In one of the biggest-ever investment projects in the company’s history, Coca-Cola Amatil is currently changing all its plants to in-house PET-container production, rendering itself independent of converters. The company will be installing over 30 blow-moulder/filler monoblocs from 2007 to 2015, bringing concomitant benefits for both the company’s cost structure and the natural environment. By Peter Buchhauser, Krones

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Packaging constitutes a major market share of the plastic industry despite its often short term application. With growing concerns on the environment and resources, whey coated packaging can be the solution for the future that is made from waste materials and is recyclable. By Elodie Bugnicourt, Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible (IRIS)

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With the scandals that continue to plague China, consumers are looking towards established food producers who make product packaging and processing a serious business. By Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex

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The selection of mixing equipment is vital in maximising process efficiency without compromising product quality.  The introduction of ‘ultra hygienic’ designs has only amplified the demands further. By Chris Ryan, technical author, Silverson Machines

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A German ingredient manufacturer is taking the first step in creating presence in the lucrative China market. Knowing that the initial production volume would be small, it is important for the company to find machinery that can be scaled easily. By Hans Pettersson, group business development director, Matcon

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The introduction of the sustaining and disruptive mixing technologies have revolutionised the processing equipment landscape. In particular, new disruptive innovations can help manufacturers meet their customers’ demands. By Scott Jones, marketing manager, and Greg Stover, VP of business development, Marion Mixers

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Quick belt changes, thorough cleaning and safe operation: Habasit, the leading provider of conveyor and processing belts, timing belts and power transmission belts.

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The latest generation of tubular drag cable conveyors provide critical process and product quality benefits for breakfast cereal processors—minimised product damage, improved product safety, reduced clean-up and faster changeovers—over traditional conveying systems. By Jim McMahon, lead author, Zebra Communications

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Packaging for food products has been proven to be influential in capturing consumer attention and influencing purchase decisions, the role of secondary packaging in brand awareness may just be as significant. By Jerry Koefelda, senior director, Rehrig Pacific Company Read more...
For companies specialised in blending a variety of food products, ribbon blender can offer versatility and robustness while maintaining the different quality standards. By Steve Knauth, marketing manager, Munson Machinery Read more...
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