PROPAK ASIA 2009
17-20 JUNE 2009 BITEC, BANGKOK, THAILAND
ShowDaily THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL PROCESSING PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY EVENT FOR ASIA THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL PROCESSING PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY EVENT FOR ASIA
FRIdAy June 19, 2009
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a Show of Strength They adorn ProPak asia with a riot of national colours, emblems, ﬂags – and an exuberance that is felt by all. By Tjut Rostina, Joson Ng, eileen Chan
here are in total, 39 countries representing 785 companies participating in this year’s packaging extravaganza, ProPak Asia 2009. But for a concentrated show of solidarity, country pavilions must surely be the way to go. This year’s event plays host to a total of seven national pavilions. New kids on the block are Japan and Germany, while the Asian pavilions are considered veterans of the show.
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HIGHLIGHTS friday, June 19 8.00am – 4.30pm food innovation asia Conference 2009 MR 214 – 221 9.00am – 3.00pm food innovation Contest MR 218 – 219 9.00am – 6.00pm Brewers Conference Bangkok 2009: exploring The Sustainability of The asia Pacific Brewing industry Grand Hall 201 8.30am – 4.30pm Packaging & Sustainability: Be Ready for european Markets Grand Hall 202 1.00pm – 4.30pm PharmaTech Seminar: Roles of Pharmacists in Drug Product Selection & Substitution MR 222 – 223
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First-timer Japan dominates the show floor with its 182 sq m of concerted presence. As one of the largest of national pavilions, they have setup shop for one reason and one alone: They have their sights set on the South-east Asia region. When asked, M Amano, secretary general of the Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (JPMMA) says: “Thailand is famous for food packaging. They are up there with the US and South Korea – the big boys in this industry.” In light of the global economic situation, the association is helping its members in two ways. Firstly, to identify areas of growth and places to setup factories. The association says that locally assembled and manufactured machines are the way to go, as they are more competitive in terms of pricing. Another way of assisting its members comes as it showcases the best in Japanese packaging machineries through events like ProPak Asia.
cHInA’S PReSence From hollow moulding machines to hydraulicpressure mini bottling machines, the China pavilion continues to draw a ready crowd with its extensive range of processing and packaging machines – all most competitively priced. In total, 10 different companies from mainland China are here in ProPak Asia 2009 looking for greater co-operation and sales opportunities in the region. Says Steven Wang, an engineer from the Shanghai Nanhua Transducer Manufacture (SNTM): “We have a lot of good
customers here in Thailand and we take this opportunity to keep in touch with them. Our regular big customers like Danone, Coca-Cola and Nestlé have come here to see us already.” SNTM manufactures a range of aseptic as well as general filling machines for the beverage industry. Occupying some 60 sq m, Guangzhou Vanta Packing Machinery’s booth is the largest in the Chinese contingent. “This is the second time we are at ProPak. Last year, we took 12 sq m, but this year as we brought our Vanta rotary hot-melt labeller, we took a larger booth,” says Daniel Tao, sales manager of the company. With trade enquiries coming in from countries such as Nepal, Singapore and India, Mr Tao is quick to credit the attention to its “larger booth that has brought added impact.”
TAIwAn VenTuReS Hon Chuan FD Packaging has a booth located within the Taiwan national pavilion. “ProPak Asia is a useful platform if you want to showcase new products or, have expansion plans,” says Steven Lai, the MD of the company. Mr Lai is happy with the turn-out so far. He says: “We had quite a number of visitors to our booth in the afternoon on the first day. It was a fruitful day as we identified a number of potential buyers.”
