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November 29th, 2012

Simply put in the formula [Profits = plant sales x plant gross margin x % increase in overall equipment effectiveness], the ultimate challenge for food and drink manufacturers is to increase the profitability of companies through increased efficiencies in the production process.

On November 29, OperationalEfficiency2012 brings together some of the shrewdest experts working in and alongside the trade to look at areas of crucial interest to the industry: effective use of technology and energy use throughout the supply chain; smart hygienic design and maintenance, plus efficient water use.

Conference programme webinars:
Synerlink - Arcil - WC - SL - FPD - November - 2012 - Operational Efficiency Excellence Through Line Integration

Operational Efficiency Excellence Through Line Integration - by Synerlink

Charles-Antoine Freiher - Synerlink

Fulfilling consumer product requirements and therefore packaging can add production line complexity and challenges. Typically, changeovers...

SGS-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Improving Energy Efficiency and Saving Costs: Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

Improving Energy Efficiency and Saving Costs: Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry - by SGS

Ana Inacio - SGS, Eric Huang - SGS

Food manufacturing is one of the nation’s largest manufacturing sectors in most countries. A rising...

Linx-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Reducing Production Costs, SKUs & Waste Through Efficient Coding & Marking Techniques

Reducing Production Costs, SKUs & Waste Through Efficient Coding & Marking Techniques - by Linx Printing Technologies

Jason Remnant - Linx Printing Technologies

Today's economic climate has put businesses under some of the most significant financial pressure the...

TetraPak-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Maintenance Services – Taking Your Operational Efficiency to a Higher Level

Maintenance Services – Taking Your Operational Efficiency to a Higher Level - by Tetra Pak

Annelie Olsson - Tetra Pak, Jesper Romell - Tetra Pak, Johan Paulsson - Tetra Pak

We know that Tetra Pak can maximize your operational efficiency. Great performance can be achieved...

Burkert-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Three Different Parallel Approaches to Automation - Each Equally as Important

Three Different Parallel Approaches to Automation - Each Equally as Important - by Burkert

Greg Sutcliffe - Burkert, Marc Klingler - Burkert

In every processing plant, automation is probably one of the most common topics in our...

Multivac-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Achieve Maximum Efficiency in the Thermoform Packaging Process

Achieve Maximum Efficiency in the Thermoform Packaging Process - by Multivac

Natalie Schmid - Multivac

The efficiency of the thermoform packaging process can be optimized through different drivers along the...

Mettler Toledo-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Increasing Operational Efficiency With High Performance Weighing, Measuring and Inspection Solutions and Serv...

Increasing Operational Efficiency With High Performance Weighing, Measuring and Inspection Solutions and Services - by Mettler Toledo

Ilya Kurbatsky - Mettler Toledo, Stefan Bardeck - Mettler Toledo, Urs Berli - Mettler Toledo

Choosing the right technology for your particular processes and needs and exploiting it to its...

Norgren-WC-SL-FPD-November-2012-Delivering Engineering Advantage by Reducing Energy And Operating Costs

Delivering Engineering Advantage by Reducing Energy And Operating Costs - by Norgren

David P Whelan - Norgren

Traditional pneumatic control involves a complex arrangement of valves, actuators, flow controls and sensors, often...

8th March 2012

Growing consumer pressure for green products along with the promise of brand enhancement and greater market share mean that sustainability is the packaging megatrend that every company wants to tap into.

The market for sustainable and green packaging is forecast to be worth just under US$108bn in 2011 – with the prospect of consistent growth over the next decade, according to industry analysts Visiongain.

As brand owners seek to meet consumer preference for sustainable products, manufacturers will continue to come under pressure to use eco-friendly materials and reduce the adverse environmental impact of packaging in landfill.

However, challenges remain in terms of higher costs for renewable materials combined with limitations on their performance.

Technological advancements related to light weighting packaging, the adoption of production methods that require low-energy consumption and the ability to adapt materials from renewable sources will continue to drive innovation and growth.

