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Unisys wins 3-year IT contract at EFSA

Unisys Corporation has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract as part of a consortium to deliver IT services and support for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Rockwell Automation partners with food firm to implement Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide

Rockwell Automation has secured a contract with a large food manufacturer to implement its Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide.

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EPAL records 3% growth of euro pallets in 2014

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has recorded a production of 66.3 million of EPAL euro pallets in 2014 with 3% growth compared to 2013.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodtEC 2015

Bartec Benke sees roaring trade with Tiger milk measuring system

Bartec Benke claims to have seen a roaring trade with its Tiger milk measuring system, as Bartec closes its largest acquisition to date with Top Group.

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the use of nanotech in foods and supplements. The document recommends corporate transparency and...

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Dematic Material Handling & Logistics Conference

Condoleezza Rice, who served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at Dematic’s 30th Annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference (September 13–16)...

Clients include Coca-Cola, Fanta and Heineken

CYMK colours ‘pop’ for CTI thermochromic plastic packaging

Chromatic Technologies (CTI) a manufacturer of thermochromic packaging material, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Fanta and Heineken, has launched all pantone colors for its PowerCapsules plastic technology. 

Geo-Tech Polymers gets US FDA green light on its recycled plastics

Geo-Tech Polymers and Intertek has received a letter of non-objection from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)to remove inks and coatings from plastics recycling it into clear reuse opportunities....

Toyo Ink Group merges two Taiwan subsidiaries

Toyo Ink Group has merged two wholly-owned subsidiaries Toyo Ink Chemicals and Toyo Ink Taiwan into a single operating entity.

Tetra Pak turns recyclable cartons into fireworks

Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.

People on the move February 2015

Industry Movers February 2015: Comexi, Petainer, ILIP and Toray

Who made it into the second industry movers gallery of 2015 in the processing and packaging arena?Comexi, Petainer, RPC, Tetra Pak, ILIP, CPI, SGL Co-packing and Toray all feature.To get your jobs...

NTF-Aalborg launches stainless steel system to protect and guard food processing machines

NTF-Aalborg has launched Competition-Line, a stainless steel system for protecting and guarding food processing machines, initially targeting the German market. 

Special edition: Lubricants

Klüber Lubrication designs oil for overhead conveyors in meat

Klüber Lubrication has developed Klüberfood NH1 CX 4-220 oil, specially designed for overhead conveyors in the meat industry, based on a combination of an adhesive synthetic oil with other fluids,...

Special edition: Lubricants

ExxonMobil and Energy Consulting Allgäu to advise firms on how to make energy savings with food machinery lubricants

ExxonMobil has partnered with Energy Consulting Allgäu to advise food processors and manufacturers on how to achieve ISO 50001 energy management certification.

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Norbert Dentressangle wins prestigious Nestlé supplier award

Norbert Dentressangle has been named as Nestlé’s best locally managed supplier at the manufacturer’s inaugural supplier awards. 

Nestlé partners with BJM Pumps to dispose of its wastewater

Nestlé has enlisted the help of BJM Pumps to dispose its caustic and acidic wastewater, laden with solids, fibers and fats from a factory in North America.

Guest article

Why demand for thin walled food containers is growing

‘There has been a rapid growth in thin walled packaging, mostly for injection moulding and thermoforming applications, such as containers and lids for both food and non-food products.

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United Fresh Women in Produce nominations open

The United Fresh Produce Association has opened nominations for the 2015 Women in Produce honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce on June 9, at United...

Packaging Innovations 2015

Manufacturers called into question on poor recycling figures on PET vs ultra-clear PP pots and trays

Milliken and Boomerang Plastics opened the debate on recycling PET bottles and the advantages of ultra-clear polypropene (PP) pots and trays at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham last week.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Live debate: Flexo or digital - competing or complementary?

Flexographic printing is one of the most common label printing techniques within the food and beverage industry, but thanks to its fast turnaround and flexibility, digital is catching up.

Five-year strategy to address robotics, traceability, shelf-life

Growing concern for skills shortage in science and engineering in food supply chain

Innovate UK, a government agency that helps FMCG firms grow, is developing a five-year strategy to address robotics, traceability, shelf-life and food production systems and resource efficiency.

Not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements

Registrar Corp claims not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements as it celebrates National Canned Food Month this February.

Labor Secretary, senators urge resolution

Labor slowdown at West Coast ports costing food companies millions each day

A labor slowdown at 29 US West Coast ports is costing US food manufacturers untold millions of dollars each day, and there is as yet no end in sight.

Barry Callebaut adds US plant in World's Finest Chocolate outsourcing deal

Barry Callebaut has entered a long-term agreement to supply industrial chocolate to World's Finest Chocolate and has leased the latter’s Chicago plant.

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