Processing & Packaging

Aurivo's Killygordon milk processing plant. Pic: GEA

Aurivo reduces fossil fuel consumption by 80%

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processing company, Aurivo, has cut carbon dioxide emissions at its Killygordon site by 80% and reduced fossil fuel consumption at the facility by 80%.

Clover Sonoma’s new packaging will be available on shelves this summer in its organic half gallon and quart milk cartons.

Clover Sonoma debuts fully renewable plant-based milk carton

By Beth Newhart

California-based dairy Clover Sonoma is making sustainability strides with the launch of a new milk carton made entirely from plant materials. It’s one of the first of its kind in the US and will hit shelves this summer.

Sproud has about half the sweetness of oat beverages and five-times the protein of soy and almond.

Swedish pea drinks make North American debut

By Beth Newhart

Following the worldwide success of oat drinks from Sweden, beverage company Sproud is looking to make peas the next big milk alternative protein source. After the postponement of Natural Products Expo West, it hits the North American market next month.

US dairy groups pressure Senate to act on labor reform

By Beth Newhart

After the House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) late last year, dairy organizations are reminding the Senate why they feel it’s crucial to the future of agriculture labor. Young farmers are also speaking out for essential...

Pic: Palcut

Nørager Mejeri cuts costs and cardboard

By Jim Cornall

Danish company Nordex Food A/S has automated its packing of its Mediterranean-type white cheeses at Nørager Mejeri, and eliminated cardboard in its palletizing.

Containers and lids are what it’s used most for, though it adapts to any rigid container, like single serve yogurt cups or milk cartons. Pics: Muller Technology

Muller Technology debuts flexible M-Line robot

By Beth Newhart

A new automation line for thin-wall packaging is available now from Muller Technology. It accommodates multiple mold types and pitches and multiple cavitation for rigid containers.

The Bingo Bagger can fill both polyethylene and laminate materials.

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WeighPack introduces PrimoLinear V5 machine

By Jim Cornall

Montreal, Canada, headquartered packaging machine manufacturer WeighPack Systems Inc has launched a new foodservice vacuum packaging system.

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