The Mach4 Label Printer utilises direct thermal printing and thermal transfer printing through the use of inked ribbons. Three basic models are available: Mach4-B with label tear-off plate, version P with additional label dispensing, and version C with tear-off plate and label cutter. Three print heads with resolutions of 203, 300 and 600 dpi are offered and these are interchangeable.
The FS series is a range of thermoformers characterised by the ability to adapt to all types of applications in the food-processing, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. The versatile lines can process flexible as well as rigid films, with or without protective atmosphere (MAP). The FS range, which comprises three models (FS 910, FS930 and FS 950), features a distinctive design that meets users’ needs for robustness, ergonomics, easy cleaning, hygiene and safety. Moreover, this range of thermoformers benefits from a quick-change tool system that enhances productivity.
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.
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.
Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) officially opened its multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art distribution centre in Auckland in August 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.
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.
Australian Filling & Packaging Machines (AFPM) has introduced an auger filler upgrade program to minimise costs and maximise benefits.
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.
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.