January 29, 2023

Technology & Sustainability

Eco-friendly, energy saving, hygienic: efficient sanitisation with microwave and radio frequency systems by SAIREM

SAIREM, a world-leading specialist in microwave (MW) and radio frequency (RF) industrial solutions based in Lyon, France, will showcase the company’s sanitisation technologies at FIE, Food Ingredients Europe, from 6-8 December 2022. The company will highlight innovative systems which are suitable for either decontamination of ingredients such as powders, spices, peppercorns, flours, and nuts etc.

GEA Batch2Flow innovation earns Industry Excellence Award

The increasing global importance on reducing food loss and increasing efficiency in the food supply chain is driving food manufacturers to seek out ways to change their production methods for the better. The award-winning solution called Batch2Flow, designed by technology specialists from GEA, offers such improvements to food manufacturers. An automation food processing solution, Batch2Flow

Leybold UK wins Composites UK 2022 Industry Awards

Vacuum equipment specialist Leybold UK, based in Chessington, Surrey, has won the Composites UK 2022 Industry Awards in the Social Impact category. The award was announced and presented to Leybold on the evening of 2 November at the Composites UK Awards Dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The Composites UK Social Impact Award

Healthy Hedonism: EXBERRY® by GNT identifies disruptive new color trend

A bold new era of “Healthy Hedonism” is inspiring a radical rethink of what is possible with natural colors, according to trend analysis by GNT. GNT, the global supplier of plant based EXBERRY® colors, explored how today’s consumers see color in the world of food and drink and beyond. The research revealed a powerful new

End-to-end sustainability at Handtmann

FROM SHOW TO SHOPPERUpcycling at Handtmann: From trade fair graphic to recycled bag The scope for sustainable action is immense. In the firmly established set of values of the family-owned company Handtmann based in Biberach, sustainability is spelled with a capital “S” and all its activities are guided by this principle. The Filling and Portioning

Krones has affirmed its commitment to net zero

In its climate strategy adopted in 2020, Krones set itself the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused in the company by its own vehicle fleet or production plants, for example, by 80 per cent by 2030. In addition, the group aims to cut emissions attributable to the upstream and downstream value chain by 25

How Product Inspection Helps Combat Rising Manufacturing Costs

Escalating manufacturing costs are proving a challenge to food manufacturers. Rob Rogers, Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulation of Mettler-Toledo outlines how product inspection technology can help to mitigate the impact of cost pressures. Inflationary pressures for Asian food manufacturers have been less severe of late than for those based in other parts of the

Sidel: Making circular economy a reality with R-Cycle

Sidel is helping to make the circular economy a reality by joining R-Cycle, the open tracing standard for sustainable plastic packaging. The global packaging solutions company is now a member of R-Cycle, a community designing digital ‘product passports’ to accelerate the recycling of plastic packaging around the world.  Using an open tracing standard, R-Cycle allows

Research says climate change could threaten food supply chains

Modelling shows climate change and extreme weather events will impact food supply chains, with adverse effects on income, food and nutrient availability Rural communities would be most severely impacted – while more affluent communities would be better positioned to buttress against supply shocks. New University of Sydney research published in Nature Food today has modelled the wide-ranging

WorldFish and Norad to develop highly nutritious aquatic feeds

WorldFish signed this month an agreement with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to develop low-cost and highly nutritious aquatic feeds based on novel ingredients. The agreement will enable 5,000 smallholder aquatic food producers in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia to test and use these feeds and ingredients, which will increase their income, improve their

Slow Food Int’l Congress opens a new era for the organization

On July 16, 2022, Slow Food hosted its 8th International Congress in Pollenzo, Italy. This historic date for the organization marks a new phase of change and regeneration, with the election of a new board led by a new President, Edward Mukiibi. He takes over from Carlo Petrini, who founded the movement in 1986. “The

AIMPLAS’s plastic technology centre records a fruitful 2021

In 2021, the Plastics Technology Centre continued increasing its activity on the circular economy by presenting 178 projects and providing nearly a thousand technology services to companies, not to mention organizing forty training activities and workshops. This expanded activity was accompanied by an increase in employees and facilities implemented based on environmental sustainability criteria and

Symrise receive sustainability verification for hibiscus

Company promotes sustainable agricultural practices Long term business relationship sets foundation for sustainable success As the first company in the industry, Symrise is sourcing Hibiscus verified at Gold level of SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA). Symrise has committed itself to promoting sustainable agricultural practices in multiple crops and regions, including in its hibiscus supply

Syntegon receives silver in EcoVadis sustainability rating

Rating agency for corporate sustainability assesses Syntegon for the second time Syntegon among the top 25 percent of companies rated Result improved by 22 percentage points compared to the previous year EcoVadis awarded silver status to Syntegon in their sustainability rating, honoring the processing and packaging technology specialist’s sustainability efforts. For the assessment, EcoVadis evaluated

HOBART looks back on a 125-year success story

Innovation has been one of the key success factors for the global warewashing technology manufacturer – which has since developed into a multinational company. Today HOBART is the world market leader in commercial warewashing technology and this year is celebrating 125 years of business across all continents. At HOBART, there is a special symbiosis between