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Thanks to Gea's new patented No Intervention Fines Return System (FRS), the cleaning-in-place processes of the spray dryers' fines return are automated, Photo: Gea

The new patented No Intervention Fines Return System (FRS) from Gea allows dairy and food powder producers to automate the cleaning-in-place (CIP) processes of their spray dryer fines return system, leading to reduced down time, improved working conditions and guaranteeing product safety.
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DSM partners with Sympatex Technologies to launch mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel specialty materials

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, announces that its DSM Engineering Materials business will launch mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel, a thermoplastic elastomer, together with Sympatex Technologies. In this way, DSM Engineering Materials is taking the next step...

Increasing complexity of automotive LED lighting designs creates demand for novel and easy to mold thermoplastics

The trend toward developing complex, intricate automotive lighting designs using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has created a need for high-performance thermoplastics with exceptional flow and easy mold release. Design elements such as part and function integration, wider, larger and thinner forward and rear lighting...

Acopos 6D offers nearly limitless possibilities in machine design, yet is remarkably easy to set up

With Acopos 6D, B&R heralds a new era of manufacturing. Magnetic levitating shuttles move individual products freely through the machine. Gone are the days when conventional transport systems imposed rigidly defined timing on the production process. Acopos 6D is ideal for small-batch production with frequent...

The Power Panel C80 combines the advantages of a powerful controller and a modern operator terminal in a single HMI device

The new Power Panel C80 offers the combined advantages of a powerful controller and a modern operator terminal in a single HMI device. The C80 installation is compatible with B&R Automation Panels. Users thus have full flexibility when using the new panel and can scale their machines to optimize performance and...

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies makes lithium-ion batteries safer with rapid emergency degassing

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies presents a new generation of Diavent valves, which ensures that reaction gases can escape from damaged lithium-ion batteries four times faster than before. At the same time, the valve maintains the continuous pressure compensation required for normal battery operation. The company is...

Volker Sassmannshausen, Senior Product Manager Thermoforming Packaging Systems at Gea

The Gea powerpak plus thermoforming packaging machine lends itself to a range of different packaging solutions, including handling protection, vacuum, map and shrink packaging. Gea has recently added a new dimension of versatility to the powerpak plus by making it possible to use a more sustainable paper-based...

1) heavily printed film before the deinking process, 2) Film after the deinking process, 3) Regranulate after the extrusion process

The Spanish company Cadel Deinking has been working on the removal of printing inks from plastic surfaces since 2014 and has developed an innovative process for this purpose. In combination with Erema recycling technology, this ink removal process has already proven its suitability for real-life applications involving...

Batteries, plastics, renewable raw materials: new ideas for the circular economy

In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. “Companies that can provide solutions for the transformation to a circular economy will have a crucial competitive advantage,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer...

Oxynov Barrier Bottles: New branding introduction in Airnov

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing its new brand, Oxynov. Applicable for High Protective Barrier Bottles, Oxynov offers protection for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and probiotic products. The Oxynov Barrier Bottles utilize extrusion-blow-molding (EBM) technology creating a 6-layer bottle with ethylene vinyl...