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Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2009 reported on the latest developments that emerged from Anuga FoodTec 2009 for the food processing and packaging industries.

Robotics supplier now focusing on food sector

Robotic technology, which featured largely at the recent Anuga FoodTec trade show, has untapped potential to improve productivity, increase product yield and bring greater flexibility to the food manufacturing production line, claims TM Robotics.

Spotlight on sustainability in packaging

Bob Hogan, director of international sales and marketing at flexible packaging suppliers, Zip-Pak, spoke to about some of the misperceptions surrounding the concept of sustainability and food and beverage packaging.

Foss outlines how to avoid fat fines caught up with Foss Product Manger Jens Borg to ask him how the company's analytical tool, MeatMaster, could optimise meat production.

Firm outlines trends influencing sealing machine design travelled to Germany to discuss the constraints involved in sealing equipment manufacture with Mecaplastic.

Less energy usage is claimed for novel pasteurisation process

A new way of sterilizing packaged foods that offers rapid results and less energy consumption has been the focus of a recent project undertaken by the German research group, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging.

New aseptic package aims to meet lightweighting trend caught up with Sweden-based manufacturer Ecolean as it unveiled its new lightweight aseptic packaging system for liquid food products in Cologne.

Is food sector recession proof? We test opinion at Anuga walked the floor at the recent Anuga FoodTec trade show to ascertain how the current economic climate is impacting on the food and beverage processing and packaging equipment manufacture sector.

Tool could enhance spray drying process

A technique to improve the drying process of dairy and other liquid products can lead to product innovation and a better bottom line for food manufacturers, claims GEA Niro.

Researchers say plasma technology is effective sterilizer

A project is underway which aims to integrate a plasma technology-based system into existing machinery to enable fast continuous decontamination of flat packaging materials such as foils, films or lids.

Flexible case packer aimed at snack manufacturers

A case packer has been designed to pack sensitive products and can incorporate a range of case formats including hood, tray and wraparound, claims the manufacturer.

Eco efficiency benefits claimed for new equipment

Stephan Machinery claims that factors such as sustainable food production and energy efficiency are driving equipment development at the Germany based company.

Feeder enables easy cleaning and dismantling, says Gericke

A new feeder can cut cleaning and inspection time, enables high accuracy of dosing of powders to ensure recipe reliability, and is applicable to food manufacturers with frequent product changes, claims the Swiss manufacturer.

Simplicity to the power of three for Serac dairy development

Serac says that simplifying the often-costly process of aseptic production for dairy goods by providing reliability and safety along with improved cost effectiveness remains key to its product development.

Matching material with process is key to hygienic design, says expert

More needs to be done to fully optimise production equipment and processes to guarantee the hygienic production of food as well as greater cost efficiencies, claims a food technology expert.

Germans shaking some PET pack concerns - industry

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is generally succeeding in meeting German concerns regarding sustainable consumer packaging and should continue to increase in use until 2025, claim a group supplying the material.

Eco packaging informs grocery habits, says survey

Nearly 60 per cent of consumers pay attention to the environmental friendliness of food and drink packaging material during their grocery shopping, claims a new survey released today at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.

New filling systems on show

A new rotary stand up pouch filling system is targeted at small to medium sized companies seeking higher yield with minimum capital expenditure, says its UK developer.

Detection and deboning equipment to showcase at Anuga

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology has announced that it has further developed the design of its GLS tunnel metal detectors to ensure greater compliance with hygiene standards.

CFS labeller allows label reel change with machine running

Dutch equipment supplier CFS has designed a new labelling concept that the company claims can mitigate the need for downtime when changing label reels or torn packing material.

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