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Europe: KSB exhibits pumps, vales at BrauBeviale 2016

KSB Aktiengesellschaft will exhibit the youngest generation of its hygienic Vitachrom single-stage close-coupled pump, at BrauBeviale, November 8-10, 2016in Nurembery, Germany. It features both the standard connection and, as an option, an 8-mm flexible tube connection for liquid supply to the mechanical seal. With its electropolished stainless steel surfaces and almost complete lack of dead volume, the pump is...

Americas: Bürkert releases cleaning module

Bürkert presents an automatic cleaning module for the online analysis system. The Type 8905 Online Analysis System supports waterworks in monitoring of water parameters and compliance with all directives. It gives drinking water treatment specialists an overview of the measured values to allow optimization of the single treatment steps, therefore contributing to efficient and safe drinking water production. The...

Europe: Pentair to sell business unit to Emerson

Pentair says it has reached an agreement to sell its valves and controls business to Emerson for US$3.15 billion in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments. The transaction is anticipated to be completed late in 2016 or early in 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions and necessary regulatory approvals. Pentair acquired the valves and controls business in...

Americas: Mondelez International to make Cadbury biscuits worldwide

Mondelez International has made an agreement to purchase from Burton's Biscuit Company the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world, including in the UK, France, Ireland, North America and Saudi Arabia, subject to regulatory approval. "Ownership of the Cadbury biscuits license offers us exciting opportunities to accelerate global growth and innovation, as...

Americas: Bizerba acquires Canadian label company

Bizerba has acquired 51% of Canadian label manufacturer Tekno Label, thereby expanding its service portfolio with technical expertise in the linerless technology with a particular focus on the food, retail and tire sector. The new company will operate under Bizerba Tekno Label Inc. in future. "This partnership strengthens our position in the US as the industry-leading provider of linerless, thermo-direct...

Europe: Bizerba releases x-ray food inspection system

Bizerba introduces the fully automatic XRE_2 130/240 x-ray system designed for food-package inspection. Besides foreign metal and glass objects, the system detects some plastic objects and other unintended product effects including the filling level. Furthermore, packages are checked for overweight and underweight. In case of a product change, the x-ray source automatically adapts to the new pre-trained product. Safe packaging Food...

Americas: Chinese, Colombia groups visit US state for ingredients

North Dakota exporters hosted two international delegations as the state's specialty crop and identity-preserved (IP) soybean markets continue to draw international interest. Delegations from Colombia and China met North Dakota companies, participated in educational events, and toured the state. The missions were organized through the cooperation of the North Dakota Trade Office, Northern Crops Institute, Northern Pulse Growers, Northarvest...

Europe: Clariant releases tools for evaluating color in applications

Clariant offers new blow-molding tools to help companies evaluate how its color and additive masterbatches perform in real-world applications. The tooling is available for use on full-size production blow-molding machines located in its West Chicago technical center in the United States. The new single-cavity tool, which is intended for reheat stretch blow molding of clear or colored PET polyester resins,...

Europe: Azelis distributes lactic acids for Galactic

Galactic has appointed Azelis to offer its lactic acids, lactates, as well as food safety and preservation blends to the food and nutrition industry in Benelux. With more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology, Galactic offers healthy and environmentally friendly ingredients to food manufacturers, particularly focusing on food safety, nutrition and green chemistry. Effective immediately, Azelis will supply food manufacturers...

Americas: Single-serve beverages drive pouches demand, report

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global market for high-barrier pouches to grow at a compound average growth rate of almost 7% between 2016 and 2020. The availability of new materials and the growing preference for premium pouches are the key driving forces behind the growth of this market. The adoption rate of such pouches is high from the...