The acquisition provides Australian equipment supplier tna with access to NID’s starch moulding technology and expands their services and products to more industry segments like confectionery.

The robag packaging system is a VFFS (vertical form fill sealing) packaging system with a fully integrated labeller and inserter that enables high-speed application of promotional labels and/or insertion of value-added two-dimensional (e.g. coupons) or three-dimensional items (e.g. toys or dry/liquid-filled sachets) into primary packaging.

Depending on the size of the label/insert, the integrated equipment enables a performance of over 450 labels and 500 inserts per minute, offering customers a high-performance single packaging system.

Further, directly mounted onto the system, the inserter and labeller do not require any additional floor space, and can be easily configured and controlled via the control screen.

Piet Ising will work closely with tna’s global sales and engineering teams to further build the company’s expertise in the general foods sector, including the expansion of tna’s portfolio of full washdown solutions for the fresh and frozen industry.

Asian consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous when it comes to snacking. Seasoning technology plays a key role in providing consumers the sensory experience they want while helping manufacturers improve their bottom line. By David Woollard, group product manager, seasoning, tna

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.

VFFS machines have been around for over fifty years. Continued innovation means bagging speeds have evolved from 60 bags per minute to over 200. While high speeds are essential, so too is product quality. Recent developments in the design of this technology can help manufacturers get the balance right. By Paul Webster, general manager—Asia, tna

Magdy El Dessouky has been named general manager for Australia by food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna.

With the addition of Gus Papageorge, the North American service team aims to benefit customers in the region for enhanced project management and engineering assistance throughout the installation process.

The high performance 25 t/h fryer from Florigo by tna is a large fryer that offers easy-to-clean features, making it suitable for fried potato product applications.

The fryer incorporates zonal laminar flow technology with six different zones equally divided over the length of the fryer, each having a controlled inlet and outlet for optimum oil flow and velocity around the product. The outlets also provide for continuous drainage of oil from the system so freshly filtered oil can constantly be used.

The fryer also requires less oil volume therefore minimising oil loss and wastage, and in return improves productivity, product quality and material cost savings.

tna has announced the acquisition of Unique Solutions, a provider of inserts and onserts for inserting and labelling equipment, which has now expanded the company’s portfolio of innovative packaging and processing solutions.

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