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Lyn Pitt

Ask the Expert: Lyn Pitt

Lyn Pitt, Director of DT&G speaks with International Confectionery to highlight the hygiene aspect of their machines, easy operation, sustainability practices and customer/machine service and support.  Finn equipment from DT&G is built to the most rigorous standard allows client to meet and exceeds international food safety standards, hygiene, sanitation, and protection from allergen transfer are imperative. All benefits of production and quality …

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Marcia Mogelonsky

Big Interview: Marcia Mogelonsky

International Confectionery speaks to Marcia Mogelonsky, Director of Insight, Food & Drink at Mintel, outlining what she believes to be the latest trends in the confectionery industry.  Can you begin by giving us some background to your career and how you became Director of Insight, Food & Drink at Mintel.  I have been with Mintel for 21 years… before I started …

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Meurens Natural: A naturally sweet future for confectionery

Meurens Natural: A naturally sweet future for confectionery

Tim Van de gehuchte, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Meurens Natural, speaks with Kiran Grewal about clean label sweetness, replacing refined sugars with more healthy unrefined natural alternatives. People have always been interested in what goes into their food. That concern is higher today than ever before, with 85% of respondents saying that this is of major importance …

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Syntegon, when robots lend a helping hand

Syntegon: When robots lend a helping hand

Andreas Schildknecht, Global Product Manager for Syntegon Packaging Systems speaks to International Confectionery about how Syntegon’s new robotic pick-and-place platform sets new standards for food production. Food manufacturing is a price-sensitive industry with small margins. To remain competitive, manufacturers increasingly rely on robotic solutions including pick-and-place systems to automate critical process steps or to fully automate entire systems. With its newly developed robotic pick-and-place platform RPP, Syntegon has added a highly flexible solution to its …

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Where flavour meets function

Where flavour meets function

What new flavour combinations and developments are being made to ensure confectionery manufacturers can offer better-for-you products whilst creating a sensory experience for consumers Use of functional ingredients such as rice starch in confectionery is on the rise, especially considering the growing consumer interest in cleaner and clearer ingredients, the demand for natural products and the recent changes …

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alt.Chocolate - a cost effective solution?

alt.Chocolate – a cost effective solution?

International Confectionery’s Technical Editor, Clay Gordon, looks into manufacturing cacao and the different methods of processing them to achieve alt.Chocolate. I would submit, when most people think about challenges the cacao to chocolate supply web is facing these days, that issues including illegal child labour and trafficking, farmer livelihoods, de/reforestation, and mitigating the effects of …

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Higher efficiency with the Tanis 800 Compact

Higher efficiency with the Tanis 800 Compact

Get to know the game-changing production line with versatility from Tanis Confectionery, presenting an ideal solution and multiplying options for manufacturers. One of the most exciting things about gums and jellies is the huge diversity of products that can be created. Possibilities are increasing all the time. But taking advantage of this presents manufacturers using …

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Industrial Physics offer image comparison and automatic solutions

Andre Jansen, Global Sales Manager DTV, of Eagle Vision (a member of the Industrial Physics family) discusses the pioneering Dirty Tray Vision System and how it is transforming starch moulding lines. Industrial Physics is a global test and inspection partner which provides packaging, product, and material integrity testing solutions to manufacturers, production lines, and laboratories across …

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Luker Chocolate: Premium cocoa, full traceability and sustainable projects

Luker Chocolate: Premium cocoa, full traceability and sustainable projects

International Confectionery’s Editor, Kiran Grewal, sits down with Camilo Romero – CEO Luker Chocolate for this month’s big interview, looking at the importance and history of Colombian cocoa. Why is it important to uphold Colombian cocoa and chocolate?  The importance of Colombian cocoa lies in our history and culture. Farms across the country have cultivated …

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