Features

  • Embedded 3D image processing

    By Converter on September 3, 2018
    Vision Components has developed new 3D laser scanners with powerful integrated electronics. The VCnano3D-Z-series embedded vision systems are compact, lightweight, and easy-to-integrate in OEM applications They contain a Xilinx Zynq SoC, which comprises a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA. In order to determine line coordinates in laser triangulation, a point cloud has to be calculated. In the new sensors, […]
  • Zenith takes first Promatrix FC foiling machine in the UK

    By Converter on September 3, 2018
    Zenith Print & Packaging has taken delivery of its third Masterwork machine and its second Promatrix model. In 2015 it bought a Promatrix 106CS (cutting and stripping) die-cutter, in 2016 it bought a Diana Smart 80 folder-gluer and now it has installed a Promatrix 106FC (foiling and cutting) machine, the first Promatrix foiling machine in the UK. These machines are […]
  • Sidel StarLite UltraLight CSD: Gaining competitiveness while ensuring great consumer experience

    By Converter on August 30, 2018
    The Sidel StarLite family of bottle base solutions is expanding through the StarLite UltraLight for carbonated soft drinks (CSD). As the name suggests, this design allows for an even lighter bottle than the existing solutions in the beverage marketplace. By lowering the product costs, while maintaining the expected level of carbonation, this innovative bottle addresses the hard discount chains’ needs […]
  • Lineup includes high-volume capsule filler, deep-draw thermoformer and continuous-motion cartoning and strip packaging units

    By Converter on August 30, 2018
    MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will showcase a variety of premium equipment at Healthcare Packaging Expo, October 14-17 in Chicago. Booth #W-669 will feature the company’s high-volume continuous-motion PLANETA 100 capsule filler, as well as its Cariba 300 side-load, continuous-motion cartoner, COMAS MNDA1 continuous-motion strip packaging […]
  • Cambrian Packaging commissions innovative university research into 100 per cent recycled plastic

    By Converter on August 30, 2018
    A family-run supplier of bottles and dispensers is leading the way for 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging by working with a university on innovative research Cambrian Packaging, based in Newtown, Wales, has teamed up with Business Wales and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to commission the research into rHDPE (recycled high-density polyethylene) polymer at Bangor University. The […]
  • New label printer by Primera

    By Converter on August 30, 2018
    LX910e is Primera’s fastest-ever desktop colour label printer. With a print speed of up to 11.4 cm/s, it can print a 4-inch x 3-inch label with 50 per cent coverage in just three seconds Due to a new, ultra-high capacity ink cartridge, ink costs are very low. On the same 4-inch x 3-inch label, cost per label is around €0.03 […]
  • Qualvis creates distinctive packaging for Thomas Fudge’s rebrand

    By Converter on August 28, 2018
    Carton manufacturer, Qualvis, has recently produced a full packaging rebrand for artisan baker, Thomas Fudge’s. Covering their full sweet and savoury biscuit line-up of 7 packs, together with a new range of flatbreads, the packaging includes a fresh logo design and updated illustrations featuring beautiful, bold and colourful graphics by design agency, Big Fish With award-winning in-house facilities, including design, […]
  • BOBST achieves top safety accreditation for second year running

    By Converter on August 28, 2018
    Bobst UK & Ireland, supplier of machinery to the corrugated board, folding carton and flexible materials market, has been awarded an Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation for the second year running The third-party accreditation scheme, which rewards health and safety excellence in the workplace, is recognised by thousands of organisations in the UK as a benchmark amongst contractors. Bobst’s ability to retain […]
  • Meech to present Hyperion SmartControl at Labelexpo Americas 2018

    By Converter on August 24, 2018
    Meech Static Eliminators will be displaying its new Hyperion SmartControl at Labelexpo Americas (Booth 551, Donald E. Stevens Convention Centre, Rosemont, Illinois). Also present will be Meech’s Hyperion 233v4 Pulsed DC Controller, its Hyperion range of anti-static bars (971IPS-15, 971IPS-30, 929IPS, 924IPS, 971IPS), the Hyperion BarMaster programmer, the CyClean non-contact web cleaning system, and IML generation equipment. Matt Fyffe, General […]
  • Recycling specialist in research project for the separation and reprocessing of mixed textile waste

    By Converter on August 24, 2018
    Within the textile network PlasTexTron, Starlinger recycling technology is searching for an ecologically and economically sound solution for the recycling of mixed textile waste of multi-material composition. Three universities and eight Austrian companies are involved in the COIN-project TEX2MAT, which is led by the Plastics Cluster of ecoplus, the business agency of Lower Austria, and funded by the Austrian Federal […]