New automated meat solutions

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:13 PM

NEW meat process solutions, from filling through to the end product, from Handtmann support customer measures aimed at stimulating sales and achieving cost savings. Line solutions, such as the ConPro-System with collating module, the minced meat line or the multi-lane solution for the automatic production of formed products, all fulfil the complex food industry requirements.
Accurate analysis of mercury in fish

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:41 PM

A NEW application note demonstrating the capability to accurately detect trace levels of mercury in fish is now available from Thermo Scientific. The application note entitled 揂ccurate analysis of low levels of mercury in fish by hydride generation AA?is available to download free-of-charge via the literature library at www.thermo.com/ice. Mercury is a significant environmental toxin that is capable of entering the marine food chain.
PP films for two-piece containers

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:01 PM

THE PP film product line from Kl鯿kner Pentaplast has been extended to include Pentafood?W-5120 and W-5150 rigid polypropylene films. Designed to work in conjunction with one another, Pentafood?the films are specifically designed for food packaging applications utilizing two-piece printed containers. The films are currently available in North America and Europe. Two-piece containers are produced as blanks, which are pre-printed on traditional printing presses, then are assembled into a container.
All-purpose check weigher

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:33 PM

The M-Check RF8, newest member of Marel Food Systems?series of check weighers, is specifically designed to deal with wet as well as dry food products. Integrating the M-Check RF8 with the Innova software system ensures real-time monitoring and control of key performance indicators such as throughput and traceability. It provides 100% weight control, preventing underweight and/or overweight for pre-packed products, and is also able to handle open units such as trays and cans.
Software targets F&B packaging needs

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:55 PM

TARGETING the unique needs of packaging operations in the food and beverage and consumer goods industry markets, Wonderware Industry Application for Packaging delivers integrated, real-time monitoring, control and performance measurement of packaging operations.
Eco-friendly candy cartonboards

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:23 PM

INCREASING consumer awareness of food safety combined with market demands for longer shelf life set high standards for confectionery packaging. M-real was able to advise visitors to Prosweets 2009 on the best way to control the sensory properties of packaging materials and ensure that products are kept free from unwanted taint and odor.
Meeting customer challenges

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:50 PM

ONE of Skanem Newcastle's oldest and most valued customers, Cumbrian Seafoods, certainly set a challenge with the re-launch of most of their label range in January, when very short lead times were set, and achieved. One Skanem Sleeve design was received after 1500 and the product delivered to site by 1100 the next day. The total time from receipt of artwork to delivery from the Newcastle site can be very short, with many new designs delivered within two days.
Milk on the light side

Publish on 3/27/2009 04:03:21 PM

THE world's lightest half-liter polystyrene bottle ?weighing a mere 7.5 grams ?has been created using a conven瑃ional stretch blow-molding machine by BASF in cooperation with Krones. Since poly瑂tyrene has a lower density than PET, it can be used to produce bottles that weigh less but have the same wall thickness. This translates into lower costs and less consumption of resources.

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