Processing

The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options. Pic: GEA

GEA launches new Ariete and laboratory homogenizers

By Jim Cornall

GEA has recently extended its range of homogenizers with the GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 and the GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.

The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.

Omya launches OmyaPET

By Jim Cornall

Swiss industrial mineral provider Omya International AG has launched OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications.

The first bottles will be produced at the blender next year. Pic:innocent

Innocent creates carbon neutral, ‘super-sustainable’ production site

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and smoothie maker innocent is building a $250m carbon neutral production site – dubbed ‘the blender’ – at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. With the first bottles due to come off the lines in 2021, innocent says the project is a symbol...

Machines have become easier to operate, and data collection is more accessible to display and monitor. Pic: BeverageDaily

Health & wellness drive processing trends, automation innovation

By Beth Newhart

At the ProFood Tech show in Chicago this month, more than 400 exhibitors showcased processing solutions for the food and beverage world, with particular focus on drinks, dairy and bakery. Greater focus on health and wellness and the rise in automation...

Robots of the future.

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

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