SInGAPoRe ReAcHeS ouT Seven companies form the team Singapore contingent to the event. Organised by the Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation (SMA) and supported by IE Singapore, this is its fifth year of participation. “This show is really for Singapore companies to reach out to the market with their products and services, as well as, showcase their technology. It is also an opportunity for them to establish new contacts and renew ties with their customers in Thailand,” says Dennis Toh, senior manager for international trade development in SMA. Newbies to the show are Beacons Technology and CM Industries. Says Michael Lim, Beacons’ sales director: “We were here as visitors last year, and we realised that there were a lot of equipment vendors, especially in the pharmaceutical and food business. So far, we have received enquiries from visitors and even exhibitors, which is an encouraging start.” Despite the global economic downturn, the response from visitors and exhibitors alike has been positive, says Mr Toh, with companies receiving enquiries from potential buyers on their products and services just after the first day. n
Anritsu Points The Way Forward
Ishida Believes In Customer Care
By Joson Ng
aking its South-east Asian debut at ProPak Asis 2009 is the KD 7405 DWH X-ray inspection machine. This machine signals the company’s intent to provide a better foreign body detection machine to the pharmaceutical and food packaging industry. It is also a result of the company’s policy of constant R&D as Kazama Toru, VP, Anritsu Industrial Solutions elaborates: “We spend some 10 percent of our annual turnover on R&D.” As far as Mr Kazama is concerned, it is money well spent as some of these machines are able to detect foreign objects as small Kazama Toru, VP, Anritsu as 0.2mm 2 in food and pharmaceutical Industrial Solutions products. The company is however, not one to rest on its laurels: They are embarking on more ambitious projects. “We are trying to develop better technologies in order to allow users to detect a wider range of foreign bodies. This is our long term plan. We are trying very hard now because there are added incentives to do so – we believe the demand for such machines will be great,” he adds. The company is also on an expansion phase. So far, they have setup base camps in Brazil, India, China and Russia. In addition, as Anritsu views Thailand as a key growth region, they opened a Thai manufacturing plant in the country last year. Be it business or technology, the company aims to point the way forward in both these areas. n
ustomer service and technology, these are the ‘buzzwords’ for Ishida, as far as Hiroki Takabayashi, GM of the Thailand subsidiary is concern. Speaking passionately about customer service, Mr Takabayashi says: “Some 50 percent of our staff in Thailand is devoted to customer service. We have more people in customer service than sales because we know how important it is.” The organisation has about 2,600 employees worldwide, of which, half are based in Japan. Hiroki Takabayashi, Today, the Thai subsidiary, setup in 2001, GM, Ishida Thailand has 20 employees. To drive home the point Mr Takabayashi likens the relationship between suppliers and customers to a marriage. “The relationship truly starts after a sale is made. A successfully concluded sale is never the ending point, it is just the beginning,” he adds. For Mr Takabayashi, the first day of ProPak Asis 2009 marks the first day of a new relationship with four buyers as four system lines were sold. As far as technology goes, he has an equally animated description. He says: “Like pole vaulting in the Olympic Games, you keep going higher and higher, raising the bar as you go.” With the two fundamentals firmly in place, Ishida Thailand is planning to spread their wings. “As we have customers from Chang Rai to Pattani, we plan to establish more office throughout the country in the future,” he adds. At present the company’s main manufacturing plants are in Japan, South Korea, China, the UK and Brazil. The Japan headquarter, on top of production, provides R&D direction for the whole organisation. n
Ziemann’s Manufacturing Network Saves 20% Costs For Brewers By Tjut Rostina
rewers can save at least 20 percent in setup and operation cost by utilising Ziemann’s comprehensive engineering and design services in combination with its global manufacturing network. The programme allows brewers to set up their operations in local countries, cutting back costs on factors like transportation, import taxes as well as manpower. This serves well for companies that are looking to expand their operations out of their home country, so they can get a customised equipment mix based on their individual requirements combining equipment from Europe and Asia. The network covers manufacturing facilities in India, China, Thailand, as well as Mexico, Brazil and Europe. “Let’s say somebody wants to build a brewery in India, we can use our factory there and save on the transportation cost of equipment. As we use
the local personnel, it’s a reduction on manpower cost. And of course we can save on the import taxes – and that can go up to 40 percent,” explained Joachim Gunkel, MD for Ziemann. He also adds that the brewery consists of the brewhouse, process area, as well as packaging and filling lines. The company has invested Euro 20 million (US$27.9 million) in the set up and operations of its Indian factory, located in Khondapuri, near Pune and is currently manufacturing equipment for SABMiller breweries in India as well as in Australia. Each brewery will have a fully operational capacity of two million hl with an initial production capacity of 500,000 hl when it opens by mid-2010. Companies that utilise Ziemann’s programme include also the Chennai-based Indian company, Mohan Breweries (for its operations in Punjab). But that’s not all. Ziemann is also assisting its customers by means of focus workshops specifically
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Showing The Whey Whey protein has the potential to substitute polymer layers in the packing of food. By Jessica Wildner, project manager, ttz Bremerhaven; RTD performer
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en SME-AGs and SMEs have joined forces with four research partners under the leadership of IRIS, a Spanish research centre, and PIMEC, the Catalonian SME Association. Together they have discovered that whey protein has the potential to substitute polymer layers in the packing of food. By developing a technique for the manufacture of whey-coated plastic films with oxygen barrier properties, the consortium will improve food safety through the use of bio-based and partly also biodegradable packaging.
