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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.

Nestlé Waters ‘smart factory’ heralded as a protocol for future bottling plants

The Sanpellegrino Group has opened a $17.4m mineral water bottling plant for Nestlé Vera Naturea in Castrocielo, Italy, heralded as one of the most outstanding Nestlé Waters’ plants, for its optimization of water consumption.

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Boosting productivity at Coca-Cola’s Wakefield factory

Boosting productivity by improving employee engagement is a four-step process at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield factory.

Avure tests deadly toxin in coconut water treated with HPP

Avure Technologies has completed a study with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) to test the potential risk of Clostridium botulinum in coconut water, and will share the results with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory officials.

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Customers asking us best way of doing routine sugar analyses - Thermo

Thermo Fisher Scientific said it has seen an increase in customers wanting to do and asking about routine sugar analyses.

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Shimadzu unveils mid-range ICP-MS

Shimadzu has launched its ICPMS-2030 to the European market at Analytica 2016.

Gebo extends its cap feeding applications for plastic tops and glass bottles

Gebo has expanded its Aidlin brand optimizing its performance with OptiFeed, which handles up to 80,000 caps per hour in the food, dairy and beverage sector.

$6.87m penalty for allegedly violating cleanup operation

Schneider Electric to pay biggest Superfund penalty in EPA history

The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a cleanup operation.

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European market lagging behind US and Brazil in coconut beverage consumption and growth

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coconut beverages have rapidly gained popularity with consumers in recent years, with sales of packaged coconut water now estimated to be worth more than $1bn worldwide.

3M beverage test kit targets faster product release

3M has launched a test kit to detect microorganisms in a variety of beverages.

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