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A Food And Beverage News Special
May 16-31 2011

ProPak Asia ready with interesting opportunities
The transition that food and beverage packaging has undergone over the years has led to a complete reshuffling in statistics of some major companies. The change basically means more investment in that area of manufacturing which has been neglected for years together - packaging.

The metamorphosis in the food packaging market
While the customer is the “king,” the rise in availability of options and increased affordability ensures the contemplative nature of consumer purchase.

In food processing & packaging machinery sector, Germany is ‘world export champion’
The food processing and packaging machinery industry is one of the largest sectors within Germany’s mechanical engineering segment.

“Packaging industry is at a very nascent stage”
Can-Pack India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Can-Pack Group of Poland. The company’s brand new, state-of-the-art facility at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, has a manufacturing capacity of 950 million ‘aluminum beverage cans’ annually and is well equipped with technology that is known only to a few manufacturers across the world.

The Emerson Cup 2011 now in Middle East
The Emerson Cup 2011 has been extended to the Middle East in addition to India and South East Asia.

The magic of tender coconut - Total energiser
“Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in India, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands such as Hawaii, and the Caribbean, where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled. It’s a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak," says Morton Satin, chief, FAO’s Agricultural Industries and Po

Fresh or packed - Tender coconut packaging
Tender coconut is valued both for its sweet water and the delicious gelatinous kernel.
Today there are packaging technologies available for packing tender coconut water in its fresh form as well as in its packed form as consumer packs.

Bosch’s ideal solution for large fill weights
The TERRA 40 offered by Bosch Packaging India has the capability to handle large fill weights up to 10 kg. It also gives the flexibility of various bag styles. The concept of modularity in the machine design of the TERRA 40 allows for easy integration of dosing devices along with various up and downstream equipment.

Glass industry on growth trajectory
Glass packaging industry in India is buoyant with downstream demands from food & beverages, alcobev, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The industry is experiencing a huge surge in demand owing to the growing awareness about health and hygiene among the consumers.

CFTRI-Mysore transfers packaging technology for RTE foods
As part of CFTRI’s efforts to find scientific solutions to problems of food industry, the institute has recently developed a new technology that provides reliable means to deliver safe, hygienically packaged sweetmeats with long ambient shelf life.

Retort packaging is the buzzword for F&B industry
The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) was set up in May 1966 by the Indian packaging and allied industries and the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce, to improve the standard of packaging needed for promotion of exports and help create infrastructure for overall packaging improvement in India through R&D, testing, and so on.

Technology and scheduling: Food for thought
In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of food and beverage processing, companies are constantly trying to keep up with the latest technology, while at the same time managing detailed schedules that enable them to maximise customer service, enterprise agility and compliance, and minimise inventory, changeovers and overtime.

Rawat stresses on need for national FP mission
“There is a need to have National Food Processing Mission, for the food processing sector in the country,” union minister of state for food processing and agriculture Harish Rawat said in a four-day national seminar on Horti Business - Linking with Market held from May 29-31, 2011, in Dehradun, a source from Lt Amit Singh Memorial Foundation, Delhi, informed FnB News.

Tetra Evero - world’s first aseptic carton bottle
Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Evero Aseptic 1 litre, the first aseptic carton bottle for milk. Employing market-driven insight and breakthrough engineering techniques, Evero for white milk combines the easy handling and pouring of a bottle with the environmental and cost advantages of a carton.

Political instability slows down packaging growth in Thailand
According to Euromonitor report, packaging in Thailand registered moderate growth in 2009-10. This was due to several negative factors such as uncertainty over the pace of the ongoing economic recovery coupled with political instability in Thailand. Thai consumers spent cautiously and this negatively affected consumer goods consumption.

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