Tetra Pak is a multinational food packaging and processing company of Swedish origin with head offices in Lund, Sweden, and Lausanne, Switzerland. The company offers packaging solutions, filling machines and processing solutions for dairy, beverages, cheese, ice-cream and prepared food, including distribution tools like accumulators, cap applicators, conveyors, crate packers, film wrappers, line controllers and straw applicators.Tetra Pak was founded by Ruben Rausing and built on Erik Wallenberg's innovation, a tetrahedron-shaped plastic-coated paper carton, from which the company name was derived. In the 1960s and 1970s the development of the Tetra Brik package and the aseptic packaging technology made possible a cold chain supply, substantially facilitating distribution and storage. From the beginning of the 1950s to the mid-1990s the company was headed by the two sons of Ruben Rausing, Hans and Gad, who took the company from a family business of six employees, in 1954, to a multinational corporation. Tetra Pak is currently the largest food packaging company in the world by sales, operating in more than 170 countries and with over 23,000 employees . The company is privately owned by the family of Gad Rausing through the Swiss-based holding company Tetra Laval, which also includes the dairy farming equipment producer DeLaval and the PET bottle manufacturer Sidel. In November 2011, the Tetra Brik carton package was represented at the exhibition Hidden Heroes – The Genius of Everyday Things at the London Science Museum/Vitra Design Museum, celebrating "the miniature marvels we couldn’t live without". The aseptic packaging technology has been called the most important food packaging innovation of the 20th Century by the Institute of Food Technologists and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences called the Tetra Pak packaging system one of Sweden’s most successful inventions of all time. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 19, 2017
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News Article | May 1, 2017
HANNOVER, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service to help food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures. A true game changer based on Microsoft Azure Cloud, Tetra Pak’s Condition Monitoring service provides real-time analysis of operational performance data from more than 5000 connected filling machine lines around the world. This is then used to advise customers on their maintenance needs in a more timely and effective way than was previously possible, allowing them to order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the scheduled downtime. Trial programmes of the new service are already demonstrating strong results. Tetra Pak started a six-month pilot in January 2016, supporting 17 lines across 10 customers in Europe and the Americas with the new service. During this period, downtime was eliminated by up to 48 hours for each line, saving up to 30,000 Euros for the customer. Johan Nilsson, Vice President Tetra Pak Services said: “We are constantly innovating with our customers and partners to enhance our services. With the new Condition Monitoring Maintenance service, we will support customers to predict failures before they happen and optimise maintenance to reduce downtime. We are pleased that the new service will help customers significantly increase productivity, reduce failures and ultimately, raise business profitability”. Tetra Pak is showcasing this new service at 2017 Hannover Messe, 24-28 April, in collaboration with Microsoft. For more information about Hannover Messe: http://www.hannovermesse.de/
News Article | April 28, 2017
Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Smart Packaging -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022” To Its Research Database Global Smart Packaging market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Smart Packaging sales volume, Price (USD/MT), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales (K MT), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of Smart Packaging for these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume (K MT), revenue (Million USD), product price (USD/MT), market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Active Packaging Intelligent Packaging On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Smart Packaging for each application, including Pharmaceutical Food Electronics Industrial Home-Use Global Smart Packaging Sales Market Report 2017 1 Smart Packaging Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Smart Packaging 1.2 Classification of Smart Packaging by Product Category 1.2.1 Global Smart Packaging Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Smart Packaging Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Active Packaging 1.2.4 Intelligent Packaging 1.3 Global Smart Packaging Market by Application/End Users 1.3.1 Global Smart Packaging Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Pharmaceutical 1.3.3 Food 1.3.4 Electronics 1.3.5 Industrial 1.3.6 Home-Use 1.4 Global Smart Packaging Market by Region 1.4.1 Global Smart Packaging Market Size (Value) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 China Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 Europe Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 Southeast Asia Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 India Smart Packaging Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Smart Packaging (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Smart Packaging Sales and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Smart Packaging Revenue and Growth Rate (2012-2022) 9 Global Smart Packaging Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data 9.1 Jones Packaging Inc. 9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.1.