An increasing amount of manufacturers are turning to dry lubrication, a solution that can help improve a company’s processes and environmental footprint, while reducing costs. Klara Svedberg, director of parts, consumables, and upgrades at Tetra Pak, explains why.

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Traceability is gaining more importance today with the rising pressure on manufacturers to maintain food safety. Barcodes are an easy solution, says Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex incorporated.

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High energy & electricity costs and cold chain storage & logistics do not always need to go hand-in-hand. This article discusses some cost-reducing innovations that can help manufacturers save on costs. By Michelle Cheong

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With a need for flexible, precise, and reliable machines to cater to frequent product changes in the bakery industry, WP Kemper company turned to Siko GMBH’s actuators in their search for suitable motors for their high-speed dough dividing and moulding machine. By Michaela Wassenberg, freelance journalist

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Consumers, retailers and legislators are applying more pressure on manufacturers to prevent any form of product contamination. For companies who want to protect their brand, investment in an x-ray machine makes sense, especially with the versatility it provides. By Mitesh Parmar, x-ray product manager EMEA, Ishida Europe.

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The threat of food insecurity in our near future is very real, and it is critical we find a solution to increase food production while minimising wastage. A ‘green’ cold storage could be the solution. By Tamara Nair, research fellow, and Christopher H. Lim, senior fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Mathias Kuepper, managing director at Koelnmesse Private Limited, organiser of Thaifex-World of Food Asia (Thaifex), gives an insight to how the Asia Pacific food and beverage industry will change in the coming years, ahead of the event. By Michelle Cheong

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Pumped products are now finding their way to consumers’ grocery baskets more frequently and traditional food inspection at the end of line may no longer be sufficient in detecting food contamination. X-ray inspection can be one of the tools that helps to maintain food safety. By Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager, Mettler-Toledo safeline x-ray.

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With high profile food safety incidents in recent years putting the spotlight on legislation and regulations, manufacturers have to ensure greater due diligence to safeguard their businesses, especially in Southeast Asia, where the standards differ from country to country. By Somchai Chakornsiri, head of Asia Pacific, Eagle product inspection

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With an ability to improve operational processes, warehouse management systems are becoming more popular today. Barcodes and RFID especially provide a great deal of advantages in managing inventory. By Pedro Furtado, projects director, Efacec Singapore

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