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

The food industry is always seeking more efficient ways to package food. What are the latest innovations for form, fill & seal technology today? By Martin Tanner, director, product management & marketing, and Robert Fesl, head of sales for liquid food product line thermoforming machines, Bosch

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

Beverages featuring fruit chunks are regarded as important drivers of the growth of the fruit juice segment. However, the ‘delicate’ ingredients require care during bottling and pose a challenge that Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia must overcome to gain a foothold in this merging market. By Jürgen Kraatz, sales manager, Krones

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

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