Packaging, labelling & coding

Multi-Fill MPFMP-60 semiautomatic filling machine upgrade

07 January, 2010 | Supplied by: HBM Packaging Technologies

Multi-Fill, specialist in the manufacture of semiautomatic and automatic volumetric fillers for the home meal replacement, convenience foods and food service industries, has upgraded its MPFMP-60 semiautomatic filling machine to include some features that were previously only available on their automatic models.


Intermec Technologies industrial bar code printers

22 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Intermec Technologies Aust Pty Ltd

Intermec Technologies has announced enhanced versions of seven industrial bar code printers - the PD41, PD42, PF2i, PF4i, PM4i, PX4i and PX6i. The improvements include an all-in-one printer programming language and increased memory and are suitable for operations, IT and business managers in warehouse, transportation and logistics and manufacturing.


Markem-Imaje 5800 Hot Melt Inkjet Printer

22 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Markem-Imaje Pty Ltd

The Markem-Imaje high-resolution, large-character 5800 Hot Melt Inkjet Printer provides clear, consistent text, graphics and GS1-compliant bar codes on cases, trays and shrink wraps. Suitable for corrugate printing applications, the printer can be easily integrated into existing production lines, carton erectors or tapers.


Markem-Imaje 5600 Liquid Inkjet Printer

22 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Markem-Imaje Pty Ltd

The high-resolution Markem-Imaje 5600 Liquid Inkjet Printer, suitable for direct case coding, features liquid piezo technology for high-quality graphics, text and readable bar codes. It uses glycol-ether (Quick Dry) ink to provide manufacturers with maximum contrast, while minimising the ink deposit required.


Tracking and tracing food and beverage goods

02 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Intermec Technologies Aust Pty Ltd

With so many food safety issues to worry about tracking and tracing in the food and beverage sectors is becoming increasingly more important. At the same time, with foodstuffs moving across the globe, it is becoming more and more difficult to accurately track them. There is a solution that can help eliminate these difficulties though - a form of automated data collection called radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.


To bar code or to bokode?

02 December, 2009 by David L Chandler, MIT News Office

The ubiquitous bar codes found on product packaging provide information to the scanner at the checkout counter, but that’s about all they do. Now there is a very tiny, very powerful alternative on the horizon.


See salt

02 December, 2009 by Zip-Pak Pty Ltd

Saxa and Skellerup have refreshed their packaging and incorporated resealability for greater consumer convenience. The new design has lead to stronger shelf presence.


Anti-counterfeiting technology for RFID tags

20 November, 2009

Researchers have developed a robust method to prevent cloning of passive radiofrequency identification tags that will not add to the cost of the tags.


Powder filler helps clean up

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Australian Filling & Packaging Machines

Eco Tech, manufacturer of ecologically sound cleaning products, has installed its third AFPM Powder Filler in three years.


Inspection system for cans

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Russell Technologies

Applied Vision Corporation has signed on to provide inspection systems for 11 new can manufacturing plants in 10 countries. Each new plant will install multiple Applied Vision systems to inspect everything from the quality of ends to decoration accuracy. Major can manufacturers, including CanPack, Crown, Impress and Rexam, are among the backers of the new projects located across the globe in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.


Simply shake, tear and shoot

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Amcor Global

Kerry Foods, a major supplier of chilled foods across Ireland and the UK, has chosen Amcor Stickpack for its recently launched Cheestrings Shots, a new product development that adds variety to the popular Cheestrings.


Noodles get up and Go!

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Chadwicks

The Go! Noodle brand from Symington’s in the UK is aimed at young consumers and features a series of eye-catching, colourful designs.


GI symbol revamp

30 October, 2009

The launch of the new-look GI Symbol makes selecting healthy foods and beverages even easier for consumers.


Fresh ’n Fruity lids for yoghurt

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Chadwicks

New Zealand’s number one yoghurt brand Fresh ’n Fruity has been given a fresh new look with lids supplied by Chadwicks.


Coca-Cola Company embraces front of product energy info

30 October, 2009

The Coca-Cola Company has announced global plans to include energy information (calories, kilocalories, kilojoules) per serving on the front of nearly all product packages in a move to increase consumers’ awareness about the energy content of its beverages.


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