Processing & Packaging

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

More than 300bn lids are produced globally each year. Pic: UniCup Scandinavia

Swedish company develops bio-based beverage cup lid

By Jim Cornall

In response to potential EU legislation, Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has created a new bio-based lid made of spruce and pine. The Liplid is placed inside, rather than on, the cup, and the company said this improves the stability and drinking...

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita, in three volume sizes. Pic: SIG

SIG launches combivita

By Jim Cornall

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita.

The new foil packaging can be used for dairy and dairy alternative beverages.  Pic: Uflex

UFlex showcasing new foil stamping for beverage cartons

By Jim Cornall

UFlex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company, and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging material and filling lines under the brand name Asepto, will showcase its new ‘foil stamping’ innovation...

Innovation in the yogurt section of the dairy aisles needs careful consideration of equipment, according to SPX FLOW. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

Things to consider when creating new yogurt recipes

By Jim Cornall

As consumers grow increasingly aware of the benefits of fermented products, especially probiotic yogurt, there’s a dire need for fermented technology companies to partner with dairies.

The new GEA SmartFil M1 powder packaging system offers flexible low rate operation for hygienic packaging for dry, fine powders to coarse granular products. Pic: GEA

GEA introduces new powder packaging system for dairies

By Jim Cornall

Technology group GEA is launching a new packaging line for dairy and food powders or granules. The new GEA SmartFil M1 has been developed to provide a range of filling configurations to meet the needs of the food, dairy and pet food industry for low-capacity...

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.

The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options. Pic: GEA

GEA launches new Ariete and laboratory homogenizers

By Jim Cornall

GEA has recently extended its range of homogenizers with the GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 and the GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.

There's great concern globally over the effect of plastic in the oceans, but could marine seaweed provide an answer to the problem?

Will seaweed be the next sustainable packaging source?

By Jim Cornall

Packaging company DS Smith said it is exploring how seaweed fibers can be used as a raw material in paper and packaging products amid increasing demand for sustainable goods from customers and consumers.