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Ravenwood Packaging Ltd.

Unit 1 Brunel Business Court Eastern Way, IP32 7AJ Suffolk
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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interpack hall map (Hall 8b): stand D35

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interpack fairground map: Hall 8b

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.01  Labelling machines
  • 01.04.01.05  Pressure sensitive labelling machines

Pressure sensitive labelling machines

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.01  Labelling machines
  • 01.04.01.06  Sleeve labelling machines

Sleeve labelling machines

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.03  Coding devices

Coding devices

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.05  Printer (Thermo, Inkjet, Matrix)

Printer (Thermo, Inkjet, Matrix)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.04  Optical inspection systems

Optical inspection systems

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.05  X-ray inspection systems / devices

X-ray inspection systems / devices

Our products

Product category: Sleeve labelling machines

NOBAC 5000

The Nobac 5000 is our flagship linerless label applicator and has steadily evolved over the years with many machine variants now available

  • Capable of labelling fixed weight products or linking to weigh-scales for variable-weight or check-weight products.
  • Utilises thin board sleeves with adhesive optimised for specific products.
  • Speeds achieved over 100ppm.
  • Labels can be supplied in a range of weights and materials.
  • Many label formats including die cut and shaped labels.
Machine Variants Available

  • Nobac 5000 – standard
  • Nobac 5000T – twin sleever
  • Nobac 5000PP & PP+ up to 70mm above height of tray
  • Nobac 5000SP – up to 100mm above height of tray
  • Nobac 5000R – ready meal sleever
  • Nobac 5000S – salami label sleever 
  • Nobac 5000F - fruit sleever
  • Nobac 5000E - envelope sleever

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Product category: Sleeve labelling machines

NOBAC STACKER

The Stacker suits many sectors and product applications, but largely this machine is suited to ‘cottage’ industries that want to opt for a greener type of labelling. The label stacking machine offers the perfect solution for hand applying low volume linerless labels. Ideal for labelling a diverse range of products for general application, and for adding promotional labels at key stages of the product’s life cycle.

  • Cuts and stacks Ravenwood linerless labels
  • Cutting speeds of 100 1abels per minute to a stacked height of 140mm
  • Ideal for short print runs – suiting ‘cottage’ industries
  • Great for promotional mechanics during a product’s lifecycle
  • Useful for label converters for showcasing linerless labels at design stage
  • Compact at just under one metre in width
  • User-friendly with little training required for safe operation

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Product category: X-ray inspection systems / devices

VXR X-RAY INSPECTION SYSTEM

When combining its three technologies, the key functionality of the VXR system, is to identify and reject food trays that are seen to contain errors. Machines are built bespoke to feature just one of these technologies or all three for total control (x-ray must be incorporated if including seal check)
 
VISION

  • Identifies and rejects errors, enabling operator-free end of line automation
  • Automatically detects faulty labels: printing errors and poor quality print
  • Analyses label position, quantity and orientation
  • Checks all printed information: bar codes, use-by dates and traceability codes
  • High speed checking via user-friendly interface
  • Factory proven rugged hardware and Software
X-RAY

  • Heightened sensitivity for detecting dense mass / contaminants
  • Identifies foreign bodies such as glass, metal and ceramics
  • Senses bone
  • High speed checking via an easy-to-use interface
SEAL CHECK

  • Detects holes in the seal which could result in leaking of fluids
  • Checks foods that have slipped, resulting in contamination of the seal
  • Identifies contaminants through printed film and coloured trays
  • Locates the correct position of the product in the tray
  • Number of products in a tray i.e. meatballs / burgers
VXR PRODUCT OPTIONS

XR Option

  • X-ray contamination
  • X-ray seal inspection
  • Vision upgradable
VR Option

  • Vision label
  • Inspection X-ray
  • Upgradeable

VXR + Nobac 5000 Option

  • Vision label
  • Inspection X-ray
  • Contamination X-ray
  • Seal inspection
  • Nobac 5000 – for applying faultless linerless labels to food trays

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May 28, 2020

New Managing Director Announcement for Ravenwood Packaging

The leaders in linerless and pack inspection systems, Ravenwood Packaging Limited, has appointed Sam Aloschi in the role of Asia/Pacific Managing Director. Sam will be managing business operations in this region, going forward. The new appointment is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the rapidly expanding UK based packaging and labelling company.

Sam brings more than 24 years’ experience with a proven track record in the food packaging sector to Ravenwood, as he now becomes a pivotal member of the team, in joining the company’s Board of Directors. Previously, Sam was Head of Site for Retail Ready Operations in the Coles Group, and prior to this, he was the National Retail Manufacturing Manager at Coles.

Sam has also held the position of General Manager of Operations at Beak & Johnson (one of Australasia’s leading value-add food producers) and, prior to this, he was General Manager of Operations at Peters Meats (Australia’s largest chain of privately-owned butcher shops and delicatessens).

With Sam based in Sydney, Australia, the new appointment will see him lead the delivery of Ravenwood’s ambitious growth plans in the Asia/Pacific region, supporting its linerless and pack inspection distributor network, through an ever changing and increasingly challenging supply chain environment. Covid-19 has majorly impacted the global economy but Australia has also faced crippling bush fires, and the subsequent effect on its farming infrastructure.

Sam Aloschi, newly appointed Asia/Pacific MD said: “It’s a huge honour to have been appointed Asia/Pacific Managing Director at Ravenwood, especially at such an exciting time for the company. We are beginning to see a marked increase in linerless, especially in Australia.  With strong foundations for this growth, I am confident that we can continue to build on this success and drive our strategic vision forward.”

