Clear plastic retort can hits retail shelves
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February 8, 2017
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Diageo to bring Guinness Open Gate Brewery concept to US
The company is making a major investment in its Relay, MD facility with a mid-sized Guinness brewery and an innovation microbrewery.
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Lightweight data monitoring solution
Major nutritional company invests in a thin-client monitoring solution connected to its SCADA system that reduces its industrial PC maintenance costs and provides better redundancy.
Hungry for data
Food and beverage manufacturers are tapping a variety of technologies to accommodate consumers’ changing palates and their increasing appetite for product heritage information.
How automation can measurably boost US industry
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has identified several areas that, if addressed, could save industry more than $100 billion annually and boost growth. It’s no surprise that automation technologies play a central role.
First-of-its-kind plastic retort can hits retail shelves
Canned vegetable and fruit producer McCall Farms becomes the first to use a clear, plastic retort can for a line of slow-cooked vegetables, adding excitement to a stagnant category.
New aseptic carton from Tetra Pak is first to win Vinçotte certification
The Belgium-based accreditation agency is known for assessing the renewable content of packaging products.
Tomato fiber-based packaging finds commercial applications
Canadian grower Pure Hothouse Foods and French grower Idyl switch to solid board packaging that is enriched with tomato plant fibers for their vegetable lines.
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Machinery buttons designed for harsh environments
Smart capacitive button uses a new filtering technology that is not affected by water.
Weigh hopper rated for pneumatic conveying pressure differentials
Created for dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems, the Flexicon weigh hopper with a fill/pass valve is suspended from 3 small-scale load cells.
System detects leaks in modified atmosphere packaging
Linde MAPAX LD inline leak-detection system achieves 100 percent sampling at speeds up to 120 packages/min.
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