New batch mixer adds value

Tetra Pak Processing has added a new model to its range of batch production units for food processing. Tetra Albatch 1 is a basic batch unit for smooth and particulate liquid foods and can be used in batch production or for pre-treatment in a continuous production system. Flexible, versatile and easy to use, it is […]


Infrared oven solves in-flight pizza problem

An infrared, cheese grilling and browning oven from Heraeus Noblelight has helped Food Point of Dubai to solve an in-flight house-keeping problem as airlines try to meet the passenger demand for pizza slice snacks. By pre-grilling and browning prepared slices in Food Point’s food production facility, the packaged slices can now be baked on board […]

Five-year vision for soft drinks unveiled

A report launched by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled its new vision for the future of the soft drinks category. The report – titled See The Opportunity – reveals opportunities to unlock £2.1 billion category growth, and is part of CCE’s ongoing commitment to working with its customers to grow soft drinks sales responsibly and […]

Industrial bakery waste lowered by PowerBake

Seeking to answer a need among bakers plagued by excessively sticky wheat-mix dough and limited proofing stability, DuPont Nutrition & Health has launched PowerBake 9500, a new enzyme product that targets fewer breakdowns and less waste in industrial bakeries. The product offers improved efficiency due to a synergistic mix of a special cellulase blend and […]

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Reclosable aluminium beer bottle opens by hand

Anheuser-Busch has launched a new reclosable aluminium bottle that is initially planned to be used for its Bud Light Platinum bottles in North America. The design of the 11.5oz aluminium bottle – which features a twist-off cap – provides for a tool-less opening. Meanwhile, the bottle itself is also more than 50% stronger than a […]

New front-of-pack labelling system for UK foods

The government has announced that a new front-of-pack labelling system is to be implemented in the UK. Printed on the label is nutritional information detailing fat, saturates, sugars and salt levels – colour coded to indicate how low, medium or high they are – along with details pertaining to energy values and serving count. Whilst […]

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Lidding film doubles ready meal shelf life

International developer and supplier of innovative lidding solutions, KM Packaging Services has launched an ultra-high performance lidding film that can reportedly double the shelf-life of premium chilled ready meals.   Aimed squarely at premium high street brands where shelf-appeal is essential, the lidding material delivers strong transparency to enhance the display of high-end, home-made effect […]

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Wine packaging innovation with an ‘unexpected twist’

Two global wine packaging specialists, Amorim and O-I, have announced the launch of Helix, a cork-glass wine packaging innovation for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment. The new ‘twist to open’ concept combines an ergonomically-designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating a […]


Lollipop sales boosted by drawer boxes and bar coded sticks

Sugar confectionery manufacturer R Crawford (Northern) Ltd has launched Vimto Fizzy Lollipops with individual bar coded sticks in new drawer boxes designed for instant shelf and counter top display. Working in conjunction with packaging expert Belmont Packaging, Vimto Fizzy lollipops have already made new distribution gains in the convenience sector – aided, of course, by […]


Eden Springs acquired by Rhône Capital

Eden Springs, Europe’s leading provider of water and coffee services in the corporate sector, has signed an agreement for the sale of its business to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital L.L.C. The acquisition is being made based on an enterprise value for Eden of circa €240 million. Following the completion of the proposed transaction, […]

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Gentle-handling conveyor for fragile foods

Flexicon has unveiled its new Flexi-disc line of tubular cable conveyors, designed for the gentle transfer of friable food products. The conveyor moves material using high-strength polymer discs – affixed to a stainless steel or galvanised cable – that slide within smooth stainless steel tubing, moving fragile food products gently, quietly and dust-free, horizontally, vertically […]


Registration now open for Fi Europe & Ni 2013

Registration for Fi Europe & Ni 2013 is now open. This is Fi Global’s flagship event and a gathering of ingredients suppliers, distributors and buyers for the food & beverage industry, and will be held in Frankfurt 19-21 November. Participants can registering now for free for FiE & Ni 2013. For more information, and to […]

MPS and KJ join forces

KJ Industries, a European organisation specialising in red meat cutting, deboning systems and advanced logistic solutions, has been acquired by MPS Meat Processing Systems.   Remko Rosman, CEO of MPS, commented, “KJ fits the MPS product portfolio very well and complements MPS’ position as global market leader for red meat slaughter lines. KJ also has […]


Case packer module for gentle bottle placement

US-based packaging machinery firm Standard-Knapp has introduced its Versatron Case Packer with lowering head module. It is ideally suited for customers looking for gentle, positive handling of their product, yet is still rugged enough for 24/7 operation. When equipped with the module, the Versatron Case Packer can continue to operate as a robust drop packer […]


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