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 9.1.3 Jones Packaging Inc. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.2 Amcor Ltd. 9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.2.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 9.2.3 Amcor Ltd. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.3 Ball Corp. 9.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.3.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 9.3.3 Ball Corp. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.4 Tetra Pak International S.A. 9.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.4.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 9.4.3 Tetra Pak International S.A. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.5 Basf Se 9.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.5.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 9.5.3 Basf Se Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.6 Bemis Co. Inc. 9.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.6.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 9.6.3 Bemis Co. Inc. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.7 Campden Bri 9.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.7.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 9.7.3 Campden Bri Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.8 Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. 9.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.8.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 9.8.3 Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.9 3M Company 9.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.9.2 Smart Packaging Product Category, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 9.9.3 3M Company Smart Packaging Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 9.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1080689-global-smart-packaging-sales-market-report-2017
News Article | April 26, 2017
Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Liquid Packaging -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022” To Its Research Database This report studies Liquid Packaging in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022. This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering By types, the market can be split into By Application, the market can be split into Food & Beverages Non-food Industry By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want) North America China Europe Southeast Asia Japan India Global Liquid Packaging Market Professional Survey Report 2017 1 Industry Overview of Liquid Packaging 1.1 Definition and Specifications of Liquid Packaging 1.1.1 Definition of Liquid Packaging 1.1.2 Specifications of Liquid Packaging 1.2 Classification of Liquid Packaging 1.2.1 Flexible Liquid Packaging 1.2.2 Rigid Liquid Packaging 1.3 Applications of Liquid Packaging 1.3.1 Food & Beverages 1.3.2 Non-food Industry 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 Market Segment by Regions 1.4.1 North America 1.4.2 China 1.4.3 Europe 1.4.4 Southeast Asia 1.4.5 Japan 1.4.6 India 8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Liquid Packaging 8.1 Dow Chemical Company 8.1.1 Company Profile 8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.1.3 Dow Chemical Company 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.1.4 Dow Chemical Company 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.2 Tetra Pak International S.A. 8.2.1 Company Profile 8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.2.3 Tetra Pak International S.A. 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.2.4 Tetra Pak International S.A. 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.3 International Papers. 8.3.1 Company Profile 8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.3.3 International Papers. 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.3.4 International Papers. 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.4 Smurfit Kappa 8.4.1 Company Profile 8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.4.3 Smurfit Kappa 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.4.4 Smurfit Kappa 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.5 Mondi PLC 8.5.1 Company Profile 8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.5.3 Mondi PLC 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.5.4 Mondi PLC 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.6 Wayerhaeuser Company 8.6.1 Company Profile 8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.6.3 Wayerhaeuser Company 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.6.4 Wayerhaeuser Company 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.7 Sidel 8.7.1 Company Profile 8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.7.3 Sidel 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.7.4 Sidel 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.8 Billerudkorsnas Ab 8.8.1 Company Profile 8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126.96.36.199 Product A 188.8.131.52 Product B 8.8.3 Billerudkorsnas Ab 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.8.4 Billerudkorsnas Ab 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.9 Evergreen Packaging 8.9.1 Company Profile 8.9.2 Product Picture and Specifications 184.108.40.206 Product A 220.127.116.11 Product B 8.9.3 Evergreen Packaging 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.9.4 Evergreen Packaging 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis 8.10 Elopak 8.10.1 Company Profile 8.10.2 Product Picture and Specifications 18.104.22.168 Product A 22.214.171.124 Product B 8.10.3 Elopak 2016 Liquid Packaging Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 8.10.4 Elopak 2016 Liquid Packaging Business Region Distribution Analysis For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1223189-global-liquid-packaging-market-professional-survey-report-2017
