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Product Innovation Is Fine-tuned at Depositing and Filling Workstations

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Consumers enjoy experimenting with ingredients, whether it’s green banana flour, pink chocolate-filled wafers, and blue algae cake toppings – some examples among Mintel’s ingredients to watch this year. This means manufacturers have to get creative with products, and rely on precise formulations, from maintaining free-from production lines, to automated processing. How does equipment for depositing and filling help with accurate… Read more »

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The importance of innovation

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Why innovate? Innovation helps to develop more effective products, processes and services, as well as generate new areas of business. There are many reasons why a business may want to innovate. External drivers include competition, lower costs, demand, economic forces, social change and demographics. Equally important are the internal drivers, which include improved product quality and improved profitability. In a… Read more »

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Four tips to consider when designing a bakery

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It’s extremely rare that a company’s initial dream for a new plant, even its initial schematic design, will be realized 100% as it was envisioned. That first conceptual drawing is often like hitting a golf ball off the tee box. “On a par 4, you’re not going to get a hole-in-one,” said Mike Pierce, president, The Austin Co. “You keep… Read more »

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KHS presents new chunk dosing unit and compact systems at Anuga FoodTec

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At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, the KHS Group will have compact and flexible systems specially designed for the beverage, food and dairy industries on display. KHS will be exhibiting its systems at booth A60/A68 in hall 8.1 at Anuga FoodTec. “Users gain many benefits when fillers can be combined with our Blomax stretch blow molder to form a compact… Read more »

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3D Printing Comes to the Baking Industry

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Three-dimensional printing for the pastry, cake decorating and baking industries has arrived. CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Corporation, the originator of 3D printing and solutions, have announced they have reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the bakery and food industry. The global agreement allows the two industry… Read more »

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AMF acquires U.S. patent for oven chain management system

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The U.S. Patent Office awarded AMF Bakery Systems (AMF) a patent for the Guardian Oven Chain Management System. The system monitors several important conditions of the oven chain, extending the life of the chain while reducing lubrication costs for traveling tray, tunnel and continuous ovens. It can be applied to continuous final proofers, product coolers, conveyors or other bakery equipment… Read more »

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Unifiller launches new series of food service depositors

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Unifiller Systems has announced that it has unveiled its new Pro Series Food Service Depositors, designed specifically for the rigorous demands of the food service sector. The heavy-duty Pro Series includes the Pro1000i FS and Pro 2000i FS depositors, featuring a large conical hopper and precision height adjustment for use with various pumps and conveyor systems. Both models offer a… Read more »

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Wacker Develops the World’s First 3D Printing Process to Use Gum

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At ProSweets Cologne 2017, WACKER will presenting two world firsts for the confectionery industry. With WACKER’s innovative CANDY2GUM technology, it is possible to produce confectionery with a completely new mouthfeel: what begins as a piece of chewy candy turns into chewing gum after a short time. Since this innovative product is made in a boiling process, manufacturers can now add… Read more »

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Soft Robotic grippers for packaging

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Tech start-up to exhibit their latest gripping technology in Booth 9901 – Looks to enable the snack & baking industries with packaging automation Snack and bakery packaging automation has typically come with its own set of limitations. For example, many products have variable characteristics such as weight, size and shape – all difficult for many packaging machines to handle consistently…. Read more »

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European Union Commission Rejects Mandatory Nanomaterial Registry

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Much to the dissatisfaction of environmental organizations, research organizations and consumer groups, the European Commission appears to have rejected the proposed registry for the use of nanomaterials. The registry would have required those within the food and beverage industry to register any nanomaterials used in substances of products. Recent investments in nanotechnology research by the United States Department of Agriculture demonstrate… Read more »

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