Asia Pacific: Printing, labeling shows conclude in China

The 21st Printing South China and Sino-Label 2014 have reported a successful close at Guangzhou, China on March 5, 2014. Organised by Hong Kong-based Adsale, the three-day printing, labeling and packaging events occupied 90,000 sqm of exhibition area with 1,200 exhibitors and more than 63,000 visitors. While Printing South China is held annually for the global printing business, Sino-Label 2014 offers...

Asia Pacific: Linx opens headquarters in China

Linx Printing Technologies has opened its headquarters to provide sales and service to its growing customer base in Shanghai, China on April 17, 2014. The office will promote, support and supply Linx’s range of coding technologies including continuous ink jet, thermal ink jet and laser, enabling the company to provide a fast response, and building on its established reputation for...

Asia Pacific: Ovodan Foods celebrates 10 years in China

The Ovodan Foods egg product facility located outside of Shanghai, China celebrated its 10th year in the country with local official dignitaries, as well as both the Dutch and Danish Consul Generals. Inaugurated in March 2005, the company is part of Sanovo. “In its short life, Ovodan has received numerous awards, including the International Egg Commission 2008 award – Global Egg...

Europe: INX International to focus on ink technology advancements at METPACK Conference

INX International Ink Co. will showcase four advanced inks for two- and three-piece metal decorating at the METPACK Conference from May 6-10, 2014 at Essen, Germany. The company will display the AP Retort II and AP LoVoc inks for two-piece printing, as well as the TP Plus and TP UV Plus Process Colors for three-piece flat sheet metal decorating. AP Retort...

Americas: tna acquires FOODesign to broaden food processing offer

tna has acquired FOODesign, which the latter provides design, installation and service for total food processing plants. Located in Oregon, US, FOODesign offers fryers and cookers, including kettle batch and continuous fryers, as well as baking and toasting ovens, and specialty roasting equipment to the food industry. These systems are suitable for use across a wide variety of applications including meat,...

Asia Pacific: Study finds acrylamide, aluminum levels in foods of concern, says FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released the first phase of the 24th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS) that looked at Australian consumers’ dietary exposure to acrylamide and aluminum. FSANZ CEO Steve McCutcheon said levels of acrylamide in Australian foods and beverages were generally comparable, or lower than those observed internationally. “However, the estimated dietary exposure remains in the range...

Americas: H.B. Fuller opens new center for packaging design

H.B. Fuller has invested US$1 million in a Packaging Center of Excellence at its North American headquarters. The new facility opened on April 29, 2014 and it is accessible year round for packaging engineering and technical services. Through the center, the company aims to connect manufacturers with its packaging adhesive experts and expertise, technology, application and equipment for problem solving and...

Europe: Sleever International launches shrink sleeve for recovering used PET bottles

Sleever International has launched a shrink sleeve made from low density polyethylene terephthalate (LDPET), which enables the recovering of used PET bottles for packaging non-alcoholic beverages. With LDPET, which includes a low density PET film (SI-TPEG/050 ZL) developed by Sleever International, beverage manufacturers can separate sleeves from bottles without any manual operation. The printed film uses inks that can withstand the...

Asia Pacific: Cargill’s sunflower lecithin approved for use in Japan

Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan – the only country in the world where it had not previously been approved for food applications. This means that Cargill’s Topcithin sunflower lecithin, a clean label non-genetically modified (GM) emulsifier – made from oilseeds for which GM plant varieties do not exist at a commercial level –...

Asia Pacific: OMRON opens automation center in India

OMRON Automation has opened its fifth automation center (ATC) in Mumbai, India with more than 10 software, hardware and application specialists. “This initiative is a part of our 'Asia Hotspots' strategy - one of its important tasks is to consolidate our foothold in India which is indeed a highly promising market for OMRON Automation," says Yutaka Miyanaga, senior managing officer,...