All news articles for January 03, 2018

Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

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Confectionery kit advances on show at ProSweets

By Rick Pendrous

Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its testing equipment for jelly production, including medicated and functional gummies, such as cough lozenges, omega-3 and mineral-enriched products, as well as other supplemented jellies, at the ProSweets 2018...

New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

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New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

By Rick Pendrous

Building on the success of YuMi, its collaborative, dual-arm industrial robot (cobot), ABB has unveiled a new single-arm collaborative robot, which combines advanced capabilities with a small footprint.

Bryan's Salads expands capacity to meet demand

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Bryan's Salads expands capacity to meet demand

By Rick Pendrous

Advanced Ishida weighing technology has played a key role in the success and growth of specialist salad producer Bryan’s Salads, based at Tarleton in Lancashire.

Contract powder packer has blending expertise

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Contract powder packer has blending expertise

By Rick Pendrous

German contract retail pack manufacturer SternMaid demonstrated its expertise in blending powdered foods at the recent Food Ingredients Europe show in Frankfurt. The focus this year was on a new option for filling products into stand-up pouches.

Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

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Animal feed firm wins Factory of the Future award

By Rick Pendrous

Nuscience’s factory at Ghent in Belgium, which makes animal feed premixes, has been named ‘Factory of the Future 4.0’, a prize awarded to firms that rise to the challenges of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

Koenig sets up new turnkey arm

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Koenig sets up new turnkey arm

By Rick Pendrous

Roll plant manufacturer Koenig has set up a new subsidiary to specialise in designing and installing turnkey projects for bakeries and food manufacturers.

Vibratory blender for ingredients

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Vibratory blender for ingredients

By Rick Pendrous

A vibratory motion blending system to accurately mix multiple dry or wet products has been introduced by tna.

Ice cream, breakfast cereals and biscuits are among the products targeted

PHE calls for more sugar reduction

By Paul Gander

Despite a positive overall picture and a “fabulous response” from some leading brands to its 20% cross-category sugar reduction target for 2020, Public Health England (PHE) has suggested that some categories are making more progress than others.

Real Good Food is seeking long-term financing after recently agreeing loan notes of £3M

Real Good Food seeks new funding after £6.7M loss

By Mike Stones

Real Good Food is seeking new funding to supplement recently-agreed short-term financing, after revealing a pre-tax loss of £6.7M in interim results for the six months to September 30 2017.

Essentia has acquired four business units as its expands in the UK. FBC Manby Bowdler partner Andrew Wynne with Essentia’s factory manager Paul Setchell

Essentia Protein Solutions reveals expansion plans

By James Ridler

Meat protein firm Essentia Protein Solutions has acquired four business units in the West Midlands as part of its UK expansion, to be stocked with £100,000 of new equipment.

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