All-purpose check weigher

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:33 PM

The M-Check RF8, newest member of Marel Food Systems?series of check weighers, is specifically designed to deal with wet as well as dry food products. Integrating the M-Check RF8 with the Innova software system ensures real-time monitoring and control of key performance indicators such as throughput and traceability. It provides 100% weight control, preventing underweight and/or overweight for pre-packed products, and is also able to handle open units such as trays and cans.
Software targets F&B packaging needs

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:55 PM

TARGETING the unique needs of packaging operations in the food and beverage and consumer goods industry markets, Wonderware Industry Application for Packaging delivers integrated, real-time monitoring, control and performance measurement of packaging operations.
Eco-friendly candy cartonboards

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:23 PM

INCREASING consumer awareness of food safety combined with market demands for longer shelf life set high standards for confectionery packaging. M-real was able to advise visitors to Prosweets 2009 on the best way to control the sensory properties of packaging materials and ensure that products are kept free from unwanted taint and odor.
Meeting customer challenges

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:50 PM

ONE of Skanem Newcastle's oldest and most valued customers, Cumbrian Seafoods, certainly set a challenge with the re-launch of most of their label range in January, when very short lead times were set, and achieved. One Skanem Sleeve design was received after 1500 and the product delivered to site by 1100 the next day. The total time from receipt of artwork to delivery from the Newcastle site can be very short, with many new designs delivered within two days.
Milk on the light side

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:21 PM

THE world's lightest half-liter polystyrene bottle ?weighing a mere 7.5 grams ?has been created using a conven瑃ional stretch blow-molding machine by BASF in cooperation with Krones. Since poly瑂tyrene has a lower density than PET, it can be used to produce bottles that weigh less but have the same wall thickness. This translates into lower costs and less consumption of resources.
Coca-Cola chooses Sidel for new blow molds

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:49 PM

COCA-COLA Bottling System's new On-the-Go bottle has benefited from the expertise of Sidel's worldwide network Packaging and Tooling Centers (PTCs). With the 2008 opening of two new PTCs in Guadalajara, Mexico and Beijing in 2008, Sidel has enhanced its local service capability and its customer proximity for new packaging development and blow mold manufacture.
The melamine issue ?a truly global case

Publish on 3/27/2009 03:03:03 PM

THE widespread recall of melamine contaminated food products ?including infant formula in China, chocolates in Australia, pizza cheese in Taiwan, instant coffee in the U.S. and cheese crackers in Hungary ?is worrying consumers all over the world and impressively shows the globalization of food supply. Melamine being a contaminant you would not reasonably expect to find in milk, companies didn't have monitoring systems in place to test for it.
From simple weighing to a complex network

Publish on 3/27/2009 03:03:14 PM

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