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Innovations processing features summary May 2010

Zuvamesa starts production at biggest juice plant in Europe

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging
solutions and Zumos Valencianos del Mediterraneo S.A. (Zuvamesa), a
consortium of 57 fresh citrus producers, have announced the start of
production at one of the biggest and most modern not-from-concentrate
(NFC) juice plants in Europe. This article gives further details.


Starfrost celebrates 25 years in the hot seat

Celebrating a quarter of a century at the forefront of freezing
innovation for the global food industry is UK-based equipment
manufacturer Starfrost. Renowned for technical innovation, 2009 saw
Starfrost embarking on exciting new product developments. More is
revealed in this article.


X-ray inspection systems held up to the light

Why the immediate future looks bright for X-ray inspection

By Niall McRory, Product Development & Sales Manager, Mettler Toledo
Safeline X-ray

Early detection and rejection of contaminants to ensure product
safety and quality is what companies within the food and
pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries rate as one of
their highest priorities. Increased productivity, short lead time,
just-in time delivery and compliance with legislation and regulations
are also dominating concerns. X-ray inspection technology has emerged
as an all-encompassing, reliable solution that is designed to help
companies meet these obligations. This article explores further.


How Sady Pridonia worked together with Tetra Pak
to drive consumer choice and increase its market share from 3% to 7%

This article looks at how Sady Pridonia, one of the major producers
of juice and nectars and baby food in Russia, revitalised the brand
of its premium fruit juice product to increase its market share.
Since Sady Pridonia launched Tetra Gemina Aseptic™ 1 litre for its
premium juice in August 2007 the company has increased its market
share from 3% in 2007 to 7% in 2009.


Decentralised wastewater treatment – clean water the BioBooster Way

As a leading brand in pumps Grundfos has been engaged in delivering
clean water for more than 60 years. Now with the Grundfos BioBooster
the company says it has completed the cycle by expanding the business
to return ‘clean’ wastewater to the environment. The BioBooster is
a revolution in decentralised wastewater treatment. It is the
sustainable answer to the ever-growing urban infrastructure demands
due to urbanisation and increasing water scarcity. This article expands.


Peristaltic pump quenches brewer’s thirst for top quality

When conventional piston pumps were threatening quality at one of the
most productive breweries in Europe, the solution arrived in the form
of an SPX25 direct-coupled peristaltic hose pump supplied by Watson-
Marlow Pumps Group. Such was the success of the SPX25 that Annheuser-
Busch InBev Uk’s Magor Brewery in Monmouthshire, South Wales, now
has a total of six such models on site. Further details are given in
this article.


Staying cool with ultrasonic sealing

Gentle product sealing technology leverages production

Common heat-sealing technologies for vertical form, fill and seal
flexible packaging have undergone steady improvements over the past
few decades. Despite these advances production efficiency remains a
major concern, which cannot be addressed within the limitations of
heat-sealing techniques. Now manufacturers are finding a cooler
solution in ultrasonic sealing. This article from Bosch Packaging
Technology explains why.


VTT has developed a fully recyclable coating for food packaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an
environmentally friendly packaging coating solution. Especially
suitable for food and pharmaceutical packaging, the coating offers a
new method for manufacturing fully recyclable, thin, light and air-
tight packing materials.This article expands.


Dispelling the myths of plastic packaging

It makes business sense to reduce packaging whenever possible; saving
costs and resources is a key driver but as technology and design
techniques have advanced so have packaging techniques. With this in
mind, Stuart Roberts, European Director of Marketing at leading
global packaging company Sealed Air, addresses the top five most
basic ‘plastic packaging misconceptions’ to help the dispel myths
and aid a greener and more cost-effective future.


Plasti & Pack Pakistan 2010 – power of integral solutions

Plasti & Pack Pakistan 2010 is the flagship event of the plastic and
packaging industry; one of the fastest-growing industries of Pakistan
with an average growth rate of 15% during the last few years. This
article previews the International Plastic & Packaging Industry
Exhibition to be staged for the seventh consecutive year from May 31-
June 3, 2010, at the Karachi Expo Centre.


APPE gives its preforms and containers an rPet Boost

Artenius PET packaging Europe (APE) is to offer a range of preforms
and containers with increased levels of post-consumer recycled PET
(rPET) following the signing of an exclusive agreement with plastics
specialist AWS Eco Plastics. More information on the agreement is
provided here.


If you can’t stand the heat – switch to ultrasonic

Manufacturers warm to waste-reducing ‘cold’ technology

One of the most difficult products to package is prepared, ready-to
eat fresh salad. Using ‘hot’ sealing techniques, during the
packaging process small pieces of salad often contaminate the sealing
area of the bag, preventing it from being properly sealed. Having to
employ unnecessary manpower to sort and empty ‘failed’ bags or
product being wasted through heat damage, has driven the search for a
better packaging solution. With the advent of of ultrasonic sealing
technology, many of the challenges faced by manufacturers may be
answered. This article, from Michael Gensheimer, Product Line Manager
Vertical, Bosch Packaging Technology Business Unit Packaging
Machines, goes into further detail.
email: michael.gensheimer@bosch.com


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