Precise Butter Packaging in Ecopack

TMA Benhil has adapted the Ecopack F1000/F1500 to service the French and Belgian markets. The wrapping machine can now package ‘beurre moulé’. It’s an oval-shaped pat of butter with ridges on the side that is especially popular in France and Belgium but gaining ground in other markets as well. This

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New Approach to Production of Large Hollow Chocolate Figures

Hollow figures such as chocolate Santa Claus or Easter Bunny are evergreens. The sweets – produced since the 19th century – are more popular than ever, as documented by rising sales in recent years. This is due to the increased diversity in shape, size and detail processing. In addition, seasonal

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Compact Gravimetric Mixing Line in Hygienic Design

The company KaTech Katharina Hahn + Partner GmbH was established in 2010 for the production of food additives derived from renewable raw materials. The product portfolio comprises, among others, stabilisers for dairy products and delicacies. The company Katharina Hahn Familien GmbH affiliated with Katech in June 2012. The newly installed

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Microencapsulation of Bioactive Compounds

Emerging Technology for Functional Food Development The consumer perception of food has changed tremendously over time. It is not only intended to satisfy hunger but to provide necessary nutrients to human beings for the improvement of physical and mental wellbeing. The world is facing a health crisis due to lifestyle

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Trans Fat-Free Production Strategies for Margarine

Public Enemy: Trans Fats In the early nineties, a landmark Harvard Medical School paper concluded that trans fatty acids present a significant health risk, with higher risks of cardiovascular disease already registered at daily intake levels of just 5-6 gram. The impact of the study was powerful and, at least

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Around the Food World: Driving Metabolism in the Right Direction

12th European Nutrition Conference At the recent 12th European Nutrition Conference (FENS) in Berlin, Germany, experts gathered from across the globe to discuss the importance of nutrition and health throughout a person’s life-cycle.  During the conference, insights on recent scientific studies were delivered from leading experts at the BENEO-Institute Symposium. They demonstrated

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Around the Food World: Changing Consumer Preferences Create Opportunities for Growth, Innovation

Pack Expo, Las Vegas The impact of changing and diversifying consumer demands were key takeaways from the `2015 State of the Industry: US Packaging Machinery Report’, shared by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. The study highlighted these shifts toward on-the-go and

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Tech Update Jan 2016: Re-usable Packs Created

Kinneir Dufort When the South Korean company, Chung Jung One wanted to extend the consumer experience of their much loved brands, they appointed Kinneir Dufort, a design consultancy to create new packaging. The Kinneir Dufort redesigned the packs so that marinade bottles can become hand blenders, Gochujang (Korean red chilli)

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Tech Update Jan 2016: Bio Based Packaging Laminate Developed Using Matt NatureFlex™ Film

Innovia Films A partnership between Innovia Films and a Dutch company has resulted in a bio based packaging laminate structure being developed using renewable and compostable NatureFlex™. The laminate structure, BBII80, uses Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose NatureFlex™ NK Matt film as the outer layer, giving a natural premium paper appearance.

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Tech Update Jan 2016: Helping Bakery Manufacturers Rise to OEE Challenge

Mettler-Toledo Manufacturers of bread, cakes, pastries and other baked products can enhance brand protection and boost overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) while also ensuring compliance with food safety regulations with the Profile Advantage metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection. Utilising innovative Multi Simultaneous Frequency (MSF) technology, the detector delivers up to 50

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