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Is automation destined to rewrite all our futures?

By Paul Wilkinson, commercial & information systems manager at Pacepacker Services … It’s a fact of life; mundane tasks are not something people passionately relish. Yet, the fear of job losses due to automation continues to unsettle workers in the manufacturing sector. However, we…

  • 26/09/2017

Antalis Packaging posts perfect start

Antalis Packaging is celebrating the successful first year of its new Dartford division, with the South-East office recording some major wins for the company. The company is one of the leading paper, packaging and visual communication merchants in Europe, and it opened the packaging division in…

  • 20/09/2017

Rhubard productivity soars thanks to Ulma’s packaging equipment

One of the largest suppliers of soft and stone fruits in the UK, Mockbeggar, has seen a dramatic increase in productivity at its farm pack house in Rochester, after installing a Sienna Horizontal Flowrapper from Ulma Packaging. Mockbeggar’s growers produce around 435 tonnes of rhubarb per…

  • 01/09/2017

Vanden Recycling opens new East of England plastics processing facility

Vanden is already well known in the UK for its nationwide collections and recycling of scrap plastics, primarily from the packaging sector, manufacturing, distribution and retail industries. Vanden markets these back into the manufacturing sector, both in the UK, Europe and export markets, as a…

  • 04/07/2017

Kite Packaging Group launch 2017 charity donation programme

The rapidly growing UK Packaging Distribution company starts its annual charity donation program giving a total of £7,000 to employee-nominated charities … After introducing its new philanthropy programme across all of its regional branches in 2015, Kite Packaging will once again make…

  • 11/05/2017

Pryor to showcase leading marking and traceability solutions at Factories of the Future Expo 2017

Pryor, a world leader in marking, identification and traceability solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Factories of the Future Expo. The Sheffield-based specialist is set to showcase its advanced traceability software and a selection of its laser marking technology. Pryor’s team…

  • 28/03/2017

New code scanner from wenglor: scanning without software

Unpack, plug in and you’re ready to scan: wenglor’s new series C5KC and C5PC 1D/2D stationary code scanners make time-consuming software installation and configuration superfluous. Auto-setup, auto-focus and newly developed decoding algorithms automatically provide for outstanding…

  • 25/01/2017

Datatrade urges businesses to better manage their barcode labelling or risk fines

Mislabelled shipments and illegible barcodes can result in rejected loads, or even compliance fines, and Datatrade is urging more businesses to put the processes in place to prevent this happening. Datatrade has been supplying and maintaining industrial printers for over 30 years and is concerned…

  • 15/06/2016

Kite launch new weight reducing cardboard boxes

For some time, the law of physics has been strongly considered to be set in stone and is one of the most cherished principles of science. However after significant research and development, Kite Packaging have developed a new product which challenged these laws and radically changed the packaging…

  • 01/04/2016

ULMA introduces latest Atlanta Flow Wrapper into UK Market

ULMA Packaging is now offering the UK market a high tech version of its popular Atlanta range of horizontal flow wrapping machines … The Atlanta Hi-tech is designed to produce a three seal pillow pack and is ideal for improving efficiencies across many sectors. Key targets include bakeries…

  • 15/02/2016