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
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
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.
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.
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.
Chequer Packaging Limited has invested NZ$5 million in a state-of-the-art printing press at its production site in East Tamaki, Auckland.
The Canned Food Information Service (CFIS) has changed its name to the Canned Food Industry Association (CFIA).
Centrale del Latte di Brescia (Italy) sterilises its products by directly injecting steam at 148Â°C. Steam injection provides quality advantages, explains Technical Director Paolo Bonometti
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.
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.
Even pharmaceuticals are expected to attract attention with alluring wrappings. Most packaged products additionally carry both consumer and supplier information.