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  19/01/2022 | International, Trade Fair

ISM and ProSweets Cologne 2022: Trade fair duo well-aligned for the re-start

In two weeks’ time, the trade fair duo ISM and ProSweets Cologne will take off again at the Cologne fair grounds after a two-year break due to the pandemic.

In two weeks’ time, the trade fair duo ISM and ProSweets Cologne will take off again at the Cologne fair grounds after a two-year break due to the pandemic. As the leading international events for the sweets and snacks industry, both trade fairs are must-attending dates for all relevant market participants, since the entire value chain – from the current trends and product innovations through to packaging solutions, production technologies and the latest ingredients and raw materials – can only be experienced here.
The trusted #B-Safe4Business hygiene concept and the 3G concept CH3CK which optimally regulate admission for all of the trade fair participants with regards to Covid and thus ensure that they are completely safe. The new Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), which is valid from 13 January to 9 February 2022, additionally includes several essential new aspects for the trade fair business and continues to allow the conduction of trade fairs such as ISM and ProSweets Cologne. Both trade fairs are being staged from 30 January to 2 February 2022 and are exclusively open to the international trade audience.

The current Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of NRW offers good framework conditions which, following the 3G principle, allows admission to both trade fairs to vaccinated, tested or recovered persons on presentation of legal identification (showing a photo, the name and date of birth). As a further element of the concept, ISM and ProSweets Cologne are offering the exhibiting companies, visitors, service providers and the media exclusively digital tickets.

Admission to the fairgrounds occurs following the CH3CK principle, the trusted admission system that unites the 3G proof with the digital ticket in a practical way per app, thus enabling a smooth entry process to the grounds. It is compulsory to wear a face mask on the entire fair grounds, while engaging in consultations at the exhibition booth, in the queues at the grounds and in the outdoor areas. The face mask can be taken off when sampling products and when seated in the food service areas.

Further measures include the placement of disinfection dispensers at all essential points of the grounds, the regular cleaning and disinfection of washrooms and other contact surfaces as well as the implementation of modern ventilation systems. The trade fair’s food service areas will continue to be open to all trade fair participants under 3G conditions. This also applies for overnight stays of a non-tourist nature that are possible under 3G conditions. Non-vaccinated persons require a valid test. The 2G+ rules apply for visiting restaurants in the city, whereby people who have already had a booster vaccination do not require an additional test. In principal, exhibiting companies and trade visitors of trade fairs from abroad can enter Germany.

ism-cologne.de prosweets.de

 
 
  19/01/2022 | Technology

Advertorial: Machine vision solutions for optical empty mould check (FLK)

Before depositing, you have to make sure that the mould is empty to provide excellent quality of your sweets.

Before depositing, you have to make sure that the mould is empty to provide excellent quality of your sweets. Before depositing, you have to make sure that the mould is empty to provide excellent quality of your sweets. Bi-Ber has been supplying camera systems for checking empty moulds “made in Berlin” for almost 25 years now. More than 100 systems are in use around the world. As a result of permanent further development, four mechanical basic versions are currently available, each for different mould widths up to 1050 mm.

All systems recognize contaminations in each alveolus down to a size of 1 mm³. Special solutions, updates of existing systems and, of course, upgrades for existing moulding plants are also possible.

Bi-Ber vision for empty mould check are Windows-based and equipped with modern GigE or USB3 colour cameras. They have a uniform multilingual firmware and modern software interfaces and functionality. The systems are suitable for moulds of all usual materials: polycarbonate, metal, silicone.

For more information send an email to sales@bilderkennung.de,

call +49 30 8103 22260 or see

www.bilderkennung.de/suesswaren-industrie.html

 
 
  19/01/2022 | Ingredients

Renewal Mill’s upcycled soy pulp boosts vegan ice cream

Upcycled vegan wholesaler Renewal Mill has teamed up with US craft ice cream brand Salt & Straw to create an upcycled dairy-free treat from a soy milk side stream.

Upcycled vegan wholesaler Renewal Mill has teamed up with US craft ice cream brand Salt & Straw to create an upcycled dairy-free treat from a soy milk side stream. The limited-edition Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake ice cream features Renewal Mill’s vegan Dark Chocolate Brownie mix. The premix is based on okara flour, a gluten-free alternative to wheat made from soybean pulp. The launch comes amid piqued consumer interest in reducing food waste.

The Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake flavour features generous swaths of salted caramel frosting on top of dark chocolate okara-based brownie cupcakes crumbled into fleur de sel-spiked oat ice cream. Okara Flour is a versatile superfood that provides superior nutrition with a neutral taste, supports Renewal Mill.

