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'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm oil linked to deforestation, Malaysia's minister for plantations and commodities warns: "We will react and respond accordingly to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil."

Published: 21-Jun-2017

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Bosch Packaging Technology biscuits Interpack

Andreas Schildknecht,

global product manager - Bosch Packaging Technology

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.

Published: 17-May-2017

GEA sees rise in label-on-stick lollipops

GEA Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine

Angelic van der Rijken,

product manager, - GEA Aquarius lollipop equipment,

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.

Published: 16-May-2017

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

Marco Gandini,

VP, head of bakery applications, - GEA

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

Published: 15-May-2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofanphthalate-free packaging and mineral oil barriers

Jürgen Schischko

Technical service director - Treofan

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

Published: 11-May-2017

‘Cows head’ sliced cheese packs, small pouch formats and paper packaging take centre stage at Mondi

paper packaging Mondi Interpack

Bettina Haidvogl

marketing specialist, - Mondi

Mondi has expanded its packaging portfolio based on current trends, differentiating its products at the point of sale.

Published: 10-May-2017

Food Starter helps entrepreneurs break into the competitive food and beverage industry

Food Starter helps entrepreneurs break into food and beverage industry

Launching a food business takes more than secret family recipe – it also takes money, equipment, space and in-depth knowledge about regulations, distribution and marketing, which can be hard for some startups to coordinate by themselves. 

Published: 09-May-2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Marcia Pires

polymer science researcher - Braskem

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 a product is unfit for consumption.

Published: 09-May-2017

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

Mettler-Toledo Safeline metal detection systems

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

Published: 09-May-2017

Bosch moves to smaller packaging production, tapping the portion-control snack trend

Bosch moves to smaller, single-serve packaging production

Jason D'Arcy

Product Manager - Bosch

Producing smaller portion sized packaging for snack manufacturers will be Bosch’s next major focus, the packaging technology firm’s product manager, Jason D’Arcy, told BakeryandSnacks during the recent Snaxpo in Savannah, Georgia.

Published: 14-Apr-2017

Popping confection SoundyCandy goes sugarfree

Popping confection SoundyCandy goes sugarfree

Bodo Fritzching

Commercial Managing Director - Beneo-Palatinit

Turkish startup Toller Gida has collaborated with ingredients supplier Beneo for a sugar-free version of its hard-boiled sweet SoundyCandy.

Published: 06-Apr-2017

'Nextgen sweetener': Meringue kisses hold reduced sugar chocolate potential

Liteez meringue kisses hold reduced sugar chocolate potential

Noam Kaplan

CEO - Lampados International

Lampados International will launch a non-dissolvable version of its sugar-free meringue kisses as inclusions in chocolate bars and cookies.

Published: 27-Mar-2017

Katjes International CFO: Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe may have reached its limits

Katjes CFO: Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe has peaked

Stephan Milde

CFO - Katjes International

Sugar confectionery consumption in Europe may have peaked, but a spike in Germany’s birthrate signals hope for the future, says Katjes International’s CFO.

Published: 15-Mar-2017

E-commerce the ticket to Millennial candy and snack sales: Analysts

E-commerce the ticket to Millennial candy and snack sales

Larry Levin

EVP of Innovations - IRI

Confectionery and snack companies should up the focus on e-commerce sales in 2017, even though the online channel represents 1% of overall CPG sales volumes, say analysts at IRI and Barkley.

Published: 09-Mar-2017

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

Hershey looks to upgrade chocolate confectionery lab equipment

Linda Wright

Director of Chocolate Research - Hershey

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.

Published: 06-Mar-2017

Dutch baker Daelmans aims to take stroopwafels worldwide

Dutch baker Daelmans aims to take stroopwafels worldwide

Daelmans has been making the caramel waffles for over 100 years and today, is the worldwide market leader, producing several million of the speciality biscuits in its bakeries daily.

Published: 03-Mar-2017

Intelligent packaging hasn’t been successful in its worldwide adoption

Intelligent packaging hasn’t been successful worldwide

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 why they are doing it.

Published: 02-Mar-2017

Sacrificing taste for sugar reduction will ‘kill our category’: Barry Callebaut innovation chief

Warping taste to cut sugar will kill chocolate sector: Barry Callebaut

Peter Boone

Chief Innovation Officer - Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut’s head of innovation expects the chocolate industry will opt for natural fibers to gradually cut sugar and calories, but says uptake for sugar reduction remains low.

Published: 21-Feb-2017

Sports-themed confectionery tins popular with consumers

Sports-themed confectionery tins popular with consumers

Robert Toporowski

Project Manager - OEX Cursor

Cursor, part of OEX Group in Warsaw, Poland, has seen success with its confectionery tins featuring local football stars.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

E-tail-volution: Why confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectionery e-commerce strategies shouldn’t be put on hold

Confectioners need to act fast in developing e-commerce strategies because even though online retail remains a small channel, it is rapidly evolving.

Published: 10-Feb-2017

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Marie Bret

Export Manager - Deltasacs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

Published: 09-Feb-2017

Elephant-shaped gum: Wacker highlights 3D printer capabilities

Elephant-shaped gum: Wacker highlights 3D printer capabilities

Dr Martin Seizl,

Director, Gum, - Wacker

Wacker has demonstrated the personalized shapes it can produce for candy, which turns into chewing gum, on its 3D printer at ProSweets 2017.

Published: 08-Feb-2017

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummies

Antonia Kauter

product manager - Döhler

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Published: 06-Feb-2017

3D-printed candy selfies coming to theme parks

3D-printed candy selfies coming to theme parks

Melissa Snover

Managing Director - Magic Candy Factory

Katjes-owned company the Magic Candy Factory has introduced 3D Sweets Selfies, which it hopes will open up new channels for the industry at events and amusement parks.

Published: 03-Feb-2017

Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder 150th anniversary

Andreas Kopp creates replica tin for Nestlé milk powder

Monica Malonni-Kopp

General manager - Andreas Kopp

Andreas Kopp is helping Nestlé celebrate the 150th anniversary of its first ever milk powder with a replica tin.

Published: 03-Feb-2017

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