Processing & Packaging

Horst Bittermann with Jean-François Roche, president, ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA Congress welcomes Pro Carton president

By Jenny Eagle

Horst Bittermann made his debut as president of Pro Carton at the ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Congress (September 20-21) in Riga, Latvia, this year, taking over from Roland Rex who stood down in June after eight years.

Hans van Schaik, MD, ECMA speaking at the ECMA Congress last week.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA revises its business strategy to tackle growing challenges

By Jenny Eagle

ECMA (The European Carton Makers Association) has revised its business strategy to tackle growing challenges within the industry such as Brexit, food safety, recruiting a younger workforce, currency fluctuations and sustainability.

Ukrainian Walnut plans to build a nut processing plant and extend its walnut garden. Pic: ©GettyImages/PeterHermesFurian

News in brief

Ukrainian Walnut building $20m nut processing plant

By Gill Hyslop

Ukrainian Walnut LLC (Kyiv) will begin construction of a walnut processing plant at an estimated cost of $20m in the Mohyliv-Podilsky district of Vinnytsia region next year.

With virtual bakery tours, iba visitors will have the opportunity to visit bakeries all around the world using VR glasses. Pic : Tartine Bakery, San Franciso

iba 2018: industry insight, trends and NPD

By Gill Hyslop

At this year’s event – being held in Munich, Germany, on September 15-20 – a swathe of exhibitors will be showcasing their innovations and solutions for bakers and confectioners – from raw materials and baking ingredients to equipment and packaging solutions,...

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