Making Headway Using high-tech materials can expand packaging possibilities. The structure of the material may also reduce the speed of rancidity. Whey has already proven to work as an oxygen barrier and is being subjected to further examination during the threeyear duration of Wheylayer, an EU-funded project.
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Whey protein-based and coated plastic film will represent a breakthrough in this field of business. Chemical-based copolymers can be substituted by a natural protein. The whey layer can be easily broken down to separate the PE and PP layers in the sorting and cleaning phase. With conventional materials such as co-extruded polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), up to 40 percent scrap is left for disposal after use. The new development will create cross-sectored advantages.
Test & Applications Various polymer coatings will be examined in the project. The adherence of the hydrophilic whey protein coating will be improved by means of a ‘sandwich construction’ with a sub-layer between the whey coating and the hydrophobic polymer. n
Temperature Controlled Greenbox To Reduce Spoilage California, USA: To address the costly issue of product spoilage, Greenbox is the first-of-itskind temperature-controlled shipper. Designed for the food, pharmaceutical and blood industries, the thermal management system is capable of keeping contents at a consistent temperature for approximately five days. While traditional temperature-sensitive shipping methods involve cardboard boxes, EPS (styrofoam) and gel packs or dry ice, the thermal management system is constructed of a plastic outer shell, insulation panels and a renewable phase change material. The phase change material acts as an ‘internal thermostat’, keeping the payload at a consistent temperature for the duration of its shipment. Greenbox is 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable. When the bright green outer shell and thermal-lok panels reach the end of their lives, they can be ground down and made into new shells and panels. In addition, the box features non-petroleum, non-toxic phase change materials. n
Accounting for a hefty �� per cent of your production costs, packaging is in truth a weighty consideration. But happily Krones has its own PET design people: our lightweighting specialists are fully capable of coaxing another superﬂuous gram or two out of even high-price containers. Ideal for anyone seeking to signiﬁcantly improve their Bottle Mass Index and slim down their costs – permanently.
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Demand For Frozen Food Packaging To reach uS$6.4 Billion in 2011 Demand is on the rise due to demographic trends and calls for conveniencetype packaging. By esther Palevsky, research analyst, freedonia Group
for convenience-type items, especially micro-waveable products and those packaged for single-portion use.
he demand for frozen food packaging is projected to increase 4.1 percent per year to US$6.4 billion in 2011 driven by heightened demand for convenience-type foods, along with the prevalence of microwave ovens and technological advances in packaging. Demographic trends such as smaller household sizes, the aging of the population and rising numbers of households will have a positive impact on consumption of convenience-type foods. In addition, healthy revenue growth in the food service industry will boost opportunities for packaging.
Rigid packaging will continue to
Frozen Food Packaging demand (uS Million dollars)
Meat, poultry and seafood and frozen specialties applications account for nearly 60 percent of demand in 2006 and will post aboveaverage growth through 2011. Gains in meat, poultry and seafood uses will be the result of production volume expansion and rising demand
fruit and vegetable, ice cream and baked goods applications will expand more slowly. The mature frozen vegetable market has been reinvigorated by a spate of
new products that use self-venting films to enable steam cooking directly in pouches. Solid gains for pouches in frozen baked goods applications will be based on expanded offerings of products targeted at smaller households.
account for the majority of frozen food packaging. Rigid packaging continues to dominate though flexible packaging will grow faster due to the greater cost effectiveness and overall source reduction capabilities of pouches, bags and wraps. Pouches will continue to represent the fastest growing frozen food packaging product type. More moderate prospects for rigid packaging will be the result of the greater maturity of products such as folding cartons, gabletop cartons and composite cans. Good opportunities are also anticipated for plastic rigid containers such as trays, tubs and cups, and clamshells. n
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The End Is The Beginning Kian Joo Can Factory turns to cost savings innovation to stay competitive in beverage packaging. By Tjut Rostina
n an age where PET bottles are offered as alternative packaging for traditionally canned beverages (including beer), the canning industry could look to innovative ideas to increase its competency through cost savings in the beverage-packaging arena. According to Kian Joo Can Factory (KJCF), they have the answer to saving costs for canned beverages. Based in Malaysia, the company has been promoting their idea on cost savings for the two-piece can. The idea is to develop the 200D diameter end lid, with a diameter of two inches that will fit all beverage cans.
