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Supply Chain

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.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

‘Manufacturers are switching from hard wired to quick disconnect systems to reduce downtime’

More companies are switching from traditional hard wired systems which are labor intensive, to a quick disconnect design to reduce downtime when cables or connectors need to be replaced, according...

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Tecpro Australia redesigns Turbodisc tank washers

Tecpro Australia has re-designed its Turbodisc range, for small and medium process vessels, reactors, driers, granulators, storage tanks, tablet coating machines and IBCs.

People on the move July 2015

Industry Movers July 2015: Bühler, ILIP, Adept and Eurofins

Who made it into our industry movers gallery for July of 2015 in the processing and packaging arena?

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KM Packaging film protects ready-meals and prevents consumer ‘wrap rage’

KM Packaging Services has extended its KPeel range of lidding films, which it claims prevent breakage and seal failure, reducing food waste and spoilage.

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Sonoco to raise the price of uncoated recycled paperboard

Sonoco will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $45 per ton, effective with shipments in the US and Canada from August 31, 2015. 

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Fire breaks out at Smurfit Kappa plant

A fire started in a machine at a Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook paper mill in Snodland, Kent, UK, yesterday (August 12)

Roy Fowler, founder/sales director, UPM Conveyors

Friday Feature: ‘The need for speed has been a driver of change for the conveyor industry’

Roy Fowler, founding member of UPM started the company in 1975 from a bedroom in his house where he imported equipment from manufacturers in Denmark and Italy.

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Nestlé recognises Rockwell Automation for its technical procurement, MRO

Nestlé USA has awarded Rockwell Automation its 2014 North America Procurement Supplier of the Year award for technical procurement - maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).

Emerson creates a fizz improving champagne producer’s bottle line

Nicolas Feuillatte has partnered with Emerson to improve its bottling line, replacing a conveyor drive system without the need for an alignment controller.

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CMB Engineering expands its Academy with the 3400 Die Necker machine

CMB Engineering has expanded its Academy with the installation of the 3400 Die Necker multistage die necking machine. 

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PaperWorks to close Baie D’Urfe, Quebec manufacturing facility

PaperWorks Industries will close its Baie D'Urfé, Québec, Canada manufacturing facility at the end of February 2016, to optimize its folding carton production across its network of nine North American...

Tekni-Plex launches aluminum/foam liner for screwcaps to ‘support wine industry’s conversion to ROPP closures’

Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex has developed a laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to replace tin/Saran barrier liners commonly used for ROPP (roll-on, pilfer-proof) screwcaps for wine.

'RFID technology will continue to grow, and the food industry will be one of its biggest users'

Avery Dennison is running pilot programs on its RFID technology to trace fresh food throughout the supply chain

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) is running pilot programs on its RFID technology with retailers to trace fresh food, such as meat and poultry, throughout the supply...

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Boat to Plate mobile app traces the history of a fish through the supply chain

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland (GMRI) has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust Canada, and Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association to develop an app that tells people the...

People on the move June 2015

Industry Movers June 2015: O-I, Crown, SPX and Rockwell

Who made it into our industry movers gallery for June of 2015 in the processing and packaging arena?

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Munksjö to present Adercote papers for vegetable oil, wine & spirits at LabelExpo

Munksjö has expanded its range of release papers for silicone coating and face-stock label papers, debuting them at LabelExpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium, (September 29-October 2).

Endoline Machinery: Top tips on getting the best out of TCO

‘By ‘getting into bed’ with a reputable machinery supplier you can make your business more productive’

‘It’s a common fact UK manufacturers, particularly within the food industry, stall on investing in robotics and automation.

EuPC sets up 'Alliance for Polymers for Europe' to fight ‘unjustified' polymer crisis

The four largest national organisations representing the plastics packaging industry in Europe, Elipso (France), IK (Germany), BPF and PAFA (UK) have urgently called for polymer producers to accelerate restoration of...

Fortress Brazil moves into larger premises

‘Brazil is a powerhouse when it comes to food production’

Fortress Technology has moved its Brazil manufacturing facility into larger premises of 3000m², after an increase in demand thanks to new norms in the Brazilian market which has forced companies...

US trade associations co-fund MRF Material Flow Study to optimize recycling of their packaging after it turns to waste

Five national trade associations in the US have joined forces on a project to find out how materials flow through different types of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to understand how...

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CCL and Korsini to build IML factory in the US

CCL Industries has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing plant for in-mould-labels (IML) in Memphis, Tennessee, with Korsini, a European IML producer in Izmir, Turkey.

Transportation issues a top concern for CPG companies

Transportation issues are a top concern for many CPG companies, according to a survey by BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Tetra Pak expands its Hungary plant, increasing its product variants from 55 to 105

Tetra Pak has expanded its Budaörs factory in Hungary, investing in a production line for Tetra Brik Aseptic packaging material and a line for Tetra Recart.

Machine safety specialist says 'innovate or die'

Schmersal Group to expand its food production business in Brazil

The Schmersal Group has seen an above-average increase in demand for packaging and food machines from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and is expanding its Brazil subsidiary...

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