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Showing posts from September, 2007
OCME Sagitta develops traditional Rollfed labelling, raising quality and flexibility standards so that OCME can offer a machine designed specifically for the operator – easy to use and maintain. OCME have introduced the Sagitta to meet market demands and to satisfy production requirements, guaranteeing efficiency and reliability in the most varied working conditions and using a wide variety of materials.

RPC Llantrisant Shows its Bottle - and it is 30% Recycled

Following a successful trial with Marks & Spencer, RPC Containers Llantrisant is now producing standard PET juice bottles containing 30% post consumer recycled (PCR) content. “We have been working hard for many years on developing the percentage of rPET in our bottles,” explains Dean Williams, Designer at RPC Llantrisant. “Having consistently achieved a quality of bottle with 30% PCR that is equivalent to 100% virgin PET, we feel the time is right to offer this product as standard to reflect the growing demand for recycled content in plastics packaging.” He adds that the next challenge is to increase the percentage of PCR content to 50% and RPC Llantrisant is well underway with ongoing development work in this area. The site’s success in juice bottles has been underlined by the installation of a new single stage PET processing machine. The Aoki 350 is the eighth such model purchased by RPC Llantrisant and brings the total number of Aoki machines on-site to 24. “This investment

B&H Labeling Systems Introduces New Marathon® U Series of Roll-Fed Labelers

B&H Labeling Systems introduces the new Marathon® U Series of roll-fed labelers, which includes the new Marathon XLU, the fastest labeler in the successful Marathon family. Featuring a 180 U-shaped conveyor and a servo-driven infeed feedscrew, the Marathon U Series labelers maximize container stability and production speeds while offering processors another line configuration option with right side infeed and right side discharge. The new Marathon XLU is the fastest labeler in the B&H family, handling containers from 8 oz to 3 liters at speeds up to 700 containers per minute. For lines requiring less throughput, the U configuration is also available on B&H’s entry-level Marathon SLU and mid-speed Marathon SEU labelers. Marathon labelers feature SMARTdrive™, the industry’s first all-electric drive train. With five independent servomotors and advanced digital, multi-axis timing control, the Marathon U Series labelers eliminate complex mechanical linkages such as gears, belts