Putting A Lid On Cost savings is a primary concern for any organisation, and within the canning industry. In Asia, most beverage cans are still using the 206 diameter ends. The development of the 200D, involves the adoption of the ends used in the 200/202 slim cans on the 325/330 ml cans. The difference between the 200D end and the 206 end normally used is 6/16 of an inch. Accumulatively, this would translate to savings in material costs. Standardising the ends to the 200D would cut down operation costs as it will no longer be necessary to reconfigure a machine to cater to different end sizes. It will also promote flexibility among brand owners to establish differentiation by product category. The ends w h i ch a cco mmodate slim cans, commonly used for sports and energy drinks, can now be fitted onto cans with varying sizes, like the 206 (diameter)/211 (height) cans to 200/211.
More For Less The philosophy adopted by KJCF for this development is ‘One End Fits All’. By standardising the ends to the 200D, can makers can benefit from material savings and also keep the hassle of a changeover permanently. The adoption of this process also includes other benefits like: • Singular Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) • Cost savings in terms of inventory management • Reduced metal and so cuts the down on the emission of CO2 • Non-patented, so no payment on royalty • Estimated changeover of two hours for a 1,000 cans per minute line GM for KJCF 2 Piece Can Division, Teh Kok Lim, said: “For a 1,000 cpm can filling line, changing parts for 200 diameter neck ends would be about US$250,000, and that would pay for itself in six months.” n
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A&K Asia Pacific (Thailand) Co Ltd M41 Access Industrial Technology Co Ltd D21 Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd ** Aeroglide Corporation C36 Aerosia Interpac Co Ltd X29 Ake Anantachai Co Ltd V36 Allianz Marketing Agency Co Ltd P42 Allworld N37 ALTA Publishing Co Ltd V42 AmbaFlex bv X42 Ampack Co Ltd H41 Anest Iwata Corporation D19 Angel Product Co Ltd J30 Anritsu Industrial Solutions Co Ltd F21 Apex Machinery & Equipment Co Ltd T38 APN Publishing & Fulfillment Pte Ltd V41 Aquip Co Ltd X18 Ashworth Bros Inc F30 Asia Engineering Pac Co Ltd K19 Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine D9 Asia Pacific Food Industry Thailand D9 Asian Agribusiness Media Pte Ltd C35 Asia-Pacific Trades News Magazine U28 ATC Supply (1993) Co Ltd Y29 Automated Packaging Systems N19 Automated Packaging Systems Z11 Autopack Co Ltd A21 AZO Ltd A31 Baan Klangthong International Co Ltd B47 Ban Ngai Engineering C30 Banyong Engineering Ltd Part J32 Be Media Focus (Thailand) Co Ltd E50 Beacons Systems Technology Pte Ltd V16 Benison & Co Ltd L11 Berli Jucker Public Company Limited B40 Best Southeast Asia E59 Better Pack Co Ltd P1, N1 BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG P11 Bio Green World Co Ltd X25 Bosch Packaging Service E1 Boss Scientific Associate LP L42 Brandex Directory Co Ltd N42 Brandtec (S) Pte Ltd X17 Busch Vacuum (Thailand) Co Ltd Y41 Busy Trade.com Ltd **
C B Design Ltd Part E30 Calvatis GmbH U25 CAMA Group N19 Canneed Instrument (HK) Ltd X16 CB Food-Tech Co Ltd E41 Centasia Co Ltd F29 Cermex South Asia-Pacific Co Ltd J11 Charatchai Machinery Ltd Part R49 Chieng Thai Trading Ltd Part N49 Christ Packaging Systems Gmbh V30 Chronos Richardson Systems GmbH S1 Clearpack Thailand Co Ltd S11 CM Industrial Engineering (S) Pte Ltd V19 Code Master Co Ltd X36 Consumer Goods Intelligence ** Conversant Technology Co Ltd Y31 Cryogas Tech Sdn Bhd F36 CSE Technologies Co Ltd P29 CTC Machinery Co Ltd H11 CV Rama Supplies G31 Dachuan S35 DCM Korea F5 Deighton Manufacturing (UK) Ltd Y15 Delmax Mechinery Co Ltd Q11 Department of Fisheries / DOF ** DET Media (M) Sdn Bdh D42 Diethelm Limited K31/N19 Dolav Dvir-Lahav Plastic Product Y29 Dong Woo St Co Ltd F9 Double D Creation Co Ltd P40 Durham Duplex Y12