News Article | May 15, 2017
Nearly 40,000 industry professionals from more than 110 countries participated in ProMat 2017, April 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Presented by MHI, a record number of 950 exhibitors represented all segments of the material handling and logistics industry, according to MHI. Like in past years, ProMat 2017 was co-located with Automate, which was presented by the Association for Advancing Automation. The following are highlights from ProMat 2017: Camso, Quebec, Canada, showcased five new additions to its range of products, including three new models of resilient tires; the new PON 775, a press-on tire with anti-static for severe applications; and the AIR 550, a new addition to the ED plus series. Vancouver, British Columbia-based Delta-Q announced the release of its first lithium-specific battery charger, the ICL1200, for use on electric vehicles. Clark Material Handling Co., Lexington, Ky., highlighted its 100-year anniversary at the show. Holland, Mich.-based Dematic debuted its newest compact automated guided vehicle (AGV), the straddle forklift Active Linde, at the show. The more modular AGV is designed to lift up to 10,000 pounds, it says. In partnership with Wiesbaden, Germany-based Kion, which acquired Dematic last year, it also showcased its range of dual-function forklift trucks that are designed to run with or without electricity. Douglas Battery, Winston-Salem, N.C., highlighted the LegaC2 high-frequency modular chargers and the Douglas DataTrac battery monitoring device, which are new additions to its battery and charging solution portfolio. Lyon Station, Pa.-based East Penn Manufacturing Co. showcased its lineup of more than 450 types of batteries and related products. EnerSys, Reading, Pa., discussed its range of automotive power solutions to support material handling fleet efficiency and productivity, including modular fast chargers that use digital power control technology. A universal, cloud-based battery optimization suite for forklift fleets with 50 or more batteries also was highlighted. Vista, Calif.-based Flux Power Holdings Inc. debuted its newly developed lithium-ion LiFT Pack battery for Class 1 forklifts HighJump, Minneapolis, announced the expansion of streamlined data analysis and strategic next steps for HighJump Pulse, the company’s supply chain analytics application. Mason, Ohio-based Intelligrated, a part of Honeywell, demonstrated fully automated each-picking systems, which use advanced, model-free vision technology and both vacuum and gripper pick capability to adapt to diverse objects, it says. The demonstration highlighted a two-level automated storage-and-retrieval shuttle system and vertical lift to move inventory-laden totes from storage into position for picking. JLT Mobile Computers, Phoenix, showcased that its line of small, rugged vehicle terminals now features scratch-resistant PowerTouch display technology that works with a gloved or ungloved hand and can withstand vibrations, temperature fluctuations and dust while increasing productivity and minimizing costly interruptions, it says. It highlighted the VERSO+ 10, a high-performance vehicle-mount computer featuring a flexible QuickLock feature for easy mounting and dismounting on a vehicle, and the JLT1214P for logistics and warehousing that speeds up tasks and increases productivity. Standish, Mich.-based Magline Inc. showcased its versatile, battery-powered LiftPlus that encompasses an electric screw-drive system, narrow footprint and quick-change brackets, which enable the unit to perform multiple jobs, it says. It also highlighted its new propulsion-assist controls feature and lift system for the CoolLift, which aids in maneuvering the device on rough terrain, inclines or thresholds. Moorestown, N.J.-based OPEX Corp. highlighted new features for its robotic order picking technologies. The Perfect Pick High Density (HD) now includes twice the storage density to slot items across a warehouse using the 80-pound capacity of the iBOT to allow for heavier payloads, an over-height detect to eliminate jams, and an integrated pick-to-light workstation to streamline picking operations, it says. ORBIS Corp., Oconomowoc, Wis., showcased the Pally, a part dolly, part pallet solution, that streamlines unloading and replenishing and is the base of the retail delivery system. The dual feature allows materials to be stored, transported and distributed with less equipment, minimal labor and few touch points. Greene, N.Y.-based Raymond Corp. demonstrated its newest innovation in virtual reality (VR) training in which lift operators are trained using preprogrammed, simulated exercises in a warehouse. Wearing a VR headset, operators wirelessly connect to Raymond lift trucks and are able to use actual vehicle controls as they navigate through the warehouse. Regal Beloit America Inc., Florence, Ky., highlighted its NG Evo material system. The proprietary thermo-plastic broadens sustainability opportunities in standard material handling by reducing energy consumption and noise, the company says. It also allows for the elimination of soap and water lubrication for dry, high-speed conveying on U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved proprietary thermoplastic resin. This low-friction concept also helps to meet water conservation goals, it adds. Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, highlighted its “drive-through” dock application, a set-up that is considered the gold standard for improving cargo security, product dock safety and cold-chain integrity, it says. It also showcased its new product: the GuardRite Retractable Barrier. Designed to guard rail docks, finger docks, and wide- and flatbed-loading areas, GuardRite is a modular, self-storing barrier system that can withstand as much as 30,000 pounds of impact at 4 mph, it adds. Hyannis, Ma.-based Sencorp White introduced its new president, Chris Lingamfelter, at the show. It also demonstrated its horizontal carousel, which is a cost-efficient, reliable automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), it says. The AS/RS system features high-density storage that reduces floor space usage by 60 percent; high throughput at picking rates as fast as 950 lines for each operator, an hour; and reduced labor. The company also highlighted its 70-year anniversary. Glenview, Ill.-based Signode Industrial Group (SIG) showcased its range of material handling and load containment solutions, including Muller’s Octopus 1825 B, an automatic rotary-ring stretch wrapper that can accommodate a wide range of pallet load sizes and applications. It also featured Shipper Products’ new Insta-Air, a mobile, battery-powered inflator that provides a portable solution for filling dunnage airbags. Siemens, Augusta, Ga., announced the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to directly mount onto the drive, transforming a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control. The wireless connection also facilitates setup, programming, production monitoring and maintenance on a variety of machines and production equipment, it says. Swisslog, Newport News, Va., demonstrated a variety of scalable, future-ready solutions including new software, smart data and flexible, scalable automation solutions to help companies keep pace with Industry 4.0. It also highlighted its new SynQ software platform, a flexible and adaptable cloud-enabled software that intelligently connects and synchronizes automation equipment, robotics, people and processes, the company says. Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions debuted its patented large-format, high-speed B-EX6 printers designed to print 6-inch labels at speeds as fast as 12 inches a second. The Energy Star printer features fast-speed Near Edge head technology with ribbon save and a dual-ribbon motor system that ensures better ribbon handling while eliminating unscanable labels, it says. Twinlode Corp., South Bend, Ind., showcased a patented dual-pallet system that allows warehouse personnel to load and unload two pallets at a time, increasing productivity as much as 50 percent while decreasing wear and tear on material handling equipment and damage to products and racks, it adds. Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Universal Robots demonstrated collaborative robots with its new 7th axis capability, force-torque sensors, augmented-reality assisted assembly, grippers, vision cameras and other new partner solutions. It also showcased its new online showroom, Universal Robots+ platform. Wildeck Inc., Waukesha, Wis., introduced a new SmartControl system for hydraulically operated lifts that senses when one of a dozen or more faults occurs and sounds an audible alarm specific to the fault condition. Wulftec, Québec, Canada, a part of M.J. Maillis Group, introduced a new Standard+ control panel featuring an affordable touchscreen operator interface, which is designed for its SMART Series and WRT Series pallet stretch wrappers. Among the features of the Standard+ panel are three pre-set wrap patterns, an easy alarm readout of the screen, an alarm log; and step-by-step operation guidelines. The panel also includes a “light load/heavy load” feature, which allows operators to use two different tension settings that take the variety of products being wrapped into consideration. Greenville, N.C.-based Yale Materials Handling Corp. demonstrated the latest innovation in its robotic lift truck lineup, the MC10-15 Driven by Balyo, a counterbalanced stacker model capable of point-to-point horizontal transportation as well as vertical movement. It also is capable of autonomously retrieving or depositing pallets from elevated spaces. Zebra Technologies, Lincolnshire, Ill., launched its SmartPack Trailer, which leverages 3-D sensors and camera technology to ensure businesses are able to capture load density, trailer fullness and load progress for an overall smarter, more connected distribution network, the company says. The solution already has demonstrated a 2 to 4 percent improvement in load volume efficiency, which decreases fuel consumption and maximizes the return-on-investment of every truck on the road, it says. Running in conjunction with ProMat 2017, ProFood Tech, a new food and beverage processing show produced by PMMI, the association that presents Pack Expo; Koelnmesse, the producer of Anuga; and the International Dairy Foods Association, took place April 4-6 at McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center in Chicago. The tradeshow featured more than 6,000 processing professionals and 400 suppliers. The following are some highlights from ProFood Tech 2017: Miami-based AND&OR showcased its range of machines for the bottling and packaging industries, which can handle bottle sizes from 1.8 ounces to 3 liters at speeds as fast as 40,000 bottles an hour, it says. It also highlighted its depalletizers for PET or PE plastic materials, metal and glass, as well as the DBM-CL series for the automatic debagging of plastic and the DBM series, an automatic debagger for glass bottles. Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee, highlighted its bioprotection product line, which can help reduce food waste by preventing the growth of microorganisms that spoil food. It provided samples of a vanilla-flavored drinkable yogurt that contained two cultures: YoFlex Premium 1.0 and FreshQ4, the bioprotection solution. New Century, Kansas-based DuPont Nutrition & Health showcased its range of stabilizing systems for dairy manufacturing. Among the samples provided were a vanilla “Chilling with Gellan Soft Serve,”which featured 5 percent fat, two non-dairy creamers and hydrocolloids in the Danisco range that prevent separation, extend shelf life and improve the creaminess and mouthfeel of products, it says. Festo, Hauppauge, N.Y., showcased its line of new process automation solutions, including clean valve terminals which can be machine mounted, corrosion-resistant actuators, as well as air quality and energy-efficiency solutions. It also highlighted solutions for keg and vessel cleansing and its ability to help brewers achieve better beer quality through high-compressed air quality. Flowcrete Americas, Spring, Texas, showcased its range of high-performance, cementitious urethane Flowfresh hygienic flooring solutions that are designed to overcome the challenges faced within large-scale food and beverage facilities. Charlotte, N.C.-based Hitachi demonstrated its continuous inkjet printers and a new CO laser marker for coding on various packaging substrates including paper, cardboard, glass and plastic. Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., highlighted its portfolio of innovative ingredient solutions, formulation expertise and broad range of capabilities. It provided samples of an American-style vegan cheese panini featuring its new clean-label, plant-based proteins and starches: Pulse 3602 Faba Bean Protein and the 8500 Modified Potato Starch. Franklin-Wis.-based Krones showcased its acquisition of Trans-Market Sales & Equipment Inc., which enhances its process technology capabilities in the United States and enables the company to provide turnkey solutions for filling, packaging and labeling, it says. Langguth America, Ontario, Canada, highlighted its full range of labeling solutions for the food and beverage industry, showcasing its wet glue and roll-fed labelers that provide speed, affordability and reliability, it says. Pittsburgh-based Matthews Marking Systems demonstrated its Mperia, a universal print controller that provides high-resolution thermal inkjet and drop-on-demand valve inject from a single interface. The controllers also work with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage the complete production and marking process at a fraction of the cost of a PLC, it says. Delevan, Wis.-based Pentair Process Technologies highlighted its range of integrated and sustainable production solutions that include advanced valve technology, continuous beverage processing, quality control equipment and membrane technology for water purification and filtration. PDC International Corp., Norwalk, Conn., showcased its Model R-350 sleeve labeler that applies heat-shrinkable sleeve labels at speeds as fast as 500 bottles a minute, it says. The machine features an integrated accumulator that allows the machine to continuously run while changing to film. Oconomowoc, Wis.-based Sentry Equipment debuted its new IsoPure line of 3-A certified aseptic samplers that integrate into aseptic and hygienic production lines. Using an IsoPure sampler, quality control personnel can easily and safely sample liquids from closed systems such as food and beverage process lines and vessels while protecting the process and samples from the environment. Tetra Pak, Denton, Texas, showcased its end-to-end solutions to help food and beverage manufactures get future-ready in a booth designed to look like a customer’s plant. Among the innovations were a “custoMilk-zation” station and video featuring the equipment needed to customize milk; the new Tetra Pak E3 breakthrough technology platform featuring four systems for E3 platforms designed to reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability; and the Hololens by Microsoft virtual training and remote systems that can facilitate equipment troubleshooting anywhere in the world, it says. The company also highlighted the new Tetra Pak E3/Compact Flex, a chilled filling machine for a family of packages based on eBeam sterilization technology and two new on-the-go packages with DreamCap that offer smaller size options with the same re-sealable one-step closure. Oakdale, Minn.-based QualiTru Sampling Systems highlighted a new aseptic TruDraw single sampler, a 2-ounce all-in-one sterile container with an attached sterile needle primarily used for raw milk sample testing. The container also incorporates a tamper-evident feature allowing the user to implement a chain of custody process and assuring that adulteration of the sample has not occurred.
