All news articles for April 2017

Satiety could be improved by increasing calcium in the diet, say researchers

Calcium can help solve obesity crisis

By Matt Atherton

Increasing calcium in our diets could reduce the prevalence of obesity, by “mimicking the effect of bariatric [weight loss] surgery” and suppressing appetite, a dairy scientist has claimed.

Ulma Packaging to display it range at Interpack

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Interpack to feature a wealth of packaging kit

By Rick Pendrous

A range of traysealers, flow wrappers, thermoformers and vertical form-fill-seal bagmakers, together with the Galaxy stretch film wrapper, will be shown by Ulma Packaging at this year’s Interpack exhibition, which takes place at the Messe Düsseldorf in...

Two-compartment Indian meal tray launched

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Two-compartment Indian meal tray launched

By Rick Pendrous

Chilled ready meals manufacturer Bakkavor Meals, based at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, has relaunched its Tesco’s Indian Kitchen Meal for One range in perforated two-compartment trays from supplier Faerch Plast.

Tetra Pak extends carton technology

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Tetra Pak extends carton technology

By Rick Pendrous

All types of beverage products – including both ambient and chilled and in family or portion-sized packages – can now be filled on Tetra Pak’s E3 machines, which make use of novel eBeam technology, following the rollout of the full range of equipment.

Tesco is cooperating with Linpac and Hilton to maximise the potential recyclability of fresh food packaging

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Tesco boosts pack recyclability

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco has partnered with key supplier Hilton Food Group and packaging manufacturer Linpac to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging.

Automation of leek packing reduces manual handling

Weighing spotlight

Automation of leek packing reduces manual handling

By Rick Pendrous

Pre-packed salad and vegetable packhouses across the UK – including leek suppliers – often use fixed weight weighing systems to minimise giveaway and waste.

Video tutorials on how to use high shear mixes are available on Silverson's YouTube channel

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Video guides help to achieve mixing perfection

By Rick Pendrous

A series of videos that provide advice on how to mix sometimes difficult-to-handle food ingredients with high shear mixers has been produced by equipment supplier Silverson Machines.

Schneider Electrics new software can measure financial performance in real time

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Real-time measure of profitability

By Rick Pendrous

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has introduced new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities that enable customers to measure and control the profitability of operations in real-time.

Radio Frequency Company has developed a lower cost version of its Macrowave post-baking dryer

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Post-baking dryer launched for smaller factories

By Rick Pendrous

US bakery equipment manufacturer Radio Frequency Company (RFC) has introduced a lower cost version of its post-baking dryer, the Bantam-Series Macrowave, aimed at smaller bakeries.

Fox's has improved its forecasting, manufacturing and promotions planning thanks to new Futurmaster software

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Fox's raises its forecast accuracy

By Rick Pendrous

Biscuit company Fox's, a subsidiary of 2 Sisters Food Group, which operates from three manufacturing sites in Batley, Kirkham and Uttoxeter, has improved its forecasting, manufacturing and promotions planning practices after implementing new supply...

Supertouch provides a six-step guide on how to choose the right work shoes

Guide gives poorly-fitting safety footwear the boot

By Rick Pendrous

A new, six-step guide to testing the fit of safety footwear has been produced by personal protective equipment supplier Supertouch, following it teaming up with safety shoe manufacturer Aimont.

DocLogix's new management system aims to make compliance with workplace health and safety simpler

System aids compliance with safety regulations

By Rick Pendrous

Compliance with workplace health and safety (H&S) regulations is claimed to be made simpler with an automated process and manufacturing information management system called Compliance Solution from DocLogix.

Grassroots Foods has received new flooring from Kemtile

Hygienic, slip-resistant flooring

By Rick Pendrous

Meat processing company Grassroots Foods, based at Nelson in east Lancashire, appointed hygienic flooring and drainage specialist Kemtile to supply and fit out its new processing plant.

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