All news articles for September 2021

Solvay is urging fellow companies to work together to turn PVDC recycling into reality. Pic: Getty Images/Bigmouse108

Solvay develops process for recycling PVDC

By Jim Cornall

Solvay, a Belgian science company delivering materials for food packaging, has conducted a proof of concept showing that polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has the potential to be recycled.

The M30 R-Series is the first product family from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection built around the Sense software technology. Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Mettler-Toledo’s debuts new metal detection systems

By Jim Cornall

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a series of metal detection systems for the food inspection market designed specifically for small and medium-size manufacturers and/or co-packers.

A new survey shows some probiotics myth-busting is necessary. Pic: Getty Images/tupungato

Danone looks to bust microbiome myths

By Jim Cornall

Products claiming to improve gut health are flying off shelves, yet many fail to live up to their claims and consumers are confused on how to evaluate what they see on the label, suggests a new national survey from Danone North America.

PACK EXPO takes place next week in Las Vegas. Pic: Getty Images/LPETTET

PMMI on predictive maintenance

By Jim Cornall

Predictive maintenance has become more than just a catchword for the packaging and processing industry, growing to an impactful necessity for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, according to the Packaging and Predictive Maintenance white paper produced...

Cavitation occurs when the liquid in a centrifugal pump starts to vaporize and create bubbles. Pic: ABB

Driving away bubble trouble

By Jim Cornall

Pump cavitation is a serious issue for the dairy industry. As well as damaging pumping systems, it can result in poor quality products that may even have to be discarded.

The completed thermalizer raises the temperature of the product from -5°C to 18°C prior to the final heater. Pic: HRS

HRS meets tight spec for dairy heat exchanger

By Jim Cornall

Burra Foods is an Australian dairy ingredient processor, producing value-added dairy products for the global food manufacturing market. An upgrade at its processing plant in Korumburra in the State of Victoria necessitated the use of a heat exchanger...

   The seat valves with increased pressure and temperature range control and switch media with up to 25 bar overpressure and temperatures from -40°C to 230°C. Pic: Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

New Bürkert control valves with 1m switching cycles

By Jim Cornall

Bürkert has introduced durable and low-maintenance on/off and control valves for switching and controlling gases, liquids and steam in the process and food industries that are suitable for media pressures up to 25 bar and temperatures up to 230°C.

Dairy brands and individual farms are looking to reduce emissions from their supply and production chains.

N2 Applied raises funds for rollout of methane-eliminating technology

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian agtech business N2 Applied has completed a further fundraising of NOK 83m ($9.6m) from existing shareholders to accelerate the commercial rollout of technology converting animal manure into sustainable fertiliser while trapping greenhouse gases.

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