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Food processing is the use of plant equipment and technologies to change the raw ingredients in a product to give it a longer shelf life. It includes freezing or drying food to preserving the nutrients, process controls, regulation and plant productivity.

Suominen reflects on average results

Third quarter results from Finnish firm

Star performance

Increasing market demand has led Cerestar to expand its isomaltproduction in Krefeld, Germany, expanding its capacity to meet worldwide consumer needs for confectionery sugar-free sweetener....

KHS acquires Metec

German food packager KHS has acquired a majority holding in quality assurance systems provider Metec. The deal, which is part of KHS's strategy of expanding...

Stora Enso awaits recovery

Things aren't looking so good at the moment for Finnish packaging giant Stora Enso. The company has reported a sharp drop in third-quarter operating profit,...

Packing a punch

It's been a good year for global packaging giant Pactiv. The firm recently acquired the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn, and was even named as...

Russian seeks partner

One of Russia's largest manufacturer of pasta and baked products, Magadan Makaronnaya Fabrika, is seeking a US partner to form a food processing joint venture...

Deal converted

Finnish packaging giant Metso has reached an agreement of the sale of its Converting group to Swiss firm Bobst Group. The deal is worth in...

Pactiv director packs his bags

US-based packaging firm Pactiv has announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Paul Stecko. The company claims that the resignation was...

WBD feeds demand in Ukraine

It would appear that Eastern Europe's appetite for yoghurts and milk-based desserts is growing. Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) has just installed a new €7...

Schneider Electric static

Third quarter results released today by Schneider Electric suggest that the market for plant operations technology, especially in Europe, is going through a continued period...

Crown in the black

Crown Holdings, the US-based global packaging provider, has announced a drop in its quarterly earnings to the end of September following a change in its...

New plant for Russian brewer

Furthering its ambitious expansion plans, Russian restaurant and brewery group Tinkoff has announced that together with leading German brewer Krones it is to build a...

Can-Pack opens factory in Ukraine

Polish packaging provider, Can-Pack , has confirmed the opening of an aluminium can factory in Ukraine. The opening is in line with the company's intentions to...

Alcoa closes the deal

Alcoa has announced that its Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI) business is set to expand further into the $100 million dairy packaging business. The company...

Astaris consolidates phosphate operations

Phosphate technology company Astaris, hit by a weaker economy and rising competition, yesterday unveiled a restructuring plan designed to cut costs and boost revenue for...

Grab-bag meals boom

Kwoks Foods, a leading UK supplier of oriental ready meals, is expanding production capacity at its factory five fold, following the success of its grab-bag...

Avery sells European division

Avery Dennison, a leading US packaging provider, has completed the sale of its package label converting business in Europe to CCL Industries, a label and...

Location, location, location

One of the key issues raised by the European Union negotiators at the recent World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun was the importance of protecting...

Pactiv buys APET packager

Pactiv, the global packaging provider, has bought up the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Company in the US. The assets are related to the manufacture...

Foss streamlines

Next month two subsidiaries of the Denmark based Foss Group - Foss Electric and Foss Tecator, will be merged in an effort to maintain future...

Ravioli launches new production facility

Russian food processor Ravioli has opened a new production facility to produce finished frozen meat and poultry under its Polnostyu Gotovy Product (Totally Ready Product)...

Ionics restructures

Ionics has announced a conference call to discuss the initiation of a restructuring programme, intended to improve financial performance through a realignment of its management...

Lorenz Snacks may shift production to Poland

Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World, of Hannover, Germany, has said that it is considering concentrating the production of one of its speciality products, Laugengebäck crackers, to its...

New facility for MRC

The Manchester Rusk Company, which specialises in the production of high quality glazes, coatings, marinades, seasonings and sauces for the food industry, is now operating...

Chesapeake upgrades Scottish plant

Chesapeake has completed a $16-million (€14.3m) modernisation project at its specialty paperboard packaging plant in East Kilbride, Scotland. The plant produces a wide range of...