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What’s hot in refrigeration? tna Arctic packs refrigerated products like grated cheese

Following its acquisition of Sabalpack, tna has launched Arctic 3, which can wash down machines in cold processing environments and pack dairy products including grated cheese.

On-the-go drinks and personalized products: Tetra Pak eyes up new growth areas

Tetra Pak’s revenues reached €11.9 bn ($13.5bn) in 2015, a rise of 7.5% on the previous year.

Special Edition: Getting More From Your Milk

DSM’s Pack-Age opens up new markets for natural crust cheeses

DSM’s new Pack-Age is a moisture-permeable cheese membrane that can be used to pack and preserve natural crust cheeses.

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Synerlink takes over Dairy Pack

French packaging company, Synerlink, a division of the US Barry-Wehmiller company, has acquired the Spanish machine designer and manufacturer Dairy Pack.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

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GEA to equip new Danone production plant

GEA has received a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines.

Yogurt firm has ‘risen from the ashes’ and doubled production after fire

Greek yogurt manufacturer Kri-Kri has ‘risen from the ashes’ after a Christmas Eve fire two years’ ago and doubled production capacity, rebuilding a factory and installing an Ishida IX-GA-65100 X-ray inspection system for quality control checks.

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Multivac sees potential for growth following hay-milk cheese success

Multivac is gearing up for an expansion of its thermoforming packaging machines following sucess of Käserebellen, in Steingaden, Germany, which manufactures hay-milk cheese.

RPC Superfos answers Middle East trend with camel milk ice cream tubs

RPC Superfos has partnered with Al Ain Dairy Company in the UAE to launch ice cream made from camel’s milk in RingLock tubs.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Q&A: HP Hood on dairy innovation and the role of aseptic processing and packaging

Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy Show in Chicago.

DISPATCHES FROM IDFA INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW

Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Vacuum skin packaging use growing – I.DEA PACK

I.DEA PACK has developed its protruding vacuum skin application for one of its traysealing machines.

SIG Combibloc: ‘Growing importance of aseptic carton packs in North America’

Steuben Foods has installed a CFA1224-36 filling machine from SIG Combibloc, which can aseptically fill 24,000 small-format carton packs combiblocXSlim per hour.

Tetra Pak expands its Hungary plant, increasing its product variants from 55 to 105

Tetra Pak has expanded its Budaörs factory in Hungary, investing in a production line for Tetra Brik Aseptic packaging material and a line for Tetra Recart.

IMA and Senoble create proprietary shapes for cups and bottles to rival standard dairy molds

IMA Dairy & Food USA (formerly OYSTAR USA) has developed a thermoforming technology for its Erca EF Series of Form-Fill-Seal Machines to create proprietary shapes for cups and bottles at nearly the same cost as standard molds.   

Firm looking to develop printing inks and food quality assurance testing equipment

Tetra Pak launches Hot-Melt Adhesives and Lubricants

Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants, called Tetra Pak hot melt adhesives, in partnership with Henkel, for its own filling machines. 

Skåne Food and Packbridge create ‘Open Up’

Tetra Pak, Fonterra, BioGaia and BillerudKorsnäs in social media partnership

Skåne Food Innovation Network (SFIN) has partnered with Packbridge packaging organization to kickstart ‘Open Up’, a social media platform for people in the F&B industry.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015: Meiji and Refresco Gerber

‘The pressure is always: what’s next?’ Meiji on being proactive and the Japanese way of working

Developments in processing technologies can open doors for new products and product categories – but how do they make the leap from concept to convention? 

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