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Processing & Packaging

Both metal detection and x-ray inspection systems play critical roles in product inspection for food and pharmaceutical companies. Choosing the right technology requires the consideration of many factors – starting with the application. By Ian Robertshaw, global key account manager at Mettler-Toledo A layman might consider it an easy choice: if...
By James Chae, vice-president of industrial automation, East Asia and Japan at Schneider Electric Why have many food and beverage firms increased their investment in digital transformation? Public perception in the press seems to be that digitising operations allows a traditional industry to appear more modern. The reality, however, is far from that....
In a partnership enhanced by mutual developments, KHS and Ferrum have brought their fillers and seamers together respectively to deliver an integrated solution for canners looking for both flexibility and hygienic design. An increasing number of beverages are being filled into cans worldwide, with the diversity of products seeing a...
The call for greater sustainable practices has mandated a change in packaging technology. With this in mind, manufacturers can look toward compostable packaging to deliver minimum wastage and emissions, and maximum green benefits. By Gino Sun, regional business director of Bostik Advanced Packaging for APAC With countries worldwide increasingly focused on...
igus is the world's first manufacturer to receive UL AWM certification from the well-known US organisation, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), for its high-end TPE cables that do not use fire-retardant halogens as additives. This is the first time that the testing organisation has recognised that halogen-free TPE cables can also...
What can be done to keep the inside of electrical conduits from rusting while providing enough slip for electrical wires to pass through? Cortec has provided the answer with the development of its new EcoShield VpCI-386 HT Slip Coating. This is yet another example of Cortec’s role as an...
New sample preparation solution simplifies food safety testing Food industry, government and contract testing laboratories performing food safety analysis can now benefit from a new portfolio that offers cost-effective, robust Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) solutions to support food safety workflows and meet regulatory requirements across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The Thermo...
Premium seafood supplier reduced energy consumption and improved space usage with solution from supply chain technology specialist in -20C cold chain facility in Singapore. Sineurope has invested in a multi-deep automated storage and retrieval system and software from Körber for its cold storage warehouse at Tuas Bay Walk. Melvin Foo, founder...
Health Supply US (HSUS) is dedicated to transforming the pipeline for America’s health care facilities, first responder networks, and Federal, State and Local Governments. The company identifies, sources and delivers safety and medical supplies to frontline workers and those who need them most. HSUS has invested millions of dollars...
The packaging specialist took the best of both its rotary and linear machines to design a cup filler that meets the investment constraints of medium-speed production: from 5000 to 12000 cups per hour. The LINEA XS incorporates Serac’s latest advances in terms of hygiene, ergonomics and flexibility in a refined...