Packaging, labelling & coding

Ultrasonic sealing for food and confectionary

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Nupac Industries Pty Ltd

Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced ultrasonic sealing technology for vertical form, fill and seal machinery for use in food and confectionery packaging applications. Ultrasonic sealing is a method for joining thermoplastic materials together by emitting acoustic vibrations, creating a tight, strong seam for closures in doy-style stand-up pouches, gusseted and pillowbag packaging formats.

Desktop barcode label and receipt printer

16 March, 2009 | Supplied by:

The Zebra G-Series desktop barcode label and receipt printer range from Zebra technologies provides increased durability, ease of use and claims to provide the best value of all basic desktop thermal label printers.

Portable cap torque gauge

11 December, 2008 | Supplied by: IDM Instruments

The Mark-10 Series MGTC Cap Torque Gauge features a universal grip for caps from 16.5 to 45.7 mm diameter, providing a simple solution for basic handheld cap torque testing in packaging applications.

Mt Wellington distribution centre for CCA

02 November, 2008 by Swisslog

Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) officially opened its multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Auckland in August 2008.

Cartoning new markets

01 November, 2008

In the fruit juice drinks and still water segments, carton packaging has lost market shares to PET in recent years, but worldwide, the use of carton packaging for beverages is still increasing.

Rotary vacuum fill-seal machine

13 August, 2008 | Supplied by:

The RT-8BT-8VF from Leepack is a rotary vacuum fill-seal machine that is designed for handling pre-made pouches.

Automated label printer applicator

13 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Peacock Bros Pty Ltd

Weber’s 3500 label printer and label applicator is for pressure-sensitive label printing and automated label application systems. In addition to offering a broad selection of high-quality print engines featuring a range of print resolutions and label dispensing speeds, the device is now available with optional RFID print-encode engines.

Lightweighted hotfill PET

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: HBM Packaging Technologies

Manufacturer of PET stretch blow moulding machines for the production of PET bottles, SIPA has developed lightweighting technologies for hot fill PET bottles used in the juice, tea, isotonic and flavoured-water markets.

Auger upgrade program

01 August, 2008

Australian Filling & Packaging Machines (AFPM) has introduced an auger filler upgrade program to minimise costs and maximise benefits.

Skin packaging

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Select Packaging Systems Pty Ltd

Chilled rather than frozen ready meals are filling the fridges of consumers in ever-increasing numbers.


01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: TCL Hofmann

Based on the success of the DIN 45 closure SK 45/26 MAB MDR and the child-resistant variant SK 45/27 MAB MDR CR, Bericap has developed additional sizes with different technical features and can now offer closures for all thread profiles according to DIN 45, 44 and 60 in a uniform, attractive design for all sizes.

Mesutronic metal detector

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Perfect Packaging

Mesutronic has released the Aluscan metal detector that allows the user to detect smaller metal contaminants down to 0.8 mm in diameter, within aluminium-wrapped products.

Fill solution for delicate foods

01 July, 2008

Multi-Fill has recently sold a MPFSC-120-01 filling machine to a customer in the US who had a very delicate product to fill — jelly cubes. The requirement was for a filling machine that would retain the shape and size of their delicate product after it passed through the system. The jelly cubes are loaded into the low-level infeed hopper and a conveyor belt (with a special finger design) passes the product to the filling head. The food is then measured volumetrically and discharged into trays.

Official ecolabel for NZ

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Environmental Choice

Although claims of sustainability and environmental performance abound, in New Zealand Environmental Choice is the one ecolabel that is backed by the New Zealand government and verifies all its applicants’ claims using independent, third-party expert assessors.

Skin packaging

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Select Packaging Systems Pty Ltd

The chilled format of ready meal packaging is not only quicker to prepare for the consumer, it gives manufacturers an opportunity to use eye-catching and practical packaging, helping differentiate their products from those of competitors.

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