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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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U.S.D.A. investing in nanotechnology research

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on March 30 announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities are expected to use the funds to research ways nanotechnology may be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels, increase crop yields, manage agricultural pests and more. The awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (A.F.R.I.), a competitive, peer-reviewed grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences.

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Sveba-Dahlen technology for professional bakery

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Better Baking Business Baking is about good ingredients and good craftsmanship. It is about tastes, aromas and the sense of being served something enjoyable. Doing good baking business is about something else. Because even if it is the aromas and tastes that sell, there are many factors that affect operations along the way. For example, daily work is simplified if… Read more »

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Printed gummy revolution

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A 3D gummy printer has been introduced as part of a new retail concept in confectionery – the Magic Candy Factory. Birmingham-headquartered Katjes Fassin UK Ltd showcased the innovation in confectionery production, which will be available for UK consumers from early 2016. The premium confectionery maker – supplier of Percy Pigs to M&S – has beaten competitors to create the… Read more »

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India aims full genome sequencing of wheat in 3 years

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India has set a three-year target to sequence the wheat genome and procure better quality variety, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has said. A French group that started sequencing before 2005 has been successful in doing it for one chromosome, it said. “All other partners of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium including India target to complete the… Read more »

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Cheaper kit improves access to temperature monitoring solution

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The IMC Group has launched a new lost-cost version of its professional wireless temperature monitoring solution, specifically designed for food retailers. The new IceSpy Notion Lite system is a useful innovation for applications where temperature-controlled storage may be minimal, but any warning of refrigeration failure remains critical to prevent costly repercussions. It can help groceries, bakeries, sandwich shops, butchers and… Read more »

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Goudsmit Magnetics launches a new magnetic gripper developed for bakery industry

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Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre recently developed a new magnetic gripper, specially intended for high temperature applications, such as those in the bakery industry. Utilizing magnetism and compressed air, these grippers can be used for positioning and placing baking tins on the infeed conveyors as well as for destacking lids from a magazine. This can be done immediately after they come… Read more »

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Magnetic gripper for bakers

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Goudsmit Magnetics of Waalre has developed a new magnetic gripper, specially intended for high temperature applications, such as those in the bakery industry.

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