Packaging, labelling & coding

Wet and steamy coding

21 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Tronics NZ Ltd

Coding plastic pouches in a wet steamy environment has proved no problem for the latest small character ink jet printer from Videojet

Empty-bottle inspection for the low output segment

18 May, 2007 | Supplied by: JL Lennard Pty Ltd

Since the smaller breweries and beverage producers also need a high degree of dependability in their bottling operations, Krones has come up with an empty-bottle inspector designed specifically for mid-tier applications. The Smartronic K 714 has a machine rating of maximum 18,000 containers an hour. It features high-resolution DART (distributed architecture for real time) camera technology and is operated from a 12.5 cm touch screen. Its space-saving dimensions, moreover, enable it to be easily integrated into existing lines.

Dimensioning unit

18 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Cargoscan is a versatile solution for precise, static or in-motion measuring of various objects and shapes.

Bag-in-box for beer

18 May, 2007 | Supplied by: DS Smith Plastics Rapak

Working in partnership with Bavarian brewer Ankerbrä, from Nördlingen, Rapak has pioneered a bag-in-box system for the beer market. The technology, which is suitable for all types of beers, offers a low-cost alternative to the traditional keg and is especially beneficial for export.

Bag-in-box beer

18 May, 2007

In a partnership with Bavarian brewer Ankerbrau, Rapak has launched a bag-in-box system for the keg beer market

Front of package nutritional labelling

14 May, 2007

A new nutritional food and beverage labelling scheme is set to aid Australians in the fight against the country's current overweight and obesity epidemic

Alternative to wine bottle

09 May, 2007

The Western Australian winemaker, Palandri Wine, has revealed the 'Cheer Pack' - an innovative wine product designed to suit modern lifestyles and address environmental issues

European patent for laser marking technique

26 April, 2007

A European patent has been granted to DataLase for the new pigment that forms the basis of the company’s laser marking products for primary and secondary packaging – the Packmark and Casemark flexo and tape.

Gas milk packaging solution

20 April, 2007 | Supplied by: domnick hunter Pty Limited

An Asia-Pacific contract milk packaging operation has demonstrated the benefits of on-site nitrogen generation by replacing up to 10 gas cylinders a day

Bottle and glass combined

16 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Hardy Wine Co.

Hardy Wine Company - Australia's largest wine producer - has unveiled the Shuttle, an all-in-one, bottle-glass package

Labelling polystyrene boxes made easier

13 April, 2007 | Supplied by: Aldus - Tronics Pty Ltd

The producer of polystyrene boxes for a group of Queensland fruit and vegetable growers recently move another step forward, with an improved method of labelling the shipping boxes they produce

Hire tray sealing line helps capture seasonal barbecue meats market

04 April, 2007 | Supplied by: MPI Australia Pty Ltd

The commercial advantages of hiring top-line packaging equipment to meet seasonal peaks have been endorsed by one UK food producer using Packaging Automation Ltd tray sealers

Packing cherries

29 March, 2007 | Supplied by: Unimark Identification Service

Since October 2006, the Unimark 5200 wax coder has been used for every one of the 200,000 cartons (approx) that are packed at the Cherry King specialist cherry packing plant in the Western Riverina city of Griffith

Case-ready tray designs

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by:

Cryovac Australia has European case-ready tray designs which can replace the old 9 x 7" food tray typically seen in retail outlets which has been the market leader for the past six years.

Alipack label applicator

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by:

Alipack has introduced the Trito 50 label applicator head. It is an automatic self-adhesive label applicator which can be combined with an existing production line. The unit is suitable for the application of labels onto flat or slightly irregular products.

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