Packaging, labelling & coding

Filler for ready meals and prepared salads

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: HBM Packaging Technologies

The MPFMP-060 semi-automatic pocket filler dispenses clean, accurate portions of a wide range of difficult-to-fill products, such as cooked rice or pastas, cut vegetables and fruit, prepared salads, cereal, seafood and shredded meats into a variety of containers including trays, cups, plates, jars and pouches.

Labelling premium smallgoods

10 September, 2007 | Supplied by: insignia Pty Ltd

Barkly Continental is a supplier of top grade, hand made specialty European-style hams, sausages, and other pickled and smoked pork products

Bottling soft drinks in PET

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

The KHS Innofill DRV is a filling system especially developed for the filling of soft drinks in PET bottles. Several versions of the Innofill DRV are available that are entirely oriented towards the product range to be filled by each beverage operation. From the 0.1 L PET bottle up to the 5 L size, this filler is capable of processing all bottle sizes and shapes. The maximum filling capacity of the Innofill DRV is 80,000 bottles/h.

Low-cost filler for ready meals and prepared salads

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by:

Multi-Fill of Utah USA specialise in the manufacture of semi-automatic and automatic volumetric fillers for the home meal replacement and convenience foods industries and are represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging Technologies.

Trays for dogs

09 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Techni-Chem Australia Pty Ltd

Forthglade has selected multilayer trays from RPC Bebo UK Corby for its revamped dog food range

Spherical gum pack and sleeve

06 August, 2007

Sleever International has provided a labelling answer for a new Cadbury chewing gum

Traceability and shipment verification for bakery

30 July, 2007

Groupe Jacquet, of the Limagrain group, is a major bakery with facilities throughout France and Belgium, shipping over 70,000 boxes of bread a day to hundreds of customers

Success for Australian EPC/RFID pilot

12 July, 2007

Radio frequency identification (RFID) using GS1 global standards can improve productivity, reduce delivery processing times and open up visibility throughout the supply chain for the benefit of all trading partners, according to a multi-industry Australian consortium.

Collaboration to apply RFID technologies in New Zealand

09 July, 2007

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies can make a major contribution to New Zealand’s economic development, according to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the New Zealand RFID Pathfinder Group.

Benefits of bulk aseptic packaging recognised

20 June, 2007

Philip E Nelson, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2002 and food science professor at Purdue University, has been recognised as the 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize.

Blow-moulded retort containers

13 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Gilpin and Co

Gilpin and Company has been awarded exclusive distribution rights in Asia-Pacific for Silgan Plastics Corporation's OMNI injection blow-moulded retort containers. The multilayer, high-barrier plastic bowls and cylinders (cups) are designed for shelf stable processed foods that can be heated in a microwave oven and served. Silgan's OMNI retort containers are suitable for categories like soup and prepared entrees because they are lightweight, portable and, above all, microwaveable. Consumers have embraced the convenience this packaging format offers.

UNIVERSAL top load case packer for difficult-to-handle products

13 June, 2007 | Supplied by:

Goodman Packaging Equipment from Chicago, USA is one the global leaders for top load case packing machinery.

A label for 'Australian Grown'

05 June, 2007

The ‘Australian Grown’ logo has now been launched, allowing consumers to identify packaged food that has been grown on Australian farms.

Paper innovation holds promise for improved global health

27 May, 2007

A Canadian-invented bioactive paper has been developed that contains the ingredients to detect and ward off life-threatening bacteria and viruses like E.coli, salmonella and SARS.

No more warm beer

23 May, 2007

An American brewing company, Coors, has released a beer bottle that changes colour when the beer is at the optimal drinking temperature.

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