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Tetra Pak launches Hot-Melt Adhesives and Lubricants

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:19

Tetra Pak has launched a range of hot-melt adhesives and lubricants, called Tetra Pak hot melt adhesives, in partnership with Henkel, for its own filling machines. 

Aseptia, Hiperbaric, Dow and WikiFoods win at Edison Awards

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:14

Aseptia has scooped a gold award in the food processing and preparation category at the Edison Awards held last night (23 April).

Sacmi opens two offices in Africa ahead of Tunisia tradeshow

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:07

Sacmi, which makes closures and containers for the beverage industry, says it has opened two offices in Africa ahead of Plastic Expo 2015 in Tunis (May 13-16).

VTT €3.6m project to promote commercialisation of foam forming technology

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:05

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has launched a €3.6m project to promote the commercialisation of foam forming technology in paper and paperboard.

Anacail raises funding for ozone technology

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:54

Anacail has raised £2m to continue development of its ozone technology for the food processing industry.

POP exhibits take centre stage at Hispack 2015 packaging show

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:01

Exhibits in point of purchase products (POP), smart packaging, 3D prototyping sustainability and ready-to-eat packs took centre stage at Hispack 2015, organized by Fire de Barcelona and the Graphispack Association, this week (April 21-24).

Solvay's Amodel PPA and KetaSpire PEEK wins NSF approval in food processing

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:34

Solvay Specialty Polymers has received National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approval for seven Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) and KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials. 

SIG Combibloc, GEA join forces to aid Mengniu meal drink development

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:33

"never before undertaken project" involving SIG Combibloc and GEA assisted Chinese dairy Mengniu's meal drink category entry.

Floreon reveals plans for bioplastic market

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:33

The developer of a compound added to polylactic acid (PLA) has said it is in ‘advanced discussions’ around the technology.

Scientists Capture Live Images of Taste Sensation on the Tongue

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:33
A team of researchers found each taste bud contains taste cells for different tastes and taste cells responded to molecules in blood circulation.

Kayem Foods recalls sausage products due to possible foreign matter contamination

IFT News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
Kayem Foods, Chelsea, Mass., is recalling approximately 59,203 lbs of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.

Nomad Holdings to acquire Iglo Foods for €2.6 billion

IFT News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
Nomad Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iglo Foods Holdings for approximately €2.6 billion.

Tate & Lyle to restructure European bulk ingredients business, <em>Splenda</em> unit

IFT News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
According to Reuters, Tate & Lyle has announced a major restructuring that includes exiting most of its European bulk ingredients business and making changes to its Splenda sucralose unit.

U.S. Hispanics grew restaurant visits in 2014

IFT News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:00
The U.S. Hispanic population is growing exponentially compared to non-Hispanics, and the group’s overall restaurant visits outpaced population growth, reports The NPD Group, a global information company.

Why has robotic uptake been lower in the bakery sector than other manufacturing areas?

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:53

‘The bakery sector is extremely broad, covering anything from ingredients, mixes and blends to bread, rolls, cakes and pre-made snack foods.

Ball Corporation to build first beverage packaging plant in Mexico

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:26

Ball Corporation has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, with construction starting in the coming months.

Smurfit Kappa Group to sell €42m Solidboard and Graphicboard operations

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:59

Smurfit Kappa Group has signed an agreement to sell its €42m Solidboard and Graphicboard operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK to the Aurelius Group.

TRM improves print control on wrapping pressures and final presentation in latest phase of £8m investment

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:20

TRM Packaging, which manufactures and prints retail ready packaging, has added the next phase of automation as part of an £8m investment to increase plant capacity output by a third.

DSM’s innovation expansion mirrors Singapore’s new might as a food hub

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:22

Asia-Pacific food companies have developed a greater focus on innovating over the last few years, said DSM’s regional human nutrition head Pieter Nuboer at the opening of the company’s new nutrition innovation centre in Singapore. 

Nomad to acquire Iglo Group frozen foods for €2.6bn

Food Production Daily - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:18

Nomad Holdings (Nomad) is to acquire Iglo Foods Holdings (Iglo Group) for €2.6bn, changing its name to Nomad Foods and is looking to appoint a CEO ‘in the near future’.

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