Europe: Tetra Pak launches products for prepared foods production

Tetra Pak has launched products to support the processing of prepared foods, including fruit preparations, soups, sauces, baby food, tomato products, and desserts. Processing tank Tetra Albatch 1 is a processing tank for fruit preparation production and pre-treatment of foods before they are transferred to a continuous production process. With a helix-shaped agitator with scraping blades, the tank ensures gentle treatment of the...

Europe: Tetra Pak unveils new generation of heat exchanger for prepared food

Tetra Pak has unveiled Tetra Vertico, a new generation of heat exchanger unit. Using a coiled mono-tube design instead of the traditional tubular and scrape heat exchangers, the equipment offers factories greater versatility and efficiency in heating and cooling a wide range of prepared food products. “Tetra Vertico provides flexible and efficient processing solutions, while maintaining high standards of food safety...

Europe: Veolia Environnement acquires 50% stake held by FCC in Proactiva

Veolia Environnement closed the acquisition of the 50% stake held by Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) in Proactiva Medio Ambiente o November 28, 2013. The transaction amounts to €150 million ($203.9 million) and makes Proactiva a wholly owned Veolia Environnement subsidiary. This acquisition will enable Veolia Environnement to consolidate its position in Latin America in water, wastewater services and waste...

Americas: AB SCIEX receives award for mass spectrometry from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has awarded AB SCIEX the 2013 Global Market Share Leadership Award for Mass Spectrometry in September 2013 at a gala event in San Jose, California, USA. "The firm continues to focus on innovation and new product development to advance the field of mass spectrometry and make the technology more accessible on both ends of the budget spectrums....

Europe: Krones celebrates long-serving staff in Neutraubling

Krones has honored 255 long-serving staff at its group headquarters in Neutraubling in 2013. The company said a total of 255 employees at Krones’ facility in Neutraubling had stayed with the organization for a decade or more. In addition, 17 Krones staff has worked in the company for 40 years, 147 employees for 25 years, and 91 have been on board...

Europe: KHS introduces addition to shrink packers range

KHS introduces Innopack Kisters Primus SP, which operates at up to 35 cycles per minute and complements the company’s range of Innopack Kisters shrink packers to include a low capacity machine. As in the other series, the Primus SP machines are also cube-shape in design, creating more space within the machine for better access to components. The machines have proportioned sliding...

Europe: Dairy market increases sales for Serac

Serac, a French manufacturer of packaging machines, has broken the €100 million ($136.6 million) barrier. Providing packaging machines for dairy products, detergents and edible oils, the company has registered 32% increase in consolidated sales, with a total of €120 million for the 2012-13 financial year. Taking account of the 20% increase already chalked up in the previous financial year, revenue has...

Europe: BERICAP unveils closure for glass, PET packaging

BERICAP’s long skirt LSK EV GALILEO II 29/44 was launched to fit on 30-29-21mm polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and glass bottle neck finishes. Configured with a flexible hinge, the closure can be offered in one and bi-color versions It offers double tamper evidence – tabs break on first opening and a tear-off membrane has to be opened. These two functions are designed to...

Europe: 37,000 customers pledge to recycle with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) and Tesco have announced the results of a joint campaign designed to encourage people to recycle at home. The Together We’re Making Recycling Count online initiative provided fun and engaging information for Tesco customers, including general tips on recycling and a video from CCE. Online visitors were invited to make a pledge to recycle in return for...

Europe: Sappi Fine Paper Europe receives award for functional MOB packaging solution

Sappi Fine Paper Europe has received a RISI award under the ‘Advances and Innovation in Speciality Papers’ for its flexible packaging papers with a functional mineral oil barrier (MOB). The annual PPI Awards were launched in 2009 by RISI, an information provider to the global forest products industry. Brand owners are increasingly seeking new packaging solutions that address concerns about migration...