R&D Ingredients/Plant Equipment
Kerry Sweet IngredientsKerry combines banana and whip cream flavored ice cream with chewy graham crumbs and toffee bits to create Caramelized Banana Cream Pie. The dessert features all-natural flavors, confectionery inclusions and flavor layering technology.
Kerry Sweet Ingredients
WILD Flavors, Inc.WILD Flavors, Inc. introduces SaltTrim™. Based on proprietary technology, SaltTrim™ simultaneously blocks the negative tastes of potassium chloride while keeping the true taste and mouthfeel of salt. When used in conjunction with potassium chloride, SaltTrim™ enables the reduction of salt by up to 50% without impacting taste.
WILD Flavors, Inc.
DaniscoMarzyme®, a pure microbial coagulant provides the same benefits of FPC at a considerable cost savings, according to Danisco. Marzyme® will not affect the yield or taste of cheese. Danisco helps pizza makers control browning with DairyHOX™, an enzyme that whitens and extends the shelf-life of pizza cheese. This patented hexose oxidase acts as an oxygen scavenger while providing browning control in commercial pizza ovens.
Sweet Ovations, LLCSweet Ovations offers batch and continuous aseptic-processed fruit preparations, flavors and syrups for yogurt; bases, variegates, fruit purees and feature flavors for frozen desserts; premium, all-purpose, crème and low-moisture fillings and bases for baked goods; plus smoothie bases, toppings, syrups and hot fudge for the foodservice industry. Sweet Ovations preparations for the yogurt market, including yogurt drinks and smoothies, cream cheese and cottage cheese, include high fruit show products as well as purees-available from 200-lb. totes to 2-lb. tubes.
Sweet Ovations, LLC
MastertasteMastertaste has developed cocoa flavors that can be used to partially replace and/or extend cocoa solids. The result is lower and more stable ingredient costs without quality compromise, the company claims. The extenders are suited for dairy beverages and desserts.
Robertet FlavorsRobertet Flavors, Inc.'s new passionfruit flavors include grape, mango and orange. Applications include yogurt, ice cream and dairy beverages. The company claims the new flavors will add an exotic flair to any product development venture.
TIC GumsTo help dairy processors impart characteristics of a thick, creamy taste and appearance, TIC Gums has developed a new natural gum system, TIC Pretested. Dairyblend 701-SC. Comprised of synergistic, protein-reactive hydrocolloids including guar gum, locust bean gum and carrageenan, Dairyblend 701-SC is used primarily for sour cream as a thickener, water binder, and stabilizer. The typical usage rate for Dairyblend 701-SC is between 0.1 and 0.5%, with hydration achieved after a solution is heated to 180
Flexicon CorporationA new Half Frame Bulk Bag Unloader from Flexicon Corporation offers total dust containment at low cost by eliminating upper frame components to lift and/or position the bag, instead relying on the user's forklift or plant hoist to suspend the bag above the unit during operation. The bag-to-hopper interface consists of a Spout-Lock® clamp ring positioned atop a pneumatically actuated Tele-Tube® telescoping tube, allowing dust-tight connections and unrestricted flow between the bag spout and hopper, as well as automatic tensioning of the bag as it empties to promote flow and evacuation. The telescoping tube raises the clamp ring assembly that seals the clean side of the bag spout to the clean side of the telescoping tube, and then lowers until the bag spout is pulled taut. Once the spout is untied, the telescoping assembly exerts continual downward tension on the spout, elongating the bag as it empties. The discharger is also equipped with Flow-Flexer® bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom edges of the bag at timed intervals, loosening compacted materials and promoting material flow into the bag discharge spout. As the bag lightens, the stroke of the bag activators increases, raising the bag into a steep V shape, eliminating dead spots for total evacuation of material with no manual intervention. The transition hopper is equipped with pneumatic flow promotion devices, and an optional Flexible Screw Conveyor capable of elevating free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials including products that pack, cake, plug, seize, smear or fluidize, and blends that separate.
KROHNE, Inc.KROHNE, Inc. offers its single tube flowmeter, the OPTIMASS Series 7000 & 7100 for food and beverage processing. The OPTIMASS Series is ideal for precise blending, dosing and batching applications and is designed specifically to handle low flow applications to high flow applications. Available in many sizes, the OPTIMASS Series 7100 flowmeters are suitable for flow rates from 0.55 lbs/min up to 15, 800 lbs/min. In addition to flow rates, the OPTIMASS Series measures density, temperature and concentration. Approved for hazardous environment applications, the OPTIMASS Series is manufactured in accordance with FM, ATEX, Cenelec and European Pressure Directives (EPD) standards.
AdvantaPureSouthampton, Pa.-based AdvantaPure announces FlexiPrene™ pharmaceutical grade TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), a versatile material for extrusion and molding. Typical tubing and molded component applications include biotransfer, air sampling, sub-zero temperature uses, welding to media bags, and peristaltic pumps. According to the company, FlexiPrene provides improved performance over PVC, is cleaner than latex, and is less costly than silicone, fluoropolymer, and polyurethane. Injection moldable FlexiPrene allows for leak-free connections and the elimination of entrapment issues in manifolds and assemblies. Custom options include specified lengths, sizes, private branding, and/or special packaging. Co-extrusion is also available.
