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FOODesign launches its vegetable chip batch fryers internationally

Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the US.

Pack Expo 2014

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery debuts its Split Hopper dry powder filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery which works with General Mills, Quaker Oats and Nestlé, will debut its 20-gallon Split Hopper for powder filling applications, including vertical form fill seal machines, at Pack Expo.

Pack Expo 2014

Luceo VisionRobots to check packaging and product integrity

Luceo has designed a vision kit that gives a robot eyes called VisionRobot, to check the conformity of products and integrity of the integrity of its packaging.

Luca Bernazzoli, sales director, SACMI Filling

SACMI keen to penetrate ‘very attractive’ beer filling market

Luca Bernazzoli from SACMI tells BeverageDaily.com that flexibility is the key trend in beverage filling, while the company is keen to penetrate a ‘very attractive’ beer market.

Advances in Beverage Filling Technology 2014: Special Newsletter

We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win that competitive edge by supplying customers with safer, tastier, higher quality products at prices that won't wipe out your margins.

CASE STUDY: BREWER FOCUSES ON LOW OXYGEN PICKUP & HYGEINE

Bavarian brewer Acrobrau boosts beer ‘taste stability’ with new Krones filler

Bavarian family brewer Acrobrau has installed a new filler from Krones, and brewery director Holger Fichtel explains how the equipment minimizes oxygen values and stabilizes beer taste.

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of aseptic filling.

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Schib Packaging talks openly about Hayssen acquisition

Schib Packaging exhibited at Simionato imPACKED for the first time this week following the announcement it has been bought out by Hayssen Flexible Systems.

Defatting oats for higher beta-glucan content: Study

Defatting oats creates more concentrated levels of dietary fiber, particularly beta-glucan, research suggests.

Venair unveils first conformable silicone hose for the food industry

Venair, which makes industrial silicone hoses for firms including Coca-Cola, has launched Vena MF-L, which it claims is the first conformable silicone hose on the market.

GEA Refrigeration Technologies restructures key account management

GEA Refrigeration Technologies, which makes industrial refrigeration systems, has changed its key account management structure this year. Paul Ryan is the key account manager for the segment.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms unveils HEPA-lite mobile cleanroom as it signs ME client

‘Manufacturers to deal with contamination at the point of exposure to the product’

Connect 2 Cleanrooms has launched HEPA-lite, a mobile, adjustable cleanroom unit which can be fitted at mission-critical elements of the manufacturing process line. 

JBT to debut Formcook acquisition at FoodTech

Food processing equipment manufacturer JBT has acquired Formcook, the long-established manufacturer of Teflon contact and combi cookers based in Helsingborg, Sweden.

News in brief

Tomra expands ZEA sorter range

Tomra Sorting Solutions has expanded its ZEA sorter range for the seed and fresh corn industry with a second camera module for inspecting both sides of the corn ear.

Patent Watch

Nestlé develops inkjet printing using only ‘kitchen cupboard’ ingredients

Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties chocolate and biscuits using only ingredients it claims consumers would be familiar with.

Whole new ball game: Double-ball lollipops to be a hit in Asia, says Baker Perkins

A novel lollipop shape featuring two hard candy balls allows confectioners to combine colors and flavors in a single product and could prove popular in Asia, says equipment supplier Baker Perkins.

News in brief

AmDough biscuit belts gain EC food contact approval

Ammeraal Beltech has received EC food contact approval for its AmDough rotary moulder belts.

Bühler Aeroglide to assess industrial-sized conveyor dryers for food production

Convection conveyor dryers can be a major source of lost revenue in food production and industrial applications with some operating 30% below their efficiency level, according to Joe Tordella, manager, Field Engineering, Bühler Aeroglide. 

News in brief

Pro Mach buys capping and bottling business Pace Packaging

Ohio-based Pro Mach has announced the acquisition of automated bottle unscrambler and orientor manufacturer Pace Packaging as it continues an M&A spending spree it started earlier this week.

News in brief

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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