Popular packaging adapted for HAAD
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:17 PMFLEXIBLE, attractive and cost-effective packaging solution that enables manufacturers to produce, distribute and sell high acid still drinks such as ice tea, fruit drinks and sports drinks without using the chilled chain is now available: The Tetra Top packaging solution for high acid ambient distribution (HAAD) of still drinks was launched by Tetra Pak in April. The Tetra Top packaging family answers the needs of producers who want a package with attitude that maximizes their brand.
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:41 PMGLOBALLY, improving plant performance to make production as efficient as possible and ensure long-term presence in the market is of paramount concern for filling companies. For a filling line speed, output and efficiency are the criteria on which food companies are increasingly focusing.
When three is not a crowd
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:16 PMHANSA-HEEMANN AG is one of Germany's leading suppliers of mineral waters and soft drinks including "Schorlen", lemonades, sport and energy drinks and fruit juice based drinks. The company's head office is in Rellingen, on the northwest border of Hamburg. About 600 workers are five plants located across Germany. In 2006 HANSA-HEEMANN A purchased a new facility in Bruchsal, 20 kms north of Karlsruhe.
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:26 PMWHEN the joint venture to form CP-Meiji in Thailand was sealed in 1990, two giants were shaking hands. Meiji Dairies Corporation is Japan's biggest producer in this sector, active in all segments of the white and the yellow lines, with a strong focus on exports. On the Thai side, Charoen Pokphan Group (CP) is the nation's largest animal feed producer and one of the world's biggest fowl exporters, supplying 60% of the Chinese chicken market, for example. And that's not all.
Emulsification of protein-based sports drinks
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:37 PMSPORTS drinks, which are designed to provide effective rehydration, boost sports performance and aid muscle recovery, have established themselves as a lucrative sector, broadening out in appeal from their core consumer group of professional athletes to encompass recreational exercisers and lifestyle users. The global sports drinks market has seen double-digit growth in recent years, according to market analyst Zenith International.
That canned drink? Chill, open?re-seal
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:55 PMOWING to a new type of can end made of plastic and aluminum, it is now possible to re-seal both steel and aluminum cans after initial opening. This is a decisive advantage for the can, which already scores highly with brilliant printability, fast chilling, long shelf life and recyclability. After many years of development work, Ball Packaging Europe is launching an innovation on the market that has what it takes to become a real classic: the resealable beverage can.
Adding fiber to confectionery products
Publish on 8/29/2008 05:08:43 PMTHE task of defining dietary fiber has stimulated considerable debate over a period of many years, and today there is still no universally accepted definition of dietary fiber. However, fiber can be defined in many ways based on origin, chemical structure, analytical methodology and physiological impact. ILSI Europe recently published a Concise Monograph on Dietary Fiber, which describes the trend towards a physiological definition of fiber and links this to a range of health benefits.
Meat products to fit the wellness trend