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Americas: Allpax, LSU partner on shelf-stable products

Allpax and the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University (LSU) Agricultural Center will be exhibiting their equipment models, process, and data for shelf-stable foods at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, taking place September 25-27. Due to technology enhancements in production and countless research studies, shelf-stable foods can be a delightful culinary experience that is comparable to refrigerated...

Europe: GEA to showcase Brewery Advanced concept at show

At drinktec 2017, GEA will share the Brewery Advanced concept using its technology and a process design. This results to more brews in the lauter tun from 12 to 14 a day, while reducing the evaporation rate to 1%. “Brewery Advanced” demonstrates innovative process design for breweries "Breweries nowadays face a highly competitive environment with enormous challenges, which are all subservient to...

Asia Pacific: Heat and Control opens plant in India

Heat and Control has opened an 11,800 sqm manufacturing facility in Chennai, India. The company first established a sales office in Chennai 20 years ago. Built in the Mahindra World City – a new purpose-built business hub just 65km from the center of Chennai – the facility encompasses a modern technical center and office space of 2500 sqm. Mahindra World City, Chennai...

Europe: Baker Perkins releases small batch depositor

Baker Perkins releases the ServoForm Mini, which is a small batch/lab-scale depositor that deposits candy syrup or fruit paste into solid molds at up to 54kg/hr. Ideally suited to the functional and medicated confectionery sector, it can produce gummies, jellies, hard candy and lollipops on the same machine: switching between formats using different molds. Applications include small to medium batch...

Europe: Key Technology releases new features on vibratory shakers

Key Technology introduces a grounding arm, label stand-offs, sanitary drives and Vector-Lock Gen 2 in its vibratory conveyors to ease use, reduce maintenance and maximize sanitation. The patented grounding arm is made of a single stainless steel structure. Unlike braided wire rope with crevasses, which can harbor bacteria and a crimped ferrule that can fail, the single structure, smooth texture and...

Asia Pacific: tna launches blending system for wet, dry products

tna has launched a new turnkey vibratory motion blending system to accurately mix multiple dry or wet products. The tna roflo VMBS 3 combines speed, continuous vertical motion and mass flow technology to deliver blend accuracy, recipe control and reduced ingredient costs. Suitable for both dry and wet environments, the machine can blend products including baked and fried snacks, nuts...

Asia Pacific: PureCircle launches tool on stevia combinations

PureCircle launches the Sigma-Xcelerator product development tool to provide custom stevia ingredient combinations that maximize product taste alongside other customer requirements, such as sugar reduction, speed to market, cost and solubility. The tool facilitates the process of finding the right combination of stevia ingredients for a specific product, thereby shortening the time to achieve taste optimization, saving the customer...

Europe: Company pilots recycling of kegs

At Drinktec 2017 in Germany, Lightweight Containers presented the first KeyKegs made from 10% used KeyKegs and 40% of recycled materials. The company says plastic recycling industry is a relatively new one and is rapidly developing. Plastic products with a more complex composition are not yet being recycled on a large scale. "After a long period of development, we’ve arrived...

Europe: Henkel releases documents for compliance work

Henkel releases Food Contact Statements (FCS) for its adhesive solutions, offering detailed information on the results of Henkel’s thorough risk assessment in Europe. They are part of Henkel’s continuing efforts in enabling the food safety of its customers’ products. "Proving the safety of food contact materials is a challenging task," says Dr. Monika Tönnießen, manager product safety and regulatory affairs. "Adding...

Europe: Hydrolysates are perceived better than standard proteins, research shows

Nearly two thirds of survey respondents who exercise regularly and are aware of whey protein hydrolysates believe they are superior to normal whey proteins for sports nutrition, according to a new survey. Researchers from Lindberg International, commissioned by Arla Foods Ingredients, questioned 2,649 consumers who exercise for more than three hours a week about their use of, and knowledge about,...