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Europe: E-tailing pushes demand for smart packaging, report

Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years, according to the Tetra Pak Index 2018 launched in June 2018. Online grocery shopping is growing at a double-digit rate, while traditional stores are being reinvented, merging together into an omnichannel where consumers expect to be...

Americas: IFF to reduce GHG emissions by 30% by 2025

Under its EcoEffective+ goals, IFF has committed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2025 and encourage its suppliers to set their own science-based reduction targets and report annual emissions. The company will strive to procure 75% of its electricity portfolio from renewable sources as part of its pledge to RE100 by 2025. In 2017, IFF achieved...

Asia Pacific: Testing laboratory for AHAVC opens in Thailand

UL, a global safety science organization, has opened a laboratory in Samut Prakan, Thailand. The facility will serve as UL’s regional hub for testing appliances, as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning or AHVAC equipment, across diverse industries. Bolstered by world-leading economic growth, demand for AHVAC safety and energy efficiency testing services in ASEAN has continued to surge...

Americas: Toyo Ink Brasil releases PU-based inks

Toyo Ink Brasil presents an upgraded lineup of high-performance polyurethane-based surface and lamination inks for flexo and gravure printing. The company offers systems, from general-purpose snack structures to high-end retort and hot-fill packaging applications. "Demand continues to grow for packaging solutions that offer greater convenience features, stronger barriers, and lighter weight materials, and for shorter print runs," said director Sergio...

Asia Pacific: Yili launches ambient drinking yoghurt with Tetra Pak system

Chinese dairy manufacturer Yili has produced its first ambient drinking yoghurt with large fruit and cereal pieces with Tetra Pak's technology. Yili launched the product in Tetra Top 200ml with large re-sealable screw caps. "The new Tetra Pak TT/3 AD filling system has been designed to allow the particles to pass through seamlessly, and the new Tetra Top package uses a...

Europe: DuPont company partners French institution on probiotic strains

The DuPont Nutrition & Health Microbiome Venture has partnered with INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) to decipher the molecular mechanisms of action of DuPont’s probiotic strains through a functional metagenomics approach. This partnership was done through both the Micalis Institute and MetaGenoPolis, a pre-industrial demonstrator. INRA has developed and validated a high-throughput screening platform to test the effect of...

Americas: JBT releases three-in-one machine for juice makers

JBT Corporation releases a combination of three pieces of equipment, the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Solution, for premium juices and blends produced by smaller juice marketers. The solution can be assembled using three JBT unit operations: a) an FVX5 fruit and vegetable extractor, which receives the raw products and performs the initial size reduction, b) an FTE50 Turbo Finisher, which produces...

Americas: Slow take-up in online grocery shopping, report

Adoption of online grocery shopping is moving at a slower pace than other consumer categories, but it is growing with about 10% of US consumers now regularly buying groceries, reports The NPD Group. Although there are more consumers buying their groceries online, 99% of online grocery shoppers still shop in brick and mortar grocery stores. Consumer preferences when shopping for foods...

Asia Pacific: Eagle showcases detection machines at China show

Eagle Product Inspection will exhibit its advanced x-ray and product analysis equipment at ProPak China 2018, from July 11 to 13 2018 in Shanghai. The company will showcase the following: - X-ray system EPX100 that detects and automatically rejects potential contaminants including glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stones, some plastic and rubber compounds and calcified bone. Its accompanying SimulTask 5 image...

Europe: Cargill to build €12M factory in Mouscron

Cargill has invested in a new liquid chocolate production line in its Mouscron production facility in Belgium to increase the production of milk and dark chocolate while creating 10 local jobs. Set to open in the last quarter of 2018, the facility in Belgium will cost the company €12 million ($14 million) to build. Cargill currently employs approximately 150 people in...