To date, the KHS coating of wafer-thin, chemically pure glass on the inside wall of PET bottles was primarily applied to improve the quality and shelf life of sensitive soft drinks and juice. VILSA-BRUNNEN Otto Rodekohr GmbH is now the first mineral water bottling plant to profit from Plasmax technology. The family business is consistently investing in its product quality and the long-lasting freshness protection of its premium beverages – and in doing so is setting standards on the market.
GEA supplies Britvic, one of UK’s leading soft drinks manufacturers, with a heat recovery system at its Beckton site, in London. The installation begins this summer and will result in cutting the factory’s carbon emissions by an estimated 1,200 tons annually – equivalent to the annual energy usage of around 500 UK homes.
What does an ambitious contract manufacturer need when customers wish to expand their orders? Exactly, new equipment! The Malmö-based Swedish company Rechon has been a reliable partner to many pharmaceutical producers for decades, from clinical trials through to commercial production. The current trend towards cartridge filling is a good reason for Rechon to continue the successful relationship with Syntegon.
Schubert has developed a new, extremely compact solution to automate the infeed of carton blanks to the packaging machine. The underlying idea is a slim high-performance machine concept in the smallest possible space, which saves manufacturers money and reduces the workload on production staff.
As an innovative technology leader, JUMO has been supplying high-quality measurement and automation technology for the food industry for decades. So it was an obvious idea to have our own anniversary beer created for the 75th anniversary in 2023. In the brewing process, all relevant JUMO products that are supplied to the brewing industry were to be combined in one application. The choice therefore fell on an in-house, modern, and highly efficient brewery plant.
Whereas in the past only one category of product was usually run on aseptic lines, bottlers of sensitive beverages now face an ever-growing demand for flexibility. Beverage producers who process both aseptically filled beverages and juice and carbonated soft drinks need to use 38-millimeter bottle necks for the former and containers with 28-millimeter openings for the latter. If the bottle neck is to be changed on a PET line, however, to date a comparatively large amount of effort was required to convert the stretch blow molder in particular.
Secondary packaging for pharmaceutical products is subject to stringent product protection and labelling requirements. A consistently high-quality, reliable, safe and controlled packaging is therefore absolutely essential in the pharmaceutical sector.
The BEUMER Group has completely redesigned and overhauled its paletpac range of robust palletizers. The modular machines now have identical or similar components and modules and – wherever possible – are based on the same design. The total number of components has been reduced and faster deliveries are possible. If replacement parts are later needed, this will also go faster.