Packaging equipment

Packing firm IPS has acquired manufacturer FoodPack

FoodPack acquired by co-packing business

By James Ridler

Packing business Integrated Packaging Services (IPS) is to acquire manufacturer FoodPack for an undisclosed sum, boosting turnover by more than £14m.

Automation and Industry 4.0 was a focus at this year's Gulfood Manufacturing

Gulfood 2018

Interest in UK food and drink expertise high at Gulfood Manufacturing

By Matthew Carr

Following the Gulfood Manufacturing conference in Dubai last month, Matthew Carr, client solutions director at food and drink investment specialist at Integrated Food Projects, shares exclusive insights and key learnings from the show for Food Manufacture.

Trinity College Dublin’s new system accurately checks the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack

News in brief

Inline and offline MAP gas checks

By Paul Gander

A system for accurately checking the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack, both inline immediately after sealing or offline at a later stage in the supply chain, has been pioneered by researchers at Trinity College Dublin....

Matthew Carr shares his prediction for Gulfood 2018

Gulfood 2018

What to expect at Gulfood Manufacturing 2018

By Matthew Carr

Ahead of this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing conference in Dubai, Matthew Carr, client solutions director at food and drink capital investment specialist Integrated Food Projects, shares his predictions for the show, exclusively to Food Manufacture.

Sealpac claims a service contact can reduce downtime by up to 80%

PACKAGING MACHINERY

How a focus on downtime can reduce costs

By Paul Gander

It may no longer be fashionable to look at downtime in isolation, but many packaging equipment suppliers believe this metric still offers some easy wins for manufacturers keen to reduce unnecessary costs.

ABB Robotics’ YuMi dual-arm collaborative robot is being joined next month by a single-arm version

SHOW REVIEW

PPMA Show 2018: between the bigger exhibits

By Paul Gander

Not all of the news from last week’s PPMA Show at Birmingham NEC was about major announcements and unmissably-large pieces of equipment.

Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control have revealed a new complete line

Ishida and Heat and Control reveal complete line

By Aidan Fortune

As part of their proposal to establish a stronger collaborative alliance, providing food industry customers with full “end to end” processing and packaging lines, equipment firm Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control held an open house...

Cranswick has improved its green credentials since signing up to the UK Plastics Pact

Cranswick highlights recycling successes

By Aidan Fortune

As part of its Recycling Week celebrations, UK meat processor Cranswick is to use the plastic collected to create new recyclable packaging for its produce.

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