News Article | June 5, 2017
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility. JLTV is acknowledged as the ‘Next Generation Light Vehicle’ and Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, believes its training program needs to be next-gen as well. Leading that vision, Oshkosh deployed 3D interactive simulation training for the JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase - which was very well received by the U.S. Army. During the EMD phase, Oshkosh worked with Heartwood (http://www.hwd3d.com) for development of the 3D interactive simulation modules. Heartwood specializes in building platform and device agnostic 3D interactive simulations for Operator and Maintenance Training. “As the OEM, we believe Oshkosh is best positioned for JLTV training development,” said Dave Diersen, Vice President and GM, Joint Programs at Oshkosh Defense, “we have intimate knowledge of the entire vehicle from interior to exterior systems, and working with Heartwood during the EMD phase gave us the 3D simulation technology needed for that phases next-generation training program.” “We were honored to be selected by Oshkosh to develop EMD training for the prestigious JLTV program,” said Neil Wadhawan, Chief Revenue Officer of Heartwood, “as this reflects our dedication to provide customers with advanced Visual, Interactive and Portable solutions to help them achieve their maintenance training goals.” Heartwood empowers companies and organizations to reduce their Operation & Maintenance training costs, accelerate employee learning and decrease the need for expensive live training - using 3D interactive training technology and applications. We help Operations & Maintenance workforce learn complex procedures by allowing them to practice on equipment virtually. Our simulated, 3D interactive applications enable users to ‘Learn-by-Doing’ as needed on Web, PC, Mobile, AR or VR. Our customers use Heartwood as a portable and scalable alternative to ineffective manuals, passive e-learning and costly hands-on training. As a market leader, we support a strong base of customers and partners including Apple, Tetra Pak, PG&E, Audi, Sikorsky, Komatsu, Oshkosh and Raytheon. Heartwood is recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies, and a "Top Simulation and Training" company. To learn more about Heartwood, please visit us at http://www.hwd3d.com. Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at http://www.oshkoshdefense.com
News Article | May 23, 2017
In the report, the AAP also says juice can be part of a healthy diet for older children, but maintains that the beverage offers no additional benefits over whole fruit. This is just the latest blow for fruit juice manufacturers, who saw sales decline from 2008 to 2013, both due to competition from beverages like tea and water, and consumer concern about high sugar content. Researchers have been warning about overconsumption of fruit juice among children for years, and the AAP’s previous position was that kids under six years old should drink no more than a cup of juice per day. However, about a third of young children drink at least twice that, especially those from low-income families. The perception that 100% fruit juice is a healthy beverage still prevails. The fact that so many parents were ignoring — or unaware of — the earlier advice, however, makes the impact of the AAP’s latest recommendation unclear. While it is clear that giving fruit juice to very young children, especially in a bottle, could damage teeth, the main concern for many researchers has been juice’s high fructose content and its possible link to weight gain. A recent review may reassure parents about occasional fruit juice. Researchers found no association between heavier body weights and moderate fruit juice consumption — defined as one six to eight-ounce serving per day — for children from 7-18. They found a small amount of weight gain for those aged 1-6. However, portion control is a significant challenge, and parents may still opt for flavored waters or other non-juice beverages for their children. Juice manufacturers have been trying to reinvent their products as healthier drinks. It's unclear whether this study will impact those efforts, since recent efforts have been targeting millennials and young adults. According to a report from Tetra Pak, about 42% of consumers drink 100% juice daily. New juice innovations, which include adding "superfood" vegetables and nutrients or carbonation, don't seem to be targeting young children.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: NMP-2010-3.1-1 | Award Amount: 3.99M | Year: 2011