Ehcolo A/S N29 Elektrim - Cantoni Motor Co Ltd Y21 Eminence International Ltd R1 Emura Food Machine Co Ltd L43 Encotec Co Ltd R45
Enge Plas Automation (S) Pte Ltd V15 Envi Science Co Ltd M35 Europac Co Ltd B11 EVA Enterprise Co Ltd Y38 Exhibition 1 G40 FBI (Thailand) Co Ltd F35 FIFSTA ** Filtec Asia Ltd T15 Flexi-Pack Limited X31 Food & Hotel Thailand 2009 Q41 Forefront Food Tech Co Ltd C11 Forward Publication Co Ltd P37 FoSTAT B30 FPT Food Process Technology M11 G HWA Industries Co Ltd J49 Gasung Pak Co Ltd F10 Gecitech K11 Geotech Intertrade Co Ltd Y19 Goldvest Trading (Thailand) Co Ltd E19 Good Time Import-Export Co Ltd E11 Green World Publication Co Ltd Y37, Y39 Grundfos (Thailand) Ltd B21 Gruppo Fabbri (Svizzera) SA, Divisione Machine Waldys V25 GS1 Thailand: Federation of Thai Industries V26 Guangdong Designer Machinery Co Ltd T31 Guangzhou Vanta Packaging machinery Co Ltd R11
Hanagata Corporation K24 Hastamat Verpackungstechnik GmbH U21 Heat and Control Pty Ltd N11 Henko (S) Pte Ltd V18 Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH V21 Hi-Cook (Thailand) Co Ltd Booth J1 High Q Pack Industry Co Ltd U39 Hitec Food Equipment Co Ltd H21 Hitech Resource (Thailand) Ltd G38 Hitech SYstems SpA S21 Ho Sheng Industrial Group Q27 Hoei (Thailand) Co Ltd X21 Hunza Co Ltd E36 Husmak U31 Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH V29 IA-Community (M) Sdn Bhd M39 ILAB Fluid Control Co Ltd L37 illinois Instrument (Thaialnd) Co Ltd K41 IMA Pacific Co Ltd L21 Impact Enterprise Co Ltd L38 Index-6 Ltd T19 India Mart Inter Mesh Ltd M42 Instrument Control Co Ltd Z1 Inter White Mark Co Ltd V31 Intermach & Services Co Ltd / IMS S29 Intro Enterprise Co Ltd L35 Ishida (Thailand) Co Ltd M1 Italasia Electro Co Ltd X33 IWK Packaging Machinery Ltd H1 Japan Food Machinery Manufacturer Association J31 Japan Packaging Institute (JPI) J34 Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturer Association K25 Jebsen & Jessen Marketing Ltd L31 Jextic Co Ltd J21 Jiang Shin Enterprise Co Ltd Q30 Jiangsu Newamstar Packaging Machinery Co Ltd T40 Jonan Automatic Machine Co Ltd K26 JTT Tech Co Ltd E35
Kemutec Powder Technologies Ltd E37 KHS Asia Pte Ltd G21 Kimac Ltd Part B29 KM Grand Pack Co Ltd C19 Kongposh Publication Pvt Ltd A39 Konnix International Co Ltd E47 Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd Q1 Kyungyon Exhibition Corp / Korea Pack B18 Lafatech Co Ltd V32 Lang Fang Bestcrown Packing Machinery Co Ltd T37 Liberty Products Part Ltd J29 Lina Pack Co Ltd C31
Logistics Mart Co Ltd U32 Long New Industrial P30 Louis Adhesive Tapes Co Ltd D37 Luthi Machinery Company Inc X19 M Plus Tech Co Ltd A11 Machconfill Internation Co Ltd E21 Macoder Enterprise Co Ltd Q29 MAN Ferrostaal (Thailand) Co Ltd F11 Marel Food Systems Ltd N31 Markem-Imaje Ltd C21 Masterfil Ltd Y11 Mather&Platt (Asia) Ltd M19 Maxi-Cool Technology (Thailand) Co Ltd V37 ME Thailand Co Ltd A41 Mettler-Toledo (Thailand) Ltd H29 MH Multipack Sdn Bhd A27 Milwaukee Srl K38 Ministry of Industry Thailand / DIP B1 Minox Co Ltd X35 MKT Magnetic Co Ltd G29 MMP Corporation Co Ltd W19 Modern Pet Co Ltd B37 Mutual Corporation H31 Nandee-Strapac Co Ltd D11 NETZSCH Thailand Ltd C37 New Modern Super Pack Co Ltd B17 Newway - Heng Co Ltd N43 Nikka Densok Ltd K21 Nippon Polystar Co Ltd K22 NR Industries Co Ltd J19
