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February 2021

igus FastLine delivers injection-moulded plain bearings within a week

26-02-2021

New production line in the in-house igus toolmaking department enables fast production of customised plain bearings. igus has introduced the FastLine Service from its expanded in-house toolmaking department. With this FastLine Service, igus will be able to offer production of wear-resistant plain bearings in different dimensions from injection …

OnRobot releases electric vacuum gripper for heavy-duty palletising applications

26-02-2021

The VGP20 electric vacuum gripper supports challenging palletising scenarios, including heavy, bulky, and porous surfaces. Large, unwieldy bags of dog food, non-airtight clothing or consumer goods packages; and bulky, porous cardboard boxes – these are just some examples of demanding packaging and palletising applications that …

Tate & Lyle launches new digital Nutrition Centre

25-02-2021

The Tate & Lyle Nutrition Centre has been launched to provide access to science on ingredients that can help address public health challenges. Housed with insights, research and educational tools for food and beverage companies, scientists and health professionals, the hub aims to increase awareness of science for ingredients, including low- …

Charting Asian market growth of plant-based protein with AI

25-02-2021

Rapid advancements in the artificial intelligence sphere have certainly shaped how consumers live, work, and grow as a society. Comparably, predictive analytics in artificial intelligence (AI) can also scale up the efficiency and growth of the food and beverage industry. AI Palette further this cause and utilised machine learning technology and …

Editor’s pickHow technology revolutionises the future of food and farming

25-02-2021

The global pandemic brought about by COVID-19 has heightened a deep sense of food insecurity in many countries. The future of food became key political and economic hotspots almost overnight. Friedhelm Best, vice-president of the Asia-Pacific region at HIMA, provides his perspective into what the future of farming and food production might look …

Steinecker sets up autonomous company within the Krones Group

24-02-2021

Krones will in future synergise all its brewery business operations under a single roof – Steinecker. In an attempt to focus on plant and equipment construction in process technology, Krones has announced plans to move its operations in the brewery business to Steinecker. Starting this April, the newly founded Steinecker will offer …

Sidel extends WB wrap-around packing platform to manage RSC cases

24-02-2021

Sidel has launched a new Cermex WB47 case packer, expanding its WB wrap-around range to handle not only the wrap-around blank family, but also regular slotted container (RSC) and half-slotted container (HSC). Additionally, the upgraded WB platform ensures enhanced flexibility with shorter changeover times. The current market situation demands …

Mosa Meat completes US$85m Series B investment round

24-02-2021

European food-tech company Mosa Meat has announced the third and last closing of its Series B funding. This third closing of US$10 million bring the total raised in the round to $85 million. Investors in this last closing include new and existing investors like Nutreco, a Dutch producer of animal nutrition, fish feed and processed meat products; …

ChickP going commercial with novel proteins

23-02-2021

The company expands into the US, and names Itay Dana as vice-president of sales and business development. Food-tech start-up ChickP Protein has announced full commercial production of its 90% chickpea isolate. The company has been expanding its global activities, having kicked-off a venture in the US by sealing a joint market development …

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches online 2D-LC systems to characterise complex samples

23-02-2021

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed the Vanquish Online 2D-Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems that offer a flexible platform for pharmaceutical R&D, food safety, environmental testing, omics and polymer analysis scientists to characterise complex samples in-depth with greater confidence. The Vanquish Online 2D-LC system leverages the …