Filling & Packaging

Tray sealing equipment specialist Proseal has expanded its portfolio to include case packing machines, and in partnership with sister company AutoCoding Solutions (ACS), is now able to offer customers a complete end-of-line packing solution.

When market forces and consumer choices are piling on the pressure, it’s good to know that machinery suppliers are ready to lend a helping hand with high-technology solutions.

In this case study, PKN looks at how KHS line specialists worked with German beverage company Bad Meinberger to modify its water bottling plant’s existing returnable PET line for glass bottle processing.

Food processing and packaging solutions specialist tna Solutions has unveiled its new Robag 3e VFFS system, which can deliver up to 250 bags per minute (bpm) with wastage as low as 0.1 per cent.

In a first for Australia, Wiring Solutions Plus is trialling the use of US-made Box Latch products with REDARC Electronics, in a B2B closed‐loop pilot in metropolitan Adelaide.

The German Packaging Institute has honoured Syntegon with the German Packaging Award in the Sustainability category for its paper-based packaging solution “Blister meets Paper” for tablet packaging.

Opal has gained exclusive distribution rights for Bandall’s internationally patented banding and branding packaging systems, across Australia and New Zealand.

Eckes-Granini is making its packaging portfolio even more environmentally-friendly with the help of the KHS Group to develop bottles made of 100% rPET.

Amcor advances on its sustainability commitments with recent investments in technology to support more sustainable product development.

Propac Industrial has released the new US type Ultrasonic Vertical Form Filler machine, which the company says increases productivity and speed, and reduces food waste due to the airtight seal delivered.

When Australian digital diagnostics company Ellume landed a US$231.8 million contract with the US Department of Defense in February 2021 to supply its rapid COVID-19 Home Test to the US market, the secure packaging solutions installed by JL Lennard at the company’s Brisbane facility played an important role in ensuring the safe delivery of the kits.

Foodmach has been tasked with delivering four turnkey packaging lines for BWX’s new facility in Melbourne, significantly increasing the Australian natural beauty business’ production capability.

A new report by Innova Market Insights and PackagingInsights has highlighted the trends to dominate the packaging sector in the post-pandemic world. Joshua Poole writes.

KHS’s Innopack Kisters CNP processes can toppers made of cardboard at a rate of up to 108,000 cans per hour, which has enabled it to establish a further sustainable form of secondary packaging on the market.

BillerudKorsnas and Haver & Boecker have published Sack Packaging Norms, covering some of the most critical factors to be considered when powdered goods are packed in bulk paper sacks.

Regulatory controls and public concerns continue to drive major changes in the industry, with pressure to reduce single-use packaging and production footprints, according to Nupac.