Packaging, labelling & coding

Fixing the flaws of food health star ratings

03 June, 2019 by Nichola Murphy

Research has revealed that Australia's Health Star Rating system is flawed, as products high in salt, sugar and fat score too highly due to loopholes in the algorithm.

Shoppers want convenience, not sustainability

29 May, 2019 by Miguel Campos, Export Sales Manager | Supplied by: Advanta

As supermarket giant Tesco axes fresh food counters at 90 of its stores, Miguel Campos at Advanta explains why this isn’t a demonstration of cutting costs, but adapting to customer needs.

WITT-Gasetechnik OXYBABY 6.0 gas analyser

28 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Niche Gas Products

The OXYBABY 6.0 gas analyser now available with a Micro SD card, which makes data export and memory expansion easier.

Manufacturing process designed to keep food fresh wins packaging award

24 May, 2019

A large-scale manufacturing process to improve food packaging and keep groceries fresher for longer has received a packaging industry award in the US.

Reliable ready meals

23 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Proseal Australia

Ready meal manufacturer Rowan Foods has replaced some of its older equipment with machines from tray sealing specialist Proseal to maintain reliable production.

Trident chewing gum packaging

23 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Synergy Packaging Pty Ltd

A chewing gum package was designed for Mondelēz International using the 100 mL Pharma bottle from RPC Market Rasen and the Pharma Secure closure from RPC Massmould.

Call for more governance of gluten-free labelled food

22 May, 2019

After reports revealed some gluten-free products contain traces of gluten, a coeliac disease expert has called for greater levels of compliance testing.

Select Equip sustainable packaging solutions

13 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Select Equip

Select Equip and its suppliers have been focusing on sustainability for the last few years, introducing flexible, innovative packaging systems that have been developed by engineers to reduce scrap waste, weigh accurately and package efficiently.

Jet Technologies recyclable sparkling wine hoods

06 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

The Jet Technologies recyclable sparkling wine hood is made from 100% biocompatible material.

Domino D320i CO2 Laser

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: insignia Pty Ltd

Compact and powerful, the Domino D320i is designed to deliver a reliable and flexible CO2 laser coding solution for high-speed and high-quality applications onto substrates including glass, PET, film and carton.

VIPCOLOR VP750 water-resistant colour label printer

01 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Label Power Pty Ltd

Label Power has announced the water-resistant VP750 Memjet colour label printer.

Busting the myth about microwaving aluminium

25 April, 2019 by Miguel Campos, Advanta | Supplied by: Advanta

Miguel Campos of food packaging supplier Advanta explains how to safely use aluminium packaging in a household microwave.

SIG aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

24 April, 2019

SIG is now using foil certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its aseptic carton packs.

Smart packaging designed to leave nothing behind

18 April, 2019 by Alan Adams, Sustainability Director, APAC | Supplied by: Sealed Air

The food packaging industry is busy redesigning, reinventing and challenging the status quo in order to develop smarter packaging.

Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

18 April, 2019 by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg).

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