The versatility of the Ishida CCW-RS-214 multihead weigher is being demonstrated at Onion Specialties International in the Netherlands, where two newly-installed models are packing crispy fried onions into packs varying from 200g bags to 12.5kg sacks, and currently handling up to 80 tons/week.
As reported earlier this year (PPM Feb 2015), Shave & Gibson (S&G) has geared up to take advantage of the significant realignment in the folding carton sector by investing heavily in the latest printing, converting and finishing technology to ensure ongoing success.
As already well documented, Boxmore has acquired a number of significant assets over the last couple of years. First it was MCG Industries’ plastic closures division at Samrand (Gauteng), now renamed Boxmore Plastic Closures, then it was Johannesburg-based Lapack, now Boxmore Speciality Plastics. These were followed in quick succession by four Astrapak sites, all now assimilated into Boxmore’s increasingly diverse packaging operations (PPM July 2015).
To say that Chris Bobbert is excited is putting it mildly. ‘I’ve just enjoyed a real highlight in my 40-plus years in the label printing industry,’ says HP Labelling’s irrepressible CEO, on a visit to the company’s Cape Town site to witness the printing results from the recently-installed Truepress Jet L350UV. ‘This new digital press is truly amazing!’