Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.
Rockwell Automation has updated its PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) with virtualisation, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities and will showcase the system at Achema (Frankfurt, June 15-19 2015).
The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp will cover the entire folding carton production process, from certified forest all the way to the store shelf next month.
Frontmatec has won an order from Atria to install an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) at its cutting and deboning factory in Nurmo, in Finland.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has installed two high-speed El-Exis SP injection moulding machines at Chilean plastics processor Envases CMF production facility in Pudahuel, Chile.
Pump Engineering has launched the CSF MAN range of cavity pumps for transferring products and ingredients in the food and beverage industry.
Treofan discussed its €35m five-layer line in Neunkirchen, Germany, and its HybraPack hybrid material pilot trials at its annual press meeting in Frankfurt, Germany today.
Wageningen UR is looking for companies to jointly launch a public-private partnership to answer questions about what consumers want in terms of biobased packaging of food products and how this...
India’s food minister believes the country would be a global food processing powerhouse were it not for its troubled supply chain.
Following successful pilot projects with Kellogg’s, Meadow Vale Foods and food processors ABP, Oxifree anti-corrosion resin has signed an agreement as the official supplier for Kellogg’s UK.
CSB-System has partnered with Freshway Foods to monitor its raw materials and ingredients throughout the process chain, to control costs, increase efficiencies, maintain quality and provide full traceability.
IMA Dairy & Food USA (formerly OYSTAR USA) has developed a thermoforming technology for its Erca EF Series of Form-Fill-Seal Machines to create proprietary shapes for cups and bottles at...
Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants, called Tetra Pak hot melt adhesives, in partnership with Henkel, for its own filling machines.
TRM Packaging, which manufactures and prints retail ready packaging, has added the next phase of automation as part of an £8m investment to increase plant capacity output by a third.
Grocery suppliers are being asked for their feedback on how the regulated retailers are complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice and on the impact of the Groceries Code...
SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association has launched Project Passport, alleviating challenges manufacturers face complying with food contact regulations in the US and the European Union.
Hillary Clinton will visit Capital City Fruit in Norwalk, Iowa, today (April 15) as part of her campaign trail to run for president in 2016.
Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.
Avery Dennison has filed a lawsuit at a court in Germany to stop UPM Raflatac from manufacturing, marketing, or selling Raflex MDO without a licence.
The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has called on all companies in the polymer industry to work together through a difficult period of stable or falling prices of polyethylene to...
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.
Cargill is on track to make its goal of completely sustainable palm oil supply by 2020, the company has said in its second palm oil progress update, summing up the...
Tomra Sorting Food is stepping up its focus on Japan by launching a Japanese-language website.
Novelis has launched evercycle, a 100% recycled aluminum sheet for food containers in North America with plans to expand the product globally as demand grows.
Replacing plastic trays with a cardboard system could allow US retailers to slash US bread prices while maintaining profit margins and lowering costs for manufacturers, says the maker of the...
SGS Supply Chain Solution has partnered with Trace One to utilise its T Transparency software to communicate more effectively across the supply chain on a cloud-based social network.