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Logoplaste Mealhada, a preform and PET container production hub for Portugal and Spain, recently finished the implementation of a sun powered electric energy production solution to reduce 500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Biomimicry 3.8 and Logoplaste join forces

By Jim Cornall

Logoplaste, which provides sustainable rigid plastic packaging solutions for the dairy industry, among others, is partnering with Biomimicry 3.8 on a project to design plants for the future that are carbon neutral and regenerative.

PreScouter said the pandemic may not end before 2022. Pic: Getty Images/marieclaudelemay

PreScouter publishes coronavirus testing report

By Jim Cornall

PreScouter, a Chicago-based research intelligence firm, has released a new report that details all of the currently available COVID-19 workplace testing options, detailing the logistics and investment required for each option.

Humans collaborating with robots in manufacturing processes should be provided with maximum safety combined with ease of use, while meeting new requirements for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites, all of which can be delivered with the latest cobot, the MELFA ASSISTA from Mitsubishi Electric. Pic: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi produces new cobot

By Jim Cornall

Mitsubishi Electric’s new collaborative robot, the MELFA ASSISTA, has been developed to work alongside human operators without the need for guards or safety fences, while meeting requirements for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites.

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Jan Lindqvist, food technologist at Tetra Pak; Hälsa’s CEO, Mika Manninen; Thomas Burke, food safety scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists; and Dr José María Lagarón, YPACK project coordinator.

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