Downtime caused by conveyor maintenance is not a given. Jerry Loh, general manager, Flexco Southeast Asia, shares how conveyor system maintenance affects productivity and which belt splicing method optimises your food processing site.

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Choosing the right powder mixer for your business can be a daunting task. It is a significant investment to be made and the choices are endless. This article looks at some of the key things to think about when making the selection. By David Newell, general manager & director of business development for the Asia pacific region, Matcon

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The food and beverage sector is under tremendous pressure to improve safety and traceability throughout the supply chain. Packaging plays a critical role in protecting the food and engaging customers to give them peace of mind. By Jai Rastogi, VP, packaging technology integrated solutions APMEA, Havi Global Solutions

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The shelf-life of products is growing in importance, especially with the flourishing e-commerce trade today. Jeff Williams, CEO of Avure Technologies, and Jaime Nicolas-Correa, president of Hiperbaric, founding members of the Cold Pressure (CP) Council, give an insight to high pressure processing (HPP) and how this can help.

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Jan-Pieter Grootendorst, market development specialist, Symach, A thiele technologies company, gives his opinion on end-line packaging trends, and which aspects manufacturers should consider and opt for in order to improve their business.

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It is essential that the right food grade lubricant is used in factories as a mistake can severely affect the productivity rate, occur unnecessary costs or worse, trigger a recall due to contamination. What can manufacturers do to safeguard themselves? By Imtiaz Ahmad, Asia-Pacific Mobil SHC brand manager, Exxon Mobil

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Vacuum technology has been used in industrial processes since the beginning of the 20th century but has only made its debut in the baking scene some 10 years ago. What has vacuum technology brought? By Klaus Buhlmann, market segment manager, process industry, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GMBH.

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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

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In a highly competitive consumer space, brand owners have to constantly find new ways to differentiate themselves. What used to be seen as an expensive option, holography can now be the deciding factor in making the next killer flexible packaging. By Albert Chicote, Comexi’s laminating business unit director

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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

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Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.

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