O & H Honeycomb Paper Co Ltd N35 Official Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd K35 Oiltek & Associates Co Ltd U38 Optrel LTD SRL Unipersonale U33 Oskon Co Ltd D29 Pablo Publishing Pte Ltd C15 Pacific Intertech Co Ltd G11 Pall Filtration Pte Ltd F19 Parker Hannifin (S) Pte Ltd V20 Pascal Intertech Co Ltd T49 Pelliconi & CSpA N41 Perfect Engineering & Consultant Co Ltd U41 Plastech Co Ltd F6 Plastic & Rubber Vietnam 2010 ** Plusfoam Packaging Co Ltd H38 Propak asia 2010 A1 Propak vietnam 2010 A1 Propak india 2010 A1 PMS-Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supply Ltd G31 Pneumax CoLtd U35 Polaris Stainless Stain Technology Kunshan S38 Polytype Asia Pacific Co Ltd E55 Promark Co Ltd C38 Promedia Directory Pte Ltd Y42 PT Asia Ltd Z21 PT Fillomatic Global Industries U11 PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk Z31 Q II S Co Ltd R29 Quick Pack Pacific Co Ltd U36 Reed Business Information Asia Co Ltd E42 Renox Stainless Steel Co Ltd E43 Ringier Trade Publishing Ltd X38 Riso (Thailand) Ltd Y1 Ronchi Co Ltd S25
S+S Inspection Asia Pte Ltd V11 Saffron Media Pvt Ltd ** Samwoo Automation F1 Sanxin Printing Machine Material (Thailand) Co Ltd U29 Sap Inter Supply Co Ltd F30 Sartorius Mechatronics (Thailand) Co Ltd F31 SATO Auto-ID (Thailand) Co Ltd J43 Scientific Promotion Co Ltd M31 Sealed Air (Thailand) Ltd G19 Selic Chemical Company Limited D30 Senta Pack Machinery & Service Co Ltd K1 Shanghai Nanhua Transducer Manufacture Co Ltd S31 Shanghai UPG International Trading Co Ltd T29
Showkeys Co Ltd J31 Shrinkflex (Thailand) Co Ltd V43 SI Firetrade Co Ltd C29 Siam Foods Consultant Co Ltd P35 Siam Golden Sales and Service Co Ltd U1 Siam Water Flame Co Ltd U26 Siam Wells Engineering Supply Co Ltd V35 Sidel South Asia-Pacific Ltd J11 SKP Interpack Co Ltd J37 Smart Trade Publication Co Ltd N45 SMI SpA R21 SMT Industrial Service Co Ltd E31 Solids Handling and Process Engineering Co Ltd E37 Southern Supply Ltd Part C41 SR Stainless Co Ltd U42 Sripipat Engineering Co Ltd F21 Stevanato Group U33 Succidia AG ** Sunrise Trading Co Ltd U37 Sunshine Press Co Ltd G37 Sweettech Co Ltd X15 Swentech (Thailand) Ltd T21, T30 Switch Flex Co Ltd J45 Sympak Asia Pacific Pte Ltd V12
Taiwan Benefit Company Q21 Taiwan Food News Magazine N51 Taiwan Hon Chuan Enterprise Co Ltd P21 Tanit Machinery D21 TCK Interplas Co Ltd G42 Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Ltd L1 TechnoBiz Communication Ltd B36 Technology Media Co Ltd G35 Tensho Co Ltd X41 Thai Film Industries Public Co Ltd E29 Thai Food Processors Association (TFPA) ** Thai Frozen Food Association (TFFA) ** Thai Fujimori Trading Co Ltd Q37 Thai Packaging Centre (TPI) H37 Thai Plastic Industries Assoclation D41 Thai Suntech Engineering Co Ltd A35 Thai Vinyter Co Ltd D38 Thai Waterline Systems Co Ltd V38 Thailand Science Park (TSP) ** Thailand Section of AOAC International L41 Thai-Neo Biotech Co Ltd K37 Thamavit Technology Supplies Co Ltd A43 The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) B35 The Industrial Pharmacist Group ** Therec Corporation Ltd B41 Tianhua Tech Co Ltd T32 TN Metal Works Co Ltd T11 Tomco Automatic Machinery Co Ltd N21 Toshin Co Ltd K23 Toyox Co Ltd B42 TRI Global/The Rubber International Magazine T16
U D machinery Ltd Part P41 Union Belt International Co Ltd C42 Union Tech Engineering Co Ltd B43 Unique Industrial Products Co Ltd B31 United Trader (1994) Ltd Part X37 Urschel Asia Pacific Pte Ltd X11 Utile Engineering International Co Ltd G41 Varin Food Machinery Co Ltd X1 Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies SINGAPORE (HQ SEA) B19 Vox Trading (Thailand) Co Ltd J35 VP Hydraulic Co Ltd A37 Wall Technology Co Ltd L16 Water Test Co Ltd K42 Weight-Metal checker (Thailand) Co Ltd G36 Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH V1 Worakulchai Package Seal Co Ltd M21 World Instrument & Engineering Co Ltd L36 World Packaging Industry Co Ltd Z17 World Trade Center Taichung P25 Worldwide Trade Thai Co Ltd M29 Xinle Huabao Plastic Machinery Co Ltd T39 Xinyi T33 Yanagiya Machinery Co Ltd J36 ZIEMANN Asia-Pacific Co Ltd C1
Comparison: Glass Jar / Carton Package
