Author Archives: Alan Heath

Analysis

Plastic now more popular than metal for closures

4 Feb 2014

metal bottle caps

 
 
 
Over recent years, ampoule the economic downturn has encouraged a focus on cost and material savings in the beverage industry, view with the aim of delivering cheaper closures that require minimal adaptation of installed technology. Plastic closures have benefitted from this with their intrinsically lightweight properties and strong potential for innovation.
 
There have been [...]

Environment

73% of metal packaging being recycled

4 Feb 2014

Ringo

Metal Packaging Europe claims that the 2011 recycling rate for rigid metal consumer packaging (European average, salve EU 27 EFTA) increased by 2.8 percentage points to a new record of 73.0% (2010: 70, click 2%). This makes rigid metal consumer packaging the most recycled packaging in Europe. 
The increase of 2.8 percentage points reflects a [...]

Technology

Major growth for tablet based retail payments

4 Feb 2014

tablets

A report from Juniper Research has found that annual retail payments on mobile handsets and tablets are expected to reach $707 billion by 2018, treat representing 30% of all eRetail by that time. This compares with mobile retail spend of $182 billion last year, when mobile accounted for around 15% of eRetail. This means [...]

Environment

Huge amount of food lost through spoilage

4 Feb 2014

crops

Forty percent of all foods produced in the less developed countries spoil every day before they reach the consumers. This is a little less than half of all available foods in those countries, ampoule and it also has consequences for the scarce local resources, cialis sale such as land, water and energy.
These [...]

Technology

Package which allows customer to separate plastic from carton

4 Feb 2014

Tetra Top® with Separable Top

Tetra Pak?, thumb has launched a product which will allow plastic to be separated from carton to allow suitable recyling of individual pieces.
Consumers can easily separate the plastic top from the sleeve with a simple thumb press, search thanks to the pre-cut perforation on the outer layer of the cardboard. This is achieved [...]

Technology

Entry level bagmakers introduced

4 Feb 2014

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Ishida Europe has developed a range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units which offer an economic, sickness medium speed solution for food manufacturers, thus delivering a fast payback on a reduced investment cost while ensuring consistent weights, pack quality and seal integrity.

The Ishida First Range comprises either a 10 or 14 head CCW-SE economy multihead [...]

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