With more consumers on the go, there are increasing demands for bottles that fit car cup holders and are more convenient.
June 2, 2014
Case packing and handling of small bottles appears to be a simple, streamlined operation however, trends in consumer behavior and new bottle designs have introduced many challenges for beverage and dairy companies that can significantly affect line efficiency.
Flexicon has introduced a new vacuum receiver with a pneumatically actuated dump valve for dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems. Constructed of stainless steel, the vacuum receiver features a rugged, clamp-together design that facilitates rapid, tool-free disassembly for filter cleaning and maintenance.
Pentair has developed the anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) technology, together with partner Biothane. The new technology achieves a complete retention of the biomass in the anaerobic digester and brings a significant improvement of the digestion process: more robust, smaller footprint, fully automated operation, higher biogas production efficiency and superior effluent quality (free of suspended solids and typically 99% COD reduction).
An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.
May 15, 2014
Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.