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drylin ZLW toothed belt axis with FDA-compliant materials can be cleaned quickly and is maintenance-free thanks to tribopolymer technology The time-consuming cleaning of machines leads to longer and expensive downtimes in many companies in the food industry. To reduce this effort, igus has launched a ready-to-connect toothed belt axis constructed...
Accurate and reliable feeding of bulk materials is at the heart of many processes. Whether feeding into a continuous mixer, an extruder, mill, reactor, rotary kiln or any other process, accurate metering of bulk solids is key to process control and ensures highest product quality standards. The new Gericke brochure...
Specialist packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has expanded its presence in the hot beverage market after collaborating with the leading Isle of Wight coffee brand, The I.O.W. Espresso Co.  Made from bio-based materials, the compostable packs created by the company provide excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barrier performance that extend the shelf life of roast and ground coffee, as well as decaffeinated espresso shots, while maintaining...
New ReBeL with fully integrated polymer strain wave gear lowers entry barriers in service robotics. Automation made very easy: with the new ReBeL, igus has presented a plastic cobot that weighs only 10kg. Together with low costs, low maintenance and simple operation, the ReBeL makes new innovative ideas in service...
New digital smart factory solution for proactive services SIG has launched a new digital smart factory solution “Plant 360 Asset Health Monitoring” at Gulfood Manufacturing, taking an important next step in proactive services for customers to improve their operations and ensure the highest food safety and quality, while reducing costs....
The collaboration will empower workers in food production with technology, tools and training that can help accelerate zero waste processes Tetra Pak and Poka1 have announced the launch of a new strategic collaboration that brings together the expertise, technology, and best practices of Tetra Pak, a leader in the food...
VpCI®-277 is a ready- to-use dry film rust preventative specially designed for preserving metals during storage and transportation. VpCI®-277 combines film-forming additives with Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors to provide excellent multi-metal corrosion protection. It is ideal for robotic assembly of precision components requiring tight tolerances and maintains a clean...
AgriTech start-up Sufresca, Ltd. is breathing new life into the global pursuit for combatting food waste and plastic use. The company has optimised its novel invisible edible coating designed to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce and expanding its use to fit a range of fresh fruit and vegetables....
In partnership with BillerudKorsnäs, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution for products produced in Oatly’s Singapore Factory, enabling a reduction in secondary packaging material by up to 35% and an estimated reduction of CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50%1, compared to conventional packaging solutions. BillerudKorsnäs,...
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has commissioned a life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing its new ground-breaking paper pallet wrapping innovation, Advantage StretchWrap, with conventional plastic stretch film wrapping. The full study was conducted by an external consultancy, is ISO-compliant and includes an external critical review. Based...