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Processing & Packaging

Enclosed cable and disc systems can safely and gently convey volumes comparable to belt or bucket systems with less power, product loss, damage, or downtime. By Del Williams, technical writer Food processors have long sought a safer, more energy-efficient means to convey product with less spillage, breakage, or downtime due to...
Damien Gibson, global category director of apples at TOMRA Food, analyses the challenges faced by apple packhouses, and explains how TOMRA Food’s solutions allow them to reduce the labour required for sorting whilst significantly improving the consistency, and accuracy and packout of the sorted product. Although apples are one of...
By Del Williams, technical writer, ACME Engineering Automated scraper strainers, which pre-filter aqueous products and ingredients and wastewater, protect fragile membrane systems from damage caused by large, suspended particles. The use of membrane technology as a processing and separation method in the food industry is gaining wide application for demineralisation, desalination,...
Singabera produces natural ginger drink mixes and other Indonesian specialties from locally sourced ingredients and ships them to buyers in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and North America. “We are committed to creating the highest quality products derived from natural plants while managing our environmental footprint,” said Michael Na,...
Defined by their crunch, freshness and flavoursome ingredients, coated snacks are created when food-based ingredients in the form of liquids or solids are sprayed onto a product to enhance its texture and taste. In addition to flavouring the product, coatings are also applied to protect the primary ingredients, enhance...
Start-up’s continuous extraction platform derives multiple products from entire plant Gavan Technologies has developed a waste-free protein extraction method that completes the sustainability loop through the sustainability practice of upcycling. The food-tech start-up supports the circular economy by positioning total plant extraction at the core of its operations. “Our new, multistep...
A PET complete bottling line at Mai Dubai has been dubbed as the fastest single line in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Sidel claimed. The latter’s Super Combi solution, adapted to optimise space and increase efficiency, helps the Dubai-based water company deliver high-quality water and take another step...
Twin vessel dense phase conveying is the solution when minimal height is available and when the product needs to be conveyed gently without any creation of fines. A customer had issues with a belt conveyor that should transport the instant chocolate drink powder from production to a sieve placed right...
In conjunction with World Food Safety Day, which mobilises action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, and improve human health, Natural Trace has announced the launch of its global headquarters in Singapore. The Singapore-based startup was founded by two scientists and angel investors, who came together during the pandemic...
The cable and disc systems convey blends for a wide range of materials and conditions. By Del Williams, technical writer In the food processing industry, walking onto the production floor with its maze of conveyor tubes and machinery can seem to visitors like they have stepped into a Dr Seuss book...