Onion snacks: versatile weighing and packing

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.

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Fast food finesse

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.

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Boxmore adds another piece to the jigsaw

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).

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Functional additives: what’s it all about?

Functional additives represent an important technology in meeting growing demand for enhanced product protection in the plastics packaging market. But first, before looking at specifics, what is a functional additive? And what does it do?

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Taking the digital market by storm

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!’

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