PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.
From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show at ISM and ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, (January 31-February 3).
Bio-Rad Laboratories has joined a consortium set up by IBM Research and Mars to categorize microorganisms and what influences their activity in a normal factory environment.
Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.
ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.
EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of international firms moving to Brazil.
Goudsmit Magnetic Group, which works with Heinz, Nestlè and Barry Callebaut, has launched a EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) approved magnet called Hydrohansu, which extracts tiny iron (Fe), AISI 304 and 316L particles in the dairy and chocolate industry.
Malvern Instruments has launched accessories to optimize particle size analysis of chocolate and coffee.
Safety is not an option it is a required investment, according to Huer Foods.
An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.
Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with J-Pak, in Africa, to distribute its x-ray inspection systems for applications including bakery, dairy, snacks, confectionery, cereals and grains.
Kosher product manufacturer Kayco has launched Chocolate Leather, a chewy candy bar lower in calories, fat and sugar than an average chocolate bar.
Krea Swiss has launched the chocMELTER warming tank for melting, heating and manually tempering chocolate.
BillerudKornäs has sold its first FreeFormPack to VetiPak, one of the biggest co-packers in Europe, in partnership with Italian machinery manufacturer Curti.
Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.
Trefoan invited guests including Bosch, Nestlé, Mars and Danone, to see what it claims to be one of the largest production lines in Europe for five-layer label and packaging film last week.
French equipment supplier Procys has developed an industrial online printing system using caramel-based food inks that it claims offers biscuit manufacturers flexibility to produce personalized products at scale.
Secomak, which solves moisture related issues for customers including Coca-Cola, Nestlè, Danone and PepsiCo, is seeing a growing demand for its drying technology for the confectionery and dairy industry in the Middle East.
Franklin Farms East (FFE) in New Jersey, US, which produces dry milk and non-dairy food products used in baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products has installed a Flexicon bulk bag discharger and bag dump station to bring its blending in-house.
Bühler Group has acquired chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex, which will be integrated into its Business Area Consumer Foods division.
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