The Combisteam from Sleever International puts shrink sleeve label application and the shrink tunnel into one compact frame capable of handling 500 containers/min and of reducing energy costs significantly.
The A420-CIJ printer from Domino requires no maintenance beyond changing consumables. New quick-change module replaces ink and filters in 10-min. Easy for operators to select, verify, and send message to printer with easy-to-see interface. Printhead guarantees clean, error-free printing.
A seven-layer coextruded Le Creuset look-alike, a PET jam jar for a Marks & Spencer brand of jam that can withstand thermal processing at 95 degrees C, some impressively crisp printing of QR codes on shrink bundling film, and a tool-change twist on a blow/fill system.
Notable at the Emballage exposition in Paris on Tuesday were the following: a first in aseptic packaging in Europe, a novel Nestle pouch for food on-the-go, Heinz ketchup in a standup pouch with a dispensing fitment, and news of Krones making a move to linear motors in place of pneumatic cylinders.
Gorgeous 4-L kegs of Heineken sold at retail, a light-as-a-feather ISBM PET container for dispensing hand soap in institutional settings, and a new PET tray for chilled meat and fish that’s compelling from a sustainable packaging standpoint—all this and a whole lot more were on display at Emballage 2012 on day one.