Europe: Cabka-IPS exhibits collapsible container at show

Cabka-IPS will present its collapsible storage and picking container with a new feature - an active-lock closure mechanism at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from February 7-9, 2018. This makes it easier to handle Drybox, as it can be folded quickly and set up again. It has been used in automated packing and order picking stations for several years. With a load...

Asia Pacific: Vessel designs of steam peeling solutions, tna

tna expands its range of Florigo ultra-peel 3 steam peeling solutions for potatoes, baby carrots and other vegetables. The range has three steam vessel designs to deliver peel efficiency, yield and uniform skin removal, while cutting average maintenance costs by 50%. There are steam peelers for large root vegetables like potatoes for French fries and vessels with centrally controlled steam inlets...

Europe: Firmenich invests in Carbon Fund

Firmenich is investing in Livelihoods second Carbon Fund, in partnership with Crédit Agricole, Danone, Hermès, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric and Voyageurs du Monde. This investment fund, with a target of €100 million (US$117.97 million), aims to improve the lives of two million farmers and reduce carbon emissions by up to 25 million tons over a 20-year period. The new...

Europe: Tetra Pak releases modular portfolio of heating systems

Tetra Pak has launched Intelligent Customisation, a modular portfolio of heating systems based on its technologies in dairy, beverages and prepared food processing. The solution enables every heating solution to be customized to meet specific needs. The company has completed trials of the new modular portfolio with customers in Europe and Russia. "Following detailed discussions from the beginning on the concept development...

Americas: Senomyx, Firmenich expands partnership on cooling ingredients

Senomyx and Firmenich have expanded their Cool Program collaborative agreement, where the latter will have an exclusive license to Coolmyx CL19 and related cooling ingredients in all product categories. This amendment also includes a license expansion for product categories covering applications in the flavor, oral care and consumer product markets. "During the second quarter, Senomyx engaged an advisor to pursue strategic...

Middle East: Sweetener company expands plant

Lampados International is completing a plant expansion to produce Liteez, a vegan, egg-free three dimensional (3D) meringue kiss sweetener for hot drinks. The facility will produce 8,000 retail packages per day in the first stage, and will double production within a few months. The company invested more than US$500,000 to increase production of the sweetener, which is available as...

Americas: Researchers could remove sulfites from wine

Since the time of the Roman Empire, winemakers have added sulfites to preserve their products. Sulfites, a class of compounds including sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts, act as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds. They can occur naturally in the winemaking process or can be added by producers to preserve freshness and boost flavor in a vintage. However, the US Department of...

Europe: RPC company releases spoon-in-the-lid concept

RPC Superfos creates spoon-in-the-lid on its 75 mm container for yogurt, dessert and other dairy products. The new solution gives on-the-go consumers a foldable polypropylene spoon that is simple to access, assemble and use. The amorphous polyethylene terephthalate, APET, lid features a fine PET seal that is easy to tear off, replacing the commonly used aluminum foil. Due to the intuitive...

Americas: Sonoco FRESH initiative rolls out

Sonoco and Clemson University embarks on the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative that will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle. "Each year, the food industry loses US$15.6 billion due to food spoilage at retail. Modifying packaging design to extend shelf life by even one day can recover...

Europe: Hain Celestial company buys sweeteners firm

One of Hain Celestial Group's wholly-owned subsidiaries has acquired Clarks UK, The Natural Sweeteners Company. The company produces natural sweeteners under the Clarks brand, including maple syrup, honey and carob, date and agave syrups. The products are sold by retailers and used by food service and industrial customers in the country. In calendar year 2016, Clarks generated approximately £7 million (US$9.38 million)...