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The Ncn’ean distillery plans to use locally-sourced wood in its new boiler

Distillery installs wood chip boiler

By Rick Pendrous

The newly opened Ncn’ean distillery on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland has committed itself to environmentally friendly production by choosing locally-sourced wood as the primary power source for its new 850kW woodchip boiler system.

Apple juice pouches

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

By Paul Gander

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite the apparent opportunities here showing lower growth than less demanding...

Alan Mutch said he knows of no-one else using this technology in this application

Modified atmosphere pack leak testing inline

By Paul Gander

Ineffective inline testing for leaks in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) can have any number of negative impacts, making a new high-speed system based on infra-red (IR) spectrometry one of the launches at this month’s Processing & Packaging Machinery...

Steve Finn, factory manager, Quorn

Quorn invests for growth

By Nicholas Robinson

Quorn’s Billingham production site is receiving some much needed investment, its factory manager Steven Finn tells Nicholas Robinson

A new fermenter will boost Quorn's mycoprotein production by 60%

Quorn talks of fourth fermenter

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumer demand for Quorn will outstrip the Teesside firm’s supply within a decade, unless it continues to invest to boost capacity.

Plastics firms come together to make 100% bioo-based bottles

Joint agreement to make bioplastic beer bottles

Austrian plastics converter Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner and renewable chemicals firm Avantium have made a joint agreement to develop polyethylene furanoate (PEF) bioplastic bottles.

Claranor is studying the potential of pulsed light

Pulsed light potential

By Paul Gander

With equipment companies and beverage fillers eager to eliminate the use of chemical sterilants in cold aseptic and ultraclean filling, many are weighing up the use of pulsed light decontamination.

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