Automation specialist Omron will offer visitors a close encounter with its new FH high-speed, compact vision system and integrated robotics in the shape of a Delta pick-and-place robot. The cell will demonstrate how both technologies are becoming an essential part of production and packaging lines plus the benefits in regard to cost reduction, efficiency, repeatability and the redeployment of resources.

The FH vision system provides the highest image capture and processing speeds in its class – ten times faster than conventional systems – as well as seamless integration with PLCs, motion controllers and robotics systems. This allows high speed quality control of product appearance and completeness, as well as checks on date coding.

In addition, Omron’s experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest safety and sensing and temperature control solutions including the new E3S-DB transparent object sensor offering better detection of glass bottles, PET bottles, transparent trays and packaging film.

Tel: 01908 258258

Stand C31

Penn Packaging


Penn Packaging specialises in supplying a wide range of primary and secondary packaging equipment and other solutions. Their primary machinery supply partners, such as Meypack and SN, represent some of Europe’s leading packaging machinery manufacture and enable Penn Packaging to provide total packaging solutions to meet the needs of modern production environments either as single units or part of turnkey installations.

Penn’s sales team work closely with their clients and partners to evaluate the project and propose solutions that meet the entire customer’s requirements and providing an excellent return on investment.

Machinery systems available from Meypack include Shrink-wrapping machines, wrap-around case/tray packers, tray shrink wrapping solutions, palletisers and de-palletisers. SN Maschinenbau specialise in manufacturing high quality pouch packing systems for 3 or 4 side seal pouches, doy packs, stand-up pouches, shaped pouches and more.

Tel: +44 (0)1473 893990

Stand F20

Yorkshire Packaging Systems


Yorkshire Packaging Systems are celebrating almost forty years in business during the PPMA Show, with the introduction of the Flexo Servo X following their recent tie up with the leading German machine manufacturer Hugo Beck. Hugo Beck specialise in high end, high speed shrink wrapping and mailing applications and occupy a leading position in this technically demanding sector.

YPS will also unveil their new redesigned high speed SLAU 50×50 fully automatic L sealer and TR45/90 shrink tunnel, designed to work with the high quality Bollore shrink film – of which YPS are the sole UK distributor. The model incorporates new features which have been added to strengthen its position in the market. A new intuitive touch screen control system, servo controlled motors and a new pack detection system ensure faster speeds than ever before.

Also on display will be YPS’s complete range of sleeve wrapping systems for transit packaging.

Tel: +44 (0)1924 441355

Stand A30

Bigger and better for GO*DO


Organic Italian chocolate brand GO*DO has unveiled a striking new range of 85g bars to complement its existing 35g six flavour offering. The new 85g bars will be available in Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate flavours.

Alongside the 35g range, which also includes Dark Chocolate with Almond, Dark Chocolate with Coffee and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut flavours, the bars feature enhanced recipes and attractive new product packaging, emphasising GO*DO’s ‘bean to bar’ ethos.

GO*DO’s Simon Wright says, “While GO*DO’s 35g range has proven to be incredibly popular, consumers have demanded their chocolate in a larger format, and GO*DO has delivered in the brand’s three most popular flavours, at a price point to suit even the reluctant of impulse purchasers.”

The launch will be supported with a UK PR and marketing campaign across the print, broadcast and digital space.

GO*DO Organic Chocolate was created by a family of Italian chocolatiers, who have been creating blends of the finest organic chocolate for more than three generations. Now operating from state-of-the-art premises near Milan, the GO*DO team has total control over the manufacturing process from bean to bar, from farming the cocoa and harvesting the beans through to creating the chocolate.

GO*DO chocolate is available in Whole Foods and Planet Organic stores, and all good health food retailers throughout the UK, with an RRP of 89p for the 35g bars, and £1.89 for the new 85g bars.



Once again Norpak will be exhibiting at the PPMA Show, demonstrating their full range of labelling equipment with particular emphasis on Hang Tab application.

Norpak have recently been appointed as an authorised distributor by the Do-It Corporation, with particular emphasis on growing the automatic application of Hang Tabs. To this end, the company has produced a new version of their 1000 series label applicator enabling them to offer potential customers a fully integrated supply and apply solution.

It’s a particularly important year for Norpak as the company is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Norpak are proud of their fifty year track record, and they look forward to continuing to provide innovative, reliable, and affordable labelling and packaging solutions. They provide a wide spectrum of products to both food- and non-food -based businesses worldwide, including many packaging and labelling products specifically designed for use in the sector.

Tel: +44 (0)1274 681022

Stand H18



Matcon is a market leading organisation specialising in IBC systems for automatic powder handling and mixing.

The Matcon IBC system is ideal for those manufacturers that have a portfolio of products that are high in variety, but maybe low in volume or for those requiring recipe separation, for instance to avoid allergen cross contamination. The ability to blend without cleaning between recipe changes, and the flexibility to send IBCs to whichever packing line is ready, means that manufacturing flow is optimised and output maximised, providing a good return on investment.

Matcon’s stand will feature the revolutionary IBC Blender Intensifier which has extended their range of blending capabilities. The Intensifier has proven to be extremely beneficial in the bakery sector for single stage blending, in applications where fat and liquid addition is required and in the beverage sector, for ensuring micro and minor ingredients are well dispersed.

