Nestlé has unveiled the final stage of the expansion of its Smithtown factory on the NSW mid-north coast, which includes new facilities to house state-of-the-art technology that is rumoured to be the first of its kind in Australia.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced it will close its Bayswater manufacturing facility, shedding 57 permanent roles. The company will shift production to its larger capital city facilities over a 12-month transition period.
HiteJinro Beverage wished to capitalise on Korea's booming water market but was limited in production space. The answer came in the form of the ErgoBloc L from Krones, an all-in-one filling monobloc.
One of Europe's biggest and most sophisticated filling plants for soft drinks has been commissioned by soft-drinks producer Pfälzer Erfrischungsgetränke (PEG) in the south-west of Germany.
Lanemark tank heating installations are immersion tube heat exchangers, fired by a gas burner, suitable for use by small breweries.
With a lot of talk in the beverage industry about non-heat pasteurisation, FB*PROPAK announces a method said to be more efficient, more beneficial and more compact than other alternatives on the market. The company offers non-invasive alternatives to heat-based pasteurisation, preserving the organoleptic integrity of the raw materials and the finished product.
Matrix Process has announced the Alfa Laval Widegap Plate Heat Exchanger, which is suitable for media with particles, fibrous inclusions and other suspended solids.
With a lot of talk in the beverage industry about non-heat pasteurisation, FB*PROPAK announces a method claimed to be more economic, more efficient, more beneficial and more compact than other alternatives.
SPX supplies separators and clarifiers that are said to be based on advanced disk stack design and high mechanical efficiency.
The Rhotec in-line density monitor continuously measures the density of liquids. Centec, a German-based company, designed the Rhotec for maximum sensitivity and high accuracy.
Searching for a solution to replace a traditional vacuum filter, a well-known Italian producer tested TMCI Padovan's Dynamos machine, supplied with NORD gearmotors. Happy with the test, the company installed the Dynamos machine.
Tetra Pak has developed a juice pasteurisation process that it says saves up to 20% on energy consumption. The process improves efficiency by reducing the temperature of the second pasteurisation process from 95 to 80°C.
Aseptics have now breached the final building block in a beverage bottling line with the incorporation of the stretch blow-moulding machine in the aseptic concept. Aseptics now extend from preform decontamination through the aseptic blow module and aseptic filler to the aseptic closer.
The success of coconut water - which surged from zero in 2006 to an almost $1 billion business in North America and Europe by 2013 - could be just the first step in a massive emerging trend: healthy, natural, low-calorie waters taken directly from plants.
3M Purification has designed the Sanitary High Flow system for a variety of applications in the beverage market.