70th IFFA opens its doors

IFFA 2019 is opening its doors 4-9 May in Frankfurt, Germany, with 1,039 exhibitors from 49 countries, including all market leaders, and significantly more exhibition space. The global meat industry meets at its leading trade fair for six days. The sector anticipates growth impulses against a positive economic background.

Sesotec (hall 9.1, stand C58) will present its design study on the Raycon D+ product inspection system, discussing the future demands facing x-ray machines for unpackaged meat products.

Using the showcased design study, “X-ray inspection for the future”, visitors to the Sesotec stand will be able to discuss various aspects that are relevant for the meat industry and provide feedback on trends, giving them a practical opportunity to help shape the next generation of X-ray scanners.

At GEA (hall 8, stand D06), experts will inform visitors about the wide range of GEA Toolings for its several food processing machines.

Items include its FormPlates, so customers can make every gram of their product count; bag forming sets for SmartPackers customers can lower their operational costs through high tech composite materials, simpler maintenance, lower operational costs and increased reliability; and GEA Holeplates, Knives and Precutters for GEAs grinding equipment are working perfectly together for fresh or frozen meat to vegetables and cheese.

K+G Wetter (hall 8, stand D96), is presenting its new Vacuum Cutmix industrial bowl cutter series. With the aim of raising hygiene standards in its new series, K+G Wetter has added knife and noise protection covers to form the vacuum area, replacing the previous vacuum hood. This means the lid can be opened much faster, enabling faster loading and unloading of the bowl cutter. Removing the need for a seal between the bowl and vessel also increases hygiene standards.

Together with the convincing performance strength, the new series provides high quality cutting results for boiled, cooked and raw sausages, as well as for other applications.

Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt said: “This year’s IFFA is completely new: it is being held for the first time in a new setting in the western section of our exhibition centre and is celebrating its seventieth birthday. From a small trade exhibition in post‑war Germany, it has developed into the world’s leading trade fair for the international meat sector and is today bigger than ever before.”

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