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This year has been noted for a return to buoyancy in the market for beverage processing machinery and technology and in this climate of renewed growth, sticks its straw in the beer, soft drinks and aseptic juice categories to determine the current trends in beverage process control.

Kentucky HPP'd business: Avure opens headquarters, R&D lab

Avure Technologies has opened a headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky (outside Cincinnati, Ohio).

PTI-Hematek partnership expands PET bottle testing access for South Asian customers

Brand owners in Southeast Asia who have sought locally based testing services for their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms and bottles will soon get their wish, thanks to an international partnership.

Dow software helps food and beverage firms optimize water system design

In food and beverage manufacturing, water quality can significantly affect both the process and the product. Soon, manufacturers will have a tool to simplify evaluation and optimization of their water treatment systems.

Sidel: ‘Perhaps beer in PET packaging will not be unusual for the next generation’

The younger generation of drinkers could boost the popularity of beer packaged in PET, but consumer preconceptions need to be overcome before the format is widely accepted, says Sidel.

Hood: Sky’s the limit with aseptic beverage packaging

HP Hood, a processor specializing in extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, is seeing demand for aseptically packaged products increase.

Stay Fresh Foods doubles its HPP capacity

The producer—which specializes in health beverages, meats, and salads—is installing Avure equipment that will double its capacity for high-pressure processing toll services.

Growth in HPP drives Avure expansion

The high-pressure processing firm is expanding to a new location to accommodate demand for the food and beverage production technology.

Pouch shakes up powdered-beverage category

Perimeter Brand Packaging has come up with a single-serve beverage pouch with an inner mesh to facilitate mixing of powdered drinks.

'Barrels are bullshit' says next-gen Aussie cooper with eyes on Asia

While wine barrel innovator Flexcube is targeting New World wineries in the Americas for half of its international sales, the Australian company has not forgotten about vineyards across the Asia-Pacific region.

Hiperbaric ‘can’t complain’ about growth in HPP market

The market for high-pressure processed food is expected to hit $18bn by 2018; an expert from HPP provider Hiperbaric shares some of the strongest factors behind the technology’s global growth.

What’s driving growth in the $35.8bn aseptic packaging market?

One aseptic technology leader says a consumer taste for natural foods and beverage, and longer shelf life, rank among factors driving sustained growth.

Hip, hip, hooray—we just topped 4K!

The team of FoodProductionDaily has something to celebrate—the number of industry professionals following us on Twitter just passed the 4,000 mark.

FPD serves up hot industry topics in 2014

Automation, sustainability, shelf-life extension, smart packaging and other technologies are some of the items FoodProductionDaily has planned for the year.

Best of the Best: Top processing and packaging stories of 2013

The year 2013 was a great one for fascinating stories about food packaging, processing technologies and safety concerns. Here are the 10 FoodProductionDaily stories that most resonated with our readers.

SITEVI 2013 highlights: ‘The French Miracle’ and musical wine bottles

SITEVI 2013, the International Exhibition for the vine and wine, fruit and vegetable, and olive-growing sectors, opened this week in Montpellier, France from November 26-28.

Tetra Pak rockets private-label products to market

Tetra Pak is helping retailers grab a bigger share of the booming private-label business with services that speed time to market.

Coca-Cola goes green and clean with SafeWater sanitation

The Coca-Cola Co. is harnessing electrolyzed water sanitation technology from SPX to boost safety and sustainability at its plants.

Scenes from PROCESS EXPO 2013, part two

This year's PROCESS EXPO event has treated attendees to a broad array of processing technologies, packaging equipment, educational programming, and other features. Here are some of the sights and sounds from this year's event.

Delkor cartoner borne from Tetra Pak collaboration

Delkor Systems is giving PROCESS EXPO attendees a sneak peek at a high-speed robotic packing machine developed in collaboration with Tetra Pak.

Molex makes automation connections at PACK EXPO

Molex is showing its automation components at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.

Dairy equipment upgrades fuel $494bn market

A recent study shows that 80% of dairy processors are looking to upgrade their equipment to help keep pace with growing demand.

Processing equipment market to top $636bn by 2019

A growing hunger for frozen food, prepared meals and other convenience items is driving a surge in processing equipment sales.

KHS digital printing for bottles

KHS will demonstrate its Innoprint machine, which can print directly onto PET bottles instead of using labels, at Drinktec 2013.

Operational Efficiency 2012: Free Access To Today's First Ever Dedicated Online Event!

Register now for free access to today's first ever online event devoted to Operational Efficiency in food and beverage processing, organized by and William Reed Business Media.

Pack Expo 2012, Chicago in Pictures: Taking the 'Windy City's' Packaging Pulse

The lights go up, the show floor starts buzzing...Relive the packaging thrills and spills from Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago, in pictures. Here are's highlights, from city Chicago skyline to Sealed Air and KHS.

Breakthrough CIP cleaning tech ‘more progressive than prog rock’: Radical Waters

Carla Fiford, of Radical Waters, tells Ben Bouckley at InterBev 2012 why Electro Chemical Activation (ECA) is a ‘breakthrough’ cleaning technology that brings beverage bottlers cost and sustainability benefits.

Husky updates closures portfolio

Husky Injection Molding Systems has updated its beverage closure operations with the first product to take advantage of the addition of closure moldmaker KTW.

Johnson Electric launches beverage dispensing pumps

Johnson Electric has unveiled a gear pump product line for beverage dispensing which they claim is twice the flow rate of traditional pumps.

