Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sustainability vs Plastic Pollution



There is no doubt there is too much plastic out there as there is more plastic being used than is strictly necessary. 

In light of all the publicity about plastic pollution, sustainability is a subject too often overlooked .

Sadly, the public is often misinformed in relation to impact. 

Using biodegradable sugar cane trays for packaging, impacts less on the environment once they are used,  but considerably more in order to be produced.  

For example, 2000 hectares of rainforest in  Bolivia cleared for sugar cane since 2011,  threatening the wildlife that inhabits them, destroying valuable eco systems and violating the rights of the indigenous community.   

Jenton did a project in USA where it was clearly shown that the production of thin plastic bags had half the environmental impact, than that of the paper bags it was going to replace (for McDonalds).  The public didn’t believe that (even though it was true) and plans were shelved.


At Jenton Banding we promote the use of minimal packaging (banding machines)


Single banana wrapped in plastic
Banding Machine banded bananas















By helping companies get things right first time, Jenton’s focus is on sustainability in relation to extending shelf life and reducing waste with seal testers for thermoformed packs  at Jenton Ariana.  

JenAct provides UV disinfection for the food industry. Applications include the treatment of HVAC coils and air ducts and surface applications such as conveyor belts as well as the direct treatment of food using  UV surface disinfection and sterilisation technology for food packaging, produce, fruit and vegetables, extending shelf life and providing sustainability.

 The ‘plastics are evil’ bandwagon is potentially leading to secondary unfortunate consequences (lemurs etc.).  Plastics have a big and useful place.

The public needs to be made aware that weekly food shopping and buying food in bulk makes the use of plastics essential. Changing grocery shopping habits is an important step that needs to be taken. If everyone is happy shopping every day and for trucks delivering to shops every day, then a lot of plastics can be dropped.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Jenton - Dimaco win PPMA 2017 award

Jenton - Dimaco and Starflex Partnership of the Year 

Sponsored by Machinery Update, the winner of this category were Dimaco and Starflex Packaging Europe for joining forces to create a new machine that is relevant to many users. Veri-WEIGH is a system that combines multi parameter product verification from a small footprint and was launched at the PPMA Show. Highly commended were Tekpak & Ilapack.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Gulfood Exhibition, Dubai

As you can see, Emplex Bag Sealers are flavour of the month and with vacuum and gas flushing they are ideal for the coffee, spice, seed and date producers.  We found ourselves a great new distributor at Gulfood in Dubai and we’ll announce that formally before too long.
Jenton Exhibition Stand at Gulfood, Dubai

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

26-28 September 2017, 29th PPMA Show



26-28 September 2017 sees the 29th PPMA Show open at the NEC Hall 5
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For Jenton (and me) this is the 29th show we’ve been to so we are dedicated followers of this excellent show.  This year there are 350+ exhibitors and it’s the biggest show it’s been for 12 years. 
Visitors to the Jenton stand will see
Banding Machines, UV Curing and UV Disinfection Systems, Seal Testers, Convergers, Bag Sealers and most importantly our smiling faces!  
 
This year we have a second stand for Jenton DIMACO and what’s being launched there is a big secret so you’ll have to come and find out what’s new in the world of label verification. 

See you on
stand A10