Processing & Packaging

The Sick SicWave ensures high-availability continuous non-contact level measurement despite dust in silos. Pic: Sick

Sick launches level measurement technology

By Jim Cornall

Sick has launched a new non-contact radar sensing technology for real-time monitoring of liquid and bulk solid levels in food and beverage storage applications.

The new GEA OptiSlicer 6000. Pic: GEA

GEA debuts OptiSlicer 6000 for cheese products

By Jim Cornall

GEA has launched the new GEA OptiSlicer 6000, which includes a range of technological advancements to slice cheese products more efficiently, resulting in: higher productivity, less downtime, easier maintenance, the lowest possible total cost of operation...

Compatible with existing filling machines, SIG’s tethered caps are designed to prevent litter and ensure caps are recycled along with cartons. They will be launched in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.  Pic: SIG

SIG launching tethered caps for cartons

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced tethered caps will be launched for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.

The standard scope of KDB 3 supply includes a pre-piped and wired skid. Additional options are available for the new KDB 3 skid, providing an optimized process flow control.Pic: GEA

GEA launches KDB 3 dairy centrifuge skid for fresh cheese production

By Jim Cornall

For the production of spreadable and spoonable cheeses such as cream cheese, quark, greek yoghurt and skyr, GEA has added the KDB 3 separator as a new member to its GEA PureCon series, which includes self-cleaning separators, clarifying decanters and...

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Jon King, COO of Milk Moovement; Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at DSM Food Specialties; and Matt Baldock, business development manager for food packaging at Sealed Air. We also have our weekly look...

packaging.  DuoSmart is a packaging solution that combines the advantages of paper with the functionality of plastic. Pic: Paccor

Paccor adds to DuoSmart packaging solutions for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Paccor is adding new products to its DuoSmart range, with the launch of RecycleDuo and new DuoSmart solutions with rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) or foamed PP (polypropylene) inlets.

Pic: Saint-Gobain/Gilles Trillard

Saint-Gobain introduces new Versilon dispensing tubing

By Jim Cornall

To preserve fluid integrity in all of its fluid transfer products, Saint-Gobain has developed Versilon SPT-70 FB IB, a new food and beverage dispensing tubing that imparts essentially no taste or odors to the transferred fluids.

Process Expo will take place in the South Hall of McCormick Place, Chicago, from November 2 to 5.  Pic: Getty Images/stevegeer

Process Expo changes 2021 dates

By Jim Cornall

The US’ largest trade show showcasing all aspects of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry has announced new dates and halls for the 2021 event.

Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

Miko Pac will become a part of Paccor with the deal expected to be completed in Q2. Pic: Paccor

Paccor acquires Miko Pac

By Jim Cornall

Global packaging company Paccor has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Miko Pac, the packaging division of Miko N.V., Belgium.

The EPPA said a multi-use system generated 2.7 times higher carbon emissions than a single-use system and used 3.6 times the amount of freshwater.  Pic: Getty Images/igoriss

New EPPA president to focus on evidence-based regulation

By Jim Cornall

Eric Le Lay, president of Finnish-headquartered Huhtamaki’s Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business, has been appointed president of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) as of March 24, 2021.

The new roadmap includes 10 commitments.

Beverage carton industry reveals ten-year roadmap

By Jim Cornall

ACE, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment, and its members SIG Combibloc, BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, have set the industry’s vision for the future, aiming to deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient...

Gemak pot-filling machine. Pic: Gemak

Gemak delivers plant-based yogurt during lockdown

By Jim Cornall

Processing equipment company Gemak has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned a process and packing plant built specifically for the manufacture of plant-based yogurts and other dairy alternatives.

Tetra Pak's carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. Pic: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak introduces certified recycled polymers

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has introduced certified recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification.

PACCOR said it has formulated a series of resource efficiency targets.

PACCOR announces sustainability targets

By Jim Cornall

In September last year, packaging company PACCOR launched its sustainability strategy, CARE (Circularity, Alliances, Resources, and Employees).

Liquipure lite is an all-polyethylene structure suitable for liquid products that do not require an oxygen barrier, such as dairy or edible oil.  Pic: Liquibox

Liquibox introduces sustainable bag-in-box solutions

By Jim Cornall

Liquipure, the newest sustainable product family from US-headquartered liquid packaging and dispensing supplier Liquibox, offers mono-material bag-in-box solutions that align with global design guidelines for flexible packaging such as the Ellen MacArthur...

The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations including dairy. Pic: IMCD

IMCD launches new UHT pilot facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

To increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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