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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.

ABP Food Group’s £20M investment creates 400 jobs

More than 400 jobs are to be created by beef producer ABP food group, after a £20M investment at its Shrewsbury plant.

Bisphenol A-free can coatings in limbo

As pressure increases on the supply chain to can coatings free of bisphenol A (BPA), the first wave of BPA-NI (non-intent) alternatives, where the chemical is not intentionally added, is...

Corrugated paper fights plastic for fresh produce share

Some large UK retailers are failing to demonstrate the environmental benefits commonly attributed to plastic returnable transit packaging (RTP) when used for fresh produce, instead preferring it for reasons of...

Form-fill-seal kit offers users 'enhanced integrity'

Paramount Packaging Systems (PPS) the distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) equipment in the UK and Ireland has reported increasing demand for its Alpha VII flow-wrapping...

Permeability of packs is checked

The latest VI vapour permeability meters from Versaperm can show users just how well their packaging is performing.

New pots for food-to-go at Tesco

Food packaging suppliers Faerch Plast and Colpac recently joined forces to develop a new pack design in conjunction with fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor for a new Tesco food-to-go range.

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient...

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Hand slice accidents cost packaging firm over £2M

A firm that manufactures steel for food packaging has been ordered to pay more than £2M for safety failings, after two workers suffered injuries to their hands in two separate...

Waste recycling warning for celebrity TV campaigner

A leading trade association has warned about the environmental burden of recycling, as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s hit TV show – Hugh’s War on Waste – is set to reignite demands for more package recycling....

‘Fake’ farm brands spark complaint from NFU

Retailers’ use of “fake” farm brands has sparked a formal complaint from the National Farmers Union (NFU) to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Halal wholesaler fined £25,000 over controlled waste

A Birmingham halal meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,000 after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises.

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