Technology

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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Cargill guides the industry towards success

Cargill guides the industry towards success

International Confectionery speaks with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate President, Harold Poelma, discussing transparency, the impact of COVID and technological innovation in the cocoa sector.   In 1865, William Wallace Cargill became the owner of a single grain warehouse in Conover, Iowa. Today, the company he founded is now one of the largest privately held enterprises…

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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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Invert sugar: sweet, fresh and cost-effective

Invert sugar: sweet, fresh and cost-effective

Stefania Montalti, Communication Manager at CEPI explains the process to create invert sugar and how its properties offer better flavour and texture for the confectionery and baked goods sector. A family-run company with an international outlook, CEPI designs and manufactures turn-key systems for the storage, conveying and metering of raw materials, as well as fully…

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Chocolate refining for maximum results

Chocolate refining for maximum results

Bühler, MacIntyre and Olam Cocoa discuss all the variables in chocolate production from sourcing to conching, and how it has developed to reflect the needs of society today.   Chocolate production crosses over a whole range of different processes – whether it be sourcing and collecting cocoa beans, conching, tempering, moulding – all these are…

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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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Jacketed valve solution solves food processing problems

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Valves Online has recently introduced an innovative, British designed Jacketed hygienic Butterfly Valve that solves re occurring problems commonly found in the confectionery industry. Standard hygienic butterfly valves are commonly found on food process lines and used to isolate food and beverage product. Typical use for this valve is with products like chocolate, fat, food,…

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TruFood Manufacturing adds another confectioner

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TruFood Manufacturing has swooped up and will integrate a fellow nutritional bar and confectionery company — Simply Natural Foods. Pittsburgh-based TruFood produces private label and branded protein bars, chocolate moulded products and baked goods out of its 400,000 sq. ft. facility. By adding in Simply Natural Foods, the company specifically will expand its position in…

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Synergy Flavours – new high-care blending facility

Synergy Flavours

Synergy Flavours, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synergy Flavours Ltd, UK, announces the completion of a new high-care blending facility which has been added to its existing production site in Samut Prakarn, Thailand. Equipped with a ribbon blender and an air shower, the new facility adds capacity allowing Synergy to produce powder blended flavours and…

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