Processing & Packaging

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.

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 Dialog podcast 151: NCFM, OAL, Signode

Dairy Dialog podcast 151: NCFM, OAL, Signode

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have two interviews, one on steam infusion with Dr Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor, Enterprise & Food Insights and Sustainability at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing, and Jake Norman, sales director...

As part of its digital transformation drive for food and beverage manufacturers, all new SIG filling line systems and downstream units are now equipped with built-in bi-directional digital recipe management. Pic: SIG

SIG adds digital recipe management

By Jim Cornall

As part of its digital transformation drive for food and beverage manufacturers, all new SIG filling line systems and downstream units are now equipped with built-in bi-directional digital recipe management.

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