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Europe: Wine technology galore at [email protected]

For the first time, [email protected] international exhibition for winery and bottling machinery—will take place as part of drinktec. There will be more than 200 exhibitors showcasing machine technology and equipment for wine production and wine processing, including packaging solutions. There will also be large exporting wineries and small winegrowers that mostly produce for regional demand. SIMEI is an international trade fair...

Americas: Crown meets goal of energy reduction

One year into its five-year strategy to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Crown Holdings says it has surpassed one of its stated goals. In 2016, the company announced its plan to reduce energy consumption by 5% per billion standard units of production from 2015 levels by the end of 2020. As of December 31, 2016, Crown has...

Americas: Corbion releases antimicrobial for meat processors

Corbion launches a clean-label antimicrobial that rivals potassium sorbate for mold inhibition, even in applications most vulnerable to mold for the meat industry. With consumer demand for meat snacks continuing its upward trajectory, marketers are introducing an increasing array of varieties and formats, including softer, high-moisture products. However, those high-moisture meat snacks and pet treats are more susceptible to mold...

Americas: Dupont invests US$10M to upgrade facility

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) will upgrade its probiotics pilot facility in Madison, Wisconsin with US$10 million. Once completed, the facility will allow faster new product development and improved delivery times on pilot material for clinical trials and customer evaluations. Construction on the probiotics pilot area, completed in phases over the last six months, provides increased capacity and speed for new...

Americas: Potential for purple-produce containing products, report

Just 18% of Americans can name more than three types of purple fruits and vegetables, according to consumer research commissioned by Welch’s in 2016. This is in spite of 73% claiming they know that purple fruits and vegetables are available, and 63% saying they are aware that they should eat colorful produce. The results of the survey come as a surprise...

Asia Pacific: Kerry Logistics to serve Maxim’s Group

Kerry Logistics will provide integrated logistics services to Maxim’s Group including cold chain solutions, supporting the caterer’s 780 outlets in Hong Kong and key accounts, 365 days per year. The cooperation will see Kerry Logistics managing Maxim’s new Central Distribution Centre with multi-temperature storage, accommodating Maxim’s extensive product range. Kerry Logistics will also provide a wide range of value-added...

Americas: Bosch releases rotary machine at show

Bosch Packaging Technology will debut the next generation Osgood RFS-Series rotary machine at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017 from September 25 to 27. The machine hygienically fills, seals and caps dairy and food products into premade cups. The four lane RFS-4001 fills cups at speeds of up to 160 cups per minute (9,600 cups per hour). Available in both clean and ultra-clean...

Americas: Saxco designs tequila bottles for US consumers

Saxco International has created packing for tequila drinks for Savage and Cooke, and the Ramirez family. Besides designing the bottles, Saxco sourced and supplied a private mold 750 ml cosmetic quality flint bottle with a short neck, square shoulders and a thick bottom from a supplier from Mexico. The bottle was embossed with a decorative 'A' on its front and...

Americas: Altana acquires packaging technologies

Specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired a technology portfolio and research and development platform from US-based NuLabel Technologies for an undisclosed amount. It comprises technologies for additive manufacturing of sustainable decoration solutions and another for resealable packaging. The technologies allow for unique packaging design that uses considerably lower quantities of consumable materials. The acquired technologies will be integrated into Altana's...

Europe: GEA Service exhibits antibiofilm program at show

GEA Service will emphasize the GEA Safexpert antibiofilm program for the beverage and dairy industry, ensuring that biofilm is no longer an issue in securing superior product quality at drinktec 2017. Biofilm in the production line is a constant source of product contamination and product loss. By eliminating biofilm, product contamination will not occur and product loss will be reduced...