Process Technology

Mondi Upgrades its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine - a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 - allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable...

Multi-port valve block made from stainless steel with the control valve Gemü 567 Biostar control

With immediate effect, the valve specialist Gemü offers solutions for manufacturing diaphragm globe valves with PD design (Plug Diaphragm) as multi-port valve blocks made from stainless steel in a reliable process. The focus is on the requirements for "hygienic design" and cost effective process-optimized manufacture....

Coveris reduces CO2 emissions of electricity at its Egyptian site to almost zero

In line with Coveris’ global strategy to be an industry sustainable leader, the company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint. The latest example comes from Egypt where the plant is switching its electricity supply from diesel to hydropower eliminating...

Mobile NIR Spectrometer from Trinamix

Trinamix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF SE, announced the launch of a mobile near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy solution. Spectroscopy is a well-proven analysis method that trinamiX now makes affordable and accessible beyond factory and laboratory applications. Trinamix offers all the needed competences in a single,...

Interpack is the essential event for the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors

Messe Düsseldorf is postponing the leading international trade fair Interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch...

Viroclinics Biosciences and DDL Diagnostic Laboratory join forces

Viroclinics Biosciences, a leading virology contract research organization, announced that it has acquired DDL Diagnostic Laboratory, a leading diagnostic solutions provider. The transaction enhances the combined group's leading global position in anti-viral and vaccine testing and will serve to accelerate their...

To pave the way to a circular economy, Syntegon Technology contributes its expertise to the European initiative Ceflex for flexible packaging

Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, contributes its vast packaging and processing expertise to the European initiative Ceflex to foster a circular economy for flexible packaging. As a leading consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging, Ceflex...

Stable credit outlook for European chemicals sector

Specialty chemicals suppliers are likely to face less pressure on their credit quality than integrated or bulk suppliers, which are exposed to more commoditised products. Credit quality could improve if economic growth does not slow too drastically. In the coming year, Scope sees half a dozen main trends for chemicals...

This unique product and packaging combination opens up new opportunities, both domestically and overseas

Start-up company Tofusan, founded by Suranam Panichakarn in 2011, and SIG team up to launch Thailand’s first organic UHT soymilk in aseptic carton packs. After enjoying rapid growth to become the market leader in pasteurized soymilk, with a 65% market share in Thailand, Tofusan has now launched its first premium...

High Moisture Meat Analogue (HMMA) discharging from the cooling die flanged directly to the Coperion ZSK food extruder

For its ZSK food extruder, Coperion has developed a hybrid solution for manufacturing meat substitute products. With only a minimum of retrofitting effort, both texturized vegetable protein (TVP) and high moisture meat analogues (HMMA) can be produced on this ZSK Food Extruder, providing manufacturers of meat...