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‘Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origin of the products they are buying’

CSB-System IT enterprise is creating 150 jobs at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, as it plans to opens offices in Brazil, China and South Korea.

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Diversey: As independent business we can be smarter and more agile

Sealed Air has completed the sale of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business to Bain Capital Private Equity for $3.2bn.

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VDMA to address water management in breweries at drinktec

Technology for wastewater treatment; water management in breweries; and CIP efficiency through correct cleaning head selection are some of the topics covered by the VDMA Food Process Machinery and Packaging Machinery Association at drinktec 2017.

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‘Challenges in efficiency, energy saving, performance & connectivity have intensified’

The challenges that beverage companies face in efficiency, energy saving, performance and connectivity have ‘intensified considerably’ in recent years, according to Carel.

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Sacmi Beverage division appoints former Sidel chief as GM

Sacmi Beverage division has hired Alessandro Painias as general manager, replacing Vezio Bernardi, who will head up the Group's Closures & Containers division.

Krones responds to EN ISO 14119 standard with Schmersal safety sensors

Krones has partnered with Schmersal to equip its machines with safety sensors RSS36 and safety interlock AZM300.

JBT Corporation acquires powder filling machine manufacturer for $37m

JBT Corporation has acquired PLF International for £28m ($37m), which designs and manufactures powder filling machines for the food and beverage industry.

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

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Changes to the beverage status quo

‘As a whole, the beverage portion of the US Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector continues to maintain a steady 2.3% growth to $145bn, according to data from the 2016 Global Packaging Trends and the 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations.

Dow/DuPont to divest plastics business amid price hike fears

The Canadian Competition Bureau has reached an agreement relating to the proposed merger between DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company regarding its plastic packaging.

European Commission clears Dow/DuPont merger, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont on condition of the divestiture of DuPont's pesticide business, including its R&D organization.

PepsiCo Argentina closes Buenos Aires plant and relocates cookies, snacks & soft drinks production

PepsiCo Argentina has closed a plant, which produces cookies, snacks and soft drinks, in Florida, Buenos Aires province, and moved production to Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive away, axing 691 jobs.

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Capitalizing on yeast innovation in the brewery of the future

The brewing industry has always embraced innovation to meet market demands, each time revolutionizing the business.

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

Three dead in corn mill explosion

Three people have died and a dozen injured after an explosion at a corn mill in Wisconsin, US.

Cott: UV systems provide us with insurance before bottling

Cott Beverages is using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process.

Heineken completes Brasil Kirin acquisition

Heineken has completed its acquisition of Brasil Kirin Holding (Brasil Kirin) from Kirin Holdings Company, to capture the fast-growing Brazilian beer market.

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