• Volumetric depositors and filling machines on show

    Volumetric depositors and filling machines on show

    Riggs Autopack Ltd is exhibiting a selection of its volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and conveyor filling lines at this year’s PPMA Show. Visitors to the Lancashire company stand on A21 will view a twin head automatic filling machine with conveyor, and a selection of semi-automatic filling machines with foot pedal control designed

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  • ‘Wonky veg box’ named ‘Product of the Year’

    ‘Wonky veg box’ named ‘Product of the Year’

    An initiative that addresses food waste in the supply chain has earned Smurfit Kappa a ‘Product of the Year’ award. Each year, millions of tonnes of food is discarded because of strict guidelines from supermarkets relating to the aesthetics of the vegetables they buy. In an effort to tackle this issue, ASDA challenged IPL, Watts

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  • New 3D system for CO2 lasers

    New 3D system for CO2 lasers

    OEM manufacturer of high quality scan systems, SCANLAB GmbH is presenting a new 3D scan solution for industrial cutting and welding applications with multi-kW CO2 lasers at this June’s Laser World of Photonics tradeshow in Munich, Germany. The powerSCAN II’s low-mass 50 mm mirrors enable small spots together with high dynamic performance. Thanks to the

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  • Rubbish removal in Barrow is paramount to tourism and way of life

    Rubbish removal in Barrow is paramount to tourism and way of life

    For towns reliant on tourism to keep their economies churning, rubbish removal is paramount. It’s also essential for maintaining the way of life that long time residents have become accustomed to and are willing fight for no matter what. In many cases, the most ardent rubbish removal activists come from families who have been there

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  • Fast single-head tray erector designed and made in the UK

    Fast single-head tray erector designed and made in the UK

    Linkx Packaging Systems’ new TFS500 single-head tray erector provides exceptional consistency and efficiency at outstanding speeds of up to 60 trays per minute. The Linkx TFS500 also boasts the latest high performance servo and control technologies, a compact vertical tray magazine, versatile tray style handling for fast, easy size changes and an extremely compact footprint

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  • M&H Plastics creates Trevor Sorbie Tube after product line refresh

    M&H Plastics creates Trevor Sorbie Tube after product line refresh

    Trevor Sorbie has recently refreshed its haircare range for men with new formulations designed to thicken hair and care for the scalp. After RPC M&H Plastics worked with Trevor Sorbie on the original design and packaging back in 2000, then a redesign in 2009, RPC M&H Plastics was the obvious choice to package the 2017

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  • Krones.Shop clicks all the right boxes

    Krones.Shop clicks all the right boxes

    Last August, Krones UK launched a new service, to all its customers in the UK and Ireland, enabling them to obtain their own quotations for spare parts based on the Operations Manual of their specific machine. Since the service was introduced there are now over 600 clicks per month on the Krones.Shop. Nigel Leah, Life

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  • Colour-accurate half-tone proofs created to contract proof quality

    Colour-accurate half-tone proofs created to contract proof quality

    GMG OpenColor is proving o be a very valuable tool to the flexo printer. Apart from checking the colour accuracy, GMG OpenColor also makes sure moire, incorrect trapping settings and other defects will not become the showstopper of the upcoming production run. By easily creating halftone profiles for the colors you need, be it CMYK

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  • Can coating innovation earns award for excellence

    Can coating innovation earns award for excellence

    A transformational approach to can coating formulations from Dow has gained yet more industry recognition in the latest Edison Awards for Applied Technology, an annual competition honoring excellence in innovation. The prestigious award – selected from hundreds of finalists – is just the latest in a series of achievements for the progressive technology, which offers

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