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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.

Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

‘Product blending is becoming increasingly popular’ says tna as it launches VMBS for snacks and gummies

tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.

Bühler acquires Haas to add biscuit capabilities

The Bühler Group has acquired Austrian-based confectionery, biscuits and wafer equipment supplier Haas for an undisclosed sum.

The Navigator Group to acquire Sapal from Bosch Packaging

The Navigator Group has signed a contract to acquire Sapal from Bosch's Packaging Technology division.

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

Baker Perkins expands flat lollipop stick placer series securing a client win in Asia

Baker Perkins has expanded its ServoForm range for lollipop production with the flat lollipop stick placer.   

LoeschPack to investigate integration of robot kinematics in its machines

LoeschPack will investigate the integration of robot kinematics in its machines in response to demand for customization, says incoming MD Dr Thomas Cord.

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

EyeSucceed to address food safety issues with wearable technology

NSF International, which partnered with Google to pilot its EyeSucceed Smart Glasses, has been recognized as a ‘Glass Partner’ for food industry applications.

Schubert wins packaging contract with Belgian biscuit manufacturer

Belgian biscuit manufacturer Destrooper-Olivier has partnered with Gerhard Schubert after meeting them at the 2016 ProSweets trade fair in Cologne.

Apple iPhone iOS 11 available to the public in September

Talkin’ Things NFC Smart Packaging System integrates iPhone and Android

Talkin’ Things has created a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled Smart Packaging System that integrates iPhone and Android users.

Innovia creates Propafilm REF BOPP film for biscuits, bakery, confectionery & tea

Innovia has launched a Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film called Propafilm REF for biscuits, bakery, confectionery, dried foods and tea.

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.

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.

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