The Sustainable Packaging Virtual Conference will explore how the industry can meet eco-challenges while containing costs and guaranteeing that packaging does its main job – keeping food safe, nutritious and appealing from factory to fork.

Conference programme webinars:
Can Packaging ever be sustainable?

Can Packaging ever be sustainable?

Julian Carroll - H.C. Services International, Oliver Nieburg - Confectionery News

Packaging market overview Definition of sustainability Market analysis & trends

What technologies are going to lead the future of sustainable packaging?

What technologies are going to lead the future of sustainable packaging?

Ben Bouckley - BeverageDaily.com, Andy Sweetman - Innovia Films, Andrew Streeter - Datamonitor

Part One: Andrew Streeter, Director & Research Fellow Pack-Track, Datamonitor  •Which sustainable packaging technologies are going to thrive...

Ecological & economical: Balancing the technology

Ecological & economical: Balancing the technology

Philippe Roulet - Nestle, Tom Eagan - PMMI, Rory Harrington - FoodProductionDaily.com

Part one: Philippe Roulet, Head of Global Packaging, Materials & Training, Nestle S.A  • Packaging contributes to sustainability •...

VE-SP12-WC-SL-FPD-May-2012-Glass, The sustainable Packaging Choice

Glass, The sustainable Packaging Choice - by O-I

Viivika Remmel - O-I

There are so many reasons to love glass. Glass is pure and trustworthy. It comes...

VE-SP12-WC-SL-FPD-May-2012-Environmental Footprints-The Full Story

Environmental Footprints – The Full Story - by Ardagh Group

Michael Sturges - Ardagh Group, Steffen Seehausen - Ardagh Group

Sustainability is a hugely complex issue involving a diverse range of issues and considerations. There...

October 20th, 2011

The globalisation of the food industry coupled with stricter regulatory oversight means the ability to guarantee the shelf life of products has become essential.

Longer supply chains provide significant opportunities for brand owners to broaden their market reach. But such prospects rely on technical innovation to extend the shelf life of foodstuffs as they travel greater distances across the globe.

These trends, combined with the burgeoning consumer appetite for more natural tasting processed foods, have spurred the emergence of a raft of novel technologies that seek to maintain food quality while lengthening shelf life.

High pressure processing, active and intelligent packaging and predictive modelling are all driving advances as packaging and processing technology providers bid to meet consumer and food manufacturer aspirations.

The Controlling Shelf Life Virtual Conference 2011 will bring together leading industry voices in these key areas to discuss cutting edge technology, market trends and brand owner requirements.

Conference programme webinars:
Active packaging – how to design a system that works

Active packaging – how to design a system that works

Kay Cooksey - Clemson University, Rory Harrington - FoodProductionDaily.com

Active Packaging is an exciting area of development for the extension of shelf life and...

Spoilage models - taking the bug out of the supply chain

Spoilage models - taking the bug out of the supply chain

Ben Bouckley - BeverageDaily.com, Gail Betts - Campden BRI

The food industry has become increasingly focused on developing different 'what if' scenarios when reformulating...

VE-CSL11-WC-SL-FPD-May-2012-Seal Integrity

Seal Integrity - by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products

David Voisin - DuPont

The purpose of a package is to preserve food. In a multilayer structure, the correct...

VE-CSL11-WC-SL-FPD-May-2012-Quality Retention, Shelf Life Extension

Quality Retention, Shelf Life Extension - by Multisorb Technologies

David Payne - Multisorb, Kay E. Krause - Multisorb

Retaining quality and extending the shelf life of packaged foods can be a challenge. Oxygen,...

HPP – how to overcome the cost challenge and double shelf-life

HPP – how to overcome the cost challenge and double shelf-life

Jane Byrne - FoodNavigator.com, Wouter de Heij - TOP

High pressure processing (HPP) is one of the most exciting new technologies, opening up considerable...