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Should anaerobic digestion plants be on the menu for food processors?

The financial and eco-benefits of investing in anaerobic digestion (AD) technology to generate energy from food waste is something that all processors should be considering, said InSource Energy.

Special Edition: Plant Efficiency

Consultant reveals the secrets behind water efficiency

Food and drink processors can achieve savings of up to 30 per cent on their water and effluent bills without even having to resort to major capital investments.

Special Edition: Plant efficiency

Computer modelled heat recovery could slash processors' energy bills

In the first part of a special edition on plant efficiency, we look at the results of a recently published Australian project, which found that a combination of computer modelling...

News in brief

GEA wins €20m milk line order on surging China dairy demand

GEA Group has won a €20m-order for a milk powder processing plant in New Zealand as companies there boost capacity to meet growing demand for dairy products in China.

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Bemis completes sell-offs as part of Alcan takeover

Bemis has completed the sell-off of two flexible packaging operations to Exopack Holdings for US$82m.

Special Edition: Shelf Life

Marketing trends force brands to consider light damage

The latest trends in beverage and dairy are forcing companies to consider the potentially damaging effects of light on product quality.


Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.

Special Edition: Shelf Life

CO2 process could herald new dawn for heat sensitive liquids

Carbon dioxide (CO2) under pressure could rise to the top in terms of alternatives to conventional heat treatments for liquids but must be used in unison with stress inducers such...

FrieslandCampina extends new quality assurance system

FrieslandCampina has rolled out its new quality assurance system to its production sites and is working on extending the system to cover the environment and safety at work.

UK dairy sector eyes energy saving pasteurisation alternative to extend milk shelf-life

Ultraviolet light technology will be touted as an environmentally friendly alternative to heat pasteurisation for milk in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) report due in the coming weeks.

Oystar doubles capacity at Indian subsidiary

Oystar is planning to double the manufacturing base of its Hassia Packaging subsidiary in India to target the growing processed dairy sector in the country.

Wiseman: We could recover from systems failure in one hour

Were Robert Wiseman Dairies’ East Kilbride office to go up in smoke, staff could be relocated to a data centre in Glasgow and re-establish financial, operational and supply chain systems...

Elopak secures FSC certification for key European sites

Having just obtained FSC chain-of-custody (CSC) certification at its main European sites, Elopak is now taking on the higher hurdle of worldwide certification.

Carton specialist claims sustainability is an opportunity, not a threat

Van Genechten explains why it considers sustainability to be more of an opportunity than a threat in spite of moves from dairy and food brands to cut back on secondary...

In-line can leak tester detects nano-sized holes

Full automation, increased accuracy and integration into production lines are advantages claimed for a system to detect micro leaks in cans of milk powder by manufacturer Jorgensen Engineering A/S.

Brazilian carton plant to meet aseptic demand growth - SIG

SIG Combibloc has unveiled plans to invest €90m in a giant packaging plant in Brazil as it seeks to tap into an explosion in demand for aseptic carton packs in...

Two hour vit A milk test gains AOAC certification

SciMed Technologies has gained certification from AOAC International for a new test that the creators claim can accurately measure vitamin A levels in milk within 2 hours.

New dairy technology academy opens to tackle skills gap

A new dairy technology training centre has opened in the UK as the industry looks to tackle “serious skill shortages”.

Milk Link applies aerospace sealant to cheese packaging

Milk Link and APLIX have joined forces to develop a new open and closure system to make cheese packaging more intuitive.

Filtration plant lowers dairy costs and lifts quality, claims GEA

Significantly lower production costs and improved product consistency are the twin benefits claimed for a reverse osmosis filtration plant introduced at one of Saudi Arabia’s leading dairies.

Tetra Pak unveils revolutionary UHT processing system

A revolutionary UHT milk processing system slashes production time by up to 90 per cent, cuts operating costs in half and reduces capital outlay by almost a third compared to...

Company hails design breakthrough for industrial HPP system

A design breakthrough on a new high pressure processing (HPP) machine has resulted in a more compact, affordable and easy-to-install system for small and medium-sized producers, said manufacturer NC Hyperbaric.

Nizo develops tool to objectively measure cheese defect

Nizo Food Research has developed a new grading system and computer tool to objectively measure 'rim air' defects in cheese and avoid potential conflicts between buyers and sellers.

'Virtually unlimited applications' for unique packaging design - Mondi

Convenience and versatility are two benefits of a “unique” easy-to-open and resealable packaging design for use across a range of materials and sectors, said Mondi Consumer Bags and Films.

New NIR analyzer said to improve process insight

Improved process insight, rapid results, together with reliability and ease of use are the benefits claimed for the new At-Line NIR Food Analyzer launched by UK and US based process...

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