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Christmas launches lead food NPD – photogallery

Christmas launches lead this month’s latest photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink industry, ranging from the weird and wonderful to more traditional offerings.

Integrated vision comes into focus

The pressure on the food industry to align more with the automation, quality control, traceability and wider security standards of sectors such as pharmaceuticals appears to be feeding through, at...

Compostable films are still way off mainstream prices

The range of fully-compostable films just launched in the UK by Israeli company TIPA illustrates the challenge facing the latest generation of biodegradables.

Carbonated drinks get filling flexibility

Bottle filling accuracy, along with production flexibility and sustainability are crucial for the packaging of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), claims equipment supplier Sidel.

Tesco poultry split-pack reduces waste

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has teamed up with Tesco and chicken processor Cargill to launch a new split pack for poultry that addresses portion control and food waste concerns.

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Pouch coding system meets growth in demand

A pouch feeding and coding system that can personalise codes at twice the speed of its existing kit, will be unveilled by Rotech.

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Cost-effective coding and printing on packs

Allen Coding will be demonstrating a wide range of equipment for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging applications at the show.

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Automated test for metal detectors

To assist food manufacturers safeguard brand reputation and uphold product integrity and consumer confidence, Fortress will unveil the latest version of its Halo automatic metal detection test technology at this...

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Labels printed and applied in a single action

Codes for food and drink packaging will be displayed by Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE), with highlights including the company’s Zodiac thermal transfer printer, Scorpion and Viper thermal inkjet printers and...

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Automation will offset manufacturers’ rising labour costs

Endoline Machinery will showcase its range of entry level case erectors and sealer systems in a bid to cater to the growing demand for automation with fast return on investment,...

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Fully-automated case-loading line is launched

Pacepacker Services will use the show to announce its latest collaboration with Endoline on a fully-automated case loading line branded E-Pac, which is designed to address the challenges of rising...

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Experts on hand to answer online inspection queries

Inspection equipment supplier Loma Systems will display its X5c compact X-ray inspection unit in conjunction with an ‘ask the expert’ theme covering its metal detection, checkweighing and Xa-ray offering.

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Ishida makes X-ray a focal point

Models from Ishida Europe’s newly-launched X-ray range will form the centrepiece of the company’s stand at the show, which will also showcase the company’s abilities in multi-head weighing, tray sealing...

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Omron acquisition extends its robot offering

Omron will formally announce its acquisition of US robot supplier Adept Technologies at the show. This expands its portfolio of products with the addition of six-axis articulated robots.

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Packaging roll handling equipment on show

Supplier of converting, packaging and printing equipment Jarshire will demonstrate handling equipment from Dotec. The highlight will be the new Dotec roll handler quick change concept.

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Collaborationin automation

Automation equipment supplier Festo will showcase a range of new developments for the processing and packaging industry.

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Human friendly cage-free robots

A collaborative robot, or ‘cobot’, designed for working safely with shopfloor staff, challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot, will be the centrepiece of Fanuc’s stand...

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Magnets remove rogue metal debris

The Hydrohansu-type rotating cleanflow magnet will be on show. Developed in collaboration with food processors, it was recently introduced by Dutch company Goudsmit Magnetics Group.

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Ops management showcased

Supplier of manufacturing operations management systems Cimlogic will showcase its automation and IT expertise.

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Precision load cells for dynamic and batch weighing

Test and measurement specialist HBM will be exhibiting its range of dynamic and batch weighing products, designed for packaging in the food and drink industry.

London chef packaging campaign slammed

A campaign to ban polystyrene packaging in London by top chefs has been slammed by the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA).

London chefs call for polystyrene packaging ban

London’s top chefs have called for a ban on polystyrene packaging in an open letter to mayor Sadiq Khan, citing environmental and health concerns.

Bag-in-box packaging on show at Italy's Cibus Tec

Sacmi is preparing for the biennial Cibus Tec food and drink equipment exhibition that takes place in Parma, Italy from October 25–28 2016, with its latest technologies, including automated end-of-line systems.

Resealable film for food trays

The range of lidding films from KM Packaging Services has been extended with an innovative new resealing film called K Reseal that can be opened and reclosed multiple times.

News in brief

Coyo redesigns its yogurt pot lids to refresh the brand

Dairy-free yogurt brand Coyo has redesigned its pot lids and doubled the size of its premises to grow sales and drive innovation, with new product launches planned for 2016.