Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Jenton Announces it is an ISO9001:2015 Certified Company

Jenton International is delighted to announce that it is now an ISO9001:2015 certified company.  We’ve been developing innovative processing and packaging solutions since 1973, and this will help improve our efficiency and customer service in order to be still leading the field for the next 45 years.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

PPMA Show 2018

Well, another PPMA Show over.  Our 30th and well up there with the best of them.  Our enquiry levels well into 3 figures and interest in respect of the whole portfolio – from banding machines with integral printers, to gas flush VGF bag sealers, to UV disinfection to high speed label and data verification.   All machines safely back at Jenton’s Whitchurch base and we’re buying in the biscuits for all the people coming down this week and next to see them and run samples.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

PPMA Show 2018

The PPMA Show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year when the three-day exhibition returns to the NEC Birmingham in September.

Many of the biggest names in the processing and packaging machinery industry will be exhibiting their latest products and innovations to visitors, while respected figures will discuss and debate the most challenging issues facing the sector, be that business implications to the industry post-Brexit, or the ongoing debate around plastics.

Richard Little, MD Jenton International
Gary Moug recently spoke to PPMA Show Director and Managing Director of Jenton International Richard Little about what visitors and exhibitors can expect this year. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Jenton Launch New ‘Baby’ Bandit Banding Machine

Banding Machine for benchtop
Baby Bandit Banding Machine

The Jenton range of Banding Machines for packaging is augmented by the 2018 Bandit® 180-30 benchtop paper Banding Machine.  With a footprint approx. the size of a sheet of A4 paper, there can be few packing / finishing areas without space for the new Bandit® machines launched in June by Jenton.  The new machines are designed for the simple bundling of stacks of printed materials, cash, small cartons and multipacks together with securely sealed paper bands. Paper is 30mm wide and can be supplied in brown, white or custom printed.  Packs up to 180mm wide can be accommodated.

 “We’re really pleased with this new machine” says Richard Little, MD of Jenton, “users will be familiar with the archless method of operation, thus avoiding the possibility of paper jams in guides”. 

Bandit® machines are used, in addition to bundling, for tamper evidence, labelling and multipack/BOGOF applications too.

Jenton hold a stock of these and other larger and more automated machines, many of which are available for hire. 

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