Packaging, labelling & coding

Tripling shelf life of macaroni and cheese ready meals

26 September, 2019

Using a microwave-assisted thermal sterilisation process, scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese.

Breaking the mould in the chocolate block market

18 September, 2019 by Adam Norris, Lead Industrial Designer, Monash Food Innovation Centre

Monash University helped Darrell Lea make inroads into the $600 million block chocolate market without compromising on flavour, texture and quality.

SMC ZP3P series vacuum pad

17 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

The SMC ZP3P series can be used in film packaging applications, reducing leakage and wrinkles on thin workpieces during adsorption.

Schneider Electric debuts five 'Advisor' apps

17 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has unveiled 5 Ecostruxure 'Advisor' apps that allow businesses to monitor every step of their production process.

New pack format for baby food

17 September, 2019

Yummy Organics and Initiative Foods have collaborated to convert from glass to plastic packaging for baby food product.

More calls for accurate labelling of plant-based food

17 September, 2019

The Australian National Party is calling for accurate labelling of plant-based food and drink products.

Label power: what's important for artisanal products?

12 September, 2019 | Supplied by: - a division of Avery Products

Research reveals that 73% of consumers believe labels have the power to make craft food and drinks feel 'premium'.

Reinventing soup using the right packaging

11 September, 2019

UK-based food manufacturer sees soup as the new 'juice', and the right packaging was essential for delivering the 'souper' product.

Proseal LC1 lid clipping machine

05 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Proseal Australia

Proseal's range of environmentally friendly packaging solutions includes its LC1 lid clipping machine, with a simple design and operation.

Bottling UHT milk in PET in Russia

04 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

Pyatigorskiy Dairy's main product is UHT milk, which is now being bottled in PET thanks to the Krones PET bottling line.

Are you flexible to catch up with this dry food packaging trend?

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Esko Australia Pty Ltd

Driven by the consumer lifestyle changes, dry food packaging has transformed from essentially functional to a highly influential factor in consumer purchasing decision.

GEA SmartPacker TwinTube packaging system

30 August, 2019 | Supplied by: GEA Australia

The updated SmartPacker TwinTube by GEA can process up to 500 bags/min.

State of NZ's packaged food

27 August, 2019

An in-depth review of packaged food sold in New Zealand supermarkets revealed that it is primarily unhealthy, with almost 70% classified as ultra-processed.

QuickLabel QL-120X tabletop digital colour label printer

23 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

AstroNova's QuickLabel QL-120X is a tabletop digital colour label printer with a two-year warranty.

Bosch Pack 403HE Automated Flow Wrapper

23 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd

Bosch's Pack 403HE can wrap a variety of products at medium-to-high speed, while meeting strict hygiene requirements.

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