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Pladis appoints Bosch as favored technology supplier

United Biscuits owner Pladis signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bosch Packaging Technology at Interpack 2017.

Weaver Nut Company to boost production by 70% with Bell-style chocolate panning machine

Molded chocolate manufacturer Weaver Nut Company has added a new chocolate panning machine and polishing pans to meet its growing customer base.

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GEA sees rise in label-on-a-stick lollipops

GEA showcased its Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine at Interpack which is fitted with labelers for placing labels inside a wrapping film and on a stick.

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GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuted its Comas cupcake production line and Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookie manufacturing at Interpack.

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Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

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APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

OAL’s APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) Robotic Weighing Station created a buzz at Interpack this week (May 4-10) signing autographs for guests.

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Gerstenberg Services launches Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger for margarine production

Gerstenberg Services has launched a Polaron Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger (SSHE) for direct cooling with the natural refrigerant CO2 to improve cooling capacity for margarine production.

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‘The future depends on manufacturers taking control of quality and product safety issues’

Across the consumer goods industry, the future depends on manufacturers taking control of both quality and product safety issues, says Eagle product inspection.

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Mettler-Toledo gets more connected to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have started to facilitate a major paradigm shift in various manufacturing industries, according to Mettler-Toledo.

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Bühler debuts ChocoBotic robot technology and ChocoGenius

Bühler is demonstrating its molding plant ChocoBotic robot technology and online learning platform ChocoGenius at Interpack 2017.

ATS wants factory workers to ‘smell’ disasters before they happen

Equipment malfunction should be dealt with proactively at snack food manufacturing plants, Advanced Technology Services (ATS) has said.

Haribo to downsize two production sites in France

Haribo will downsize 15% of its workforce in France as part of restructuring plans to improve competitiveness and to focus on its first manufacturing plant in the US.

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

tna expands further into confectionery sector with NID acquisition

tna has expanded into the confectionery industry by acquiring NID in Australia, effective from today (March 6, 2017).

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Hershey looks to upgrade chocolate confectionery lab upon visiting AAK’s new innovation center

AAK has opened an innovation center in Edison, New Jersey, during which it highlighted some of the most up-to-date product making technologies to partners, including Hershey, Mondelēz and Barry Callebaut.

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Taza reduces dark chocolate bitterness through stone grinding process

Taza Chocolate has never conched its cocoa beans since it started 10 years ago in Somerville, Massachusetts, as the company believes stone grinding is the best way to reduce bitterness of dark chocolate.

Kinnerton Confectionery partners with OAL on label and date errors

Kinnerton Confectionery has partnered with OAL to install an autocoding system to check for label and date code errors.

Sales of APAC bakery & confectionery product inspection tech to grow 6.5% by 2025

The global outlook for bakery and confectionery product inspection technology sales will see steady growth up to 2025 with Asia Pacific (APAC) remaining the largest market.

Van den Bosch ensures hearts are not broken on Valentine’s Day

In the US alone, 58 million pounds of chocolate and 36 million heart-shaped boxes are sold during Valentines’ Day – worth $448m.

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

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