Asia Pacific: Key Technology, Heat and Control enter partnership

Key Technology has appointed Heat and Control as its exclusive agent to sell and service Key's high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems in Australia, New Zealand and India, effective immediately. The partnership leverages Heat and Control's extensive sales and service organization to sell and support all of Key's equipment in the defined regions, including providing application...

Europe: Baker Perkins releases dough mixing system for hot climates

Baker Perkins will showcase the Tweedy mixing systems at IBA in Munich, Germany from September 15 to 20, 2018. The Tweedy SuperCool mixer has an enhanced bowl cooling with advanced control technology to provide precise management of dough temperature in any climate. The technique features a re-designed cooling system that can significantly increase heat transfer from the dough to the cooling...

Americas: Cargill to build US$150M plant in South America

Cargill plans to invest US$150 million to construct an HM pectin production facility in South America. HM pectin is a citrus fruit-based texturizer used for jams, beverages/juices, acid dairy drinks and confectionery. "HM pectin is a plant-based texturizer designed for acid dairy drinks as well as for jams, beverages and confectionery products," says Bruce McGoogan, strategy and innovation leader for...

Europe: Zanders exhibits NGR papers in show

Zanders will present its natural barrier paper without using fluorocarbon or other chemicals called Zanbarrier NGR at FachPack 2018 from September 25 to 27 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will also exhibit label papers and cartonboards, including the high-gloss qualities of the Chromolux premium brand, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The abbreviation NGR in Zanbarrier NGR stands...

Europe: Proseal launches tray sealer for low-volume production

Proseal has launched its first tray sealer since winning a Queen’s Award for International Trade 2018. The Proseal TTe is a small and compact tray sealer for low-volume production and production trials. It is designed to assist the progression of safe food packaging and shelf life extension to underdeveloped countries where packaging is overused and underutilised. A semi-automatic, draw type, tray...

Americas: Ball reports green wins

In line with the level of decarbonization required to keep the average global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures, Ball is committing to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27% by 2030 compared to a 2017 baseline. Per million dollars of value added, this equates to a 58% reduction...

Asia Pacific: On building a safe, interfloor, automated conveying system

Consoveyo Singapore (Consoveyo), part of Germany-based Körber Logistics Systems, has implemented a new turnkey interfloor conveyor system at JTC Food [email protected], for JTC Corporation (JTC) in Singapore. Since its inception in 1968, JTC spearheads the planning, promotion and development of a dynamic industrial landscape. Opened in July 31, 2018, the purpose-built food facility, JTC Food [email protected], is designed to help...

Americas: Product innovation and variety abounds in rice and corn, report

New and emerging culinary trends in restaurants across America indicate that there’s still plenty of innovation left for 'new' ancient grains such as rice and corn, according to market research firm Packaged Facts. These creative modern innovations offer takes that are healthy, flavorful, distinctive, and drenched in tradition. "Grain innovation is a wide field of fertile soil. There’s a rising foodie...

Americas: Extending product shelf life with active and intelligent packaging

Thanks to their unique multi-functionality, active and intelligent packaging (A&IP) features are already in use for many consumer packaged goods. In particular, the food and beverage industry has been a recent focus for several applications that have attracted funds for research and development. These include several EU funded programs, as well as major research projects in the US and...

Europe: Germans embrace ‘flexitarianism’, finds report

Germany has retained its crown as the country with the highest percentage of global vegan food and drink launches, accounting for 15% of global vegan introductions between July 2017 and June 2018, according to Mintel's research. Globally, it states 5% of all food and drink products launched between July 2017 and June 2018 were vegan, while 11% were vegetarian. While...