Systems provide value through their ability to fulfill stakeholders needs. Inevitably, these needs evolve over time and diverge from an original systems capabilities. Thus, the system must be disposed of or periodically upgraded at substantial cost. The objective of the AMISA project is to develop a generic, quantitative methodology for architecting manufacturing lines, product systems and customer services for optimal adaptability to unforeseen changes in stakeholder needs, technology development, and government regulations. The methodology will be validated in six real-life pilot projects to provide concrete evidence that it is: 1) Generic and tailorable, 2) Scalable, 3) Usable and 4) Cost effective. AMISA will deliver a step-change in the performance of European industry, characterized by a higher reactivity to needs and more economically compatible products and services. Manufacturing systems or products/services designed for adaptability will save 20% either in cost or cycle time and increase their valuable lifespan by 25%. During manufacturing these systems will consume less energy and natural resources and produce less pollution and waste. Adaptable systems will also be more amenable to adjustments in regulatory frameworks (i.e. environmental, health, safety, etc.). The AMISA consortium is composed of four large manufacturers and two SMEs representing the Food, Machinery, Aerospace, Automotive, Communication and Optronics sectors. The consortium also includes four research centers with experience in fusing engineering and economic theories with practical applications in industry and government. Since AMISA deals with systemic issues, its expected impact is vastly wider than just the industries that are directly involved in the project. Accordingly, the project will operate within an international framework, including U.S. scientists and collaboration with relevant Intelligent Manufacturing System (IMS) projects.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN | Award Amount: 3.63M | Year: 2011
The aims of InnHF project are to offer a multidisciplinary training in the field of risk assessment and maintenance management integrated with human factors, in tight contact with companies and universities within this consortium; to strengthen and structure initial training of researchers in system engineering at European level; to attract students to scientific careers; to provide trained researchers with the necessary skills to work in industry; and to improve career perspectives by broad skills development. The INNHF scientific main objective is thus to formalize an approach and make it possible to integrate the current and developing assessment methods recommended or required by recognized industrial standards and methodologies, with an easy to use but complete human factors and system health management approach, the following goals will be achieved: 1) Review of the applicability of most recent generation standards that are not yet fully acquired by different industries and verification of their effectiveness in safety assessment. 2) Devising a method to account qualitatively and quantitatively for the human factor in the wider applied risk assessment methodologies. Verifying how a proper account of the impact of human and organizational factors (H&OF) in the operational phase may provide a sensitive change in the results of the assessments. 3) Reviewing the methods to account qualitatively and quantitatively for maintenance effectiveness, taking also into account HOFs, verifying how a proper account of the maintenance strategy may provide a sensitive change in the results of the assessments. 4) To translate the results of the analysis performed through the novel approach in a factual design improvement initiative for new or existing plant or machinery able to provide leverage for competitive advantage (maximum availability, minimum unscheduled shutdowns of production, economic maintenance, minimum incident incident and accident).
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME-AG | Phase: SME-2012-2 | Award Amount: 3.35M | Year: 2012
Worldwide about 7 million tonnes of coated paper, paperboard and cardboard (cartons) are currently manufactured annually mainly for food and beverage packaging. The standard coating material currently used is petrochemical-based polyethylene (PE). Typical laminate packaging contains about 20% of this material. Increased political, legislative and consumer pressure to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel based plastics poses a major challenge for packaging producers to seek sustainably sourced alternative materials that do not harm the environment in their manufacture, exhibit enhanced recyclability and offer similar performance to their conventional plastic counterparts. There is a need to provide producers of coated carton manufacturers with a bio-based material that will enable them to substitute much of the currently used PE coating without compromising the humidity barrier properties of the resulting packaging materials and overcome the current challenge to the recycling of such packaging. This project will build on past research that has revealed that Whey protein coating can replace existing plastic coatings in multilayer packaging and enhance their recyclability. A coating system will be developed based on renewable raw materials derived from agrofood waste and its technological application for extrusion coating cartons to produce packaging materials for both solid and liquid food products. The innovative coating formulations will be based on proteins from whey and potato starch. The resulting laminates will be validated for their suitability to replace the currently used synthetic plastics in a range of carton packaging materials and the improvement of the recycling process whereby the biodegradation of the extruded bio-coating will allow separating more easily the other combined layers will also be proved. Uptake of the novel bio-material will increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the EU packaging industry.