Looking at the World through Smart Glasses

Augmented reality offers interesting possibilities and potentials, e.g. for maintenance work on intra logistic systems: a head-mounted minicomputer could display all necessary information to the service employee. This would simplify their work, hands-free. The BEUMER Group development department places a high priority on this topic. With an app for smart

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Cold Plasma – New Era in Food Industry

By Parth Motwani Plasma is an ionised gas consisting of free electrons, ions, reactive atoms, neutral molecules and photons, and exists over a large range in temperatures and densities. The constituents of plasma are not in thermal equilibrium. It was originally developed to increase the surface energy of polymers, enhancing

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Packaging: Advanced Technology Allows Bottle Production from Pre-Printed Sheet Reels

Serac’s groundbreaking Agami technology, which received the World Dairy Innovation Award 2015 in the Manufacturing/Process Innovation category, continues to extend bottle thermoforming possibilities by enabling manufacturers to produce their bottles out of pre-printed plastic sheet reels. Agami: Decorated Bottles in One Step Very successful in the drinking yoghurt market with

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Packaging Special: Plastic Packaging – The Sustainable Choice

Today plastics are the material of choice in packaging for sectors such as FMCG, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. In India, a large chunk of products that households buy for daily use are packaged in plastics. Plastics are used heavily for packaging due to innovative visual appeal for customer attraction

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Packaging Special: Interview

Positive Journey ahead for Packaging Industry The Indian packaging industry has grown in stature and capabilities over the years, says P V Narayanan in an interview with Food Marketing and Technology. Mr Narayanan has held several eminent posts in national and international organisations including the United Nations International Development Organisation.

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Packaging Special: A Vision for Eco-Friendly Packaging

Packaging is part of our daily life. The trend is moving towards ‘eco-friendliness’ but what does eco-friendly packaging really mean? By Anjali Kapoor Environmental considerations are playing an ever-increasing role in determining packaging, but what does that actually mean?  According to the European Waste Guidelines, certain measures in waste prevention

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Packaging Special – Consistently High Quality PET Bottles

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has introduced a revolutionary PET blowing solution – the Sidel Matrix™ blower eHR – to produce hot fillable PET bottles of consistently high quality. By heating the mould via electrical heat resistance (eHR) instead of hot oil, the Sidel

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Seafood Packaging System delivers Major Benefits

Food Packaging Systems (formally Promens Kristiansand) has introduced a new seafood packing system that provides important logistical and sustainability benefits compared to more traditional packs. Comprising lightweight trays, sealing film and tray lidding machines, the system is able to pack a range of seafood products from fish fillets to shellfish,

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Precise Butter Packaging in Ecopack

TMA Benhil has adapted the Ecopack F1000/F1500 to service the French and Belgian markets. The wrapping machine can now package ‘beurre moulé’. It’s an oval-shaped pat of butter with ridges on the side that is especially popular in France and Belgium but gaining ground in other markets as well. This

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Efficient Packaging Solutions

> Sealing with premium look in fold wrap > Combination scales and flow wrap packaging World premiere: Fold wrap in the high performance range with hermetical sealing The fold wrapping machine LRM-HS from LoeschPack in corporate design with a capacity of up to 450 products per minute in sealing mode

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