Manufacturers

Packaging sees growth in standards

Higher standards for packaging in place

 International Confectionery speaks with Marden Edwards, GEA and Syntegon about the latest developments in packaging and how increased need for automation and sustainability are at the forefront of these changes.   Since COVID-19 has continued to spread and forced industries to re-think business strategies whilst maintaining opportunities to remain financially buoyant, one industry has gained…

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TopGum secures investment to accelerate growth

TopGum secures investment to accelerate growth

TopGum Industries, Ltd., an innovative functional gummy supplement manufacturer for nutraceutical marketers, has secured an investment from AP Partners Fund, Tel Aviv. This injection will accelerate growth and expand production capacity, R&D and marketing activities to North America and Europe in 2021. TopGum entered the Israeli confectionery market in 2004, and within a few years,…

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Schubert says expertise and data are the new currency in service

Schubert says expertise and data are the new currency in service

For years, the packaging sector has been supplementing its services for the food industry with digital offerings such as mobile maintenance. In recent months, however, the market has been experiencing a major upheaval, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. What was previously considered “nice to have” has become an absolute necessity overnight for the business model…

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A winning formula from Theegarten-Pactec

theegarten production line

International Confectionery sits down with Markus Rustler, CEO of Theegarten-Pactec, discussing the development of the business since the pandemic and trends in the industry Theegarten-Pactec came into existence in 1994 when the Cologne-based company Rose Theegarten took over Pactec in Dresden. The result was more than the sum of two individual units, since expertise and…

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Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

Belts that ensure quality, connectivity and efficiency

Berndorf Band Group, tna solutions and the industrial process solutions company, IPCO, speak to International Confectionery about the key trends driving innovation in the belts sector.   Bakery and confectionery products have seen a rise in product demand due to the both the luxury and comforting element of eating these types of goods throughout the…

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GEA Blu Chiller and GEA Red Heat Pump combined in one smart product

GEA Blu Chiller and GEA Red Heat Pump Combined in One Smart Product:

GEA has launched an innovation that combines the successful GEA Blu chillers and GEA Red heat pumps in a single product. The new GEA Blu-Red Fusion is a combination of a GEA BluAstrum or GEA BluGenium chiller (low stage) with a GEA RedAstrum or GEA RedGenium heat pump (high stage). It is particularly suited for…

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Cama addresses business continuity with new virtual testing solution

Cama Group addresses pandemic concerns and helps maintain business continuity, by bolstering digital manufacturing services with new Live FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) programme.

Cama Group addresses pandemic concerns and helps maintain business continuity, by bolstering digital manufacturing services with new Live FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) programme. Thanks to its deployment of advanced contemporary automation solutions, Industry 4.0 concepts and comprehensive on- and off-machine connectivity, Cama is now able to virtualise every step of a project: from initial design…

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Syntegon Viersen becomes HANSELLA and joins the ROTZINGER Group

Syntegon Viersen becomes HANSELLA and joins the ROTZINGER Group

ROTZINGER Group AG, based in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, is to take over the location and most of the product portfolio from Syntegon Technology GmbH at Viersen. The two companies have reached an agreement to this effect. ROTZINGER will acquire the portfolios for filling and sealing machines as well as some of the process technology for candy…

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Nestlé launches R&D Accelerator to drive innovation for dairy products

Nestlé has inaugurated a new R&D Accelerator to drive innovation and speed-to-market of sustainable dairy products, as well as plant-based dairy alternatives.

Nestlé has inaugurated a new R&D Accelerator to drive innovation and speed-to-market of sustainable dairy products, as well as plant-based dairy alternatives. Located at Nestlé’s R&D centre in Konolfingen, Switzerland, the R&D Accelerator provides a world-class platform for start-ups, students and scientists to leverage Nestlé’s unique dairy and plant protein expertise to quickly bring products from ideation…

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Syntegon Schiedam site celebrates anniversary and long heritage

Syntegon Schiedam site celebrates anniversary and long heritage

Syntegon Technology’s Schiedam site is celebrating over half a century of market presence. In October, the company’s Dutch site turns 60. Today a market-leading provider of horizontal flow wrappers, infeed and distribution systems, the current Syntegon Packaging Technology B.V. took up business as Tevopharm, an acronym of Techniek for Voeding and Pharmacie (Technical solutions for…

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