Processing & packaging

CEO aims to bring carton recycling

CEO aims to bring carton recycling "to another level" in the UK

By Jane Byrne

A switch from the carton industry-funded bring bank collection scheme to kerbside collection by local authorities is top of the agenda for the next 18 months, claims the newly appointed chief executive of the beverage carton manufacturing alliance, ACE...

PET packaging for beer set to take off, predicts Sidel

PET packaging for beer set to take off, predicts Sidel

By Jane Byrne

Further growth is expected for PET packaging in the beer sector, predicted Sidel when BeverageDaily.com caught up with company’s executive VP of engineering and material handling, Marc Aury, at Brau Beviale earlier this month.

Seamer can help avoid wrinkles, claims CFT

Seamer can help avoid wrinkles, claims CFT

By Jane Byrne

FoodProductionDaily.com heard about the new servo motor-controlled electronic seamer from CFT Seaming at last week's Brau Beviale show, which the Italian firm said has a modified roller approach during the initial operation to ensure food can wrinkle...

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

By Guy Montague-Jones

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

By Jane Byrne

Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught up with executive chairman of the board, Volker Kroneseder, to get...

Biofilm busting enzyme boosts plant hygiene

Biofilm busting enzyme boosts plant hygiene

By Rory Harrington

FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination threat for food processors.

Dairy and whisky firms test novel technology to clean pipes

Dairy and whisky firms test novel technology to clean pipes

By Elaine Watson

A novel technology that uses air instead of gallons of water and cleaning agents to clean process pipe work is being installed at a UK whisky manufacturer this week and will shortly be tested by a UK dairy manufacturer.

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

Special edition: Robotics

Robots still a nascent technology in confectionery processing

By Jane Byrne

Robot-based product packaging and palletizing remain the areas for quick wins in the confectionery sector but robots, albeit in the leading EU based confectioners, are gradually taking on more tasks a step earlier at the processing stage.