News archive

2020

Tomra Food hires Michel Picandet

28-01-2020

He will be responsible for the company’s three brands: Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies. Michel Picandet has been appointed executive vice-president and head of Tomra Food. He will be based at the Tomra Food headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and will oversee the company’s three brands – Tomra Food, Compac and BBC …

Advanced packaging reduces fresh green bean waste

28-01-2020

StePac automated bulk packaging solutions minimise food loss in the foodservice sector. The US foodservice industry will be able to reap the benefits of receiving fresh green bean supplies in lean, modified atmosphere bulk packaging (MAP) newly developed by StePac. The company’s advanced solution under the brand name Xtend is targeted at …

Azelis presents new APAC regional video

23-01-2020

Following the global launch of the new Azelis tagline “Innovation through formulation” and corporate video in July last year, Azelis Asia-Pacific has unveiled its own video, which describes the forces behind the growth Azelis has experienced in the region over recent years. The video also reinforces the company’s continuous …

Comexi strengthens European position with new installation at Termoplasti-Plama

23-01-2020

The flexographic press with an anthropomorphic robot for the changeover of sleeves will be installed in the facilities of the Slovenian company Comexi has begun the manufacturing of another automatic flexographic press, the Comexi F1, for Termoplasti-Plama. The collaboration between the two companies reinforces Comexi European installed based, …

Naturex’s Turmipure Gold receives Self-Affirmed GRAS status

23-01-2020

Naturex has obtained Self-Affirmed Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) designation for its natural turmeric extract, Turmipure Gold. GRAS status is the standard set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the acceptance of food and beverage ingredients. Last month, a GRAS Expert Panel of independent scientists specially …

Symrise earns ‘A’ in international climate protection rating

22-01-2020

Non-profit organisation CDP awards Symrise highest ranking, affirming the company’s efforts in climate protection and greenhouse gas reduction. Symrise has set the standard in sustainability around the world with its ambitious climate protection measures. This has once again been honoured by the non-profit organisation CDP (formerly …

PGP International launches enhanced automated packaging line

22-01-2020

A new automated flour packaging line at PGP International’s Woodland, CA plant has made valve bag packaging “faster, safer and more energy efficient”, the company claimed. The new line features a high-speed filling process that improves the density and deaeration of the flour to give a more compact, “brink-shaped” …

DMK Group expands strategic partnerships in the ice-cream sector

22-01-2020

Expansion of the Baileys and Milram product portfolio, and new ice-cream creation with Ahoj-Brause DMK Group has expanded its existing portfolio in the ice-cream sector with new creations for the Milram and Baileys brands, while also further established its partnerships with other brands. Following a collaboration with Bahlsen last year, DMK …