NewAge® Industries, Inc.NewAge® Industries offers Hot Bond® thermally bonded tubing and hose in four styles: Permanent bond, strippable, electric hot bond, and skip bond. Hot Bond is the joining of thermoplastic tubing or hose into a neat ribbon by the use of a proprietary heat process. It uses no solvents or glues, resulting in an attractive, finished product. Permanently bonded tubing and hose will not separate without cutting tools. Strippable bond permits the separation of individual tubes from the ribbon for fitting attachment or installation purposes. Electric Hot Bond tubing or hose is bonded to electrical wire or light-duty cable. Skip bond works well in applications where push-to-connect or other O.D. style fittings will be used, as it leaves a smooth, clean surface for fitting attachment. Typical tubing materials include nylon and hard durometer polyurethane.
NewAge® Industries, Inc.
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Greydon, Inc.York, Pa.-based Greydon, Inc. showcased three new stainless steel machines designed for packaging and package printing of meat, dairy and other food applications at the World Wide Food Expo 2005. BagAire taped bag loader for washdown meat/dairy applications; GTBD, a taped bag printer/dispenser to speed up the hand-bagging of odd-shaped meat, cheese and other products; and CodeAire, a printer designed to work with BagAire (and other taped bag loaders) and capable of producing readable datecodes. Created to meet the new stricter standards for washdown machinery in the and dairy industries, BagAire uses taped, shingled bags from a box or on a roll. BagAire is available with or without a CodeAire printer, which can be retrofit to the bagger. The new GTBD offers significant time/labor/cost savings over the typical process of hand-bagging odd-shaped products. Sold individually or in a bank of up to 14 units, the GTBD prints individual bags on demand, one at a time.
OptekOptek's model AF16-N is a single-channel NIR absorption sensor designed to measure concentration or turbidity with great accuracy and repeatability. Features include: Inline real-time process monitoring; color independent concentration measurement; high dynamic measuring range; extremely low maintenance; CIP/SIP-compatibility; variety of line sizes, process connections, and wetted materials; and NIST-traceable validation accessories.
A-B-C Packaging Machine CorporationTarpon Springs, Fla.-based A-B-C has introduced a top-sealing case sealer that offers both tape and hot melt adhesive sealing for packagers who have varying case sealing requirements. This sealer changes from one sealing method to another in minutes: Simply unlatch the sealing module using the quick-turn clamps, remove the existing module, and replace it with the alternate sealing module. Cases may feed spaced or back-to-back, and the metering belt infeed automatically spaces each case for synchronized inner flap folding. Sealing speeds range from 10 to 45 cases per minute.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corporation
MeadWestvaco Packaging SystemsAtlanta-based MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems designed a new package for Joint Juice, a glucosamine dietary supplement. MeadWestvaco created a secondary package for the 8oz. short cans. Using a six-color hexachrome process in combination with a high-gloss UV coating on sturdy Coated Natural Kraft® paperboard, MeadWestvaco developed an easy-to-carry 24-pack Duodozen® carton with eye-catching graphics. This six-color process, which runs well on offset printers due to their advanced registry control, is precise and creates a sophisticated package. The company's new Duodozen 1250HF packaging machine is a high-speed machine solution for a full range of multiple packaging configurations. With the 1250HF system, beverage marketers can run a range of Duodozen configurations, opening and handle features and primary containers, all on one machine. The machine can multi-pack variable height, multi-diameter cans and bottles in flat, paperboard, fully enclosed cartons, in configurations ranging from a 2x2 carton to a 4x6 package. At top-rated speeds of 2,400 cans or 1,800 bottles per minute, the Duodozen 1250HF machine is designed to meet the requirements of large volume, continuous operations. The machine is powered by a servo system, allowing changeovers without tools. During changeover, an onscreen checklist guides the operator through every step.
MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems
Propac Industrial Pty LtdPropac Industrial Pty Ltd and Zip-Pak, a resealable technology provider, introduce the first Australian-made ZIP-PAK® SLIDER™ system. The vertical/form/fill/seal (VFFS) model "90-D" machine produces resealable STANDA™ pouches. Propac incorporated technology from Zip-Pak's AMI equipment division to develop a new zipper applicator for the 90-D. Designed for packages up to 300mm wide and 450 mm tall, and carrying between 500g to 5kg, the Standa package can be used as an eye-catching platform for marketing graphics and brand messaging for products sold in the large-size pouch. In addition to creating Standa pouches, the versatile 90-D can also create Doy-style stand-up packages using low-density polyethylene rather than laminated film. The machine can also be quickly converted in only 40 minutes to run 3-sided, 4-sided, pillow, and bottom-gusseted packages, with either press-to-close or slider zippers.
Propac Industrial Pty Ltd
Omron Electronics LLCThe new Omron S8VM power supply features an undervoltage alarm that signals when voltage falls and indicates the cause, enabling operators to quickly troubleshoot the cause of the drop onsite. The unit uses combinations of LEDs to indicate whether voltage loss is due to a momentary power interruption, an overload, or a drop as the power supply itself loses voltage due to aging. The S8VM is dramatically more compact (40% smaller) than earlier Omron power supply models, and is currently available in ratings from 15W to 150W and voltage capacities from 5V to 24V, making it suitable for installation in a variety of original equipment with varying power requirements. Size reduction does not restrict use in high-temperature environments, and the S8VM can operate at 100% load rate even at temperatures of 50°C. Future models rated from 300W to 1500W will be released in 2006.
Omron Electronics LLC