Category: Machinery & Technology

Cherry on top for foldable plastic bin

Cherry on top for foldable plastic bin

October 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australia – Australian cherry exports could benefit from using bulk plastic packaging bins designed by pallet, returnable and reusable packaging solutions provider CHEP. The company has provided cherry grower Caernarvon Cherry Co, based in Orange NSW, with a solution to improve its handling, cooling and storage processes and maximise the export readiness of its cherry [...]

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Smaller hot-fillable PET barrier jar debuts

Smaller hot-fillable PET barrier jar debuts

October 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – Hot-fillable, 24-ounce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jar from Graham Packaging, York, Pa., features 63 millimeter neck finish, patent-pending StarFlex™ base technology and Monosorb® oxygen barrier system. Intended for products such as salsa and tomato sauce, the stock jar combines high clarity with a monolayer structure. Manufacturing smaller PET containers with adequate barrier properties poses [...]

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Cutting-Edge labelling solutions

Cutting-Edge labelling solutions

October 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan- As Takara Pac Ltd celebrates its 57th year of production, the Japanese packaging label specialist has launched the BA-5000: Bellows Label Applicator. Developed for challenging label applications, the BA-5000 is a high-speed pneumatic level applicator featuring elastic bellows that use air pressure to hold labels in position and apply them onto products of irregular [...]

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New Hybrid Box for easy reclosing

New Hybrid Box for easy reclosing

October 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan– A new gable top packaging container for cereal products from Chokoku Plast Corporation,Japan, aims to provide consumers with maximum open-close convenience while ensuring product protection. The Chokoku Plast Hybrid Box is a composite container of paper and heat-sealed plastic barrier film. Ideal for cereal products, this new packaging innovation eliminates the need for two [...]

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Kodak promotes CtP in Kenya

Kodak promotes CtP in Kenya

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Kenya – Kodak is to showcase its technology at the East Africa Print Pack Sign Expo that took place at Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre in September. The focus is on Kodak’s portfolio of CtP (computer-to-plate) solutions and integrated technology. Comments Alfred Kandarah, MD of Typotech Imaging Systems (Kodak’s Kenyan distributor): “The show is the [...]

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Quick-release hardware speeds changeover of capping head

Quick-release hardware speeds changeover of capping head

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – Bayonet-style mount with a slide-and-lock head makes it possible to apply different types and sizes of roll-, press- or screw-on caps on the same capper with only a brief changeover. The quick-release capping head from Fowler Products, Athens, Ga., a division of Pro Mach, Cincinnati, Ohio, eliminates the traditional threaded connection and makes [...]

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Combined snack pack technology

Combined snack pack technology

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Japan – With its combined snack packaging line, Ishida Co Ltd says its equipment is much more efficient than lines that use separate production units. The Japanese company’s ITPS snack packing system integrates Ishida’s multi head weighers with its Atlas bag maker which, the company says, reduces waste, lowers maintenance costs and offers greater pack [...]

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Bigger – and better – packaging laboratory

Bigger – and better – packaging laboratory

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – Packing and Packaging Laboratory (LEA), managed by São Paulo state-run Technological Research Institute (IPT), inaugurated new facilities in order to offer a wider range of tests and services to the packaging industry. Since 2008, more than US$ 75 million were invested in the IPT’s modernization program, including the modifications within LEA. The plant [...]

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Brasilata launches expanded steel can

Brasilata launches expanded steel can

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – Among the most traditional players in steel cans in Brazil, Brasilata recently presented a new development for the aerosol market. The new expanded steel can has two different diameters: 57mm at the top and 65mm at the bottom. Also, it can be produced in three different heights: 250 mm, 180 mm and 160 [...]

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Another ‘eggs-cellent’ end of line solution

Another ‘eggs-cellent’ end of line solution

September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK – It was second time running for the British-based case-packing and handling equipment specialists Endoline Machinery at this year’s prestigious Food Processing awards, when their customised installation for Oakland Farm Eggs was voted as packaging solution of the year. Sponsored by amongst others the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), the award was in [...]

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Checking for leaks

Checking for leaks

August 23, 2012 | Comments (0)

Europe – Faults occurring along the seams of flexible film packaging can often lead to in leakages that in a worst-case scenario might result in product recall. Heat-sealed packs – which probably account for over 85% of all flexible film applications – are especially prone to this common problem, which can be caused by anything [...]

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Boost for consumer product data access

Boost for consumer product data access

August 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Australia – Printed labels on-pack are considered the most trusted source of food product information data by Australian consumers, compared to internet sources and mobile phone sources. This is according to the findings of a recent survey by RMIT University and track and trace standards organisation GS1 Australia. The research showed that while Australians are [...]

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