• Inline code matcher verifies ‘right product, right packaging’

    Inline code matcher verifies ‘right product, right packaging’

    SICK has developed an integrated high-speed quality control system, the Inline Code Matcher, that ensures the right packaging is always used for the right product, avoiding the risk of wasteful rejects, safety issues or costly customer returns. The stand-alone system is easy to retrofit to existing packaging lines. The Inline Code Matcher works by matching

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  • SICK heaps up the marginal gains

    SICK heaps up the marginal gains

    Visitors to the SICK UK stand will learn how technology developments in smart sensors and machinery safety systems can release latent productivity benefits that help engineers to aggregate ‘marginal gains’ and achieve significant yields in efficiency, throughput and reduced waste. SICK will showcase its 2D and 3D vision sensors, as well as its range of

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  • Putting TIJ to the test

    Putting TIJ to the test

    At PPMA, Rotech Machines is inviting visitors to put thermal inkjet (TIJ) to the test on any coding task. Unveiling an extended range of TIJ printers, the end-to-end coding systems specialist will demonstrate how this clean, cost-effective coding technology can challenge continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal transfer (TT) in a plethora of applications. “When it

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  • Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference

    Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference

    How are M&S, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Coty, Mitchells & Butlers, AkzoNobel, Britvic, Premier Foods, innocent drinks and more producing exciting, sales-boosting and sustainable packaging? Find out at The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference on October 10th in London. Back by popular demand with fresh, brand-side case studies and practical, frontline experiences, those attending can hear

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  • Servo control depositors and filling machines launch

    Servo control depositors and filling machines launch

    Riggs Autopack Ltd is launching its servo control depositors and filling machines at this year’s PPMA Show. Visitors to the Lancashire company’s stand will see a twin servo control unit which demonstrates the advantages of the advanced control features to give greater deposit control within a recipe-based HMI screen. There is reduced down-time on set-up

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  • Ultrasonic comes of age

    Ultrasonic comes of age

    ILAPAK UK estimates that one third of all VFFS (vertical form fill seal) packaging machines in the salad and cut leaf industry field are now equipped with ultrasonics, and predicts that this figure will rise as fresh produce packers upgrade their lines and replace old equipment. Ultrasonics has the ability to improve seal integrity whilst

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  • Dynamic markets, individual requirements, passionate solutions

    Dynamic markets, individual requirements, passionate solutions

    Changing Markets. Your Needs. Our Passion. This is the motto under which Optima will be presenting itself at the Pack Expo trade show in Chicago. Markets are reacting increasingly dynamically. Growing cost pressure, shorter and shorter time-to-market, increasingly complex packaging processes and digitalization are the challenges faced by the industry. At Pack Expo, the experts

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  • Retran® breathes new life into transparent packaging

    Retran® breathes new life into transparent packaging

    Following the launch of Retran® in January, Bell has reported that almost all of its customers have switched to this recycled form of clear packaging. Retran® is produced using redundant PET bottles and up to 70% of the content is made from used drinks containers. The raw material used to produce Retran® has been trialled

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  • A complete shrink sleeve solution

    A complete shrink sleeve solution

    A growing trend for shrink sleeves has seen many narrow web printers invest in this technology to widen their product offering and complement their traditional self-adhesive label business. Developments in UV flexo inks and coatings, shrinkable substrates and digital print, in combination with technological advances in sleeving and finishing equipment, have helped to support this

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