or the first time, a Europe-wide lifecycle assessment for food metal cans, glass jars, carton packs and pouches has now confirmed that using carton packaging saves CO2 emissions and fossil resource consumption by up to 60 percent. The study conducted by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (Ifeu) sees the overall weight and the material of the packaging as the main drivers for the environmental impacts of a packaging system for ambient food products (such as soups and tomato products).
Substantiated Assertions Environmental performance of packaging has become a key factor in evaluation and decision-making for policymakers, the food industry, retailers and consumers alike. Properly substantiated assertions relating to the impact of a packaging solution on the environment can only be made on the basis of valid facts.
SIG Combibloc commissioned the Ifeu Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, to analyse and assess the environmental impact of different ambient food packaging systems in a comparative lifecycle assessment. Michael Hecker, Head of Group Environment, Health & Safety at SIG Combibloc says: “Our objective was to gain well-founded information on the environmental performance of the most commonly used packaging for ambient food products. In addition to our aseptic and retortable carton packs, the analysis looked at food metal cans, glass jars and retortable pouches”. The results of the study show that the overall weight and the material of the packaging are key factors to consider when assessing the environmental impact of an ambient food packaging system.
Striking Outcomes In the study, the aseptic and the retortable carton packaging systems show the best results in all environ-
Vertical Reality Packaging cell adds benefits for the traditional packaging line concept. By Charles Muscat, sales manager, Triangle Package Machinery
Comparison: Food Metal Can / Carton Package
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Glass Jar + Food Metal Closure (211.3 g) Aseptic Carton Package (13.9 g)
and-true configurations. The packaging cell concept is to create a system built around the ability to change a smaller line quickly. These cells offer the flexibility to run a range of sizes or styles of packaging, while making a product out of the processing equipment.
Packaging In A Cell
Its features include: • A computer scale capable of running weights for a range of package
This growing need for flexibility and labour cost control is challenging tried-
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3-Piece Food Metal Can (52.5 g) Aseptic Carton Package (13.9 g)
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Retort Pouch (10.1 g) Aseptic Carton Package (13.9 g)
Using carton packaging saves CO2 emissions and fossil resource consumption by up to 60 percent. mental impact categories (with the exception of the category ‘use of nature’), in terms of resource consumption and substance emissions. The most striking outcomes are the positive results in the impact categories ‘consumption of fossil resources’, ‘use of primary energy’ and ‘CO2 emission/ climate change’. The study shows that in the impact category ‘consumption of fossil resources’ and ‘CO2 emission’, carton
• A continuous-motion VFFS machine • A horizontal cartoner able to run single-pack and multipack cartons • An automatic case packer Today’s VFFS machines have doubled previous-generation equipment output. Plus, new cartoning solutions can match its output in small footprints. Combining these developments with a new paradigm can maximise returns.
Getting The Edge
lexibility and cost control are essential, and many are finding that traditional equipment is not cut out for this fast environment. The traditional packaging line concept focuses on creating a purpose-built line that runs high volumes for extended periods of time.
