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A Food And Beverage News Special
August 16-31, 2011

Industry wants scientific & functional packaging
Packaging can be described as art and science of protecting products for storage, distribution and use. The main purpose of packaging is to protect and preserve the goods for logistics, warehousing and for end use.

FSS Regulations 2011: Incapable of indicating unsafe food
The Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011, Packaging & Labelling, has been notified by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on August 1, 2011. On August 5, 2011, the Food Safety and Standards Rules, which were notified on May 5, 2011, in the Gazette of India vide GSR 362 (E), came into force.

Demand for custom-built systems on the rise
Food packaging machinery manufacturers are optimistic about the future growth prospects in the sector going by the positive turn on rising demand from customers.

“Domestic demand for packaging has been anticipated to grow by over 100% within the next 5 years“
In India, packaging machinery manufacturers find most of the demand for their products in the food processing sector. Interestingly, approximately 50% of the packaging machinery and materials produced are absorbed by the food processing sector.

A good seal underpins product safety and sterility
A new seal-inspection tool from Mettler Toledo Safeline X-ray brings speed and precision to the food industry. It runs at speeds of up to 120 metres per minute and can identify particles down to 1 mm caught in the seal areas, according to a release by the company.

Asian Packing – Strong presence in Hungary, Gulf, USA
Haryana-based Asian Packing Machinery is known as a supplier and exporter of packing machinery and food processing plants, which began about two decades ago, today, has a strong presence in Hungary, Morocco, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Cameroon, Nigeria, USA, the UK, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Italy, and Sri Lanka.

“Cost-effectiveness and brand protection are the biggest challenges for the food and beverage machinery industry”
Robatech offers a comprehensive product line of melters, filters, heated hoses, application heads, nozzles, cold glue systems and controllers.

ErgoStar wins iF Packaging, RedDot
Robatech AG, a Switzerland-based player in adhesive application technology, has recently received two outstanding awards - the iF Packaging Award 2011 and RedDot Award - for its new hand applicator ErgoStar.

Valco Melton: Meeting the needs of every packaging app.
With almost 60 years of experience in adhesive application, Valco Melton's packaging systems feature the highest quality of industry standard compatible hot melt tanks and parts.

Keen on India’s food sector, Germany plans pavilion
The Indian food industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the Indian subcontinent and is in the focus of the Indian government, which wants to drive further the development of this industry.

Styling food packaging, making it ‘Good to See’
Food industry has taken a leap forward with the emergence and acceptance of packaged food by the consumers. From small towns to big cities in India, packaged food is sought for easy-to-use servings.

From making food safe to enjoying Superbrands status
Tetra Pak, the food processing and packaging solutions company, has been conferred with the Business Superbrands status by the India Business Superbrands Council recently. The company received the honour from Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman, Planning Commission, in New Delhi.

Rexam-Hindustan Tin to set up `220 cr beverage can manufacturing line
Rexam PLC, the global consumer packaging company, and Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, a leading Indian can maker, have announced that they are building a new high speed beverage can manufacturing line at their current site in Taloja close to Mumbai.

Carving out a nanotech future
Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionise the food packaging sector. The use of Nanocomposites, known as polymers bonded with ‘nano’ particles, is used to produce materials with increased properties.

Over 10,000 visitors expected at November’s Indpack 2011 show in Hyderabad
The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is organising Indpack 2011, the 14th national packaging exhibition, from November 24 to 26, 2011, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad.

Projects Investment in Food Sector
Trihut Industries plans to set up a sugar unit with a capacity of 5,000 tccpd at Ryam. It will spread over 68 acre, which also includes distillery unit with a capacity of 60 klpd and 28 MW bagasse and imported coal-based captive power unit. Consultant: Sugar Technology Mission, Delhi. DPR prepared. Work to commence by October 2011.

NIN studies on labelling focus on consumer welfare
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, has undertaken two separate research projects on food labelling—Consumer knowledge, and practices of using labels in India—and—Awareness creation among masses.

ECBC trains with local teachers in polymers, food packaging, nanotech
In an effort to effectively prepare students for the jobs of the future, the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center continues to support neighbouring middle and high school teachers in fostering a workforce that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math.

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