BOPP film producer Treofan has created film types HNA, HND and HLD which can be processed at temperatures of up to 60°C (140°F) at the forming collar.
A new hybridised pollen, developed by a former Nasa scientist, can be fed to bees to create a new species of “designer honey” for use by diabetics.
ABB has said food-grade and ISO 4 versions of its latest family of robots will be available next year.
Lamb Weston/Meijer, a joint venture between US-based ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Food, has invested $150m to upgrade its potato processing plant in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
As part of its strategy to drive growth, create value, and improve profitability, food processing equipment provider JBT Corporation has purchased the assets of Wolf-tec, Inc for $54m.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from PLA (polylactide) bioplastic.
Blendhub Corp, a food powder ingredients company, has launched an IT Excellence Center specializing in MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software for food production plants.
GEA has invested in a supercomputer that it claims has elevated it to a "league of its own" in terms of spray drying simulation.
Cargill, Mars UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland, and PepsiCo UK & Ireland opened their factory doors to young students to promote careers in F&B engineering this month.
In food and beverage manufacturing, water quality can significantly affect both the process and the product. Soon, manufacturers will have a tool to simplify evaluation and optimization of their water treatment systems.
The Wipak Group has expanded in China, opening a factory in Changshu near Shanghai.
Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.
Alfa Laval has won a $10m order to supply equipment to Donbiotech starch processing plant in Russia, with delivery expected in 2015.
McCain, Randstad, Leclerc, The Food Bank and Gappi have developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers to make soup.
FlexLink will launch a conveyor with improved hygiene for direct food contact in agreement with European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines next year.
BEMA (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) brought together its exhibiting members at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, recently.
Clearfleau has built an on-site industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Nestlé's Fawdon confectionery factory, near Newcastle in the UK, which makes gums, pastilles and Rolo chocolates.
Debuting as the biggest food and beverage processing event in the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia (MEASA) region, Gulfood Manufacturing welcomed more than 1,100 suppliers from 52 countries to the show floor in Dubai last week.
Gary Maus, VP of sales and marketing at KHS USA talks us through the company’s filling technology on show at Pack Expo 2014, and claims the Innofill Glass Micro filler has set an industry ‘gold standard’ among craft brewers.
Bosch Packaging will officially open two offices in Africa next year, in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos in Nigeria to produce packaging for commodities including rice, sugar, pasta and biscuits.
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