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Baker Perkins Hires Geoff Hawley as Strategic Development Manager

26-04-2016

Geoff Hawley has been appointed Strategic Development Manager for Baker Perkins Ltd.  Geoff has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry worldwide, including spells as Baker Perkins’ international sales manager for the bakery sector based in the UK, and as sales director of Baker Perkins Inc. at Grand Rapids, Michigan. His …

Entry of Mechanics into the Digital World

25-04-2016

Siemens will be unveiling its digital measurement technology for gears, Flender Gearlog, for the very first time at Hannover Messe 2016. This new technology entails the capture of values relating to rotational speed, torque, temperature and in the future also vibration by special sensors. The system adds up these readings in parallel with machine …

First Tetra Top Carton bottle with Bio-Based Plastic Hits the Market with JUST water

25-04-2016

Tetra Pak announces that a new version of its Tetra Top® package, more than 80% of which comes from plant-based materials, will make its global debut in the United States with JUST™ water. The new generation carton bottle now comes with a cap and top made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugarcane. Combined with the …

Culinary Value of European Pork and Beef

22-04-2016

Tenderness, tastiness and fat content are the crucial properties which give the European pork and beef (destined for heat treatment) its culinary value. Consumers all over the world expect that pork and beef destined for cooking will be characterised with proper tenderness, juiciness and taste, and that those properties will be similar in every …

Editor’s pickMULTIVAC Launches Entry-Level Model with High Cycle Output

22-04-2016

MULTIVAC expands its chamber belt machine portfolio to include a cost-efficient entry-level model with a high cycle output. The new machine is aimed particularly at industrial packagers in the food sector who are deciding to invest in an automatic chamber belt machine for the first time. The B 325 will be introduced at the IFFA 2016 (hall 11.1, …

Daypart Targeting and Protein Power Headline Key Trends in Dairy, says Canadean

22-04-2016

Daypart targeting, in which brands pitch products for consumption at particular times of the day, and high-protein products are two of the key trends currently making a major impact on the dairy sector, according to a recent report by Canadean. The report is aligned to Canadean’s TrendSights framework that has been conceptualized to …

Tetra Pak Delivers 200 Billion FSC™ Labelled Packages

22-04-2016

Tetra Pak will have delivered 200 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) logo by the end of April 2016. Since 2007, the number of Tetra Pak cartons bearing the FSC logo has increased steadily each year to reach 54 billion in 2015.  And the company expects that trend to accelerate as awareness …

Time to Sort Out Food Waste, Says TOMRA

22-04-2016

TOMRA Sorting Food’s Steve Raskin Almost a third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten, leading to 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year. This includes around 45 per cent of all fruit and vegetables and 20 per cent of meat. Just one quarter of this wasted food could feed the 795 million chronically hungry people around the …