Sidel recently developed Intelliblower technology, a significant innovation which brings control and self-regulation to the blow moulding process. The patented technology ensures greater accuracy in distribution of material during the production of individual bottles, with the elimination of inconsistencies resulting in improved quality, regardless of bottle weight.
Mpact recently launched its new Mpact Polymers recycled PET plant. At the official launch of the facility in May 2016 in Germiston, prominent government representatives and industry partners applauded the project. Read more about the launch here.
On 10 May 2016, Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, officially unveiled Mpact Polymers in Wadeville, Germiston. The new bottle-to-bottle facility will produce recycled PET (rPET), which is a raw material used to manufacture PET bottles. The material is a substitute for virgin PET, which is derived from crude oil.
Increasing the awareness of L-Carnitine’s benefits among sporty millennials represents a significant untapped business opportunity for dietary supplement manufacturers. That’s the key take-away from an exclusive online survey commissioned by Switzerland-based company Lonza, which produces and markets the premium Carnipure L-Carnitine ingredient.
One of South Africa’s most successful food and homeware brands Melissa’s has chosen Africa’s biggest food and beverage expo to share its 400-strong product range and offer franchise opportunities. Africa’s Big Seven 2016 (AB7) runs from June 19 to 21 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.
The Southern African Vinyls Association (Sava) used the occasion of its 2016 Annual General Meeting, held in Midrand recently, to launch its revised strategic direction that will drive its activities and projects for the next four years.
Banner Engineering introduced its next-generation touch buttons for its industry-recognised K30, K50 and K70 multicolour indicators and pick-to-light sensors. Employing smart electric field sensing, the buttons provide superior immunity to false triggering caused by the build-up of detergents, oils and other foreign materials, as well as exposure to direct water spray.
In all industries, including food and beverage processing, efficient supply chains play a vital part in preventing inventory losses, wasted warehousing space, extended lead times etc. All these factors can cause a business to either lose money, spend more money that it should, have unhappy customers, or a combination of these.
Research from Mintel has highlighted the growing popularity of nutrient dense super foods. According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, there was a phenomenal 202 per cent increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched containing the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’ between 2011 and 2015.
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