Ravenwood has an impressive global machinery and printer network. Linerless in Australia is gradually becoming more established, as the label of choice for many food manufacturers. The market here currently centres around the meat and fish industries but plant based is rapidly gaining in popularity. Australia is now the 3rd fastest growing vegan market in the world. Ravenwood has two linerless label distributors based in Australia; Hally Labels, located in Queensland and LMA (Label Manufacturers Australia) based in Melbourne. Both offer world-class print facilities.

Ravenwood is constantly striving to improve its linerless standards, for creating more accurate and sustainable labelling solutions. The company has just launched its own brand thermal ribbon with speed and quality of print being the two main key performance indicators. These USPs provide a competitive edge, when comparing to other thermal ribbon. In addition to the ribbon, the company has just added two new label materials to its approved materials list. After extensive testing, the YUPO, RWU130 white film product and Antalis’ Black Label Gloss are now available. Both offer excellent printability for ensuring a high quality finish to any print. Both materials are exclusive to Ravenwood and provide further example of the company’s ongoing development to best support its linerless solution, and printer partners. Aptly named, ‘The Circle of Linerless’.

Paul Beamish, founder and UK based MD said: “It is with great pleasure that I can announce the opening of our Ravenwood subsidiary in Australia. I am thrilled that Sam Aloschi, with his many years of experience in the Australian food industry, will be heading up this new team. It is our aim to better service the Australian and New Zealand market place, and our key customers. The investment shown by our print partners Hally Labels in Brisbane and LMA in Melbourne, in our Ravenwood Coaters and approved materials, is bringing dividends to the quality and choice of linerless labels available to run on Ravenwood applicators. To add to this, with a dedicated Ravenwood Australia for sales of new and preloved machines, parts and consumables, along with Ravenwood factory trained and supported engineers, it completes the Ravenwood ‘Circle of Linerless’. This all-inclusive support system guarantees complete confidence when investing in a Ravenwood system.”

Business operations in Australia reflect that of the UK headquarters, with machinery sales, spare parts and service. Sales is headed up by MD, Sam Aloschi and Sales Manager, Bob Elvin with spare parts and service, covered by Customer Support Manager, Ian Towsey and Service Engineer, Bob Towsey.

Established in 2004, Ravenwood Packaging continues to go from strength-to-strength after making a number of strategic new hires over the last two years. The company has also just launched its new linerless sleever, the Nobac 5000.

For Ravenwood Australia sales, email: sam@ravenwoodpackaging.com and for spare parts and service: APACSupport@ravenwoodpackaging.com. Find out more on the ‘Circle of Linerless’ here>

For further information on the contents of this press release, contact Natalie Bell, Marketing & Events Manager, natalie@ravenwood.co.uk.

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May 28, 2020

Ravenwood Unveils New Linerless Label Applicator

Ravenwood Packaging, the industry leaders in linerless and x-ray inspection systems, has launched a new label applicator. The Nobac 5000, is their very latest innovation, building on the core functionality of the Nobac 500 range of machinery.

When comparing to Ravenwood’s original flagship applicator, it is clear the Nobac 5000 has been carefully developed, without straying too far from the original 500 concept. The new machine has all of the original features of the 500 but refined further for improved functionality and ease of operation.

The modular construction provides increased flexibility of use and machine configuration with the twin head option now being retrofittable. There’s also more space for printers, so allowing for even further possibilities, for coding on labels and packs. Improved guarding also allows for easier access with better label control from a new upgraded brake system. In addition, the applicator’s electrical cabinet has also been repositioned, making for easy engineer access. Furthermore, optional cardboard tray coding systems are now available, including motorised adjustment for product set up.

Paul Beamish, MD of Ravenwood said: “The launch of the new 5000, in the current climate with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, will assist us in meeting extra demand from food manufacturing companies in the UK and all over the world, the likes of which we have never seen before.”

He added: “Orders are now increasing with the supply of new and refurbished machines to keep lines running at their optimum.”

For further information on the Nobac 5000, quotations and lead times on build and delivery, contact Natalie Bell, Marketing & Events Manager on +44(0)1284 749144 or natalie@ravenwood.co.uk. Visit the Nobac 5000 product pages on the new Ravenwood website here>

Ravenwood was founded in 2004 by Paul Beamish. The company employs 30 people with their HQ based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The Nobac 5000 now takes centre stage as their flagship linerless applicator. Linerless labels do not feature a release liner. By eliminating the liner carries many benefits; less waste, reduced landfill disposal costs and a much reduced carbon footprint. Linerless is overall, a more environmentally friendly and sustainable process of labelling. In addition to their Nobac range, the company build and manufacture the Com500 Coater and VXR x-ray inspection system.

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Feb 27, 2020

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About us

Company details

Ravenwood was founded in 2004, and is regarded as the undisputed leader in linerless labelling and x-ray inspection systems. The company build and supply the Com500 coater to create the labels, the Nobac 5000 applicators to apply them and the VXR® x-ray inspection system for the analysis of faultless linerless labels, and food that is free from contaminants. Ravenwood's linerless technology is becoming the go-to label of choice for many food producers and is the eco-friendly replacement for traditional labels that carry non-recyclable wasteful backing paper. With 20 years of linerless experience and a range of labelling solutions to help increase production efficiency, Ravenwood can tackle almost any packaging challenge in the food sector; from fish and meat, to fresh fruits and vegetables including dairy, ready meals and bakery. Ravenwood continually strives to reduce the packaging and labelling industry’s carbon footprint. Their Head Quarters is based in Bury St Edmunds, in the UK, with satellite offices located in the USA and Australia.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Bakery products
  • Consumer goods (non-food)