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Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a new x-ray inspection system, the X34C, that is designed specifically for the detection of contaminants in small, individual packaged products at high-speed.   The X34C x-ray inspection system is based on three key design principles of compactness, high-speed and precision:  Compact Footprint: the system has...
Martaş, an established manufacturers of frozen food in Turkey, has rasied its export targets by investing in technology with TOMRA Food equipment. Established as a cooperative for processing quality agricultural food products grown in the Marmara and nearby Aegean regions, Martaş has pioneered frozen food production in Turkey. It is...
Flexicon's new BULK-OUT BFC Bulk Bag Discharging System promotes the flow of bulk solid materials that have solidified during storage and shipment, automatically discharges the material, and allows manual additions of ingredients from sacks, drums and other containers. A cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley lowers a bag lifting...
The Agr Process Pilot Automated Blowmolder Control system operating on Line 2 of Eckes-Granini’s bottle-making and filling plant in Fallingbostel, Germany, has provided an extra layer of process management and quality assurance for the premium drinks maker. Responding to the corporate mandate to bottle its popular hohes C juices exclusively...
For most breweries, brewer’s grains are just what’s left over after brewing and often merely used as animal feed. In some cases, breweries even have to pay for their disposal. However, much more is hidden in the residual materials from the brewing process, providing options for sustainability and extra...
An HRS Aseptic Block pasteuriser and filler has allowed a contract manufacturer of soft drinks in the UK to increase its capacity in order to fulfil extra orders from its client. The customer is a supplier of contract manufacturing, packing and distribution services for the food and drink industry in...
Syntegon Technology has expanded its portfolio for coffee packaging machines with the PMX packaging machine for ground coffee and whole beans. The machine can be used for different packaging formats thanks to fast format changes and full-corner-sealing. A modular concept enables manufacturers to react fast to changing market requirements...
Tekni-Plex Consumer Products has expanded its product line to include foam polypropylene processor trays for fresh food products such as meat, poultry, pork, fruits and vegetables – diversifying material offerings for this category. The announcement was made in advance of the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, 25-27...
By investing in new purpose-built offices, complemented by a new site entrance and enhanced parking facilities, XSYS is demonstrating its commitment to the future after the change in ownership. “Our strategy to grow the XSYS sleeves business is gaining traction, and we have now embarked on the next phase to...
Diversified industrial conglomerate Jebsen & Jessen Group has announced new senior management appointments across its regional business units (RBUs). These include the appointments of: Gillian Tan as COO of Jebsen & Jessen Packaging; Marc von Grabowski as CEO of JJ-LAPP; Philipp Hoffmann as regional director of Jebsen & Jessen...