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Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Dutch astronaut opens Royal Duyvis Wiener technology center

Astronaut André Kuipers, has opened a technology centre at Royal Duyvis Wiener’s HQ in Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands, claiming he wants to take Dutch cheese and chocolate on his next space mission.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays in the confectionery and bakery industry.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

PWR Pack expands its production facilities as it moves into 3D robotic grippers

PWR Pack, which supplies robotic packaging to the food manufacturing industry, is expanding its production facilities as it moves into 3D grippers.

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

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 joins Mars and IBM-led food safety consortium

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.

'Manufacturing breakthrough': Mondelēz nets high-speed gum cooling tech through partnership

Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.

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KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

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 opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

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.

‘The force is with’ magnet manufacturer as it launches ‘super strong’ magnet to extract iron particles from dairy and chocolate

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 launches accessories for chocolate and coffee analysis

Malvern Instruments has launched accessories to optimize particle size analysis of chocolate and coffee.

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Metal detection capability could set us apart from pack – Huer Foods

Safety is not an option it is a required investment, according to Huer Foods.

Cryogenic freezing aids cookie manufacturing, says Linde exec

An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

South African population to increase by 7 million by 2050

Eagle Product Inspection strengthens its market position in Africa

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.

Kayco launches Chocolate Leather to appeal to better for you segment

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 launches the chocMELTER to melt, warm or manually temper small or medium batches of chocolate

Krea Swiss has launched the chocMELTER warming tank for melting, heating and manually tempering chocolate.

BillerudKornäs sells first durable pack for sprinkles, candy, sugar & licorice to VetiPak

BillerudKornäs has sold its first FreeFormPack to VetiPak, one of the biggest co-packers in Europe, in partnership with Italian machinery manufacturer Curti.

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

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.

Treofan makes its biggest investment in 10 years with €30m five-layer label and packaging film plant

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.

Online biscuit printing with caramel can replace inflexible rollers, says Procys

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.

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