Breaking News on Dairy Processing & Markets

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

Tetra Pak: ‘Our job doesn’t end until a product is a proven success in the market’

Tetra Pak has created a Marketing Services programme, supporting F&B brands to develop an idea into a product, design package and launch.

News in brief

Freudenberg-NOK puts the seal on hygiene

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has introduced washers used with standard screws in the splash zones of dairy operations.

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.


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...

Tetra Pak aseptic carton bottle given FDA stamp of approval

Tetra Pak's Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle has been approved for use by US authorities.


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.

EC funded project examining use of high voltage nano pulses to sterilize raw milk

The European Commission (EC) is part-funding a project that will examine the use of high voltage electric nano pulses to sterilize raw milk.

Chinese drinking yogurt growth 'illustrates the scale of opportunity': Tetra Pak

Growth in demand for drinking yogurt in China "illustrates the scale of opportunity" such products present, says Tetra Pak.

'The only hurdle we face is the regulatory hurdle': photopurification pioneer SurePure

Only regulation hinders widespread use of photopurification technology in the dairy sector, says SurePure.

Some US consumers turned off by process behind Fairlife: Euromonitor

Some US consumers are turned off by the process behind Coca-Cola’s high-protein, lactose-free Fairlife milk, according to Euromonitor.

SIG Combibloc & Nestlé Mexico expand ‘Coffee Mate’ range

‘Beverage portions sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake’

Beverage portion sizes are decreasing due to consumer concerns about sugar and calorie intake and plant-based alternatives to dairy products are finding a ready market with consumers, according to SIG...

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

Vacuum skin packaging use growing – I.DEA PACK

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

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once...

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Tetra Pak and JUST Goods launch carton bottle made from 50% paper

Tetra Pak has partnered with JUST Goods to launch JUST Water in Tetra Top, a carton bottle made from 50% paper.

‘Small format packs expected to grow more than 50% until 2020’

SIG Combibloc launches smallest carton for first time in Indonesia

SIG Combibloc has launched its smallest carton pack 80ml into Indonesia for the first time.

Brazilian firm doubles shelf life of fresh milk with silver nanoparticles

Brazilian nanotechnology firm Nanox claims to have doubled the shelf life of fresh milk by incorporating silver-based nanoparticles into plastic milk bottles.

Consumers favour pouches over glass, paper and metal packaging

Global demand for pouches to grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017

Global demand for pouches in the food market will grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017 – a 14.9% increase in the total food pouches market size, according to Canadean.

GEA acquires Italian mozzarella and pizza cheese equipment firm CMT

GEA has acquire CMT, an Italian company that specialises in equipment for the production of mozzarella and pizza cheese.

Developing markets show more concern for environmentally sound packs than developed ones: Tetra Pak

Consumers demonstrate growing interest in environmentally sound packaging, with shoppers in developing countries wishing to secure a cleaner environment for their children, according to Tetra Pak. 

Coveris Rigid signs deal for first UK lightweight closure caps with Arla Foods

Coveris Rigid has developed and put into production what it claims to be the lightest 38mm tamper evident cap for the dairy and beverage market, signing a deal with Arla...

JBT Corporation acquires Stork Food & Dairy Systems for €47m

JBT Corporation has acquired Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS), a filling and sterilization solutions provider for €47m.

Key Industry Events