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Dow doubles capacity for its Methocel MX food grade product line

Dow Chemical Company has completed an expansion, which will more than double capacity for its Methocel MX food grades products line.

GEA opens lab to test powder filling systems for food and dairy industry

GEA has opened an in-house test laboratory at its facility in Hamilton, New Zealand, to test powder filling systems for the food and dairy industry (for infant formulas, coffee, and...

'Manufacturing breakthrough': Mondelēz nets high-speed gum cooling tech through partnership

Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

‘The force is with’ magnet manufacturer as it launches ‘super strong’ magnet to extract iron particles from dairy and chocolate

Goudsmit Magnetic Group, which works with Heinz, Nestlè and Barry Callebaut, has launched a  EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) approved magnet called Hydrohansu, which extracts tiny iron (Fe),...

Dispatches from FiE, Paris

Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology

Consumers want more information about the products they are drinking: from the ingredients in products to the nutritional value. But does this curiosity extend as far as the processing technologies...

OAL wins £60k grant to develop robotic ‘chefs’ to speed up food processing

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has received a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop robotic ‘chefs’ in food manufacturing.

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Sealed Air purchases Dry Lube

Sealed Air has acquired Dry Lube (DL) and its subsidiary Dry Lube Inc., a water-free conveyor lubrication technology and service provider for the food and beverage industry.

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

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Foodpolis to offer companies a route to China from scandal-free Korea

An afternoon in the company of a provincial Korean mayor clothed in silky blue national dress isn’t the standard recipe for a Tuesday. But he is insistent, and it’s time...

Biscuiterie Thijs increases its waffle production by over 30% with FANUC M-2iA robots

Belgian waffle house, Biscuiterie Thijs, has increased production by over 30% after installing six FANUC  M-2iA robots to automate its packing line.

GEA Food expands into the cake and pastry sector

GEA has moved into the growing cake and pastry sector of the food industry and created a Bakery Experience Center (BEC) in Torrebelvicino, Italy.

Tetra Pak partners with Sadafco dairy in KSA to process milk from powder

Tetra Pak has expanded its OneStep processing technology for milk from powder partnering with Sadafco dairy in Saudi Arabia, one of the largest producers of recombined milk products.

FiEurope: From the show floor

Carrot, courgette, kale: SVZ launches puree concentrate line to meet soaring demand for vegetables

Asian markets have led demand for vegetable ingredients, but the appetite from US and European markets has increased and this growth is expected to continue gathering pace, according to SVZ.

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam...

Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South...

OAL cryogenic cooling project to revolutionize ready meal industry

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has kicked off the first of its kind Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology project (ACCT) to revolutionize the ready meal industry.

Ishida bags Almarai poultry project, makes sales at GFM

Almarai has installed a 37,000 bird-per-hour poultry processing line from Ishida, the Japanese firm announced, as it revealed it also made an on-floor sale at Gulfood Manufacturing.

Patent Watch

Goodbye scuff marks: Mars heat treats chocolate after tempering to avoid unwanted marks

A short burst of hot air or incubation can prevent unsightly white marks on chocolate obtained via friction during production and packing, according to a patent application from Mars.

Atlas Copco to strengthen its vacuum technology business with $514m Leybold Vacuum acquisition

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Leybold Vacuum, part of Oerlikon Corporation, for $514m, with the transaction to be completed in the first half of 2016.

JBT to broaden its aseptic line for dairy and juices following Stork Food & Dairy acquisition

JBT Corporation has broadened its aseptic line for dairy and juices from primary processing, in flow sterilization over aseptic bottle blow molder to aseptic filling, following its Stork Food &...

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NutriFresh to increase HPP capacity to 100m pounds a year

NutriFresh Services has purchased its third Hiperbaric High Pressure Processing (HPP) machine saying it will boost capacity to more than 100 million pounds per year.

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Coperion recognised for first and only ‘one of its kind’ dairy valve

Coperion has won an award for its CIP design WYK Diverter Valve at the 2015 International Dairy Show, in Chicago.

Guest article

AD Process Optimisation: Top Tips for Food Factories

‘It is easy to see why anaerobic digestion (AD) has become such a popular technology in the food processing industry.

GEA on the challenges of building an earthquake proof milk plant for Fonterra

Fonterra has started production at its whole milk drying factory in Pahiatua (P3), New Zealand - the first of its kind to be built on an earthquake fault line.

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