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Since the introduction of the tray sealers, S&A says that in addition to the high throughput, the machines have helped to improve product quality as well as significantly reducing the amount of packaging compared to the trays with clip-on lids used previously. The Proseal solution also includes the company’s innovative…

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UK packaging group RPC has launched new products for the confectionery and male skincare segments. RPC Containers Blackburn has created a narrower PET jar in response to a request from its long-term customer, Tangerine Confectionery. The injection-moulded 3.6l jar is the same height as a 4l version and has been…

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In the dynamic environment of sheet and web-fed machinery, quick and accurate measurement of the coefficients of friction is vital. Machine speeds can only be only optimised for productivity if tearing, jamming and misfeeds are prevented, so the FPT-H1 is designed for reliable and rapid testing. With an integral touch…

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Proofing Technologies, manufacturer of JetComp films used for producing flexible packaging mock-ups or proofs, has collaborated with Color-Logic to streamline prototyping or proofing of metallic flexible packaging. Color-Logic has certified JetComp 2 mil silver metallised polypropylene film for use with its Process Metallic Color System. By utilising the Color-Logic process…

Monday, Feb 16, 2015
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Bringing together two of the principal European players on the market, allows RPC to underpin its comprehensive program of PET narrow-mouth and wide-mouth containers for the Health, Personal Care and Food market sectors. Each company has a strong history of developing both standard and custom ranges and the combined offering…

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Four popcorn lines have now been installed and commissioned at Lewisher Road and Universal Flexible Packaging is now on schedule to produce 45 million bags of popcorn this year from its dedicated space there.  100 staff will be working out of the new factory by mid March and in excess…

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Alongside WeighPack’s auger filler and horizontal bagger; the system consists of Eagle’s Boxxer T12 case erector; automatic Drop Packer; EZ-Tape case sealer; and Z.Zag palletizer. The Boxxer T12 erects and tapes 12 cases per minute then transfers to the box indexing machine. The box indexer ensures cases are ready and…

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The market requirements for large consumer packaging bags are widespread, with key issues such as durability and reliability as well as cost-efficiency. In order to successfully differentiate from competitors, the appearance is gaining more and more importance. Taking this into account, Mondi enlarged its portfolio with the PolywovenBox and Bag.…

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A highlight of the stand will be the NGP Series nitrogen generators, which are designed to provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure supply of on-site nitrogen. The NGP generator’s working principle is based on Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology, which entails carbon molecular sieves that separate oxygen from nitrogen. The…

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“We are seeing unprecedented growth in Asia Pacific,” comments Maes. “Xeikon is expanding fast in this region and we find it very important to build and foster close bonds with our customers there. The brand new state-of-the-art 450 sqm facility will help us achieve these goals as it will be…