Packaging, labelling & coding

Beer brewery ditches plastic for cardboard

04 September, 2018

Cascade is the first of the Carlton & United Breweries brands to discontinue the use of plastic six-pack ring packaging on its cans.


Predicting more accurate milk 'sell-by' dates

30 August, 2018

Scientists have created a predictive model that examines the emergence of spore-forming bacteria in milk and could replace 'sell-by' dates.


Clear codes on gin and whisky bottles

29 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Linx Printing Technologies

Bruichladdich Distillery has reduced downtime on its whisky and gin lines with two laser coders from Linx Printing Technologies.


Support for tax on plastic food packaging

28 August, 2018

Research has revealed that 52% of UK consumers and 33% of US consumers are in favour of a tax on all plastic food packaging.


Dairy company boosts speed with wraparound packer

24 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Gebo Cermex at Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

FrieslandCampina Thailand turned to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient end-of-line solution for its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape.


Use-by dates, shelf life and food waste

22 August, 2018 by Miguel Campos, Advanta | Supplied by: Advanta

Conservative use-by dates are causing consumers to bin food, but shelf life extension techniques are helping to tackle the food waste problem.


Predicting which packaging sucks up flavour

22 August, 2018

Packaging can cause food and beverages to lose their flavour by absorbing aroma molecules, but scientists have developed a mathematical method to help minimise this.


Coveris invests £1m in UK linerless label capacity

17 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Coveris Australasia

The investment will see it increase capacity by over 20% to meet growing demand in the UK for the sustainable pack format.


StarVac System EVOH high barrier shrink bags

16 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Starvac Systems Pty Ltd

StarVac System's EVOH high barrier shrink bags are suitable for meat and cheese products.


VIP Color VP600 colour label printer

16 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Label Power Pty Ltd

The VIP Color VP600 is a compact and low-cost Memjet colour label printer.


Choosing the right primary packaging

15 August, 2018 by Anthony Debus, Advanta | Supplied by: Advanta

More food technologists are looking to treat the cause, not the symptoms when designing food packaging.


Label Power VIP Color VP700 colour label printer

15 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Label Power Pty Ltd

The VIP Color VP700 is designed to be a reliable and economical Memjet label printer that prints labels up to 216 mm wide at 304.8 or 152.4 mm/s.


Techik TXR series X-ray inspection system

13 August, 2018 | Supplied by: DMH Automation

Techik X-ray inspection systems can detect a full range of contaminants, including metallic and non-metallic ones.


Jet Technologies Ilpra R12/4 Tronic rotary filler and sealer

13 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

Jet Technologies' Ilpra Fill Seal R12/4 has up to 12 stations and offers food manufacturers the flexibility to use each station for different purposes.


Improving the quality of fresh-cut fruit

10 August, 2018

Researchers from the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products are analysing how to improve the quality and shelf life of cubed watermelon.


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