Focus on logistics and intralogistics

image[3]REVIPACK N.º 230 features a report about the new beer bottling plant of UNICER and its new automated warehouse. This major industrial investment includes technological solutions from KHS (bottling lines), warehouse automation (EFACEC) and drives (SEW-EURODRIVE).
This edition is focused on logistics and intralogistics. Why wood pallets continue to be preferred? The answer lies in the combination of quality, price and sustainability, says Paulo Verdasca, manager of MADECA. CHEP highlights the economic and environmental advantages of collaborative transportation.
However, there is also a market for plastic pallets, with specific solutions as those developed by NORTPALET and IPS-Cabka.
Palletizing is more than just put the product on a pallet. This edition of REVIPACK also highlights strapping systems and stretch wrapping films. REMBALCOM has developed a new stretch film with stretching capacity of 400%.
In the field of intralogistics, this issue highlights several conveying solutions. ANTÍPODA, for example, is doing more and more business within the European market with modular solutions customer designed.
In this edition, REVIPACK also features several innovations and trends in food packaging, packaging machines and labeling and coding systems.
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Torninova shows new 3250 mm bubble wrap line

imageThe new COEX BUBBLE™ line will be demontrated by Torninova (Perugia, Italy) during a "open house" show from 29 to 31 january. With maximum production speed  of 135 m/mim, and a output of 1250 kg/h, this new line works with a new and patented twin-screw system and produces bubble wrap film with 10 layers, including a polyamide barrier layer.
Acording to Torninova, the new big line has the ability to produce 30 g/m2 bubble wrap with 100% recycled material. Raw materials with extremely different melt indexes can be mixed thanks to the new patented twin-screw extruder technology. Another feature is the new TRIPLEX winder, with full automatic core loading, the ability to produce coreless rolls in line and to switch from core to coreless without sopping the machine.
Bubble wrap films, with large and diverse applications, can be coextruded and formed at high speeds, while keeping bubble resistance and roundness. The new COEX BUBBLE™ has its cast cylinders placed between the die lips and forming cylinder.

SIMEI is back

The 25th edition of SIMEI, biennial international exhibition event dedicated to the wine, olive oil and beverage supply chains, will be held at the Fiera Milano Fairground at Rho (Milan) from next 12 to 16 November.

SIMEI offers a comprehensive overview of the high technological level achieved by the enological and beverages industries, showing a very wide range of different technical solutions compatible with specific needs, from the manufacturer to the bottling cycle. At SIMEI it is possible to find all types of equipment, material or accessory related to the beverage production cycle in general – wine and beer production, juice processing, preparation of carbonated drinks. The exhibition panorama also includes all kinds of equipment for beverage packaging for the steps after bottling.

Much more than the glass makers, the cork suppliers (with the usual strong presence of Portuguese companies) will be exhibiting again in Milan. After all, the wine-cork-glass troika is still ruling.

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After a 2009 year of strong fall-off, the export of cellar processing machines and equipment highlighted a steady recovery trend in the following years and 2012 also shows strong signs of recovery marking a performance of /1,956 million euro, corresponding to a + 9% in comparison to the previous year. To lead export, also for 2012, is the sector of bottle filling, closing, encapsulating, labelling machines and of beverage carbonation equipment, with an export value of over one billion euro, which alone represents more than 63% of the whole trade flow.

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Innovations and ideas for the beverage and liquid food industry

The "World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry" – drinktec 2013 – takes place in Munich from September 16 to 20, 2013. Here, around 1,500 exhibitors from approximately 70 countries will be showcasing products and solutions across the entire spectrum of beverage and liquid food technology – packaging and marketing ideas included. Around 60 percent of the exhibiting companies come from outside Germany and the exhibition is expected to attract around 60,000 trade visitors from all over the globe.image

"Processing + Filling + Packaging + Marketing" – the new subtitle for drinktec says it all. More than just a technology showcase, this event covers everything of importance to the beverage and liquid food sector worldwide. As well as its function as a technology and innovations platform, drinktec is also a gigantic ideas and information forum, a meeting place for exchanging views and for communication. It is this mix which attracts trade visitors from all areas of the companies. Global beverages, food and retailing groups are represented here as well as smaller, regionally focused breweries, for example.

