• Innovation set to improve lifespan of wooden pallets

    Innovation set to improve lifespan of wooden pallets

    James Jones & Sons Ltd has revealed a new venture it says will dramatically improve the quality, length of life, and environmental benefits of wooden pallets, and significantly reduce their whole life cost. UPALL® manufactures and fits robust protectors at the points of entry on wooden pallets. This means the pallets last longer, need far

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  • It’s good to break the mould sometimes…

    It’s good to break the mould sometimes…

    For challengers and market leaders, gift packaging, limited editions, on-pack promotions and range extensions can be brave and inventive ways of creating new connections with shoppers and extending a value proposition. For a short period of time, brands can carefully break free from the brand guidelines to create something that helps to refresh their offering

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  • Fully automated, robotic material handling solution for famous pastry shop

    Fully automated, robotic material handling solution for famous pastry shop

    Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, has installed its MultiPick solution at the headquarters of Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, In., a family owned and operated bread and roll manufacturer in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Faster picking, resulting in fresher products for the customer, fewer picking errors, traceability of products,

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  • Vision-enabled fulfilment

    Vision-enabled fulfilment

    Logistics automation supplier, Cimcorp, is celebrating an order from Sinebrychoff, a subsidiary of the international brewing and beverage giant, Carlsberg, for a robotic dolly picking system at its facility in Kerava, Finland. Due to be operational at the beginning of 2018, the Cimcorp solution will take care of material flow from the high-bay warehouse to the loading

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  • Apothecary Range is perfect fit for craft spirits sector

    Apothecary Range is perfect fit for craft spirits sector

    The craft spirits sector is booming in the UK, and more and more artisan distillers are turning to Beatson Clark’s Apothecary Range of bottles to ensure their product stands out on the shelf. Forty-five more distilleries opened in 2016, taking the total to 273, as consumers develop a taste for small batch, high-quality spirits. Gin

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  • Seminar provides step-by-step guide to improving your robot productivity

    Seminar provides step-by-step guide to improving your robot productivity

    ABB’s forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar will explain how ongoing reductions in the cost and complexity of robotic automation are opening up new opportunities for UK SME manufacturing companies. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on November 28th, the event will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.

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  • Cakes supplier slices order processing time with printers

    Cakes supplier slices order processing time with printers

    Bakery conditions are often floury and humid so in order to produce key documents like invoices, delivery notes and barcode labels you need robust, reliable printers. Also, the short shelf-life of freshly baked products requires fast print speed to ensure goods are despatched quickly. Emma’s Country Cakes supplies brands like Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Asda as

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  • Popular machines for form, fill, seal

    Popular machines for form, fill, seal

    Gainsborough Engineering Company is exhibiting two of its UK-designed and built vertical form, fill and seal machines at PPMA. Both machines have attracted a lot of interest at previous shows and helped to demonstrate the company’s versatility. The two machines on show will be the GV2K3 in stainless steel that has been sold as part

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  • A quest for the full circle of linerless to be staged at show

    A quest for the full circle of linerless to be staged at show

    Linerless labelling guru, Ravenwood Packaging is embarking on a ‘quest’ with its material suppliers Evonik, Innovia, Ashland, Henkel and Antalis. The company will be showcasing its complete linerless package ‘The Circle of Linerless’ at LabelExpo. The company’s ‘Raveneers’ will be out in full force, joined by their trusty comrades, the Fauxlafels, at the leading trade show for labelling, package

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