Tel: +44 1386 769000

Stand D33



Markem-Imaje, VIP Area sponsor, will showcase the latest coding and marking technology at PPMA.

Exhibiting printers and coders for the food, beverage, dairy and extrusion markets, Markem-Imaje will display its latest solutions including continuous inkjet coders, print and apply labelling technology, the SmartLase C Series and the new thermal inkjet range.

In addition to interactive displays for all coding and marking machines, Markem-Imaje experts will explain how new coding solutions such as the Mark & Read system offered with CoLOS networking software, in partnership with Cognex, can help drive line efficiency and prevent missing codes and code quality issues.

The Markem-Imaje team will also demonstrate how unique promotional codes can be printed for marketing promotions with minimum impact on production, giving manufacturers the opportunity to explore new, more effective marketing strategies.

For further information about marking and coding solutions, visit the VIP area at PPMA.

Tel: 0161 333 8555

Stand G22

Kliklok International


Kliklok International is gearing up to launch its new Certiwrap ELITE wraparound cartoning system at the PPMA Show. It is designed to handle the more complex meal trays, tubs or pot shapes – individually, in multi-packs or layered – in a wide range of formats.

Capable of improving flexibility on the production line, the ELITE easily adapts to different pack styles making it ideal for full sleeves, wraparound sleeves and gusseted packs as well as upright shelf-ready display-style cartons.

Thanks to a new modular design, the ELITE also enhances functionality and repeatability, helping manufacturers adapt to increasingly fast-paced market requirements. It features a choice of twin or triple arm carton feeders to improve handling and is designed to increase throughput rates on high-speed lines, being capable of packaging at speeds of up to three hundred cartons per minute dependant on flight pitch.

Tel: +44 (0)1275 836131

Stand E32

New food-to-go launches at lunch!


From gourmet popcorn to superfood salads, from organic soups to Bombay mix chocolate buttons, this year’s lunch! show boasts hundreds of food-to-go innovations from three hundred exhibiting companies.

An essential visit for thousands of trade buyers from across the UK’s retailing, hospitality, snacking, convenience, and catering sectors, the multi-award winning show returns to the Business Design Centre in London on 23rd and 24th September.

Recognised by the world’s top chefs, Cuisine Solutions Europe is the authority on sous-vide – the innovative slow-cooking technique that they pioneered, perfected and popularised. Exhibiting for the first time at a UK show, they will be demonstrating how their ‘precise time and temperature technology’ can benefit lunchtime retailers with a new 58 hour cooked medium rare beef. They will also be holding a prize draw during the show.

New for this year, and unveiled for the first time at lunch!, visitors can enjoy the first look at new bakery brand Whisk & Pinny – exclusively from Freshfayre Chilled Food Specialist. Handcrafted by family bakers, this premium range of indulgent treats has been specially created to tempt customers and drive sales. With all the favourite bakes – ranging from cakes, cookies, bars and muffins – to strong branding and POS solutions, operators will have everything they need for their grab and go bakery.

Consett Popcorn Company is launching a brand new gourmet popcorn brand with instant ‘shelf appeal’ and an affordable price tag at lunch! The five new flavours in the range are available in retail single serve packs that show their authentic kitchen cupboard ingredients. New own label options are now also available.

lunch! 2014 will feature three hundred exhibiting companies showcasing food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technology solutions. Show features include the Working lunch! Keynote Theatre, Innovation Challenge Live, Innovation Challenge Showcase, and the British Smoothie Championships. To register for a free trade pass, visit

Nylacast shortlisted for British Engineering Excellence Awards


Engineering solution firm Nylacast have been shortlisted for the British Engineering Excellence Awards.

Nylacast, who provide engineering polymer solutions to key industries worldwide, have successfully delivered a wide spectrum of custom components and solutions to many companies for over four decades, ans is renowned as a global leader in the field of Engineering Plastics.

Now in their sixth year, the BEEAs aim to promote the quality of engineering design within the UK and celebrate the British companies that are competing on a global stage and holding their own. Nylacast have been shortlisted twice for the category of Materials Application of the Year.

Specialising in the formulation of engineering materials and plastics, the engineering firm work closely with many customers and partners to replace traditional materials and metals, formulate new custom materials and components and deliver highly increased performance and efficiency levels for thousands of engineering and industry applications worldwide. This extends from highly technical polymer solutions utilised within the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, through to safety critical components functioning on tens of millions of vehicles worldwide.

Holding a strong focus and drive on the continued development of their people and polymers, Nylacast as a company have also recently won multiple awards in recognition of their community outreach projects, corporate social responsibility and unique apprenticeship, training and development programs.

Junaid Makda, Nylacast Marketing Manager, says, “Nylacast are euphoric at the news of being shortlisted twice for the prestigious BEEAs, which holds high kudos in the international engineering arena. Coupled with the recent accolades received for our dedication to our people and community, this news greatly enriches our passion for the continuous development of Nylacast’s people and polymers.”

The 2014 BEEAs will take place in October in London. This year’s potential winners were selected by an expert panel of judges drawn from a cross section of electronic and engineering design disciplines, including Philippa Oldham, head of transport and manufacturing for the IMechE, Andrew Burrows, chief technology officer of i20 Water, and Ashley Evans, director of electronics for techUK.