Label-friendly ingredient portfolio expanded

Natural food preservation specialist Corbion Purac has launched Verdad Powder F80, a new label-friendly ingredient that preserves the freshness, integrity and flavour of a wide variety of foods. Based on the natural fermentation processes of sugar cane, Verdad Powder F80 can be labelled as ‘fermented sugar’ to meet consumer demand for natural, fresh and authentic-tasting […]

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Tetra Pak acquires Danish membrane filtration company

Tetra Pak has acquired Denmark-based DSS Silkeborg, a supplier of membrane filtration technology for the dairy industry. Established in 2000, DSS develops, designs, sells, builds and commissions membrane filtration systems for dairy applications by using reverse osmosis, nano-filtration, ultra-filtration and micro-filtration technologies. The core competence of DSS lies in maximising the full use of milk […]

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Coding system to be unveiled at drinktec 2013

Zanasi will be introducing an innovative new inkjet coding technology at drinktec. The Z640Plus coder will be the only coding technology on the market to feature a double headed connection that allows for simultaneous and independent coding on porous or non-porous packaging substrates on two separate production lines. A state-of-the-art high-definition technology, the new Z640Plus […]

Compressor technology achieves energy savings for flavours company

Choosing VSD compressor technology from Atlas Copco has helped International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) achieve major energy savings at its UK manufacturing plant in Haverhill, Suffolk. The plant is one of many IFF plants worldwide producing fragrances and flavours that are used in products such as beverages, sweets, dairy and savoury products. When it recently […]


The role of voltage optimisation in the food and drink sector

Dr Alex Mardapittas, managing director of EMSc (UK), explains how voltage optimisation can provide a cost-effective engineering solution for many companies in the food and drink sector that are keen to reduce their carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency Q. What are the benefits and typical savings on offer to companies considering the installation of […]


Automated cake decoration system

Automation within the food industry is commonplace and there are many examples of special purpose machines and robot systems performing a diverse range of processing, handling and packaging operations. However, using robots to write messages and greetings on to the surface of cakes has been an area where the natural variation in the product has, […]


Temperature control improves food spraying efficiencies

Temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy has supplied a temperature control solution to Saturn Spraying, a manufacturer of food spraying applications. The equipment will improve on production efficiencies across the business, which is at the forefront of spinning disc spraying technology in the food production industry. The company supplies spraying equipment that enables food producers […]

White paper advises on metal and x-ray detection

Food manufacturers are increasingly investing in contaminant-detection equipment to enhance product safety and quality control. However, deciding whether to purchase a metal detector, x-ray inspection system or both can be confusing. To assist with this decision, Mettler-Toledo has published a new white paper that dispels myths surrounding the two technologies and simplifies the choice between […]


Task force seeks to boost food economy via collaboration

Earlier this week, we tweeted the news that Justin King of Sainsbury’s & Professor Quintin McKellar of the University of Hertfordshire have been selected to co-chair the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Food Economy Task Force. To expand on this intriguing development, it’s worth noting that the task force has come about as […]

Thinkthin portfolio to support sustainable labelling

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced seven new ‘thin’ film and paper products that retain shelf impact while making premium food labels more sustainable through thinner label material constructions. Brands are making ever-stronger demands for waste reduction and more sustainable products, and the Avery Dennison ThinkThin range is aimed at label converters that […]

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Automation for brewery warehouse

Finnish beverage company, Olvi Oyj, has commissioned Cimcorp to design and implement an extensive automation system to boost the efficiency of its dispatch operations. Olvi – which manufactures beers, ciders, long drinks and soft drinks including Angry Birds, Hello Kitty and HeviSaurus brands – is investing in new warehouse technology to increase its storage capacity […]


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