon's microprocessor controlled interface for the Super Seal Deluxe and Super Seal Max controls, monitors and displays all critical performance, inspection and operational criteria for cap sealing, inspection and Enercon's e-jector rejection system.


Zip-pack formats extended

23 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.blueskyap.co.nz/

Zip-Pak has announced that UVA Packaging has launched a vertical form/fill/seal technology that applies slider zippers to corner-sealed and block bottom bags. The Newton 400 is capable of producing over six different types of flexible packages. The technology is suitable for pet food, powdered products and frozen food packages ranging from two to seven kilograms.


Wood packaging for export trade

18 August, 2005

SAI Global has been accredited by JAS-ANZ to certify products under the Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS). The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has established this scheme to help Australian exporters meet the international standard for treated wood packaging used in the export trade.


Cardboard sleever

15 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Pack Service offers a range of equipment for the automatic packaging of individual containers and multi-packs, specialising in cardboard sleevers, cartoners and overpackers, particularly for the dairy sector.


Oxygen absorbing packets & strips

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: NutriMed Group

FreshPax™ is a patented oxygen absorber pioneered by Multisorb Technologies to protect packaged foods and other products against spoilage, mold growth, color change, rancidity, loss of nutritive values, insect damage and losses of quality.


Weigh/label system

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cedarcc.com.au/

The design of Cedar Creek's innovative Weigh/Label Systems is modular, based on the Cedar Creek Company (CCC) WLS software module, and comprising: a Touchscreen Unit; a scale base/indicator unit; an Industrial printer (for manual labelling) or a fully automatic label applicator with a higher spec printer. All Touchscreen computers and printers are visible on the network, enabling product specifications, label formats, and order data to be downloaded simply and quickly and production data to be made available enterprise-wide in 'near real time'.


Code readers

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scitech.com.au/

SciTech has released two code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages or labels.


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