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December 2017

Maintenance-free 3D Printed Grippers Make Packaging Machines Effective

15-12-2017

3D printed plastic grippers made of the tribological plastic iglidur I150 save 85 percent cost and 70 percent time in the packaging industry. (Source: igus GmbH) Thanks to plastic grippers from the 3D printer, producers save 85 percent on costs and 70 percent on time When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a …

Mintel Announces Five Global Packaging Trends for 2018

14-12-2017

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year.   In 2018: Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste. Online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce …

Conserving Resources with EPS Food Packaging

14-12-2017

Styropor produced from renewable resources for the first time on the market BASF’s biomass balance approach for conserving fossil resources continues to establish itself BASF’s customer Schaumaplast GmbH & Co.KG, an internationally active manufacturer of molded parts made from particle foams, is now offering packaging made from …

GEA Successfully Finalised World’s Largest Fermentation Plant for Cultures

13-12-2017

Chr. Hansen site in Copenhagen. (Photo Chr. Hansen) Düsseldorf (Germany), December 12, 2017 – A successful collaboration between GEA and long-term customer Chr. Hansen was completed with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen, Denmark on …

KHS To Present New Chunk Dosing Unit and Compact Systems at Anuga FoodTec

13-12-2017

KHS has extended its portfolio to include its own chunk dosing unit which enables pulp with chunks measuring up to 10 x 10 x 10 millimeters to be gently filled. Compact systems for the food and dairy sectors Individuality and modularity meet market demands Trend for PET systems still in focus Dortmund/Cologne, December 12, 2017 – …

New Facility for Lampados’ 3D Sweetener

12-12-2017

Growing demand for 3D sweetener accelerates production Caesarea, Israel – Lampados International, Ltd. is completing a new plant expansion for the production of Liteez®—a vegan, egg-free 3D meringue kiss sweetener for hot drinks. The larger facility will allow the company to meet the rapidly growing demand. The facility will …

China Will Remain World’s Largest Bottled Water Market to 2021, says GlobalData

12-12-2017

The ever increasing thirst for quality water and health-conscious drinking habits will mean that China retains its position as the world’s biggest bottled water market to 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Growth in disposable income is also expected to help the country’s bottled water market stay …

Sensient’s All Natural Flavour Collections Capture Key Consumer Trends

12-12-2017

Authentic florals, herbs, spices, tea and ginger flavours and extracts for contemporary product concepts MILTON KEYNES, UK — November, 2017 — Global expert Sensient Flavors presents its All Natural Flavour Collections: The trend flavours help food and beverage manufacturers to respond successfully to upcoming market trends and reflect …