Processing Equipment & Systems, Automation, Control

GEA has won a contract with BMI to extend a cheese production line. Picture: GEA.

GEA to expand BMI cheese production line

By Jenny Eagle

GEA has won a contract to supply an extended pasta filata cheese production line for BMI (Bayerische Milchindustrie) in Jessen, Germany, starting in March 2018.

COPAN Diagnostics' MilkyWay instrument

To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

By Joseph James Whitworth

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

The US has seen an explosion of breweries across the country. Picture: PMMI.

Changes to the beverage status quo

By Jorge Izquierdo

‘As a whole, the beverage portion of the US Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector continues to maintain a steady 2.3% growth to $145bn, according to data from the 2016 Global Packaging Trends and the 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations.

Alfa Laval expanded its Test & Training Center for gas this year. Picture: Alfa Laval.

Alfa Laval to open R&D testing facility

By Jenny Eagle

Alfa Laval is transforming its existing site in Søborg, Denmark, to a Food & Water competence center, and has decided to consolidate its manufacturing to fewer sites in Europe.

Middle class consumers driving liquid foods sector. Picture: JBT

Trend towards ‘micro processors’ with innovative products and processing technologies

Liquid foods companies need to differentiate themselves to be more competitive

By Carlos Fernandez

Carlos Fernandez, president/MD, JBT Liquid Foods, explains why middle class acquisitive power is becoming increasingly important for food and drink processors and reflects on a busy 12 months at JBT.

Sauces and filling methods will change says E-Pak.

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

By Krys Beal

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and sauces need liquid filling machines that are capable of handling liquid products...

Picture credit: BillerudKorsnäs

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

By Jenny Eagle

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1,...