Equipment suppliers have opportunities to develop smart and safe machines as major food firms move into Africa, says the head of Danish Food Tech Group.
tna has acquired Florigo International, in The Netherlands, taking advantage of its vacuum technology which allows manufacturers to cook products at a lower temperature, claiming to reduce the formation of...
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, has launched CamEDGE, a cageless spiral system conveyor belt for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) selling primarily to the baking industry.
Clear Lam Packaging and Frito-Lay have settled a lawsuit over its Doritos ‘Gamer Pack’, which included flexible film belonging to Clear Lam's trademarked PrimaPak technology.
Weetabix has saved thousands of pounds by replacing motors on the breakfast cereal extruders at the Corby factory that makes products such as Weetos and Crunchy Bran.
Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging.
Ditching oil for hot air in snack production can create extremely low-fat products that could counter childhood obesity concerns, says Bühler.
Mackie’s Crisps has installed a third iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.
At the recent International Production and Processing Expo, Bemis North America extended a 4D hand to brand owners seeking packaging to help differentiate their products.
Bakers must consider carefully how flour is moved from silos to mixers because this stage is critical to dough consistency and overall baking quality, says an OAL Group engineer.
Manufacturers want packaging that adds value to the consumer experience and has stand-out shelf appeal in a crowded market, but what opportunities are there in the drive to be ‘smarter’?
Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.
Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.
Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark increased consumer engagement are lost, says a packaging expert.
The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).
Ravenwood Packaging has expanded into the fresh produce and bakery sector, replacing traditional labels that carry backing paper with linerless ones.
Weidenhammer is attempting to have its composite cans certified as biodegradable.
Plant bakers will be able to save thousands in energy costs with an oven system that optimizes air flow and incorporates heat recovery, claims developer Campden BRI.
Most snack makers convert waste into animal feed or have water reduction programs, but efforts need to be sharpened in the plight to find truly green, consumer-friendly packaging, says the...
Jindal Films has claimed it has introduced the first biaxially orientated polypropylene (OPP)-based sealant film for stand-up pouches.
The flurry of start-up companies in baking and bars has sparked business demand for entry-level packaging machines, says the marketing head of PAC Machinery Group.
Perforating potato cells can soften the raw material, reducing fry times, lowering fat uptake and creating a more uniform end chip product, says the CEO of a firm specialized in...
Mecatherm has installed two production lines for Al Rashed bakery, which supplies products to McDonald's, Burger King and Hardees, as well as having its own retail brand, Yaumi.