Almost every operational manufacturing facility would have installed some form of conveyor system, whatever industry they service. These are vital for ease of transportation of products, so it is critical that they are properly lubricated to ensure efficiency. By Mark Phang, technical manager, and Laura Lai, marketing communications executive, Tecsia Lubricants
Asian consumers are demanding more baked goods and bread, and manufacturers are consequently on the search for solutions that can help these products last longer. By Suresh Chandran, director, food & beverage Southeast Asia, Novozymes
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.
Growing demand for sustainable production, increasing competition and consideration of health concerns have led the meat industries on a path to innovation. Nanotechnology can have a significant impact on the meat processing industry through the development of not only novel functional meat products, but also novel packaging for the products. By Karna Ramachandraiah and Chin Koo Bok, Chonnam National University, and Han Sung Gu, Konkuk University
Demands for food and beverage products are growing rapidly around the world and with consumer focus on shelf-life and hygiene, advances in packaging machinery can make companies more competitive and increase values of end product. By Vera Fritsche, head of packaging machinery, VDMA food processing and packaging machinery
Kautex Maschinenbau recently welcomed Geoffrey Chan as its executive vice president of its Chinese subsidiary Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology Company Limited.
Located on the eastern fringe of Jakarta in Bekasi, the new distribution centre marks 20 years of growth and development in Indonesia for the provider of labelling and packaging materials and solutions.
The new positions of customer service and logistics coordinator, project manager and technical support engineer will join the food processing and packaging supplier’s on-the-ground support team in Bangkok, Thailand.
According to a new market report that looked at the trends of the green packaging market from 2015 to 2021, the market for green packaging is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent between 2015 and 2021. The report from Transparency Market Research pins the overall value of the global green packaging at US$132.4 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach US$203.1 billion by end 2021.