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December 2017

Vegan Options are Set to Increase Even More in 2018, says GlobalData

29-12-2017

Consumer concern about processed foods, and the desire for natural produce has led to consumers adding more fruit and vegetables to their diet. Lactose has also received negative press, linked with digestive issues. This makes clean label vegan foods attractive to health-conscious consumers; observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics …

TÜV SÜD Provides Information About the Quality Criteria of Olive Oil

28-12-2017

Munich. When it comes to olive oil, consumers’ first and foremost expectations are of quality and guaranteed origin. However, even though legal regulations for olive oil have been continuously expanded for some years and harmonised at EU level, olive oil food fraud is rampant. As there are various types of olive oil, consumers are …

Reducing Environmental Impact with the Krones Air Wizard Plus Recycling System

27-12-2017

The new Air Wizard Plus recycling system prepares the final blow-moulding air inside the machine, with the aid of the additional process stages of pre-blow-moulding, intermediate blow-moulding and stretching. This verifiably reduces the consumption of highly compressed air – and thus the energy costs as well. Usually, the PET containers are …

New Guide Trough System for Plastic Energy Chains: Light and resistant to chemicals

26-12-2017

The new material of the guidelite plus EG guide trough ensures high chemical resistance so that it is ideally suited for electroplating. (Source: igus GmbH) With the guidelite plus, igus offers a tough, modular  trough for applications in electroplating or fertilizer production The guidelite plus trough system from igus is now made of the …

Branded Functional Ingredients Reign as Top 2017 Trend in Foods & Beverages

22-12-2017

Ease of formulation, science-backed health benefits and consumer awareness drive demand CLEVELAND—December 21, 2017—The food and beverage market has seen a plethora of new trends and innovative product launches, but branded functional ingredients topped the charts in interest and success in 2017—a trend anticipated to continue …

Retrofit Bearing Housing Now with the New igus Spherical Balls

22-12-2017

Metallic pillow blocks and flange bearings can be easily and quickly replaced by lubrication-free and long-lasting igubal spherical balls. (Source: igus GmbH) Simply replace metallic pillow blocks and flange bearings with lubrication-free and long-lasting igubal spherical balls Pillow blocks and flange bearings are exposed to extreme loads such …

Editor’s pickIt’s Your Company Line, We Help Keep It Moving

21-12-2017

To keep processing lines moving at peak productivity, conveyor lines need to be clean, sanitised and free of product carryback. By Flexco In today’s daily production, keeping processing lines moving at peak productivity can be a challenging task for food manufacturers to keep up with the consumers health conscious mind set, nutrition needs …

New Bottle, New Auspices

20-12-2017

The line handles 21,000 bottles an hour. When the sales figures for natural mineral water are soaring by up to 25 per cent within just one month, this may have quite a number of reasons – However, when this happens just shortly after a new brand image has been introduced, it’s more than likely that the success is rooted in the new PET …