US-based packaging machinery firm Standard-Knapp has introduced its Versatron Case Packer with lowering head module. It is ideally suited for customers looking for gentle, positive handling of their product, yet is still rugged enough for 24/7 operation. When equipped with the module, the Versatron Case Packer can continue to operate as a robust drop packer […]
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Apple growers are seeing better returns for their products thanks to savings being made by a leading fruit packing company using Ulma Packaging’s bespoke Atlanta tray-less flowrapper solution to wrap apples in numerous formats – 2 x 2, 3 x 2, 4 x 2 and importantly 4 x 1 with or without trays all on […]
A food packaging coating product that claims to replace those based on petrochemicals has been developed the Paint Research Association (PRA) working as part of an EU research consortium. PlantPack is an eco-friendly food packaging coating product made from seaweed extracts and starch, that can be applied to paper and cardboard as a spray, according […]
Automated packing and palletising systems firm Brillopak has unveiled a new robotic palletiser specifically designed for fresh fruit and vegetables. The development of the Compact C211 followed research by the firm into the issues surrounding fresh produce packaging. One of the major findings was a pressure on margins, causing firms to seek efficiencies in terms […]
Interfood Technology has announced that it’s extending its capabilities in meat and food processing with the formation of a division dedicated to packing solutions. Interfood says that as its business has developed, so too has the need to specialise in specific areas. In 2008, it set up a series of divisions offering specific capabilities and […]
BPI Films has warned that increased plastics recycling targets will increase costs and damage existing recovery infrastructure . The claim was made by BPI managing director Andrew Green at the launch of its new £2 million (€2.4m) co-extrusion line. “We have absolutely no issue with stretching recycling targets. Indeed, as the largest recycler of polythene film […]
Getting sardines neatly arranged in a can sounds as though it should be simple enough – but, in reality, it involves an advanced technological process, says Cabinplant.
Farmers square up for EU cage fight 1 January this year signalled a new era in egg production as a ban against the use of battery farm cages came into force. However, 13 out of 27 EU member states have refused to make the necessary changes. Time to turn over a new leaf? Just weeks […]
Revealing the power of perception Cindy Beeren, head of sensory and consumer at Leatherhead Food Research, examines the various influences of consumer purchasing. Staying powder Bénédicte Pascalie, marketing manager for Cargill Flavour Systems, explains the thinking behind the company’s latest flavour concept… A net of complex issues The Food and Drink Federation’s director of sustainability […]
Færch Plast A/S – a European producer of plastics trays and containers for the food industry – has opened a new manufacturing facility in the north of England. Commissioned in November last year, the new plant has ‘cutting edge’ equipment –including two extruders, six thermoforming machines and the latest robot packing systems – and has […]
Plastics packaging firm Petainer has developed what it’s calling its ‘greenest ever’ refillable bottle. The new bottle is manufactured using more than 25 per cent post-consumer ‘one-way’ recycled PET plastic but has the same performance characteristics as a refillable bottle made entirely from virgin material, according to Petainer. "This is a very exciting development,” says […]
The packing of netted citrus fruits into trays, crates and cartons has become fully automated with the launch of a tray-loading machine. The patented FlexaPac technology is in response to a request made by a food process troubleshooting consultant who wanted a system that would almost entirely eliminate product waste and increase netted fruit packing […]
A flexible in-line freezing system from Starfrost has boosted business at a major UK seafood production facility. Seacatch provides various production services to the seafood industry, including product freezing, poaching, grading, glazing, bandsawing, packing and labelling, and handles around 100 metric tonnes of seafood products per week for suppliers and blue chip clients. Seacatch recently […]
Denmark-based company Færch Plast says it has developed a high strength ‘frost’ CPET (Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate) material for the packaging of frozen food products. It says it has also developed a new ‘real life’ test environment ‘to ensure unrivalled impact and crush resistance at low temperatures’. Impact resistance of plastics packaging materials is normally tested […]
A total of 263 jobs are under threat at Twinings’ UK tea packing site in North Shields as the company looks to consolidate manufacturing in Andover, Hampshire. Twinings has entered into consultation with workers at North Shields over the proposed closure in September 2011 and a further 129 job losses at its Andover site.
The amount of packaging used per capita in the UK has remained virtually static over the past decade while recycling rates have more than doubled, according to new EU figures. INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) says data released by the European Commission showed packing totals per capita in the UK were 176kg/ […]
Red Bull UK has been ordered to pay a record £271,800 for failing to recycle packaging waste over a period of eight years. The energy drinks company was in court in London this week after admitting 16 charges related to packaging waste offences for each of the years from 1999 to 2006. These included failing […]
Milk Link (UK) has completed phase one of a major investment project at the Cheese Company packing plant in Shropshire. The completion of phase one – at a cost of £2.5 million (£3.2m) is an important step in making the plant more advanced. The site, which packs 800 tonnes of cheese every week, has undergone […]