Packaging, labelling & coding

Campbell's improves 'print and apply' barcode labels

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.tronics.com.au/

Increasing the efficiency of printing and applying barcode labels to shrink-wrapped shipping trays was one of the jobs on the packaging line at Campbell's Soup plant at Shepparton, in rural Victoria.


Powder filler

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.amtec.com.au/

Amtec has released the Powderpak D480R powder filler designed around the ability to pack powdered product at a rate of up to 480 x 25 kg bags per hour into either multiwall sacks or plastic/poly bags.


Marking on backless labels

14 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.unimark.com.au/

Catchpoint has created a backless label which renders the wasteful backing on labels obsolete, thus helping to reduce the 104,200 tonnes of waste produced a year attributed to self-adhesive label production. The company is currently trialing Sherwood Technology's DataLase colour change solution for marking directly onto the backless labels.


Cap sealer interface

23 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.splattengineering.com.au/

Enercon's microprocessor controlled interface for the Super Seal Deluxe and Super Seal Max controls, monitors and displays all critical performance, inspection and operational criteria for cap sealing, inspection and Enercon's e-jector rejection system.


Zip-pack formats extended

23 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.blueskyap.co.nz/

Zip-Pak has announced that UVA Packaging has launched a vertical form/fill/seal technology that applies slider zippers to corner-sealed and block bottom bags. The Newton 400 is capable of producing over six different types of flexible packages. The technology is suitable for pet food, powdered products and frozen food packages ranging from two to seven kilograms.


Wood packaging for export trade

18 August, 2005

SAI Global has been accredited by JAS-ANZ to certify products under the Australian Wood Packaging Certification Scheme (AWPCS). The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has established this scheme to help Australian exporters meet the international standard for treated wood packaging used in the export trade.


Cardboard sleever

15 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Pack Service offers a range of equipment for the automatic packaging of individual containers and multi-packs, specialising in cardboard sleevers, cartoners and overpackers, particularly for the dairy sector.


Weigh/label system

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cedarcc.com.au/

The design of Cedar Creek's innovative Weigh/Label Systems is modular, based on the Cedar Creek Company (CCC) WLS software module, and comprising: a Touchscreen Unit; a scale base/indicator unit; an Industrial printer (for manual labelling) or a fully automatic label applicator with a higher spec printer. All Touchscreen computers and printers are visible on the network, enabling product specifications, label formats, and order data to be downloaded simply and quickly and production data to be made available enterprise-wide in 'near real time'.


Oxygen absorbing packets & strips

20 July, 2005 | Supplied by: NutriMed Group

FreshPax™ is a patented oxygen absorber pioneered by Multisorb Technologies to protect packaged foods and other products against spoilage, mold growth, color change, rancidity, loss of nutritive values, insect damage and losses of quality.


Code readers

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scitech.com.au/

SciTech has released two code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages or labels.


RFID: this radio frequency will be a hit

06 June, 2005 | Supplied by: GS1 New Zealand

Radio chips, transponders, tags - radio frequency identification (RFID) is currently keeping trading companies busy because these mobile data memories hold enormous rationalisation potential for supply chain management


Better packaging through professionalism

25 May, 2005

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is re-designing its website, taking the association into the world of email, online newsletters, up-to-date-news, events, technical papers and more. The AIP website will be the main communication tool from 2005 to members, supporters and industry and van be visited at www.aipack.com.au


Inkjet printer

22 April, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.imaje.com.au/

The Imaje 4040 high definition inkjet printer can be used to print text, graphics and logos onto porous surfaces. It features easy message design and editing with a VGA 10.4" screen (WYSIWYG display) and pull-down menus under Windows.


Vertical and horizontal case packers

17 March, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

Mondo & Scaglione of Canelli, Italy, present their upgraded Case Packing Machine which can package wine bottles using the traditional vertical system, or horizontally, with the automatic introduction of a cardboard divider.


Wraparound case packer

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.hbm.com.au/

To complement their renowned ALTAIR N Series medium to high speed continuous motion wraparound case packers for outputs up to 80 cases per minute, OCME of Parma Italy have released their new "baby", the ALTAIR X Series, for outputs up to 30 cases per minute.


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