Food & Beverage Asia Aug/Sep 2019

PROCESSING AND PACKAGING 56 FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2019 technology, waste treatment/reductions and reclaiming or reusing material to be environmentally friendly. The challenge ingreen manufacturing is reducing waste and pollution while findingways to improve equipment design to see higher production efficiencies both in the equipment and themanufacturing process. “This investment into green manufacturing technologies is something we have long prided ourselves on, and we are continuously looking for ways to develop new processes and enhance the existing methods of use,” said Mr. Jim Strang, CEO of Heat and Control Asia Pacific and Europe. “Whenwe design our equipment, sustainability is front of mind. We not only ask ourselves how we can increase yield and efficiencies through automation for our customers, but also how we can reduce emissions and waste,” added Mr. Strang. W ith the world’s population p ro j e c t e d t o re a c h 9.8 billion by 2050, the demand for food products has never been higher. Growing population levels and consumer demand for a more diverse range of products has also seen pollution and waste levels increase during the food manufacturing process. This provides a number of challenges for foodmanufacturers, including the adoption of more efficient and sustainable production methods to meet legislative changes around climate change, or to suit company culture/ethics. Reducing carbon emissions is driving Heat and Control’s commitment to green manufacturing, with their R&D teams constantly looking at ways to create innovative solutions around water and energy reduction GREEN MACHINES