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Manufacturers are striving to increase the profitability of their companies through increased efficiency in the production process including energy use throughout the supply chain; smart hygienic design and maintenance, plus efficient water use. Follow innovation in confectionery manufacturing such as automatic robots and how the industry can leverage novel technologies like augmented reality.

Interpack 2017

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Flexible packaging, sufficient product protection, gentle packaging processes for crackers and cookies, are just some of the concerns manufacturers face, according to Bosch Packaging Technology.

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Interpack 2017

GEA sees ‘increasing interest in hygienic design and quick changeovers to meet “free-from” production needs’

GEA is seeing an increased interest in hygienic design and quick changeover technology to meet the “free-from” production needs and trends for a ‘one-stop shop’ concept.

Interpack 2017

ULMA Packaging thermoforming and flowrapping tech to break into new markets

ULMA Packaging says it wants to break into new markets with its thermoforming and flowrapping technology as its TSA 680 automatic tray sealer takes centre stage at Interpack.

Interpack 2017

Constantia Flexibles: ‘Current megatrends are affecting the development of packaging tech’

Urbanization, sustainability, changing demographics, brand protection, responsibility and globalization are six megatrends affecting the development of packaging technology today says Constantia Flexibles.

Interpack 2017

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.

Gerhard Schubert installs gentle handing packaging line for Bonomi

Italian confectionery manufacturer Bonomi has partnered with Gerhard Schubert to install a TLM packaging systems for gentle handling of products.

Peeps, Jelly Belly being out of stock at Walmart during Easter is ‘significant issue,’ Quri says

US shoppers may have found it more difficult to locate Peeps and Jelly Belly this past Easter at Walmart’s candy aisle compared to Cadbury, Dove, Hershey and M&M’s, says Quri....

Interpack 2017

‘More consumers are looking for products that are of superior value or higher quality’

Flexibility is the key to success, whether as a flexible business strategy or a product portfolio that can adapt to changing circumstances or consumer demands, says tna.

News in brief

Treofan creates matte effect film for potato chips, cookies & chocolate

BOPP specialist Treofan has created a matte film effect for potato chips, cookies and chocolate in response to consumer demand for retro-look packaging.

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....

ProSweets 2017

Intelligent packaging hasn’t been successful in its worldwide adoption

For the most part active intelligent packaging hasn’t been that successful yet and a lot of companies have done ‘bits and pieces’ but they haven’t spent enough time asking themselves...

SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

‘Doy bags conquer more supermarket shelves globally each year’

Bosch launches packaging microsite for confectionery, bakery and snack producers

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.

ProSweets 2017

Baker Perkins ServoForm Mini makes 3D lollipops

Baker Perkins is targeting niche manufacturers and start-up companies with its ServoForm Mini starchless small-batch depositor for confectionery.

Gum in developed markets needs a boost, Mintel analyst warns

As gum manufacturers are battling the sluggish category growth by developing new and bold flavors, some makers have gone in the other direction: Innovating the texture, according to a recent...

Belorussian confectioner turns wasted 'sweet water' into valuable fruit fillings

Belorussian confectioner Kommunarka is reusing its ‘sweet water’ - water used to rinse production lines which contains traces of sugar and sweeteners - to make fruit fillings for its chocolates,...

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E-commerce, intelligent packs & product recalls: ConfectioneryNews’ ISM and ProSweets debates

ConfectioneryNews and sister site BakeryandSnacks will host three panel discussions at the world’s largest candy show in Cologne.

ProSweets 2017 preview

Manufacturers to focus on ‘less is more’ in response to natural, sugar-free trends

Belgian Sweets Design, Döhler, Schur Flexibles, Fuji Packaging, GNT, Haas, Knobel, Loesch, Sopp Industrie, VEMAG, Wacker and Rudolf Wild are just some of the companies exhibiting at ProSweets Cologne 2017...

ProSweets 2017 preview

Intelligent packaging is a great idea but can manufacturers justify the cost?

ConfectioneryNews will dive into the topic of active and intelligent packaging at ProSweets Cologne, (January 29-February 1) in a panel discussion with four experts.

Americanna to expand distillation program after initial success with cannabis puffed gummies

'Garden-to-gummy' edibles confectioner Americanna has announced a new company-wide distillation program, called Pure Distillate, to make purer cannabis concentrate. 

Anellotech claims only large scale of using sustainable packaging can combat climate change

Anellotech to increase confectioners’ sustainable packaging with Bio-TCat

Bio-sourced chemicals producer Anellotech hopes to use its bio-polyethylene made from inedible sources to help confectioners reduce their carbon footprint to fight global warming.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. ...

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