Global environmental solutions specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has introduced a customisable mechanical foam dispensing system for the application of their Hi-Foam product formulated to control dust with minimal moisture in bulk handling processes.
Mar 16, 2018 - Allbirds, the merino wool shoe company co-founded by former New Zealand football star Tim Brown, is adding wood fibre to the range of materials it uses for a new range of sneakers, at a time when wool prices have climbed 50 percent.
Mar 12, 2018 - The introduction of more flexible copyright laws could drive greater economic growth and enable New Zealand to capitalise on the shift to a digital economy, according to a new report released at InternetNZ’s NetHui on Copyright today.
Mar 12, 2018 -Leading packaging manufacturer Jamestrong has officially opened its new infant formula can manufacturing facility in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The company’s Managing Director Alex Commins said the state-of-the-art Christchurch facility in Hornby will supply milk powder to the booming Chinese infant formula market.
“In excess of 20 million babies are born each year in China. Producing 16,000,000 infant formula cans per year, the new Hornby facility will contribute to New Zealand’s reputation as a global leader in dairy exports and provide jobs for local workers,” Mr Commins added.
“It is imperative the canning facilities are in close proximity to the raw product and associated services. Christchurch is ideally located, close to NZ dairy producers and processors.”
The Hornby facility is the second of three high-care infant formula facilities Jamestrong is developing as part of its manufacturing investment strategy in Australia and New Zealand.
“Kyabram in regional Australia was the site of the first high-care infant formula can manufacture,” Mr Commins continued.
“A third facility in Auckland is in the planning phase and expected to be rolling cans off the line by February 2019.”
Mar 9, 2018 - Manufacturing showed solid growth in the December quarter of 2017, with total manufacturing improving 1.8% on December 2016, while manufacturing excluding meat and dairy saw an impressive 3.2% growth on the December 2016 quarter.
Mar 08, 2018 - Higher sales volumes for petroleum and coal product manufacturing helped boost manufacturing in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today.
The total volume of manufacturing sales rose 1.0 percent in the December 2017 quarter compared with the September 2017 quarter, when adjusted for seasonal effects. This follows a 0.4 percent rise in the September 2017 quarter.
Seven of the 13 manufacturing industries saw sales rise in the December 2017 quarter. The largest movements were petroleum and coal product manufacturing, up 17 percent, and meat and dairy product manufacturing, down 2.8 percent.
"The December 2017 quarter's rise in petroleum and coal product manufacturing follows falls in the June and September quarters," manufacturing manager Sue Chapman said. "This is the largest percentage rise since December 2008, and the third-largest since the series began."
After ramping up its efforts to shift towards more sustainable materials in 2015, perennial purveyor of plastic blocks Lego is making good on that promise and is set to launch a new form of eco-friendly playthings this year.