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Mars claims solid plant fat holds the key to caramel water migration issues

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Watertight idea? Mars files patent for multi-texture caramel

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Mars has filed a patent for ‘multi-texture’ caramel products, using a method that prevents moisture migration from caramel to crispy components without the need for a fat-based moisture barrier.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) QSR inclusions expansion

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

By Jenny Eagle

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

Fran Jimenez

Interpack 2014

Natra unwraps potential of ULMA confectionery machine

By Jenny Eagle

Natra and Grupo Bimbo are just some of the firms who have shown interest in the FR500 flow pack wrapper designed specifically for the bakery, confectionery and chocolate industry by ULMA Packaging.

Bossel with the Slug and Pile

Interpack 2014

Bosch launches ‘World first’ two-in-one biscuit machine

By Jenny Eagle

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a biscuit packaging line, which it claims is the first of its kind, capable of fast slug to pile changeovers, and vice versa, with the same feeding components.

Individually wrapped candies inside smaller flexible bags present a challenge for manufacturers aiming for portion controlled products

Special Edition: Consumer friendly confectionery packaging unwrapped

Getting portion controlled packaging under control

By Oliver Nieburg

Consumer demand is rising for portion controlled packs, but do existing packaging machines have everything under control?

Ecom denies that it has failed to make certification premium payments to farmers

Ecom-Armajaro denies failed co-op payments

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Ecom and Armajaro maintain they did not fail to pay farmers for certified cocoa beans as Ecom’s trading license is suspended and a media hotchpotch of leaked documents and official positions ensues.  

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