Packaging, labelling & coding

Pilot plant for bio-based barrier material for packaging

13 December, 2019

The pilot plant is being built to enable the production of bio-based plastics as a barrier in transparent packaging, which could interest the food and beverage industry.

Shrink wrapping square bottles

11 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

Swiss beverage manufacturer BINA shrink wraps its range of squared and round bottles using Sidel's unifiliar 90° infeed system.

GM food needs definition

10 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FSANZ will redefine the code for genetically modified foods in 2020 following a report which concluded the current definitions were no longer fit for purpose and lacked clarity.

Wine industry steps closer to IP protection from copycats

06 December, 2019

A Bill has been introduced to parliament in order to help the Australian wine industry reduce the risk associated with fraud through IP label theft.

Alfa Machine Thermo Form-Fill-Seal Machines

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

The Alfa Machine Thermo Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) Machines are suitable for processing cups/tubs with label, cups with IML, cups/tubs without label, mini-portions and special shaped containers.

Eurotub tub and lid range

29 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Berry

The Eurotub tub and lid range comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from 250 to 1000 g. The tubs are lightweight for product protection and ease of use.

Sidel Cermex Flexipack Pick & Place case packer

29 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Sidel Oceania Pty Ltd

Packaging solutions provider Sidel has introduced an auto-adjustable Pick & Place case packer — Cermex Flexipack — for packing glass bottles.

Essentra Tear Tapes Rippatape X cross-tear opening device for packaging

27 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Essentra Components

The Essentra Tear Tapes Rippatape X tape-based opening device provides for easy opening across paper, corrugated and fibreboard packaging.

Redesigning your packaging with the 5Rs

26 November, 2019 by Nerida Kelton, MAIP, Executive Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); ANZ Board Member – World Packaging Organisation (WPO) | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are the three most important of the 5Rs when it comes to redesigning packaging to reduce environmental impacts.

Label maker upgrades to UV inkjet printing press

25 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

Jet Technologies has recently helped NSW Central Coast-based SL&CS Promotions upgrade to a new UV inkjet printing press.

EXAIR Gen4 standard ion air knife

20 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The EXAIR standard ion air knife reduces static electricity, saving compressed air and improving production speeds.

Call for mandatory Health Star Ratings

19 November, 2019

CHOICE is calling for mandatory Health Star Ratings on food products after research revealed that the rating system enables consumers to pick healthy foods.

Improving the shelf life of avocados, eco-plastic film research

14 November, 2019

Curtin researchers have developed eco-friendly films that can prolong the shelf life of fruits such as avocados and provide environmental benefits.

Barcoding and labelling toolkit launched

07 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Matthews Australasia Pty Ltd

Matthews Australasia has launched free online barcoding and labelling training tools designed to help manufacturers produce quality barcodes.

Impacts of GMO labels on fresh produce demand

06 November, 2019

As the US prepares for its new GMO food labelling laws, research shows that the labels have a halo effect on unlabelled fresh produce.

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