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Oystar has sold its secondary packaging division A+F (Automation + Fördertechnik), which mainly operated in the dairy market, to Mutares.
We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win that competitive edge by supplying customers with safer, tastier, higher quality products at prices that won't wipe out your margins.
An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of aseptic filling.
Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
Milchhof Sterzing, in Italy's South Tyrol, is modernizing its dairy equipment from Oystar and will install a glass filling line in November.
Gokul dairy has received $1.5m state funding to set up a plant in Shirol tehsil, India.
Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has installed a £1m bag packer from Premier Tech Chronos at its Ballineen factory, near Cork, in Ireland, with operations starting at the end of the year.
GEA has drafted in Chr. Hansen executive Christian Rolf Jacobsen to head up its new Powder Systems Europe business unit.
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.
Paolo Ventrelli from GEA Procomac tells us that the firm’s White & Safe bottle now on trial in Italy will overcome light barrier problems that have hampered PET uptake in ESL/UHT white milk.
GEA Procomac insists its main focus at Interpack 2014 will be sensitive dairy products, with machines and packaging on show designed to handle milks, milk-based drinks, drinkable yogurt and probiotics.
Alfa-Laval’s will unveil its HS-LA bag-in-box beverage filler at Interpack 2014 and claims the machine is faster than any rival in terms of cap and volume changeover times.
Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.
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Coca-Cola Hellenic says it is exploring the technological aspects of filling dairy and juice-based mixed drinks but agrees with Refresco Gerber that Western European markets are not quite ready.
With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges.
GEA Procomac has sold the first ever aseptic filling line in India for milk products in PET bottles to India's biggest milk producer Gujarat Co-Op Milk Marketing Federation.
Alfa Laval sees enormous potential for its ultra-fast aseptic filling machine through consumer and foodservice bag-in-box beverage applications.
Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.