Packaging, labelling & coding

SIG combiLink information management solution

24 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Visy Technology Systems

By connecting every machine in a filling line, SIG's combiLink collects unlimited data and shows it in preconfigured or personally designed reports.

Scientists warn BPA substitutes are not safe

19 September, 2018

A recent paper has revealed BPA and its replacements can cause similar problems in mice, and likely humans, for up to three generations.

Wine drinkers say cork is king

17 September, 2018

In a blind taste test, consumers rated the same wine as superior when they believed it was closed with a natural cork as opposed to a screw cap or a synthetic cork.

Leibinger JET One industrial inkjet printer

11 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Leibinger

Leibinger's entry-level JET One is an industrial inkjet printer for marking and coding food packaging, beverages and consumer goods.

The re-emergence of the self-heating can

11 September, 2018

Hot drinks anywhere, anytime is the motto of Spanish company 42 Degrees.

Coca-Cola Amatil's Aussie manufacturing success story

10 September, 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has launched the Australian-made SyLon Sports closure for Powerade bottles.

Slippery packaging to reduce food waste

05 September, 2018

Researchers wicked vegetable oils into the surfaces of common extruded plastics to help remove sticky foods.

Beer brewery ditches plastic for cardboard

04 September, 2018

Cascade is the first of the Carlton & United Breweries brands to discontinue the use of plastic six-pack ring packaging on its cans.

Predicting more accurate milk 'sell-by' dates

30 August, 2018

Scientists have created a predictive model that examines the emergence of spore-forming bacteria in milk and could replace 'sell-by' dates.

Clear codes on gin and whisky bottles

29 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Linx Printing Technologies

Bruichladdich Distillery has reduced downtime on its whisky and gin lines with two laser coders from Linx Printing Technologies.

Support for tax on plastic food packaging

28 August, 2018

Research has revealed that 52% of UK consumers and 33% of US consumers are in favour of a tax on all plastic food packaging.

Dairy company boosts speed with wraparound packer

24 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Gebo Cermex at Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

FrieslandCampina Thailand turned to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient end-of-line solution for its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape.

Use-by dates, shelf life and food waste

22 August, 2018 by Miguel Campos, Advanta | Supplied by: Advanta

Conservative use-by dates are causing consumers to bin food, but shelf life extension techniques are helping to tackle the food waste problem.

Predicting which packaging sucks up flavour

22 August, 2018

Packaging can cause food and beverages to lose their flavour by absorbing aroma molecules, but scientists have developed a mathematical method to help minimise this.

Coveris invests £1m in UK linerless label capacity

17 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Coveris Australasia

The investment will see it increase capacity by over 20% to meet growing demand in the UK for the sustainable pack format.

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