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A Thurne slicer that has been designed for cheese and cooked meat is being put to work on Linco’s stand at B185.

The PolySlicer 1000 comes with a choice of orbital or involute blades, and can operate as a standalone unit or as part of an integrated fixed or catch weight system. It can also produce a range of pack formats including shingled, stacked, staggered, shaved, portioned, folded or interleaved presentations, and.variety packs.

PKN Packaging News editor Lindy Hughson spoke to Linco managing director Geoff Bourke and Chris Howard from Thurne in the UK about this slicing technology. Watch this video to see the PolySlicer in action.

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Global metal packaging manufacturer Jamestrong opened a new $15 million, future-proofed, can making facility in Auckland, New Zealand last night, catering to the burgeoning infant formula market. PKN was there.

Full year results for packaging giant Orora have with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) up 4 per cent to $217m, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 3.7 per cent higher to $335.2m and earnings per share (EPS) up 3.7 per cent to 18 cents per share.

Pact Group has cited the drought, weaker demand from the agri and food & beverage sectors, and higher raw material and energy costs as contributing to the FY19 loss.