Packaging Machine

Packaging Machines on a Clear Path to Growth and Sustainability

The global demand for packaging machines in the beverage and liquid food industry is once again increasing. Despite difficult conditions, there are good global prospects for machines and facilities that manufacture, bottle, and package beverages and liquid foods. This is how the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) explained the situation in the run up to drinktec. One reason for this expected growth is that suppliers are consistently confronting the challenges of our time. For example, it is indispensible for beverage manufacturers, both today and in the future, to reduce their ecological footprint through water management, the reduction of consumable materials and overall sustainable production. In this context, the digital transformation will play a decisive role by supporting improvements in consumption and emissions data. Now more than ever, machinery manufacturers can answer the demand for more sustainable and digital production — for all global markets.

roll out the digital delivery note

Digital trade documents

The central Cloud4Log platform which allows digital delivery notes and, potentially, all types of transport documents to be exchanged is due to be rolled out at the end of 2022. In this article, Oliver Püthe from GS1 Germany explains how the laborious handling of paper delivery notes along the supply chain could soon be a thing of the past.

Recyclable packaging

Recyclable packaging: Conserving resources with eco-friendly solutions

How can different industries unite to find universal solutions that make the future more sustainable? Recyclable packaging is a solution that’s especially important within the beverages and liquid food sector. Bottle-to-bottle recycling and sustainable technologies are in high demand from producers and consumers alike, and the industry is developing exciting new approaches to get the most out of materials and reduce packaging waste.

CO2 emissions

An Emission-Free Future. Costs? Strategies?

As part of the Climate Protection Program 2030, the previous German government established CO2 pricing for fossil fuels. This pricing has applied since 2021 and will increase each year at a fixed rate until 2025. What costs can breweries and malt houses expect as a result? Authors Matthias Kern and Georg Schu of the Ingenieurbüro für Energie- und Umwelttechnik (Engineering Office for Energy and Environmental Technology) illustrate strategies for reducing costs.

Christian Dahncke Paulaner

Brewery-based Soda Production

It’s already been seven years since the Paulaner Brewery left its old brewing premises in Nockherberg and moved to Langwied in Munich, yet people still refer to it as the “new” brewery. However, some of the facilities and systems were also relocated from Nockherberg and incorporated into the new premises, such as the mixing system for mixed beer beverages and non-alcoholic beverages. These segments in particular are growth areas in the beer market, and the popularity of Paulaner’s products meant that capacity needed to be seriously ramped up. Ole Kohls, Marketing Manager at corosys beverage technology, explains how this was achieved with the installation of a new mixing system.

limonade

Keeping a Clear Head: The Joys of Non-alcoholic Beverages

Teenagers and young adults are extremely conscious of the importance of a healthy diet. Many therefore limit their alcohol intake or consume none at all. Nevertheless, they’re still having just as much fun, as creative non-alcoholic beverages are flying off the shelves of numerous stores. Many are even many available for the youngest of consumers.

sensory quality control

A new approach to sensory quality control

It’s already been seven years since the Paulaner Brewery left its old brewing premises in Nockherberg and moved to Langwied in Munich, yet people still refer to it as the “new” brewery. However, some of the facilities and systems were also relocated from Nockherberg and incorporated into the new premises, such as the mixing system for mixed beer beverages and non-alcoholic beverages. These segments in particular are growth areas in the beer market, and the popularity of Paulaner’s products meant that capacity needed to be seriously ramped up. Ole Kohls, Marketing Manager at corosys beverage technology, explains how this was achieved with the installation of a new mixing system.

beer and bottle

At-home beer consumption in the second year of the pandemic

Many of us started the second year of the pandemic hoping that things would quickly improve and restrictions would ease. However, new virus variants, the anti-vax movement and the resulting long-lasting closures of catering establishments in spring soon tarnished the prediction that things would be more normal than the previous year. Owners were hit hard in 2021 as bars and restaurants were mainly empty, followed by hesitant visits.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning: Intelligent Empty Bottle Inspectors are changing the market

​​Today, there’s a lot of interest in innovative cleaning systems in the beverage industry. Resource and cost-saving production processes are highly sought after. Self-learning programs are now able to use machine learning to create intelligent cleaning processes. But how does it work? And how effective are these new systems?