When Schweppes Australia wanted to consolidate the process and logic control system in its Huntingwood production facility syrup room, a sophisticated automation and control system was chosen, based on the PlantPAx process control solution from Rockwell Automation.
Red Bull is currently upsizing its canning capacities at its two Chinese production facilities.
Alfa Laval has released a separator platform for beverages, illustrated by the separator system BREW 2001 eDrive.
The Carbofresh carbon dioxide dosing unit can be used to dose small quantities of carbon dioxide into wine to freshen the product, intensify the flavour, and give elegance, particularly to white wines.
Things are looking good for the beverage industry with above average growth expected for new types of drinks. Improvements in processing technology will help processors realise this growth.
A Tetra Top packaging solution for high acid ambient distribution (HAAD) still drinks is now available. Tetra Top for HAAD is a flexible, attractive and cost-effective packaging solution that enables manufacturers to produce, distribute and sell high acid still drinks such as ice tea, fruit drinks and sports drinks without using the chilled chain. The ambient still drinks market stands at 100 million litres and is growing, providing producers with many new growth opportunities.
Lion Nathan Australia and Fosters Group have both announced that they would take immediate steps to cease production of ready to drinks (RTDs) with high alcohol content and energy additives.
The Australian Beverages Council has welcomed the decision by Treasurer Peter Costello to remove the â€˜sugar levyâ€™ of 3Â¢ a kilo imposed on sugar users since 2003.
Fears from the hospitality industry that an increasing number of patrons are at risk from having their drinks spiked with drugs such as GHB and Ketamine have led Drink Safe Technologies to develop the Drink Safe Coaster.