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October 2019

Palsgaard’s carbon-neutral production taps into demand for sustainability

31-10-2019

Amid growing consumer demand for sustainable food products in Europe, emulsifier specialist Palsgaard will be showcasing its carbon-neutral approach at Food Ingredients Europe, which will be taking place from 3-5 December in Paris. Palsgaard, known as the inventor of the modern plant-based food emulsifier, achieved carbon-neutral production last …

KHS develops digital control systems for PET bottle production

31-10-2019

Even on the most advanced machine there can be discrepancies in the distribution of PET bottle material in the stretch blow moulding process. This has an impact on the bottle quality and production efficiency. In order to optimise these parameters, KHS has developed Unit Mould Control in cooperation with US company Agr International. This digital, …

KHS develops digital control systems for PET bottle production

31-10-2019

Even on the most advanced machine there can be discrepancies in the distribution of PET bottle material in the stretch blow moulding process. This has an impact on the bottle quality and production efficiency. In order to optimise these parameters, KHS has developed Unit Mould Control in cooperation with US company Agr International. This digital, …

SIG’s combiMaxx closure launched for easy opening and pouring

30-10-2019

SIG has announced the launch of the new combiMaxx closure. This solution offers consumers a new level of convenience, while allowing existing customers to upgrade their packaging without a major investment or the need for new sleeves, said SIG. With a large pouring diameter of 25mm, combiMaxx offers an optimal product flow and stream …

C-store fever: China’s convenience store market reached RMB140 billion sale in 2018

30-10-2019

The vibrant growth of the convenience store sector has been driven by rising urbanisation and newly emerging consumer lifestyles, and is expected to maintain this momentum in the years to come Mintel’s latest research revealed that the convenience store market reached total sales revenue of RMB140 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 24% over the …

KHS develops wide-neck PET containers for hot filling

29-10-2019

With its low weight and good recycling properties KHS' line-compatible container reduces the carbon footprint throughout its entire lifecycle (Photo: KHS Group) Manufactured on the KHS InnoPET Blomax Series V, the PET alternative to non-returnable glass, thus reducing the carbon footprint KHS has developed wide-neck PET containers that can be …

d’Arta and Bühler work together to develop high capacity sorting solution

29-10-2019

d’Arta, a frozen food company, has been working collaboratively with key suppliers to address sustainability issues and its needs for a flexible sorting solution that is capable of handling very high capacity throughputs of frozen vegetables with no loss of efficiency. The Belgian food company offers a range of fresh frozen products …

Editor’s pickTetra Pak explores Graphene material for the F&B manufacturing industry

29-10-2019

New revolutionary thinnest, lightest, and strongest material known, said Tetra Pak Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as a representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene in the food and beverage manufacturing. Graphene is a carbon-based material, one of the …