• 100 percent recycled plastic scoops now available at Measom Freer

    100 percent recycled plastic scoops now available at Measom Freer

    Measom Freer are proud to announce they can produce their ever popular measuring scoops and hand scoops in fully recycled plastic (PCR). Made to order in recycled HDPE with other colours available on request, these measuring scoops range in size from 0.5 to 150ml and are ideal for the precise dispensing and dosing of powders,

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  • OPM: Our team are our competitive advantage

    OPM: Our team are our competitive advantage

    OPM Group is a family-owned, labels and packaging leader. Managing Director Chris Ellison says success has always rested on the inspiration, creativity and vision of its talented workforce Tell us a little about OPM (labels & packaging) Group? OPM is a privately owned, independent company established over 40 years ago. Initially an engineering company turning

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  • DTM Print launches FX510e Foil Imprinter

    DTM Print launches FX510e Foil Imprinter

    Enhancing the value of product labels by adding a brilliant finishing touch DTM Print, international OEM and solution provider for specialty printing systems launches the new FX510e Foil Imprinter for finishing and highlighting product labels. With the FX510e you can add brilliant shiny metallic or laminated highlights both to blank or already pre-printed labels, whether

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  • Packaging – the past, present and future

    Packaging – the past, present and future

    Through its innovative Academy and technical training workshops, National Flexible is leading the sector towards a more sustainable future It is difficult for many of us to remember that, not so many years ago, food packaging was a much simpler technology. Cartons and cans were the dominant packaging materials and whilst films were used, they

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  • Cassel X-ray unit XBD10

    Cassel X-ray unit XBD10

    Recently SCS (UK) Ltd installed two X-Ray inspection machines into a factory in Lancashire. The challenge was to inspect a small 45g pot of oats with foil lid. Most X-Ray systems require a set of curtains to contain the X-Ray emissions. However, this system would have knocked the pot over as they are being presented

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  • Minebea Intec wins the race against time with its fast X-ray inspection system

    Minebea Intec wins the race against time with its fast X-ray inspection system

    When a machine defect caused a German based manufacturer to suspect a metal part had contaminated its food product during the filling process, it urgently installed a fast inspection solution from Minebea Intec to solve the problem without delay. The German food company is renowned for a high-quality, innovative product range including supplements, soups, cereal

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  • ToPo®: Turning bottle caps into business

    ToPo®: Turning bottle caps into business

    Every week, an incalculable number of screw top bottle caps are discarded without a moments thought Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top two trillion by 2021 according to a Guardian report from 2017, a large percentage of which will end up in our oceans or in landfill. British inventor Willy Johnson, however,

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  • New Krones Ergobloc line at Shepley Spring

    New Krones Ergobloc line at Shepley Spring

    Shepley Spring has been bottling business growth for 23 years. Its ongoing partnership with Krones UK has been key to its success Shepley Spring was founded in 1996 and in its first year the company produced 100,000 bottles: today the figure exceeds 250 million. This extraordinary growth has been supported in no small way by

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  • Parkside creates compostable coffee packaging for Percol

    Parkside creates compostable coffee packaging for Percol

    Packaging solutions specialist, Parkside Flexibles, has developed a sustainable pack for Percol Coffee, enabling it to become the first in the world to use a compostable package for all types of coffee packs. Made from bio-based materials, the packs provide excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barriers that extend the shelf life of roast, ground and

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