Live at PackExpo
Here in this windy US city, about 45,000 people are attending one
of the world's biggest packaging equipment exhibitions, which
kicked off yesterday.
Tetra Pak has started the worldwide rollout of a stronger but
thinner polymer packaging for liquid products, promising companies
it will help them cut costs and meet recycling standards.
A new machine automates the assembly and delivery of mixed pallet
loads, regardless of the size, shape, layer pattern or weight,
according to its Netherlands-based manufacturer.
Bradman Lake is just finishing its largest-ever presentation of
fully automated, integrated, high-speed flow wrapping cartoning and
shrink wrapping equipment at Interpack 2005.
An innovative new plastic layered packaging system that includes
plastic pallets has been developed in New Zealand.
Aluminium producers can expect a good year in 2005, with foil sales
hitting an all-time high, but packagers will have to deal with
all-time high costs, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Lantech claims that the patented self-threader forming head on its
new shrink-wrapping machine delivers perfect lap seals without the
need for adjustment.
Aetna UK is offering a range of upgrades to existing customers of
the Robopac automatic pallet stretch wrappers.
Nova Chemicals is to expand its Arcel mouldable foam resin
manufacturing capacity to 100 million pounds per year by the end of
2006 to meet soaring demand.
Stretch wrapping machinery manufacturer Arpac is launching its new
ergonomically designed Infrapak Sidewinder 2005 stretch wrapper at
the Promat 2005 Show, which runs from 10 to 13 January in Chicago.
Pallet and container pooling solutions provider CHEP is forging
ahead with new developments in the company's Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) programme.
Automated Packaging Systems has launched a third-generation
protective packaging system to take advantage of a sector that is
predicted to grow by 5.2 per cent annually through to 2008.
The distributor of a non-PVC stretch wrap believes that its
innovation could shake up the $700 million North American stretch
film market and beyond.
Packaging firm Borealis has introduced Borpact SG930MO, a clarified
polypropylene (PP) plastic, to satisfy growing consumer demand for
transparent packaging that is deep freeze resistant.
US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that
attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain
safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.