Comparison: Retort Pouch / Carton Package
Life-Cycle Assessment Confirms Key Packaging Factors
The equipment and components of the flexible packaging cell are similar in function to those of bag-in-box lines. The difference is in the packaging cell’s ability to change quickly between package styles, sizes, or fill weights. By having equipment that can run different packaging styles, the cell provides benefits such as: • Flexibility: the ability to run virtually any package with minimal setup time • Adaptability: the ability to change quickly • Productivity: rapid, no-tool changeovers • Redundancy: Reduced risk of line shutdown The flexible packaging cell format demands that the industry alter its mindset of the past several decades. To compete in today’s market, packagers need to update their packaging capabilities and invest in more agile, responsive systems. n
packaging causes up to 60 percent less environmental impact than the comparative types of packaging considered in the life-cycle assessment. Carton packs use fewer fossil resources than food metal cans, glass jars and pouches, because they contain a high share of paper board, which is obtained from the renewable raw material wood. At around 70 percent, this raw material is the main component of carton packs. n
Compostable SunChips Packages By 2010 Texas, US: SunChips, Frito-Lay's line of multigrain snacks, will introduce a fully compostable snack chip bag made from plantbased materials by 2010. This is to improve the environmental impact of its packaging. The brand took its first step towards this transformation by changing the outer layer of packaging on 10.5 oz size snack bags to a compostable, plant-based renewable material, polylactic acid (PLA). By 2010, the company’s North American division plans to rollout a package where all three layers are made from PLA material, making the package 100 percent compostable. When the packaging is 100 percent compostable, it will fully decompose in about 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost pile or bin. The company anticipates that the switch will lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate petroleum-based packaging material. n
Measurement In One
Conductivity, pH, and ISE measurements – all in one instrument by EnviScience. The pH/ION meter performs direct Ion methods (Fluoride, Chloride) as well as simultaneous pH and conductivity measurement. The product range covers a spectrum of parameters in water analysis. This includes wastewater, drinking water to process water, and application in food processing.
The fourfold sidewall inspection Inline R10 from Heuft detects glass faults, foreign objects and contamination. It is made with a compact casing of the standard InLine empty bottle inspector. Two cameras photograph the two opposite sides of a container first. This is then rotated by 90 degrees and two pictures are taken of the opposite sides. Faults on frosted glass bottles and containers with special shapes or glass structures are detected in this way. The tool can inspect both angular and round containers.
Uflex, developed by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, is the company’s latest ultrafiltration system offering. They are skid-mounted and are compact solutions for removing suspended solids, most bacteria and log4 viruses. This solution is used to treat industrial process water, borehole water, and has reuse/recycling applications. The system uses hollow fibre membranes of polyether sulphone. The nominal pore size of 0.01μm filters the water to 100 percent and no concentrate occurs. According to the company, the Uflex is easy to operate and maintain due to its fully automatic rinsing and cleaning operations, as well as an incorporated controller. The system is available in flow rates ranging from four to 24m³ per hour per skid or four to 96m³/h for four skids in parallel.
Cama Opens Regional Office To Increase Turnover By Tjut Rostina
taly-headquartered Cama Group has bold ambitions. It aims to propel its turnover from Euro 40 million (US$55.7 million) to Euro 60 million within a five year period – by making its presence felt in the Asia Pacific region. Daniele Bellante, the company’s MD, says: “One and a half years ago, we started a project to set (L-R) Luca Peron, Dr Annalisa Bellante up an office for the Asia & Daniele Bellante Pacific region. Last year, we showcased our machinery for the first time in ProPak Asia, and we promised our potential customers in this market to set up a regional office here.” The company has kept to its promise. They opened a Bangkok office in mid-May this year and have allocated a sum of Euro 300,000 to cover its initial operational and marketing costs. According to Mr Bellante, Bangkok was chosen as the most ideal location due in part to its geographical positioning and, because of the cooperative relationship it has with its local partner, Diethelm. Cama Asia Pacific is also looking into setting up similar subsidiaries within the next three to five years in Australia, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. These plans will be carried out based on future market developments. n
ThaiStar Packaging Awards:
And The Winners Are…
eld annually, the ThaiStar Packaging Award has long been established as an Honour Award presented by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion board. Established since 1977, the awards serve to celebrate the inventiveness and creativity of local designers in the various fields. To assist in the selection process, the board co-operates with various public entities in the yearly roundup of Thailand’s most creative designs. Winning packaging designs are picked from the following categories: craft package, food package, transportation craft, transportation product and consumer package. The winners then go on to compete in the AsiaStar Awards as Thailand’s representatives. AsiaStar awards is organised by the 15-member Asian Packaging Federation. This year’s winners include: • Ms Siripan Thanomsap: Prototype – Craft package • Veerapong Klanpremjit: Prototype – Food Package • Ms Siripan Thanomsap: Prototype – Transportation – Craft Package • Prach Pongthong: Prototype – Transportation – Product Package n
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