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Biofilm busting enzyme boosts plant hygiene caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination...

TNA appoints new European general manager

Food packaging and processing equipment supplier, Tna has appointed design engineer, Tim Moulsdale, as its new European general manager.

Arla to transfer its UK butter production to Westbury Dairies

Arla Foods is to end its reliance on imports from Sweden and Denmark rom August 2011 as it announces the transfer of its UK retail butter production to Westbury Dairies.

Exclusive interview

Minister notes hike in French food processing equipment exports

French Minister for Industry Christian Estrosi gave an exclusive interview to at the recent food processing trade show, IPA, in Paris

New dairy application for PET container blow moulding process

Longer shelf life and more attractive packaging are the benefits claimed for a lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container blow moulding process applied for the first time to dairy products.

New Tetra Pak heater cuts cost of direct UHT treatment

Tetra Pak has launched a new direct heating unit for UHT dairy production which it claims cuts both product loss and operating cost significantly.


SPX hungry for growth in food, brewing and emerging markets caught up with Patrick Dowling of SPX Flow Technology at IPA 2010 to talk about the company’s strategies for acquisition and sector growth.

New approach allows rapid honey trace element analysis, says Thermo Fisher

A new quality control method for honey facilitates faster trace element analysis while reducing operational costs, claims its developer Thermo Fisher Scientific.

New recycling technology promises to get more out of cartons

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have unveiled a new recycling technology in Barcelona that facilitates the reuse of the plastic and aluminium in beverage cartons.

Half of plastic in Arla milk bottles could be made from recycled materials within 10 years

All of Arla’s fresh milk and Cravendale polybottles now contain 15% recycled plastic, and bosses are confident of doubling this percentage to 30% by 2015, the firm has revealed.


Innovative NIR analyzer cuts cost, product giveaway

Significant reductions in product variation, a swift return on investment and cost and labour cuts are all benefits claimed by Alpma for its NIR analyzer for dairy processors.

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Vinamilk buys two GEA dairy processing lines

Vietnam-based Vinamilk has placed a €30m order with GEA Process Engineering for two complete dairy processing lines to be used in the production of infant formula.

Lakeland opens major non-whey drying facility

Lakeland Dairies has opened what it claims to be the largest non-whey drying facility in Europe as the company looks forward after a lengthy restructuring period.

Elopak launches new eco friendly milk cartons

Elopak has launched a new green carton pack for milk products that it claims delivers a lower carbon footprint, cost savings and a more user friendly design.


Advancing technology and lower costs could fuel meat sector uptake of robotics

Greater hygiene, improved consistency of operation and greater productivity are all key advantages to be realised from using robotics in meat processing and packaging, said the German Institute of...

Dairy and whisky firms test novel technology to clean pipes

A novel technology that uses air instead of gallons of water and cleaning agents to clean process pipe work is being installed at a UK whisky manufacturer this week and...

Special edition: Robotics

Robots establish themselves in beverage and dairy industries

In the third part of our special edition on robotics in the food industry we explore how robots are becoming a more common sight in the dairy and beverage sectors.

Special edition: Robotics

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

Robot-based product packaging and palletizing remain the areas for quick wins in the confectionery sector but robots, albeit in the leading EU based confectioners, are gradually taking on more tasks...


Food sector set to embrace robotic technology - BARA

Take up of robotic technology in the food sector is set to steadily increase as processors are forced to seek further efficiency gains and demand could challenge that of the...

Huhtamaki to sell bulk of European rigid packaging ops in cut price deal

Huhtamaki has reached an agreement to sell most of its European rigid packaging operations for €52m as part of an ongoing strategy to offload what it sees as a non-core...

Nampak to trial 30% recycled milk bottles

Nampak Plastics is planning to trial 30 per cent recycled content bottles after a university study found that 50 per cent recycled content was a reasonable target for the packaging specialist.

Dairy leading processing innovation at IPA 2010

Investments in European food processing machinery R&D are up on 2008 levels, with considerable innovation noted among exhibiting companies, reports the organisers of a trade event in Paris next month....

Tetra Pak begins to offer FSC cartons to Swiss customers

Tetra Pak is bringing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label to its cartons in Switzerland as the company continues to add the sustainable sourcing logo to its products across the...

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New guidelines help dairy processors calculate carbon footprint

New guidelines will ensure that UK dairy processing companies benefit from a common approach to calculating carbon footprints across the whole supply chain.

Intelligent shelf life indicator could slash food waste

A new intelligent technology that gives a running countdown of a product’s shelf life by analysing time and temperature data could replace traditional ‘use by’ dates on food labels,...

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