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Optimised UV systems for Hanovia

Hanovia’s PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) medium pressure UV system uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems with just a single UV lamp. This delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced life cycle costs for the food, beverage and brewing industries. Energy and cost reductions Building on Hanovia’s 90 years’ experience […]

Posted 11 August 2016

Advancements in emission and odor control technologies

When people think of commercial bakeries, the smell of fresh bread comes to mind; not harmful air pollutants. However large baking operations use tray, tunnel or spiral ovens that can emit enough ethanol emissions to require an air pollution control system. The oven exhaust not only contains emissions but also odors which can be a concern […]

Posted 9 August 2016

Return of the grads

AutoCoding Systems runs a comprehensive Graduate Training scheme offering placements for Undergraduates studying Computer Science, or a similar discipline.  As part of the scheme, Wilf Glover and Ryan Kelly spent their 3rd year working with the Software Development team where they were mentored by AutoCoding’s lead developers. Having successfully completed their placement year, they both returned […]

Posted 9 August 2016

It’s the gentle touch at Sunrise Eggs…from robots

A revolutionary robot has proved the perfect end of line solution for egg packing at a Leicestershire egg producer and packer. The system recently installed at Sunrise Eggs production unit at Sileby is capable of moving 70,000 eggs per hour onto pallets. The system features a four tray pickup robot head, capable of picking up […]

Posted 3 August 2016

3M Petrifilm count plates win top product of the year award

3M’s Food Safety business has announced that its 3M Petrifilm Plates won a Top Product of the Year Award at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in Denver, hosted by Business Sector. Media, publisher of Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today. Scores were determined by a panel of experts in environmental and sustainability management serving as […]

Posted 2 August 2016

Lorien adds to business development team

Lorien Engineering Solutions, the Burton on Trent based engineering design and project management firm, has appointed a business development manager to further grow its established reputation in the food and drink sector. Matthew Hidderley, an Aston University MBA graduate, has joined Lorien following various commercial roles including a holiday park general manger in the Peak […]

Posted 27 July 2016

ABB Robotics introduces Connected Services to improve UK productivity

Connected Services will enable UK manufacturers to improve performance and increase uptime ABB Robotics has introduced Connected Services, a sophisticated suite of resources enabling UK manufacturers to maximise robot uptime through fast data access and problem resolution. Delivered via ABB’s single, intuitive interface called MyRobot, Connected Services will make actionable data immediately available to plant […]

Posted 27 July 2016

Education is vital to a life with perspective

‘Because education matters’ is the motto of Austria’s HAAS, a company which is engaged in supporting a bakery apprentice workshop and helping needy children in Korogocho, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Irene Kapaun, HAAS marketing communication & public relations manager recently visited Nairobi in order to report about the project’s progress. Streets […]

Posted 25 July 2016

Signatrol expansion sees new engineering appointment

Due to an expanding order book, data logging specialists Signatrol limited has appointed a new electronic support technician. Mariusz Orjanik has joined the company working with engineering manager Nick Price and will be involved in assisting the engineering manager, production support, as well as customer and supplier liaison. Gloucestershire-based Signatrol manufactures and supplies a range of […]

Posted 18 July 2016

Alison 180° stack nest containers provide positive returns

As Europe’s largest independent stockist of plastic containers and reusable transit packaging (RTP), Alison have supplied a wide range of products including 180° Stack Nest Containers to assist companies to speed up handling operations, improve storage efficiencies, reduce logistics costs and eliminate packaging waste. The 600 x 400 footprint 180° stack nest containers are moulded […]

Posted 18 July 2016

Rice-based starches for superior texture stability

Derived from rice, Ingredion’s Novation 8300 and Novation 8600 starches enable manufacturers to develop on trend, consumer winning recipes with indulgent textures and consumer preferred simple ‘rice starch’ labels on the ingredients list. With a naturally small granule size, rice starch delivers a rich and creamy texture in products such as yoghurts, soups and sauces. […]

Posted 5 July 2016

Treofan films protect against mineral oil migration

  Coated BOPP films from Treofan reliably protect food products against the migration of mineral oil residue. This is proven by measurements taken by the Zurich Canton Laboratory (Kantonales Labor Zurich) in partnership with Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS) on behalf of the Swiss Packaging Institute (Schweizer Verpackungsinstitut, SVI) during the development of the SVI’s […]

Posted 28 June 2016

New API Amaranth PG foil meets latest colour trends

Brand enhancement specialist API has underlined its on-trend credentials by adding a new colour to its PG range of pigment hot stamping foils. The luxurious, deep red Amaranth shade answers customer demand for eye catching, on-trend tops to go on wine and spirit bottles, and is also relevant across a range of other hot stamping […]

Posted 28 June 2016

360-degree safety and expertise for flexible packaging

Henkel’s latest generation of high-speed, fast-cure laminating adhesives is opening a new chapter in food safety for flexible packages. Above and beyond its innovative laminating adhesives, the Düsseldorf specialist also provides information and training on food safe packaging, for example at its online portal, in numerous webinars and at customer events. According to a study […]

Posted 28 June 2016