Packaging, labelling & coding

The potential of intelligent labels

06 June, 2006 by Mike Smyth, Journalist

Food poisoning in the US is claimed to take 5000 lives every year and force 325,000 into hospital treatment. Overall, nearly one in four Americans suffers from some form of food poisoning in any year


A sweet packaging decision

15 May, 2006 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

Lotte Confectionery, South Korean-based manufacturer of chocolates, biscuits, lollies, chewing gum, ice-cream and snack foods which can be found on shelves right around the world, wanted to update its packaging equipment


Mexican Express hots up food packaging line

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

The addition of a new product to its range of specialist Mexican cuisine triggered a need for Adelaide-based manufacturer, Mexican Express to upgrade ('hot up') its labelling line to a fully automated process.


Cost-effective alternative to metal cans

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Graham Engineering Corporation of York, PA, USA has designed an innovative solution for the production of blow-moulded wide mouth plastic containers with barrier properties.


RFID master class to be held during NMW

10 May, 2006

A one-day master class on RFID principles, challenges and practices for manufacturing will be held during National Manufacturing Week 2006, at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from May 30 to June 2.


Tracking food in Europe

06 May, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from 'farm to fork' - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers


Label proofing

18 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Hally Labels

Hally Labels has streamlined the proofing process for new or updated labels. 'Proof Manager', a web-based proof approval system, allows Hally to eliminate the time-consuming task of emailing a PDF to a client or distributing printed copies


Thermal transfer overprinter

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

The Videojet DataFlex Plus Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) delivers high resolution images on flexible packaging, while minimizing downtime and costs associated with ribbon breaks and production changeovers. For marking variable information such as dates, times, batch codes, ingredients, logos and marketing information onto flexible film packaging, labels or glossy cards, the DataFlex Plus provides the ultimate in productivity and efficiency.


First Australian-made system for Zip-Pak slider

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.propac.com.au/

PROPAC Industrial Pty Ltd together with Zip-Pak, a leading global resealable technology provider, have introduced the first Australian-made Zip-Pak slider system at the recent AUSPACK 2005.


Tracking food from farm to fork

14 February, 2006

A prototype system designed to help consumers, farmers and other interested parties trace the geographic origin of food at all stages of production from ‘farm to fork’ - storage, processing and distribution - has been developed by researchers.


Tracking that container

06 February, 2006

Radio frequency identification is being used in the Smart Box, a shipping container that can be located during transit and offers numerous other useful functions.


RFID tagging system

23 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.accusort.com/

Accu-Sort Systems, a member of EPCglobal, recently announced the release of its FAST Tag RFID tagging system. Part of Accu-Sort's suite of Flexible Automation Solution Tools, FAST Tag is a turnkey automated solution for placing, tracking and verifying RFID tags on cartons and pallets. FAST Tag also integrates seamlessly into existing material handling and data handling systems, providing a low-risk upgrade path from conventional bar code labelling systems.


Bulk bag filling systems

08 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.kockumsbulk.com.au/

The range of Bulkafil FIBC filling machines is tailored to suit clients' specific needs, offering efficiency and reliability, and utilising just one operator, from a single side platform.


Active packaging

06 December, 2005

The way in which active and smart packaging can secure the quality and freshness of products is a highly topical issue for both the food processing and packaging industries


Bottled water

05 December, 2005

As the largest growing beverage worldwide, bottled water manufacturers are rapidly growing in numbers. But as a packaged food product like any other, bottled water is also in constant need of safety controls to ensure superior quality for its consumers.


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