Kyle Chapman joins his father as president at Barry-Wehmiller

American packaging equipment manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller (B-W) has appointed Kyle Chapman as company president. He will join the management team that is lead by his father, chief executive and chairman Robert Chapman. Kyle Chapman began his career at Bank of America and in 2009 joined B-W to form BW Forsyth Partners, the St Louis-based company’s US$600 million hybrid equity firm.“This is...

100% recycled plastics to be used in multi-pack carriers for cans

Multi-pack carriers for cans made completely from recycled plastics will be launched by Scots-based WaveGrip next year.Recyclable through polyethylene (PE) film collection schemes and weighing less than 4g for a standard six-pack, WaveGrip, now contains 50 per cent Sustane NXG post-consumer recycled (PCR) polymer. However, the Greenock-based company plans to increase the amount of PCR in WaveGrip carriers to...

Darex range of compounds is aimed at high-speed liner use

A Darex family of sealing compounds for nozzle application on non-round food ends has been added to Henkel’s portfolio in North America.The WBC 8790 range has been introduced in response to increasing investment in high-speed copy liners that have been replacing dated platen-and-die and shower-head application machines.“Our WBC 8790 family of products was specifically developed for this demanding application,”...

Paper takes over in wrapping multipacks of cans

Producers of canned foods and drinks will be able to multi-pack in paper rather than plastic film using a tray packer from German equipment manufacturer KHS.The Innopack Kisters tray packer -- announced in March -- has been adapted to provide an alternative to shrink film or wrap-around cartons. KHS says the resulting secondary packaging is just as stable but...

Flexible and modular labelling machine launched

A modular labelling machine has been added to KHS Group’s Innoket Neo range, and which supersedes the Innoket SE machines.The Innoket Neo Flex features quick-change modules for increased flexibility in handling all labelling techniques and is suitable for labelling packs including metal cans at outputs up to 74,000 items per hour.Depending on requirements, the Flex series can be equipped...

Shrink-sleeve labelling for small canning runs

A can shrink-sleeve labelling line suitable for five beverage can formats running at 30,000 cans per hour (cph) has recently been supplied Finpac Italiato an unnamed bottler in Asia.Shrink-sleeve labelled cans are eco-friendly says Finpac. They can be supplied with a pre-perforation option for ease of label removal and recycling of cans. However, the primary advantage of shrink-sleeve labelling...

CKW modifies BrewDog twist conveyors to handle slim cans

Multinational craft brewer BrewDog has modified its UK filling line to handle sleek 330ml cans as well as regular-sized versions.Quick-release toggle clamps were added to an existing twist conveyor line that carries empty cans to a rinser before filling. Minor modifications were also made to the guide rails so that the line could switch to the slim cans with...

Macsa ID boosts marking speed with lasers

Spanish specialist in marking, coding and traceability, Macsa ID has unveiled a machine with the capability to laser imprint batch number, expiry and QR codes on as many as 120,000 aluminium drinks cans per hour.Barcelona-based firm’s SPA F-9050 UHS laser machine is claimed to beat the industry’s average canning plant production rates of around 80,000 cans per hour and...

Labels designed for cold and damp craft beer canning

A new label for application to cold and damp substrates has been launched that is ideally suited for the labelling of cans of craft beer.The Mactac Wet Strength Chill AT labels are said to improve wet strength in moist environments. They feature a 54# bright white facestock with a semi-gloss finish and built-in wet strength properties.An all-temperature adhesive used...

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