Category: cross-industry

Transport Container on the way to the factory

Transport-container hygiene – how clean are food tanks?

An incredible amount of unpackaged, liquid or powdered raw materials and food is transported in Europe each day (DSLV). 250,000 tons, to be exact. While logistics companies and tank-cleaning operators are subject to the same strict criteria as actual food manufacturers, they themselves are usually the ones to define what it means to “clean” a transport container. But the regulations...

Valve technology in a facility

Valve technology in food production

Valve technology must ensure food safety and save resources. At almost every trade fair, the companies showcase their new developments and improvements. In actual fact, valve manufacturers seem to be among the most innovative in the systems and components industry. Technology can almost always be improved: Newly available materials, designs that are more fit-for-purpose thanks to modern simulation techniques, or...

Plastic and sustainability – can the two be reconciled?

Plastic and sustainability – can the two be reconciled?

Plastic is an important raw material in the beverages industry. It seems the industry simply can’t do without it – at least for right now. Plastic bottles are the default for filling beverages. Except of course for some alternatives such as glass and cans. Over the past years, a number of manufacturers have been trying out ecologically sound plastics. But...

A packing machine

Promotions give consumers that needed incentive

Sales of dairy drinks are booming. Between December 2016 and November 2017, sales grew by 7.4 percent, reports the Düsseldorf-based Information Resources GmbH. This number does, however, include the increasingly popular plant-based alternatives. The use of sales promotions on the retail end also significantly contributed to the result.

Digitalization has significantly changed our lives – but will the food and drink of tomorrow be digital? Will we print it out at home?

The digital food and drink of tomorrow

Featured post: Digitalization has significantly changed our lives. That doesn’t change the fact that we need to keep eating and drinking – but will the food and drink of tomorrow be digital? Instead of buying food at the supermarket, will we print it out at home?