Manufacturing

The Contura S400 is a more cost-effective alternative to water baths and gas-based testing used in other leak detection.

INFICON debuts latest leak detection tech in North America

By Beth Newhart

The Contura S400 made its North American debut at Pack Expo International in Chicago last week. It’s the latest in leak detection technology from Switzerland-based INFICON, a leader in processing and manufacturing for food, beverage, automotive and appliance...

The Somic-Flexx III has been a key driver of Somic’s success in North America due its flexibility and adaptability.

Somic unveils new end-of-line machinery at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Germany-based Somic debuted the Somic-Flexx III at Pack Expo International this week, a new modular packaging solution that combines both wraparound casing and retail-ready packaging on one machine.

Local officials and members of partner groups involved with the facility in St. Johns, which will create at least 250 new jobs..

$470m cheese and whey facility coming to St. John’s, Mich.

By Beth Newhart

St. Johns, Michigan, has been selected as the site of a new large-scale cheese and whey facility, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select) said in a joint announcement.

Manufacturers are limited to registering three brands in China from January 1, 2018.

News in Brief

Nuchev forms strategic partnership with Nature One Dairy

By Jim Cornall

Nuchev Pty Ltd (Nuchev) has announced a strategic partnership with CNCA-certified blending and canning manufacturer Nature One Dairy Pty Ltd to manufacture Nuchev’s Oli6 infant formula in countries including Australia and China.

Nestlé Spain is investing in its factory in the Asturias region. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé Spain investing $2.5m in Sevares factory

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Spain plans to invest €2.24m ($2.54m) in its production center in Sevares (Asturias) this year, to renovate a production line, and for modernization of the factory's quality control laboratory.