Food Processing & Preparation

Packaging Equipment, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Food Processing & Preparation

PP Clarifying Additive promotes thermoformed package aesthetics.

December 16, 2014

Millad® NX™ 8000 enhances polypropylene (PP) with clarity and bright appearance to convey quality and increase shelf appeal. Also, PP materials clarified with this fourth-generation clarifying agent exhibit increased sustainability. Product can be used in diverse processing methods, including injection molding, blow molding, and thermoforming, and is available in masterbatch and powder forms. Use of clarified PP for food trays and container bases enhances compatibility with PP films. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vegetable Sorting System has integrated, high-capacity design.

December 2, 2014

Singular system comprising 3-deck Iso-Flo® fines removal shaker or dewatering shaker, acceleration belt, and Manta® 2000 series digital sorter inspects up to 13,000 lb/hr of spinach, 12,000 lb/hr of cut romaine or iceberg lettuce, and 50,000 lb/hr of cut cabbage. Placed at receiving, after cutting, or after washing and drying, system is capable of removing 100% of foreign material with 0.5% false reject rate. GUI can reside on system and be accessed remotely via network or Internet. Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments, Food Processing & Preparation, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

X-Ray Systems detect contaminants in bulk food ingredients.

November 28, 2014

With Xpert B400 and B600, food processors, growers, and packers can address potential contaminants in bulk materials such as seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Users can choose from conveyor belt widths of 400 and 600 mm, which run at max speed of 80 m/min. Typical detection sensitivities are 1–1.5 mm for metals and 3–4 mm for glass and rocks. Three guide types help products stay on conveyor belt, while adjustable metering device facilitates consistent product level for optimum detection. Read More

Non-Industrial Products, Food Processing & Preparation

Color-Coded Cutting Boards help prevent cross contamination.

November 26, 2014

Available in 12 x 18, 15 x 20, and 18 x 24 in. sizes, each measuring ½ in. thick, Saf-T-Grip® Cutting Boards are double-sided, color-coded boards that help prevent cross contamination for HACCP compliance. NSF-certified boards optimize employee safety with anti-slip grip and have integrated hook that allows sanitary transport and storage. Offered in blue, brown, green, red, yellow, and white, co-polymer boards are dishwasher safe. Read More

Packaging Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Food Processing & Preparation

Hot-Fill PET Containers accept metal lug closures.

November 25, 2014

Targeting food packaging industry, A-PEX63TM system comprises 24 oz, 51 g, shatter-proof, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers that allow fitment of metal lug closures. Design ensures sealing integrity is maintained and meets industry average for removal torque. Along with 63 mm finish, packages feature functional pop (audible) tamper-evident indicator button on closure and are hot fillable up to 205°F. Powerflex™ vacuum absorbing base is available. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Food Processing & Preparation

Seed Corn Sorters offer double-sided inspection.

November 24, 2014

Featuring top- and bottom-mounted sensors, Veo™ DS Sorters offer double-sided inspection, providing optimized detection capabilities to identify and remove seed corn ears with remaining husk as well as defects and foreign material from product stream. Integrated Iso-Flo® vibratory infeed, designed specifically for seed corn ears, receives output from husker and arranges ears in singulated monolayer for optimal presentation to sorter’s vision system. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment

IML Containers and Lids create brand differentiation.

November 24, 2014

Injection molded in polypropylene in 4 sizes from 250 g to 1 kg, In-Mold Label Containers and Lids generate on-shelf impact for spreads and yellow fats. In-mold labeling enables multi-colored and intricate designs to be created that cover entire area of packs. Labels can also be supplied with metal-effect finish or with barrier to prevent oxygen ingress. For flexibility on filling lines, 250, 450, and 500 g packs fit single lid, making them fully interchangeable. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Food Processing & Preparation

Polyethylene Tubing suits industrial and food-related uses.

November 13, 2014

Available in linear low density formulation, Zelite™ Tubing resists splitting, making it suitable for air lines, chemical/fluid transfer, wire jacketing, pneumatics, and instrumentation. Lightweight polyethylene tubing is manufactured from 100%, non-toxic, virgin-grade, raw materials that conform to FDA standards. Offered in ¼–1¾ in. OD sizes, chemically inert product forms barrier to gases and moisture, remains flexible at temperatures below 0°F, and offers max operating temperature of 140°F. Read More