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Italian packaging machinery sees further growth

According to preliminary year-end figures published by Ucima, the Italian machinery industry is expected to close 2012 with a new record turnover of around 4,400 million euro, 1.6% up on the already excellent results of 2011. The forecasts for 2013 are less positive due to the slowdown in world growth.
The sector thus confirms its position as one of the most dynamic areas of Italian industry and one of the very few segments to have continued to improve its performance over the last twelve months. A major contribution to these outstanding results came from exports, which now account for 90% of total turnover. Exports are expected to total around 4,000 million euro, 2.7% up on 2011. Domestic sales fell slightly to 415 million euro, 7.8% down on 2011.
The outlook for the coming year is less optimistic. The preliminary figures reveal a 13% fall in Italian exports to Asia, offset by excellent performances in North America (+21.3%) and Central and South America (+17.6%). Europe remains the leading export destination, accounting for 35.4% of the total (up by 9.6%).

Single-use aseptic filling solutions

image Bosch Packaging Technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced a long-term global partnership agreement for the design and development of single-use filling solutions to be used on aseptic filling equipment from Bosch for final fill-and-finish operations of liquid pharmaceuticals. SSB will provide Bosch with pre-configured single-use filling transfer sets, consisting of bags, filters, tubing and connectors. Bosch will combine these sets with its aseptic filling and barrier isolation
technology to form new systems for aseptic filling, and exclusively market, distribute and service these new filling systems under the Bosch brand.

Sacmi technology for "3D crown caps"

image At Brau Beviale (Nuremburg, 9-11 November 2011) visitors will be able to check out the ‘3D’ caps produced by the new SACMI-built CCD 300, previewed at PETnology Europe (7-8 November), which will focus on compression technology
With regard to the beverage field Sacmi has, for some time now, employed a joint, integrated industrial policy that combines the best of Sacmi Imola, Sacmi Filling, Sacmi Labelling and Sacmi Packaging in a single Beverage Division, providing customers with turnkey solutions that range from the raw material to the final consumer.
At Brau Beviale, visitors to Sacmi’s 144 m2 stand (hall 5, stand 5-343) will be able to discover more about the performance and advantages of Sacmi beverage technology, from new plant engineering solutions that make the most of compression technology to cutting edge stretch blow moulders with smoothly efficient, economic operation and output rates of up to 80,000 bottles per hour. Each solution has been designed to ensure easy integration with other Sacmi machines, from the vision systems that can be installed downstream from the bottling line to the PAM machines for the compression production of pre-forms, installable upstream from the SBF blow moulders.
image Just one of many new features from SACMI is the production of ‘3D’ crown caps. Thanks to the new CCD 300, specifically designed to emboss the cap (bas-relief deformation of the central section), the cap is given an enhanced look that highlights the manufacturer’s logo while significantly reducing the risk of fakes. The CCD 300 also excels in performance, being able to process a good 3,000 pieces per minute; it can also synchronise embossing deformation with the lithographic design already on the cap exterior. In other words, a true 3D cap from a machine that, in addition to high output rates, also stands out on account of its minimal impact on existing production line layouts and its extremely contained investment outlay. Further benefits stem from synergies with other Made-in-Sacmi technological solutions, such as the CVS vision system (with which the CCD 300 is equipped, allowing recognition of the lithographic print), the automated cap orientation system and the mechanism that allows recognition and ejection of faulty caps. Simplicity, practicality, low cost: these are the strong points of the crown cap, an essential accessory in the drinks world since 1891 and one that, even today, remains inimitable in many ways
Also on show will be the Opera Combinato labeller, combining different application technologies (i.e. cold glue and self-adhesive).