Lightweight Containers to open new KeyKeg production line in Germany

Lightweight Containers is opening a new production plant in Grossbreitenbach, Germany. The fully automated production line has a capacity of 400 KeyKeg® Slimlines per hour and will be operational in the third quarter of this year. The line can produce all the members of the KeyKeg® Slimline family of kegs. PET-Verpackungen Deutschland is the production partner and will manage the... Read More


Post print services supplier COMAG Forward is continuing its long-standing relationship with strapping specialist Mosca Direct (http://en-uk.mosca.com) with the installation of four Mosca ROMFUSION automatic strapping machines at its distribution hub in Coventry. The latest additions bring to 12 the number of Mosca models at the company. The new ROMFUSION machines are being used for the application of strap to... Read More
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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