Coke plans to roll-out 'first of its kind' water recovery system from 2013

The Coca-Cola Company has developed and tested a ‘first of its kind’ beverage process water recovery system that it says could save up to 100bn litres per year if adopted across its bottling network.

Fast, sensitive beverage filling meets Chinese PET single-serve needs - Sidel

Sidel has told that its new High Speed Combi Predis FMa filling system was designed meet the high volumes demanded by the single-serve PET beverage market in countries like China.

Krones spots new Asian horizons in teas blended with fruit juices and milks

In this exclusive video shot at Anuga FoodTec 2012, Hans Hiendl from Krones explained the principles behind the firm's Twin-Flow concept launch to, and identified an interesting new Asian mixed-drinks trend.

Stop monsters in their tracks with our 'unique' food safety technology: Swedish firm

Sven Bodell, president, Food Radar Systems, told Ben Bouckley that the firm's unique microwave technology was the only show in town to detect previously invisible foreign bodies in pumpable foods, and that the system might also appeal to producers of beverages with pulp or other pieces in.

Day Two: Relive Anuga FoodTec 2012 in pictures

Relive the best of the action from day two of the major processing and packaging show ongoing in Cologne, Germany this week.

Electron beam ‘breakthrough’ sees Tetra Pak hit carton hyperspeed at Anuga

Tetra Pak has unveiled what it claims is the world’s fastest carton filling machine – over 11 units per second – and says the concept was only realisable due to the launch of new eBeam non-contact and dry sterilisation technology.

Krones suggests EU trend towards juices and milk-based mixed drinks with natural fruit content

German beverage machinery supplier Krones says that interest in premium juices and milk-based mixed drinks with natural fruit pieces is growing in key European markets, in the wake of its recent Twin-Flow concept launch.

O-I Asia-Pacific to appoint new president from May

Glass packaging giant Owens-Illinois (O-I) will appoint Sergio Galindo as president of their Asia Pacific region from 1 May.

Our cartons suit markets that demand extra road miles, SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says that beverages packaged aseptically in cartons and UHT treated are especially well suited to markets such as China that present long-distance transportation challenges.

Top SPX exec 'encouraged' by multinational and local dairy demand in China

Leading food processing machinery manufacturer SPX says it is 'encouraged' by recent successes within the dairy sector, and the firm's president, Food and Beverage Systems, Kenneth Rodi, told that the company anticipated strong product demand from emerging regions such as China and the Middle East.

Krones looks to seal deal at Anuga with new aseptic valves

German food machinery giant Krones has confirmed to that it will launch new aseptic valves as the latest additions to its EvoGuard series at the Anuga FoodTec trade show in March.

Coke takes Turkish delight in potential for 'built-in' sustainability

The Coca-Cola Company says that it has opportunities to build sustainability in to its plants in the emerging markets such as Turkey, through integration of best practice and the latest, most efficient technology.

We helped create new Chinese beverage category that's going global: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says the runaway Chinese success of its drinksplus technology is ‘going global’, with top food firms impressed by its premium beverage applications.

‘Paradigm shift’ in mixing industry sees SPX commercialise cavitation technology

US machinery firm SPX Corp is commercialising patented cavitation mixing and dispersing technology for beverage and food sector use, and says it believes the equipment is unique within the marketplace.

‘Next generation’ filling valve sees Smurfit Kappa target bag-in-box gold

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box is poised to launch a new filling machine this week, which it claims breaks new ground in terms of its ability to fill both bag-in-box (BIB) and stand-up pouch (SUP) containers and includes a ‘next generation’ filling valve.

Krones chairman presents ‘ultra compact’ bottle washer

Krones has launched what it describes as an ‘ultra compact’ single-end bottle washer designed specifically for beverage manufacturers with small to medium outputs.

Relive Brau Beviale 2011 in pictures

We've collated some of the best images from the floor of beverage industry trade show Brau Beviale, which celebrated its 50th birthday last week in Nuremberg, Germany, and attracted almost 1,400 exhibitors and 31,500 guests.

Line performance analysis means a ‘win of money’ for producers, Krones

German engineering giant Krones is at the forefront of IT solutions to allow close line performace analysis to help beverage manufacturers avoid downtime, and the firm’s IT solutions sales manager Timo Frankl told and that the company’s solutions ensured efficient production and a ‘win of money’.

‘Madness’ on the markets has not dented Krones orders, chairman

Despite flat earnings in the third quarter (Q3) and ‘madness’ on world stock markets, Krones chairman Volker Kronseder said his firm remains cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2011.

Blowfill investment sees CCA slash Australian PET use

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has opened two new blowfill lines costing AUS $35m at its Australian bottling facility in Adelaide, in a move that it said would significantly reduce its use of PET resin and energy.

Favourable tax changes boost Finnish can boom, Rexam

Positive changes to the Finnish tax regime have encouraged a rapid transition from bottled to can beer in the country, according to consumer packaging giant Rexam.

Beverage machinery market tipped for rebound

The market for beverage processing machinery slumped last year but indications are that 2010 will mark a recovery as suspended or delayed projects are taken up again.

Optical technology could end 'out of spec' beer losses

Factors such as faster filling speed and reduction of beer waste have accelerated the take up over the past 18 months of optical technology for oxygen measurement by leading breweries in the US and Europe over the well established amperometric systems, reports supplier Mettler Toledo.

‘Natural’ juice trends driving aseptic packaging and filling innovations

Growing demand for natural and authentic products are the major drivers informing development of SIG Combibloc’s aseptic juice packaging and filling systems in the European market.

Siemens expert bores into water treatment considerations

In the first part of a special edition on beverage processing, we explore the different water treatment requirements and options facing soft drink manufacturers.

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