Packaging, labelling & coding

Shelf impact after a month at sea

24 September, 2007

UK-based Ashbury Confectionery recently gave UK converter Printing and Packaging Ltd the delicate task to design a chocolate pack with shelf impact for a new business with a retailer in Australia

Coding millions of cans

20 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Tronics NZ Ltd

More than 300 million cans have been coded in each of the past five years by four ultra high-speed ink jet printers on production lines at a Hastings factory

Marks & Spencer saves on salad pack

17 September, 2007

In the UK a Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP) funded project is trialing an innovative way to seal flexible film bags and pouches, which is claimed to save at least 10% of the packaging material used on those products

Vertical form, fill and seal packaging systems

14 September, 2007 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

tna has introduced the robag3 high-performance vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging system. The robag VVFS system has a high fill rate, good film efficiency and low wastage.

Filler for ready meals and prepared salads

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: HBM Packaging Technologies

The MPFMP-060 semi-automatic pocket filler dispenses clean, accurate portions of a wide range of difficult-to-fill products, such as cooked rice or pastas, cut vegetables and fruit, prepared salads, cereal, seafood and shredded meats into a variety of containers including trays, cups, plates, jars and pouches.

Capping machine

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Capson Australia

The Capson CH-1000 series is a fully automatic capping machine which unscrambles and applies plastic or metal caps to glass, plastic or metal containers. It is built in two configurations: indexed starwheel or inline.

Labelling premium smallgoods

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: insignia Pty Ltd

Barkly Continental is a supplier of top grade, hand made specialty European-style hams, sausages, and other pickled and smoked pork products

Bottling soft drinks in PET

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

The KHS Innofill DRV is a filling system especially developed for the filling of soft drinks in PET bottles. Several versions of the Innofill DRV are available that are entirely oriented towards the product range to be filled by each beverage operation. From the 0.1 L PET bottle up to the 5 L size, this filler is capable of processing all bottle sizes and shapes. The maximum filling capacity of the Innofill DRV is 80,000 bottles/h.

Low-cost filler for ready meals and prepared salads

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by:

Multi-Fill of Utah USA specialise in the manufacture of semi-automatic and automatic volumetric fillers for the home meal replacement and convenience foods industries and are represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging Technologies.

Trays for dogs

09 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Techni-Chem Australia Pty Ltd

Forthglade has selected multilayer trays from RPC Bebo UK Corby for its revamped dog food range

Spherical gum pack and sleeve

06 August, 2007

Sleever International has provided a labelling answer for a new Cadbury chewing gum

Traceability and shipment verification for bakery

30 July, 2007

Groupe Jacquet, of the Limagrain group, is a major bakery with facilities throughout France and Belgium, shipping over 70,000 boxes of bread a day to hundreds of customers

Success for Australian EPC/RFID pilot

12 July, 2007

Radio frequency identification (RFID) using GS1 global standards can improve productivity, reduce delivery processing times and open up visibility throughout the supply chain for the benefit of all trading partners, according to a multi-industry Australian consortium.

Collaboration to apply RFID technologies in New Zealand

09 July, 2007

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies can make a major contribution to New Zealand’s economic development, according to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the New Zealand RFID Pathfinder Group.

Benefits of bulk aseptic packaging recognised

20 June, 2007

Philip E Nelson, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2002 and food science professor at Purdue University, has been recognised as the 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize.

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