Which laser coder best suits your beverage packaging?

:  Applying best-before dates in the drinks industry make applying best-before dates a challenge. This is because while some technologies can print at high speed, the codes are not permanent and may lead to counterfeiting and non-compliance. One technology that beverage producers are increasingly turning to is laser technology.   Laser coders work by changing the surface of the packaging material, either by ablation, etching or foaming. This makes laser marks indelible – no rubbing, smudging, fading or faking. By not using inks, you also eliminate the cost of consumables…

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Reliable coding as and when you need it

Generally seasonal, agrochemical products and pesticides are produced in challenging environments. What’s more, during peak season coding equipment is pushed to the limit before lying idle during the off-season.   The continuous inkjet (CIJ) 9029 printer from Markem-Image, locally available from Pyrotec PackMark, is ideal for harsh conditions. It operates reliably, it’s easy to install, and its total cost of ownership is low. CIJ printers are ideal for printing onto HDPE, PET, and other bottle substrates because they offer superior print quality on rounded smooth surfaces. Additionally, accurate and consistent…

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Food safety vs environmental sustainability – unpacking the conflict

The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19. Just how finely poised this tension has been unpacked by Tetra Pak’s latest global research undertaken in partnership with Ipsos, the Tetra Pak Index 2020: Covid-19 and the Food Safety-Sustainability Dilemma.   Tetra Pak’s research recorded 53% of respondents listing food safety as the top issue compared to 52% listing more sustainable packaging as their top issue. Ultimately, the research…

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Africa presents opportunity for new Tetra Pak/Synercore partnership

Johannesburg, South Africa (22, June 2021) – Tetra Pak has announced the establishment of a collaborative partnership with food research, application, and ingredient company Synercore Food Holdings.   During the journey from farm to factory to fork, the food supply chain can encounter any number of health hazards. Tetra Pak’s partnership with Synercore has the objective of leveraging its technology and food solutions to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa. The challenge of food safety and security in Africa is no…

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TETRA PAK TAKES STEPS TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS FOR THE DAIRY SECTOR

Tetra Pak showcases its new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper packaging equipment in line with World Milk Day earlier this week in support of this year’s theme of sustainability and Dairy’s commitment to innovation to reduce environmental footprint. Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 portfolio with OneStep technology and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper reduce water and steam consumption, creating less wastewater and therefore also lowering the cost of its removal for Dairy manufacturers. Adding a Water Filtering Station unit to Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper helps recover up…

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Cutting costs on packaging production lines.’

: How efficient are your production processes? Even the best factories have a few weak links in the chain. Evaluating the threats to production’s bottom line and finding ways to address them is where Pyrotec PackMark can help. Pyrotec PackMark has built its market knowledge and consultative approach by implementing a wide array of well-targeted coding and labelling solutions for numerous industries. ‘We can adapt our offering to our customers’ specific needs and deliver the right insights, technologies and support to help your packaging operations overcome increasing competitive pressure, more…

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TETRA PAK TAKES STEPS TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS FOR THE DAIRY SECTOR

Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio combined with Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper bring significant sustainability benefits, cutting GHG emissions and water usage while reducing operational costs by up to 30%   Johannesburg (3 June 2021): Tetra Pak showcases its new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper packaging equipment in line with World Milk Day earlier this week in support of this year’s theme of sustainability and Dairy’s commitment to innovation to reduce environmental footprint. Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 portfolio with OneStep technology and Tetra Pak®…

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Tetra Pak Introduces 14 State-of-the-Art Lines for Cheese Manufacturers

Proven solutions based on expertise and technology for Mozzarella, Semi-hard cheese, Cheddar and Fresh cheese production – as research reveals that a third of consumers have increased their cheese consumption during the pandemic   Johannesburg, South Africa (11, May 2021) – Tetra Pak announces the development of 14 new Best Practice Lines (BPLs)1 for cheese manufacturers, the latest of which – specifically customised for Cottage cheese – launched today. The other cheeses that will benefit from these BPLs include Mozzarella, Semi-hard cheese, Cheddar, and Fresh cheese production. Together, these cheese…

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Extensive research and development has revolutionized our adhesive tapes”, says Mrs. Sarika Rahul Rajgaria, Director of sales, Pentagon Tapes

Adhesive tapes can be easily found in the stationary of a school kid to a skilled craftsman. Their easy application and reliable bond makes it possible to stick an object on the surface an easy task. But we fail to realize that our standard adhesive tapes have pretty much changed in the past decade. They are no longer a solution for temporary bonding as in today’s time, small articles such as a car’s batch of honor to the glass panels of a skyscraper are all stuck using these strong tapes.…

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT PROFESSIONS RIGHT NOW

When the US President turns his attention to supply chains, it is compelling confirmation that the profession is important, according to Tonya Lamb, business development executive at SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa.   She says that the supply chain review announced by President Biden has galvanised supply chain professionals around the globe, including the South African supply chain community that SAPICS represents. “The Covid-19 crisis thrust supply chains and supply chain management into the spotlight like never before. It is heartening for the profession…

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