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HMPS designs new crate packer to solve milk bottle problem

PKN Packaging News Reports: PKN asked APPMA Member HMPS managing director Mark Emmett about a new machine that makes packing lightweight milk bottles into crates a whole lot easier. Thinner plastic in milk packaging due to the lightweighting of bottles is good news from a sustainability perspective, but it’s posing some challenges for milk producers. […]

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The cost of global counterfeiting is difficult to calculate

Packaging World Reports: Various government and border control sources agree that estimating the impact on trade is complex, according to a recently released study from PMMI Business Intelligence. According to estimates from The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in 2016 the cross-border counterfeit market accounted for between $461billion and $1.7 trillion. When you include […]

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Identifying What’s Behind Pharmaceutical Robot Market Growth

Healthcare Packaging Reports: Identifying What’s Behind Pharmaceutical Robot Market Growth. Automation now plays a significant role in pharma manufacturing, with drug discovery and clinical trials adding to the demand for robots. A new Grand View Research, Inc. report notes, “The pharmaceutical industry is flourishing due to huge R&D investments by global players. To minimise workload […]

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Ultra-high-speed case packer for food makers

APPMA member tna has launched the tna ropac 5, an ultra-high-speed case packer for flexible bags that is capable of industry-leading speeds of up to 300 bags per minute. Part of the company’s performance 5.0 packaging system, the new case packer is the first and only side-load case packer in the world that uses the […]

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LIVE 2017: Small steps lead to smart future

Food and Drink Business Reports: Closing the gap between today’s legacy plant equipment and the highly automated food facility of the future need not be painful leap into the dark for smaller manufacturers. That was the message from panellists at yesterday’s Food Unpacked LIVE summit in Sydney which was sponsored by the APPMA. The promise […]

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