Processing & Packaging

Sitma Machinery designs and constructs automated machines and systems for in-line packaging production and distribution. Pic: Sitma

Sitma collaborating with VMS

By Jim Cornall

Sitma Machinery, a company specializing in the design and construction of automated machines and systems for in-line packaging production and distribution, has started a new collaboration with VMS, a dynamic and proactive company specializing in automating...

The product was developed for applications in dairy, food and drink processing, and other industries.  Pic: LM76

LM76 develops new cam follower bearings

By Jim Cornall

US-based designer and manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems, LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant cam follower bearings.

Selig produces, among others, induction heat seals for dairy products. Pic: Selig

Selig acquires Systematix

By Jim Cornall

Illinois-headquartered packaging company Selig Group, owned by CC Industries, has completed the acquisition of Performance Systematix (PSI).

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading.

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews on the last Dairy Dialog podcast of 2020. We had conversations with Ben Rutten, global business manager for milk at DSM; Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou, lecturer in food processing at the Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences...

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Fogg has engineered and created an alternative to manual changeovers. Pic: Fogg

News in brief

Fogg improves automated cap chute changeover

By Jim Cornall

US manufacturer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, Fogg Filler, has created the option for an automated chute changeover for different caps.

ProAmpac said it is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and broadening the product offering it provides to retail, grocery and QSR customers. Pic: Getty Images/farakos

ProAmpac acquires Canadian packaging companies

By Jim Cornall

ProAmpac, a US-based producer of flexible packaging, has acquired Rosenbloom Groupe Inc., Hymopack Ltd. and Dyne-A-Pak, private businesses in Canada that manufacture packaging products.

Nestlé Brazil’s NESCAU beverage range will be available with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw solution. Pic: SIG

Nestlé Brazil introduces SIG paper straws on NESCAU carton packs

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with SIG, a Swiss-headquartered systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, Nestlé Brazil’s complete NESCAU beverage range is now available in SIG’s combiblocMini carton packs with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw...

The SVS45 can work with consumer portions to large industry formats (500g to 25kg). Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air CRYOVAC SVS45 for cheese packaging

By Jim Cornall

Sealed Air has developed a soft vacuum packaging system that completely removes air without damaging a cheese’s porous structure, whilst protecting the flavor and appearance of the cheese.

Plastic snap-on lids for yogurt or drinking cups could soon disappear from the refrigerated section and be replaced by new solutions that reduce the plastic content of the overall packaging. Lids with integrated drinking openings are an alternative. Pic: Syntegon

Sustainable packaging: What does the future hold for dairy products?

By Jim Cornall

The environmental impact of packaging has gained importance within the last few years. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use environmentally-friendly materials such as paper. Sensitive products like dairy, call for innovative technologies that...

Tests are currently under way for the dairy industry to see how PET can tolerate temperatures of up to 120C during HTS.  Pic: Greiner Packaging

Greiner Packaging extends range of recycled materials

By Jim Cornall

While polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most commonly used materials in the dairy packaging industry, some of the recyclates from both materials still lack approval for use in food packaging and have only limited availability.

Metal detection and checkweighing of cheese.  Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Dynamic checkweighing in washdown environments

By Jim Cornall

Production environments in the dairy industry must meet high hygiene requirements to protect consumers from the spread of harmful bacteria, diseases or allergens in milk and dairy products.

Dairy Dialog podcast 104: SternWywiol Planteneers, Elopak, Spoonshot

Dairy Dialog podcast 104: SternWywiol Planteneers, Elopak, Spoonshot

By Jim Cornall

This week we have three interviews. We chat with Dr Dorotea Pein, head of product management, and Dr Matthias Moser, managing director of the food ingredients division of Stern-Wywiol Gruppe; Kishan Vasani, co-founder and CEO of Spoonshot; and Elopak’s...

Tank production at Krones' Waukesha facility. Pic: Krones

Krones launches Krones Process Group North America

By Jim Cornall

Processing, packaging and technology company Krones Inc. has launched Krones Process Group North America to provide a more cohesive offering to the beverage, dairy, and food industries in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The company has partnered with plastics manufacturers and consumer products companies such as PepsiCo, Nestlé, Genpak, WinCup, Columbia Packaging Group and Plastic Suppliers Inc. Pic: Danimer Scientific

Danimer Scientific to become a public company

By Jim Cornall

US-based Danimer Scientific, a next-generation bioplastics company focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials, and Live Oak Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, have announced a definitive...

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