Packaging, labelling & coding

RFID sensor tags

10 July, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.savi.com/

Savi Technology has released two sensor tags that reduce spoilage and damage by monitoring the temperature and humidity of commercial shipments of food stuffs and other perishables vulnerable to environmental conditions as they move through the supply chain.


Global adoption of the RSS bar code

10 July, 2006

GS1, the organisation that locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication, has announced a global sunrise date of January 2010 for all scanning systems to read reduced space symbology (RSS) bar codes on any trade item.


Country of origin food labelling consumer brochure

14 June, 2006

A consumer brochure on country of origin labelling of food would help consumers to understand the new labelling requirements for unpackaged fresh and processed fruit, vegetables, nuts and seafood that begin from today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, said.


Tray denester with pre-padding system

13 June, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.packauto.com.au

By modifying the successful Intermittent pick and place unit from MGS Machine Corporation, (shown in the picture); Packaging Automation Pty Ltd has been able to deliver a system that places soaker pads inside food grade trays, on demand, in a fresh meat environment.


The potential of intelligent labels

06 June, 2006 by Mike Smyth, Journalist

Food poisoning in the US is claimed to take 5000 lives every year and force 325,000 into hospital treatment. Overall, nearly one in four Americans suffers from some form of food poisoning in any year


A sweet packaging decision

15 May, 2006 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

Lotte Confectionery, South Korean-based manufacturer of chocolates, biscuits, lollies, chewing gum, ice-cream and snack foods which can be found on shelves right around the world, wanted to update its packaging equipment


Mexican Express hots up food packaging line

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

The addition of a new product to its range of specialist Mexican cuisine triggered a need for Adelaide-based manufacturer, Mexican Express to upgrade ('hot up') its labelling line to a fully automated process.


Cost-effective alternative to metal cans

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Graham Engineering Corporation of York, PA, USA has designed an innovative solution for the production of blow-moulded wide mouth plastic containers with barrier properties.


RFID master class to be held during NMW

10 May, 2006

A one-day master class on RFID principles, challenges and practices for manufacturing will be held during National Manufacturing Week 2006, at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.


Tracking food in Europe

06 May, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers


Label proofing

18 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Hally Labels

Hally Labels has streamlined the proofing process for new or updated labels. 'Proof Manager', a web-based proof approval system, allows Hally to eliminate the time-consuming task of emailing a PDF to a client or distributing printed copies


Thermal transfer overprinter

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

The Videojet DataFlex Plus Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) delivers high resolution images on flexible packaging, while minimizing downtime and costs associated with ribbon breaks and production changeovers. For marking variable information such as dates, times, batch codes, ingredients, logos and marketing information onto flexible film packaging, labels or glossy cards, the DataFlex Plus provides the ultimate in productivity and efficiency.


First Australian-made system for Zip-Pak slider

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.propac.com.au/

PROPAC Industrial Pty Ltd together with Zip-Pak, a leading global resealable technology provider, have introduced the first Australian-made Zip-Pak slider system at the recent AUSPACK 2005.


Tracking food from farm to fork

14 February, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from ‘farm to fork’ - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.


Tracking that container

06 February, 2006

Radio frequency identification is being used in the Smart Box, a shipping container that can be located during transit and offers numerous other useful functions.


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