dispatches from Emballage 2012
Cermex has introduced a robot palletizer which it claims offers fluidity, efficiency at the operator level and security in the cell.
Meat processor fined after wind hurls worker from shipping crate
Vion Foods has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 (€18,900) for flouting health and safety regulations following an accident in which a worker was blown from the top of a shipping container in high winds.
Henkel claims safer and quicker flexible packaging laminating adhesive
Henkel said its new said its newly launched laminating adhesive for flexible packaging is safer and reduces processing time.
A new crisp packaging format can fit twice as much product per box, ideal for airlines where space is critical, claims the product’s manufacturer, Boxerchips.
Sun Capital eyes growth for newly acquired flexible packaging business
Sun Capital Partners is keen to grow its new UK business, the Britton Group, said the firm, following its recent acquisition of the flexible packaging company.
A food processing company has been ordered to pay ₤12,214 (€14,000) for flouting health and safety laws after a worker was injured by a forklift truck at its UK plant.
Aetna Group buys Prasmatic
Italian packaging equipment manufacturer Aetna Group has taken over domestic rival Prasmatic in a bid to boost its penetration of the food and dairy markets and combine expertise.
New LDPE resin boosts flexible packaging performance
Lightweighting, improved strength and cost savings are all benefits for flexible packaging produced with a new LDPE resin, said LyondellBasell as it launched the product in North America.
Eco-friendly packaging cuts paper and energy use
Cap-it packages are an environmentally-friendly and recyclable paperboard alternative to traditional Hi-cone and shrink wrap packaging, claims its maker Graphic Packaging International.
Wooden packing industry welcomes EC deadline extension
A leading wooden pallet and packaging industry body has welcomed a decision by the EC to give its members more time to meet new regulations to curb the possible spread of pests through its products.
Huhtamaki shuts rigid plastics site as part of operations review
Finnish packaging supplier, Huhtamaki, is scaling back its rigid plastic operations in North America with the closure of its production unit in Phoenix, Arizona.
'Green' shrink film showcased at Emballage
A 'green' shrink film for frozen food products, fruit and vegetables packaging can oxobiodegrade and performs equally as well as conventional films, claims Bollore.
Upgraded packaging equipment maximises uptime, says firm
The improved functionality of a packaging system following a customer led redesign improves machine uptime, reduces maintenance requirements and simplifies operations, claims Standard-Knapp.
Pallet trucks aimed at long-term corrosion fears
A new development in pallet trucks designed for transporting
products in extreme and corrosive food manufacturing environments
can offer processors an extended product lifecycle, according to
Plastic packager Autobar sold to US investment firm
UK-based Autobar Packaging, one of Europe's largest suppliers of
plastic packaging, hasbeen sold to US-based Sun Capital Partners.