Packaging 

Small But Perfect Packs for S&B Herba Foods

The Spanish owned rice milling company S&B Herba Foods have two UK processing sites both capable of milling, processing and packing a variety of rice types for the UK and overseas markets. Their central site located in Fulbourne, Cambridgeshire processes up to 300 tonnes per day, the majority of which is packed into 10+Kg bags. Packing of rice into 10-20Kg... Read More
Case Study Packaging 

Endoline boxes off spuds at Bennett Potatoes

  Above: The case erector forms the box and feeds all six filling lines at a speed of 850 cases per hour A fully automated case erecting and sealing line installed by Endoline Automation, which can form and seal up to 850 twin walled boxes of potatoes per hour, has enabled Lincolnshire based Bennett Potatoes to not only fulfil their need... Read More
Packaging 

New strapper meets needs of the corrugated cardboard industry

Mosca (http://en-uk.mosca.com) has launched a strapping machine specially developed to meet the needs of the corrugated cardboard industry. Designed to strap large-format products for secure transportation, the new Mosca EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 combines the company’s proven SoniXs ultrasonic sealing technology with a compact design and easy access for cleaning and maintenance, made possible by a new Standard-6 strap path system... Read More
Packaging 

THE BIG BLU: Robot ramps up marine mineral production

Investing in a Blu-Robot from Pacepacker Services has enabled Microferm, a UK producer of marine source minerals, to increase the efficiency of its packing and palletising operation by 25%. Part of the Marigot Group, Microferm Ltd is a UK based provider of environmentally-friendly solutions that harness natural resources. At its food grade processing facility in Worcestershire, refined calcium, magnesium and... Read More
Packaging 

More good news for Universal Flexible Packaging

Leicester-based Universal Flexible Packaging Ltd has more good news to add to its announcement in September 2014 of an £11 million investment in a new factory in Lewisher Road. The company announced that its current Lunsford Road site, which was due to be sold as part of the new factory deal, will instead remain with the company and will become... Read More
Packaging 

B&B Attachments supply Beacon Packaging with forklift attachments

Beacon Packaging Ltd is a large, independent company which converts board into corrugated boxes and fitments. It occupies an approximate 80,000sq.ft modern site at Aldershot, Hampshire. This central location allows it to cover locations across the UK. The company has invested considerably over the past five years, and has a modern portfolio of the latest and most technologically-advanced machinery. With... Read More
Packaging 

Follow the Pallet Evolution!

Pallet Evolution is a new campaign which aims to offer the UK plastic pallet industry a public voice for the very first time. Launched by the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and boxes, Goplasticpallets.com, Pallet Evolution will educate pallet users about the many advantages of using plastic pallets and dispel some of the myths that threaten to give... Read More
Packaging 

tesa® Lift & Reseal enjoys successful return to Packaging Innovations Show

tesa’s innovative Lift & Reseal, a high tech tape developed for the effective reclosure of flexible packaging, made a successful return to Packaging Innovations London recently, with a new addition to its family. Its second public appearance in the packaging trade arena, tesa® Lift & Reseal generated interest across many different segments of the food production and retail markets, including a... Read More
Packaging 

FANUC Robotics Makes Snack Stacking Simple

FANUC has assisted a leading snacks manufacturer in increasing their output of packed crisp boxes with the installation of six M-410 robotic palletising systems. Palletising over 5,000 boxes of crisps per hour the robots have been integrated into all of the six packing lines within the company’s factory enabling them to bring a previously outsourced packing operation in-house. When it... Read More
Packaging 

Proseal reliability and service delivers peace of mind

The versatility and excellent performance of Proseal’s extensive range of tray sealers are meeting a variety of packing solutions for leading fresh prepared salad and vegetable producer Bryans Salads. The company is using the portable semi-automatic Proseal GTR for shorter run products and a fully automatic GT0 for specialist products such as Garlic and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms packed into... Read More