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Latest packaging equipment on show

As the largest biennial packaging and processing machinery, materials and associated technology exhibition for Australasia, Auspack 2009 will be showcasing a wide range of Australian manufactured and designed products during the four day event, many of them new to the market.

Diego Barbaro from PackSynergy will be showcasing a new Australian manufactured and designed Seal & Shrink machine called the Zinzina.

The machine has the capability to shrink the new generation of polyolefin films, minimise the amount of film required, maximise air flow around the pack and reduce shrink time and energy by up to 40%.

According to Barbaro the machine is the most advanced seal & shrink machine designed and manufactured in Australia and will offer minimal capital outlay, improved production results and minimise floor space.

“The Zinzina includes a new generation of PLC Control and Touchscreen operator interface with Ethernet gateway and Fieldbus module for remote control and programming,” Barbaro said.

“When I designed the machine I felt it was also necessary to not only convey the finished product but also to position it in the centre of the shrinking chamber,” he said.

“The machine is designed to open mechanically and close by its own gravity eliminating any possible danger to the operator, to the product or the equipment.

“The design also allows the machine to be positioned against a wall to minimise floor space,” he said.

Multi pack cycles, sealing bar opening position, automatic sealing time compensation, stand-by time, self diagnostic mode and password settings are just some of the standard features on the machine.

Viscount Plastics will be showcasing the innovative Nallyenviropal at Auspack 2009.

The pallet is said to be the only 100% Post Consumer Waste Plastic Pallet available in Australia.

All the Post Consumer Waste is Australian, 70% is Post Consumer HDPE — that is used in milk bottles, 30% is Post Consumer LLDPE — that is used in stretch wrap.

Sized to fit the Australian supply chain system requirements, the pallet is used for supply chain transportation and warehousing across every industry packaging segment and is suitable for rental pool applications such as CHEP and LOSCOM.

The plastic pallet is lower in weight than a timber pallet which means businesses can enjoy a reduction in OH&S risks and reduced fuel consumption.

Early indication is that the service life of the Nallyenviropal is in the range of 3 to 7 years.

On average 1700 tonnes of Post Consumer Waste Plastic are eliminated out of landfill due to the manufacture and sale of the Nallyenviropal.

Designed and manufactured in Australia, the plastic pallet is 100% recyclable at the end of its life — when recycled it can again become a new Nallyenviropal.

Auspack will be held from Tuesday the 16th through to Friday the 19th of June 2009, at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park.

For further information contact Rob Keen on 02 9556 7993 or e-mail

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