Flexo HD printing solutions launched

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen has launched a range of flexo HD printing solutions to meet the increasing demand for high quality printing on branded packaging within the food and beverage sectors. The solutions are registered under the brand name FleXtreme. FleXtreme full HD flexo printing promises a quality that is equal to gravure printing with […]

Packaging for convenience foods market

KM Packaging Services is launching a new generation of lidding films for aluminium foil trays. Following other lidding developments from the company – such as KSeal lidding films for meat, poultry and fish packaging and Superguard Oven – KM Klarity is another product for the meat, fish, ready meals and fresh produce sectors. KM Klarity […]

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Get into the swing of things

Meeting the dual needs of the convenience of re-closing and the reassurance of tamper-evidence, RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a new pack solution for a variety of spreadable products such as cheese, margarine and butter. The new Bebo Swing incorporates a perforation process which ensures easy opening. The re-closable lid can be hinged or fully […]

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Metsä Board launches two double-coated fully bleached liners

Metsä Board has launched two new double-coated fully bleached liners in its lightweight range. Modo Northern Light Litho is specially developed for litholamination and also suitable for other offset applications; Modo Northern Light Flexo is recommended for flexo preprint. Both grades offer high whiteness, gloss and premium printing properties in lower substances. They are ideal […]

NYCO Flexible Packaging opens new printing facility

NYCO Flexible Packaging, a Clondalkin Group company, has opened a new printing facility. The Switzerland-based company is a producer of shrink sleeves, printed lids and reel fed material for the dairy, fresh foods, confectionery, beverage and pharmaceutical markets throughout Europe. The facility is one of the company’s largest investments to date and features a new […]


Thermal transfer coder for organic food producer

Allen France, part of Allen Coding Systems, has installed an NG4+ thermal transfer coder on to a packaging line at GermLine, a French producer of organic foods, including cereal bars, seeds, lentils, rice and dried fruit. Located in Sancoins, in the rural Cher department in the centre of France, GermLine is using the NG4+ in […]

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Thermal ink jet printing for tea packaging

Infusion GB, a tea packaging manufacturer, is printing directly onto enveloped tea bags for the first time, following its investment in three Domino G220i thermal ink jet printers. Packaging teas and herbal drinks for brands such as Pukka Herbs, Twinings, Tetley and Lipton, Infusion GB found that there was demand from customers for best before […]


Microwaveable pouch for brussel sprouts

Packaging specialist Excelsior Technologies has designed and manufactured a ‘freshTECH’ modified atmosphere, microwaveable stand up pouch for fresh brussel sprouts. Three variants of the pouch – baby brussels, shredded brussels and quick cook brussels – have been launched in the USA by Ocean Mist Farms in California, and the technology is now available to UK […]


New coding and marking system for drinks manufacturer

Fruitapeel, a manufacturer of drinks such as juices, smoothies and fruit sauces, has turned to Linx Printing Technologies for a new coding and marking solution on its busy production lines. Its previous printers were unreliable, suffered from poor print quality and needed frequent readjustment and expensive maintenance, and thus Fruitapeel was looking for reliable coders […]


Inkjet coder meets demand for beverage packaging versatility

Markem-Imaje has introduced its new 9232 S inkjet coder printer. Reportedly easy to use and reliable, it prints high quality codes on a wide range of substrates and at the highest speeds, providing optimal coding integrity and printer availability for beverage manufacturers. Launched at Drinktec, the 9232 S offers premium quality coding at higher line […]

New container makes its mark in dairy

The new Eco&Pack container from RPC Bebo France is proving popular for a wide range of dairy applications, with recent customers including Isigny Sainte Mère for its Delisse Fromage Blanc range and Granja Teisol SA for cream yoghurt. Eco&Pack can be specified in a variety of sizes and manufactured in PS, PP or multilayer PP/EVOH/PP […]

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Clear polypropylene containers

An ultra-clear polypropylene-based material from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh is enabling fresh and convenience food suppliers to enhance brand image, emphasise product quality and create effective on-shelf appeal. The new Ppure containers offer strong transparency to provide a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional APET formats, with their clarity ensuring that products are presented to their best […]

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Coding system to be unveiled at drinktec 2013

Zanasi will be introducing an innovative new inkjet coding technology at drinktec. The Z640Plus coder will be the only coding technology on the market to feature a double headed connection that allows for simultaneous and independent coding on porous or non-porous packaging substrates on two separate production lines. A state-of-the-art high-definition technology, the new Z640Plus […]

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