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February 2009 Processing & Packaging

‘Not just any freezer’ for M&S ready meals firm’

Ready meals producer Cavaghan and Gray has invested in a fully automated and flexible freezing system from Starfrost. The bespoke Starfrost Helix Spiral freezer has been installed at Cavaghan and Gray’s manufacturing facility in Carlisle, UK.  Part of Northern Foods plc, the company produces own-label ready meals and meal accompaniments for leading retailer M&S. This article reveals more.

Heraeous infra-red helps keep the juices flowing

Britvic is achieving significant energy savings at its Leeds, UK, plant thanks to a carbon infra-red oven from Heraeus Noblelight of Neston. This article shows how it has also greatly improved working conditions on the juice fruit-filling line and has saved factory space by allowing a single cold rinse line to be used for juices and carbonated drinks.

Pro2Pac 2009: The complete package for all your manufacturing needs

As fears of global recession prove well founded, companies in all sectors are looking closely at their operations and the food and drink processing and packaging industry is certainly no exception. Companies must not only adapt to difficult economic conditions but also respond to increasing consumer pressure to provide healthy, environmentally friendly, low-cost and convenient products. One of the most cost-effective ways to respond is to visit the Pro2Pac exhibition at Excel, London, from March 15-18, which provides the opportunity to view the latest product innovations and gather market information. This article gives more details about the exhibition.

A Star performance in freezing technology

UK-based Star refrigeration is leading the way in pioneering carbon dioxide (CO2) cooling solutions on a global scale. In this article Sales Director Dr Rob Lamb looks at the latest applications of CO2, freezing technology in the food manufacturing industry.

Armfield equips three university dairy teaching departments for $1.25m

British Education and research equipment maker Armfield Limited, based in Ringwood, UK, has supplied universities in, respectively, Estonia, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia with dairy laboratory equipment with a total
value of $1.25m (£770,000). This article expands.

Sweet returns for Renshaws with Foodlube Premier

A new multifunctional triple life food-grade grease from ROCOL Lubricants has helped a leading baking ingredients manufacturer improve the performance of one of its most important and demanding production
processes. Liverpool-based Renshaws, which produces caramel, marzipan and sugar paste for many retail brands in the UK and the US, has switched to using FOODLUBE∂® Premier grease on the bearings of its
sugar hammer mills. More is revealed in this article.

Everything running smoothly again....

The chocolate refiners of Buhler are very much like the legendary Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ – they just keep on running and running. When their control systems become obsolete over the years and have to be replaced by new ones and when one or other retrofit programme is implemented, the refiners will continue to run as if they were brand new. This was demonstrated at the Chocolate Frey company in Switzerland. This articles gives the details.

Larox offers multiple solid-liquid separations solutions for the processing of edible oils

Larox has successfully delivered multiple solid-liquid separation solutions for dry fractionation and solvent fractionation of vegetable oils as well as other areas in the processing of edible oils including oil bleaching, fish oil recovery etc. This article explores further.

Tetra Pak announces global availability of Tetra Gemina Aseptic

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions has announced the global avail;ability of Tetra Gemina™ Aseptic, the world’s first roll-fed gable top shaped package with full aseptic performance for the packaging of both juice and milk-based products. Further information is revealed in this article.

Fresh ideas for soft fruit packaging.

Environmental concerns are impacting on every part of the food industry and the soft fruit sector is no exception. With initiatives to reduce packaging and waste and packaging weight to the fore, producers are under pressure to adopt alternative packaging methods to meet the needs of retailers. Now the pressure is on from retailers to take a fresh look at packaging. On hand to deliver the best solutions on the market is British packaging machinery manufacturer Packaging Automation Ltd (PA). This article looks at the alternatives on offer from the firm. 

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