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2020

Deep-dive into vendor landscape of F&B coding and marking equipment

06-07-2020

BY CHAITALI GAWANDE Food and beverage industry is a competitive landscape, where shifting demands and changing regulations are a common occurrence. Therefore, industry players often find themselves in a cut-throat environment, where growing amid technological change is a concrete reality. This, in turn, leads to packaging gaining centre-stage. …

EU Automation launches resource centre for manufacturing professionals

06-07-2020

New online learning platform on modern manufacturing. In response to the industry’s need for information on technology that can support them out of the post-pandemic lull, automation equipment supplier EU Automation has pooled its resources into a new online Knowledge Hub. At a click of a button, visitors can download a wealth of …

Editor’s pickAre cobots the helping hand in the food industry of tomorrow?

06-07-2020

With a growing population to feed, embracing technology and automation empowers food and beverage manufacturers to enhance productivity and efficiency. Darrell Adams, head of Southeast Asia and Oceania, Universal Robots, pens the importance of automation and robotics in the food market, and provides an overview of the extent robotics are being …

Antares Vision expands portfolio of AI-based data monitoring software

03-07-2020

Antares Vision has expanded its portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI)-based production facility software. Originally introduced for OEE performance tracking, AVionics solutions can be utilised to track overall manufacturing efficiencies, ensure process quality, predict equipment maintenance and detail sustainability parameters. By tracking …

Ingredion completes acquisition of PureCircle

03-07-2020

The acquisition positions Ingredion to deliver plant-based, low calorie sugar alternatives addressing the trend to reduce sugar in consumers’ diets.   Ingredion has completed its acquisition of PureCircle, a producer of plant-based stevia sweeteners and flavours. PureCircle brings innovation and manufacturing expertise, enabling …

Gentlebrand offers integrated approach to packaging design

03-07-2020

Combining creativity with feasibility, the new design agency specialises in brand strategy, brand identity and packaging design.   Gentlebrand-Packaging Tailors is born from the experience of Sidel and PET Engineering, among the specialists in design and packaging engineering for the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. The new …

Ecolean and HelloFresh collaborate to increase sustainability commitment

02-07-2020

Ecolean’s lightweight packaging solutions have become part of HelloFresh’s meal kits, offering consumers a more sustainable and convenient packaging option. HelloFresh is a provider for meal kits, and the collaboration with Ecolean will strengthen both companies’ commitment to sustainability. The Ecolean packages have been …

SPX Flow announces new APV ball valve series

02-07-2020

SPX Flow, a pumps and pumping equipment company, has released a new range of ball valves from its APV brand. The BLV1 series adds to the portfolio of valves widely used across dairy, food and beverage, chemical processing, personal care, and other industries. The new valves offer both durability and economy for a variety of applications in …

DuPont drives planet forward solutions for plant-based food and beverages

01-07-2020

With the launch of a new brand designed for co-creation of plant-based beverages, dairy alternatives, meat, fish and seafood, DuPont looks to enable the transformation of global eating habits, taking innovation beyond with Danisco Planit. Danisco Planit marks the latest evolution in DuPont’s plant-based ingredient portfolio, a …