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AAK implements satellite monitoring globally to support zero deforestation

12-03-2021

AAK has taken another step in delivering on its sustainability commitments by partnering with sustainability tech companies Earthqualizer and Satelligence that provide satellite data. The partnerships will allow AAK to monitor its global supply base for palm oil with improved accuracy and in real time. This will also bring forth the opportunity to …

Barry Callebaut opens third chocolate factory in India

12-03-2021

Marks the manufacturer’s largest investment in the country to date. Barry Callebaut has opened a new chocolate and compound manufacturing facility in Baramati, India. Marking the company’s biggest investment in India to date, the new chocolate factory and warehouse include an R&D lab, and assembly lines capable of manufacturing …

SIG joins AIM-Progress to collaborate for positive impact through responsible sourcing

12-03-2021

SIG has become a member of the AIM-Progress, a global forum of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. Responsible sourcing has been a key pillar of SIG’s net positive ambition to go Way Beyond Good for society and the …

Wear-resistant sliding and free designing with igus plate strips

11-03-2021

Abrasion-resistant iglidur sliding plates made of plastics is said to provide even more geometric design options. To provide operators with even more tribologically optimised solutions, igus has developed five additional plastics that are resistant to wear and abrasion as bar stock plate strips in its product range. They are the iglidur W300, …

Editor’s pickThe benefits of automatic metal detector testing

11-03-2021

Traditional methods of testing gravity fed metal detectors and those installed on Vertical Form Fill and Sealing (VFFS) packaging lines typically involve frequent and time-consuming stoppages, potential risks to operator safety and often generate inconsistent results. In many cases, the test methods used do not confirm that the operational …

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

10-03-2021

Tetra Pak has announced the introduction of certified recycled polymers, and has been awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification. Its carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. This move marks a key step in Tetra Pak’s approach …

Organic proteins help meet demand for premium kids’ snacks in China

10-03-2021

Following the launch of the new organic lines to its Nutrilac range of functional protein solutions, Arla Foods Ingredients has further introduced two new concepts demonstrating how manufacturers can tap into opportunities in China by creating kids’ snacks with a premium positioning. The first concept is yoghurt in pouches, a “easily …

Bunge launches programme to monitor soybean crops in Brazil

09-03-2021

The programme will support grain dealers and producers as they adapt to market demands, through the use of monitoring systems, such as satellite and farm-scale images. Bunge, an American agribusiness and food company, has launched an initiative to share best practices with grain dealers about traceability and monitoring of soybean crops linked …