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Siemens: F&B manufacturers are slow to embrace IoT and Industry 4.0 demands

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers are slow to meet the rising demand in digitalization and adapt their machines to customized packaging, according to Siemens.

Whisky giant Diageo’s biogas plant sees 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy

Whisky giant Diageo claims it has seen a 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy after installing a Clearfleau biogas plant a year ago.

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Coca Cola turns to ESG for advanced ozone water treatment technology

‘Over the last 15 years, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the largest bottlers in the country, has benefited from advanced ozone water treatment technology, installed and maintained by ESG.

Vonpar conslidates its candy, Neugebauer and Mu-Mu brands into one factory

Vonpar Alimentos, a beverage distributor for Coca-Cola and Heineken, has consolidated all candy production including its Neugebauer chocolate and Mu-Mu dulce de leche brands into one factory in Southern Brazil.

Brazil sees exports of grape juice drinks soar in Japan

Brazil has seen exports of grape juice drinks soar in Japan, but wine exports are struggling to get a foothold abroad, according to IBRAVIN Brazilian wine institute.

Krones expands geographical footprint in North America

Krones has acquired 80% of third-generation family-owned business Trans-Market Sales & Equipment.

FlavorActiV and Bruker partner on beer flavor stability

FlavorActiV and Bruker Corporation have partnered to help breweries improve flavor stability.

Invisible Sentinel launches assays to detect beer spoilage organisms

Invisible Sentinel has developed, validated and commercialized two detection tools for breweries.

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally.

Rheonix targets perfect pint with beer spoilage detection tech

Rheonix has launched an assay for detecting beer spoilage on its recently unveiled platform for food and beverage testing.

Stratasys collaborates on 3D printed espresso cups for NASA

Stratasys has collaborated on a project with Italian firm, Argotec, the University of Portland, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to create 3D espresso printed cups for space.

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SafetyChain: Customers want better ways to unlock data

SafetyChain Software has said the acquisition of Vigilistics will boost visibility, analytics and data extraction technology.

Sacmi to create ceramic barrels for ‘turnkey winery’ following $2.9m acquisition

Sacmi has rebranded its business acquiring a formerly bankrupt company to create what it calls a ‘turnkey winery’.

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SensoTech targets concentration measurement of liquids

SensoTech has unveiled a sensor for concentration and density measurement of process liquids.

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles and mechanical parts.

3D inspection of beverage cans and glasses exceeds speeds of 1,200 containers per minute

Filtec has launched AURAtec, a laser-based inspection system that detects pressure inconsistencies in glass and can containers.    

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True Fresh HPP installs third Hiperbaric 525 machine

True Fresh HPP has installed its third Hiperbaric 525 HPP machine in a 60,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility at Buena Park, California.

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Sealed Air acquires Cleaning in Place specialist

Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).

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Frost & Sullivan: ‘More dairy companies will expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales’

More dairy companies will look to expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales and take advantage of the +15% compound annual growth rate witnessed by the plant based dairy alternative category, says consulting and market research company Frost & Sullivan.

Danone $12.5bn WhiteWave acquisition ‘comes as no surprise’ say industry specialists

Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for approximately $12.5bn, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the year.

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