May 2016

Equipment: Chewing gum processing Ingredients: Oils, fats; Bakery ingredients Packaging: Bagging Product focus: Healthy confectionery Show preview: Sweets & Snacks Expo (24-26 May)

Snack food bagging

Rovema North America – a subsidiary of Rovema GmbH, which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the food industry – has introduced a bagger geared to the needs of the snack food sector.

Faster vertical bagging

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched its SVE 2520 DZ vertical bagger with Doy Zip functionality. The compact continuous motion machine produces up to 100 Doy Zip bags per minute.


May 2015

Equipment: Chewing gum processing Ingredients: Oils and fats, Bakery ingredients Packaging: Bagging Product focus: Healthy confectionery Show preview: Sweets & Snacks Expo (19-21 May)

Keeping consumers sweet

The debate surrounding sugar in food continues worldwide – in Europe in particular there have been clear government warnings to consumers to reduce daily intakes due to the link between sugar consumption and obesity and diabetes. Therefore, natural and healthier sweeteners are becoming an increasingly popular solution for consumers of baked goods who wish to […]


Popcorn production underway

Production of popcorn has begun at the new Universal Flexible Packaging factory in Lewisher Road, Leicester, UK. The company announced its £11m expansion plans in September 2014 and further investment of £2.3m in its existing Lunsford Road plant in January this year. Four popcorn lines have now been installed and commissioned at Lewisher Road and […]


Crisp operation enhanced

Three Ishida integrated total packaging systems for snacks are providing flexibility, reliability and accuracy at Scottish premium crisp manufacturer Mackie’s Crisps at its new factory at Inchcoonans in Errol, Perthshire. The system comprises an Ishida 14 head multihead weigher and Atlas bagmaker along with a throat metal detector and thermal transfer coder, all fully integrated […]


Award for bagging machine

Rovema, a designer and provider of packaging machinery for the food industry, has received a prestigious German Packaging Award for Best Machine of 2014 for its BVC Series VFFS (Vertical Form-Fill-Seal) Bagging Machine equipped with the company’s innovative Premium-Seal system. For the first time, Premium-Seal offers the option to pre-heat and then compress multilayered seal […]


Ivory coast cocoa plant

Puratos, a global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate products, has inaugurated a cocoa collection and fermentation plant in San Pedro province in Ivory Coast. Created in partnership with the French chocolate maker, Cémoi, this confirms Puratos’ strong commitment to long-term sustainability of Ivorian cocoa. The official opening ceremony of the cocoa collection and fermentation plant (CCFP), took place on the […]


Flexible popcorn production

Mezzanine and steelworks are installed at the new Lewisher Road factory, which is due to come on stream for Universal Flexible Packaging Ltd in the Spring of 2015.  Concrete will be poured in the next fortnight allowing for the installation of the first seven popcorn production lines in December and January. Commercial director John Harrison […]

Food safety accreditation

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has demonstrated the success of its commitment to continuous improvement of internal processes and controls, with the achievement of a BRC6 ‘A’ level accreditation.

Mobile packaging plant

High speed palletising combined with versatility and easy transportation means the IRB 6640 and IRB 460 are ideal for RM Group’s mobile packaging vision. Robots from ABB have helped systems integrator RM Group to turn an innovative idea for a mobile packaging system into a working reality. Housed in 45ft articulated trailers, RM Group’s mobile […]

Bagging line for inclusions

Inclusions specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has made a significant investment in a new, bespoke packaging line that will increase the company’s bagging capability by up to 400%. The turn-key solution, set up in a dedicated sterile unit, enables Pecan Deluxe not only to increase its bagging capacity, but also to significantly reduce to just […]

Confectionery Production