Breaking News on Confectionery & Biscuit Processing

Behind the brand: Agency talks challenges of Mondelēz gum rebrand across Europe

Mondelēz International invested in a European-wide revamp of its regional gum brands this year and the agency involved said consistency demands were the biggest challenge.

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Positive displacement pumps protect confectionery, says Watson-Marlow

Positive displacement pump technology can protect viscous confectionery, according to one firm behind the machinery.

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Wrigley packs more gum pieces with compact invention

Wrigley has filed a patent for a foldable compact gum packet that can carry more pieces than the average tab pack.

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ConfectioneryNews gears up for Pack Expo

ConfectioneryNews will be reporting from Pack Expo in Las Vegas this month to bring you the latest on processing and packaging innovations in the industry.

GEA, Niro, Siemens in $30m auction selling off food processing equipment

A large-scale equipment auction is selling off barely used machinery from GEA, Niro, Siemens and other big names.

Polyphenol inspired coatings kill bacteria on contact

Green tea leaves, red wine, dark chocolate and cacao beans can be used to make an antibacterial coating, according to US researchers.

The robotic icing on the cake

Quasar Automation has completed the development of its 3D vision and laser robot that is set to shake up the previously labor intensive manual operation of icing cakes.

Pathogen-busting films created with high flavanol cocoa

Researchers have created antimicrobial packaging films containing high flavanol cocoa extracts that they say inhibits the growth of pathogens like listeria, E-coli and salmonella in food products.

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Discovery Foils bought out of administration by Moneta Packaging

Discovery Foils has been sold to a Slovakian packaging business, saving 14 jobs after the firm became insolvent last month.

Auction at Nestle plant offers sweet deals

Auctioneer Harry Davis & Co. is auctioning off assets from an old Nestle facility in MN, promising a wide range of processing equipment at bargain prices.

Transparent packaging clearly impacts eating habits

An industry study shows consumers respond positively to food packaging that gives a clear view of the edibles inside.

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Paxiom enters flow wrapping

The Paxiom Group has entered the flow wrapping industry having launched a machine capable of wrapping confectionery such as individual mints and chocolate bars.

TerraCycle and Cadbury launch sweet wrapper assault on Asian market

New Jersey-based TerraCycle, which collects non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste, has partnered with major corporation Mondelez International, which owns Cadbury, to launch a recycling waste campaign on the Asian market.

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Arcor switches to BOPP film for Bon o Bon Brand

Argentinean confectioner Arcor has introduced new sustainable packaging for its Bon o Bon brand.

Jacquot aims for chocolatey printing perfection

French chocolatier Jacquot has installed two new CJ400 printers from Linx Printing Technologies as it replaces printers across its factory in Troyes, France.

“Grip pack” is the new black

RPC Kerkrade has developed two user-friendly “grip pack” bottles for Dreidoppel, a manufacturer of specialist bakery, confectionery and ice cream ingredients in Langenfeld, Germany.

High Resolution Gravure printing marks confectionery industry debut

Kinnerton Confectionery has become the first to use High Resolution Gravure printing in the industry for its freshly launched Magnum, Cornetto and Mini Milk chocolates.

‘Unique’ tilting mechanism allows versatile confectionery bagging, claims Paxiom

Paxiom Group has introduced a packaging machine that uses a tilting device making it capable of bagging both horizontally and vertically.

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Duyvis Wiener acquires Thouet

Dutch headquartered equipment supplier Royal Duyvis Wiener has acquired German firm Thouet Maschinenbau.

Software helps food firms wrestle with supply chain challenges

ToolsGroup offers software designed to help food and beverage processing firms improve supply-chain and sales/operations planning.

Bühler joins effort to aid food firms in developing countries

Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), a non-profit organization founded by General Mills, has added Switzerland-based food processing equipment firm Bühler to its group of food companies working to help food...

Cold-storage humidification sanitizes, disinfects

Smart Fog has launched a new cold-storage humidification system that sanitizes and disinfects at the same time.

Paxiom introduces candy weighing for first automation steps

The Paxiom Group has launched new candy weighers designed for low capacities that it claims could help small companies take their first steps towards automation.

FDA guide helps prevent intentional food contamination

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tool helps food processing facilities, transportation companies, retailers and others prevent intentional food contamination.

Just Born goes landfill free through energy-to-waste method

US confectioner Just Born is reusing or recycling all waste at its headquarters and main production plant after finding a solution to convert a portion of previously unrecyclable waste into energy....

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