Packaging, labelling & coding

RFID: this radio frequency will be a hit

06 June, 2005 | Supplied by: GS1 New Zealand

Radio chips, transponders, tags - radio frequency identification (RFID) is currently keeping trading companies busy because these mobile data memories hold enormous rationalisation potential for supply chain management


Better packaging through professionalism

25 May, 2005

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is re-designing its website, taking the association into the world of email, online newsletters, up-to-date-news, events, technical papers and more. The AIP website will be the main communication tool from 2005 to members, supporters and industry and van be visited at www.aipack.com.au


Inkjet printer

22 April, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.imaje.com.au/

The Imaje 4040 high definition inkjet printer can be used to print text, graphics and logos onto porous surfaces. It features easy message design and editing with a VGA 10.4" screen (WYSIWYG display) and pull-down menus under Windows.


Vertical and horizontal case packers

17 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Mondo & Scaglione of Canelli, Italy, present their upgraded Case Packing Machine which can package wine bottles using the traditional vertical system, or horizontally, with the automatic introduction of a cardboard divider.


Wraparound case packer

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

To complement their renowned ALTAIR N Series medium to high speed continuous motion wraparound case packers for outputs up to 80 cases per minute, OCME of Parma Italy have released their new "baby", the ALTAIR X Series, for outputs up to 30 cases per minute.


10-colour flexographic press for Chequer

16 February, 2005

Chequer Packaging Limited has invested NZ$5 million in a state-of-the-art printing press at its production site in East Tamaki, Auckland.


Canning changes

04 February, 2005

The Canned Food Information Service (CFIS) has changed its name to the Canned Food Industry Association (CFIA).


All-round packaging

17 January, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.jllennard.com.au/

To meet the multifaceted requirements for flexible packaging versatility, Krones AG is now, with Modulpac, offering a concept providing options for all-round packaging.


Virtual labelling

17 January, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.domino-printing.com/

With the development of DataLase, Sherwood Technology has produced a virtual labelling technique that eradicates the need to use adhesive labels on packaging.


Layer picking bears fruit

06 December, 2004 | Supplied by: Premia Handling Systems Pty Ltd

The drive by retailers for smaller, more frequent deliveries is forcing suppliers to re-evaluate how they deliver goods to major retailers' distribution centres


UHT milk in PET - Milk with a 90 day refrigerated shelf life

06 December, 2004 by Franco Tomba - Krones Italy, Garda | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

Centrale del Latte di Brescia (Italy) sterilises its products by directly injecting steam at 148°C. Steam injection provides quality advantages, explains Technical Director Paolo Bonometti


Labelling flavours in foods

20 November, 2004

Within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) there are a number of provisions that food manufacturers need to be aware of when using flavourings in foods.


Adhesive melter

29 October, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.nordson.com.au/

DuraBlue 50 adhesive melters claim to deliver simplicity, reliability, durability and performance to product assembly, packaging and paperboard converting operations.


Filling system

29 October, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

The MPF (multi-purpose filler) deposits products such as: cooked pastas (short and long goods), cooked/IQF rice, couscous/tabouleh, various fruits and vegetables, refrigerated salads, and others, into many types of containers (trays, plates, cups, bowls, cans, bags, jars, etc) at speeds from 20 up to 120 containers a minute.


Label watching

11 October, 2004

Even pharmaceuticals are expected to attract attention with alluring wrappings. Most packaged products additionally carry both consumer and supplier information.


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