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HPC Compressed Air Systems launches Kryosec refrigerant dryer

HPC Compressed Air Systems has launched a Kryosec refrigerant dryer range to operate on compressed air flow rates from 0.35 to 4.5 m³/min (12.3 to 159cfm) and in applications with ambient temperatures up to +50ºC.

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What do you do? Chris Holland, Holmach?

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Chris Holland, managing director, Holmach, to dispel the myths of thermal processing around 'canned mush' and the rise of microwaveable doypacks.

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Cavitus opens an office in Switzerland

Cavitus has opened its first European office in Zug, Switzerland.

Clariant to develop Australian market with masterbatches plant

Construction has begun on a Clariant masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia, to open in the fourth quarter 2014.

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies and Multivac.

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Head of the class: School offers food processing courses

Genesee Community College (GCC) is poised to kick off its fall semester, welcoming students looking for a lucrative career in food production.

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Azersun calls on Olympus Automation to feed trapped Mount Sinjar refugees

Olympus Automation is flying application specialist Stuart Rigby to an undisclosed location in Turkey to provide training on its Steam Infusion technology before it is deployed to feed refugees in Northern Iraq.

Food storage firm hits 12% energy savings

The oldest cold-storage company in the US has implemented an energy management plan that has put it on the path to cutting its power bills by 12%.

Meat industry reacts to Russian ban

There has been mixed reaction to news of Russia’s import ban yesterday (7 August), with some associations shrugging it off, and others calling for action to be taken.

Chosen for frozen: Researcher awarded for food-freezing technology

The Frozen Food Foundation has saluted a Washington State food scientist with its fifth annual Freezing Research Award for advancing technology in the field.

Watt’s gets a handle on efficiency with JDA software

A large food and beverage processing company in Chile has installed manufacturing planning software to streamline its end-to-end operations.

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Cambridge conveyor lands halal certification

The company’s metal conveyor belts are the only ones in the US to be certified acceptable for food products consumed by observant Muslims.

Optimizing bakery production: Modified genetic algorithm most ‘promising method’

Using a modified genetic algorithm (MGA) to design scheduling plans in an industrial bakery can save costs and resources, scientists say.

Meat prices are beefing up

Food producers are feeling the heat as the cost of red meat continues surging, but analysts anticipate the trend likely will cool later in the year.

Smooth sailing: Key conveyors add contaminant-resistant stainless steel

Key Technology has reworked its vibratory conveyors with a stainless-steel rotary finish to resist bacterial attachment.

Movable feast: Cambridge open conveyor for meat and poultry

The DuraFlex Edge open-design conveyor belt is designed for lean, clean meat and poultry processing.

Fabcon Food Systems upgrades crisp packaging machines in South Africa

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has developed a range of packaging machines with NPS (National Packaging Systems) in South Africa, which can replace old bag makers on Wright Machinery with the same footprint, at higher speeds.

Tailor made: Custom food producer expands with ERP software

Surlean Foods, a producer specialized in custom products and dishes for food clients nationwide, is installing enterprise resource planning software from Deacom to facilitate and streamline expansion.

Small stuff: Corn processing machines geared toward the little guys

Hughes Equipment is offering two small-scale corn processing machines designed for operations with lower capacity and smaller footprint than other processors.

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