By upcycling the soybean pulp that would otherwise go to waste and release greenhouse gases which cause global warming, Renewal Mill says it is playing its part in fighting climate change. Okara flour can be used on its own or in combination with other flours and baking ingredients as an eco-friendly option. In 2020, Renewal Mill launched an oat okara flour, created from oat milk production side streams.

www.renewalmill.com www.saltandstraw.com

 
 
  18/01/2022 | Ingredients

Lycored eyes increased output capacity with new US facility

Lycored has opened a new processing plant in Branchburg, New Jersey/USA which is set to maximize both the quantity and quality of its ingredients.

Lycored has opened a new processing plant in Branchburg, New Jersey/USA which is set to maximize both the quantity and quality of its ingredients. The global wellness company will be using the facility for its carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and real food ingredients. The plant is slated to enable the company to maximize the purity, efficacy and shelf-stability of its ingredients while exponentially increasing output capacity.

The processing facility provides advanced capabilities for milling, blending, drying and coating, with extensive opportunities for customization. In addition, the site features an application lab and production line supporting taste application development. The facility is FDA-registered, cGMP-complaint and NSF-certified. It is allergen-free, with temperature- and humidity-controlled environments.

Lycored’s new plant follows a previous multi-million dollar move to double its lycopene production. The three-year investment targeted new lines, equipment as well as process and supply optimization strategies in a bid to harvest “record volumes” of tomatoes.

www.lycored.com

 
 
  17/01/2022 | Ingredients, Trade Fair, Packaging, Technology

ProSweets Cologne 2022: Packaging of the future – sustainable and interactive

ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry, is being staged in Cologne again from 30 January to 2 February 2022 after a one-year break due to the pandemic.

ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry, is being staged in Cologne again from 30 January to 2 February 2022 after a one-year break due to the pandemic. Also after the Conference of the State Ministers held on 7 January 2022, in its capacity as a purely B2B event, ProSweets Cologne does not fall under the current ban on large public events and can be conducted under the trusted safety regulations and strict trade visitor controls. In addition to the latest product portfolios of many international exhibitors, the trade fair also offers a comprehensive lecture and event programme this year, which encompasses all sections of the supply industry.

In the course of the Packaging “Function meets Design” special event, Pacoon, the Sustainable Packaging Institute (SPI) and Falkenstein Projektmanagement will present the innovations of the packaging industry, such as regrowing raw materials or resource-saving, waste-avoiding, reusable packaging. Developments especially for the sweets & snacks section will be presented, which have also been designed in line with the new guidelines and EU legislation. In this context, as a further forward-looking topic, the communication options of digital packaging will be examined under the three focal topics Recycling (i. e. digital watermark), Communicative Packaging and Intelligent Packaging. In each case the focus lies on sustainable and digital solutions, which the experts will additionally talk about on the ISM Expert Stage – both live on stage as well as via the digital platform ISM & ProSweets @home.

In conjunction with Koelnmesse, the German Agricultural Society (DLG) will offer approximately one-hour guided tours on the topic Sustainability in packaging concepts. Among others, the Packaging special event as well as the exhibition booths of selected companies will be visited. The guided tours offer time for a professional exchange and to get to know product innovations.

Throughout the entire duration of the trade fair, lectures by individual exhibitors and experts will take place on the joint Expert Stage of ISM and ProSweets Cologne. Among others, the DLG, the SPI and Pacoon will talk about their above-mentioned focal themes related to the packaging industry section. Selected lectures will be recorded and transmitted live on the digital platform, ISM & ProSweets @home.

www.prosweets.de

 
 
  13/01/2022 | Industry

Südzucker shows significant improvement in results after nine months

In the first nine months of fiscal 2021/22 (1 March to 30 November 2021), Südzucker AG increased its group revenues by € 550 m to € 5.639 bn (previous year: € 5.089 bn).

In the first nine months of fiscal 2021/22 (1 March to 30 November 2021), Südzucker AG increased its group revenues by € 550 m to € 5.639 bn (previous year: € 5.089 bn). While the special products segment's revenues were slightly above last year, the fruit segment's were up moderately and the sugar, CropEnergies and starch segments' increased significantly. Group EBITDA was significantly higher than last year at € 519 m (previous year: € 456 m).

Thanks to another strong jump in the third quarter, the group’s consolidated operating result has now risen substantially to € 261 m (previous year: € 195 m) for the overall reporting period. According to Südzucker, the higher result in the third quarter is primarily due to the significantly improved results reported by the sugar and CropEnergies segments. The significantly higher sugar segment and CropEnergies results are also what is driving the group consolidated operating result increase for the overall reporting period. In contrast, the special product segment’s operating result declined sharply and the fruit segment’s was down moderately. In the starch segment, after a good third quarter, the overall operating result for the reporting period is now moderately above the prior year.

suedzucker.de

 
 
  12/01/2022 | Ingredients

Oterra launches extended caramel range

Oterra, one of the largest providers of natural colours in the world, announces the launch of its extended caramel range.

Oterra, one of the largest providers of natural colours in the world, announces the launch of its extended caramel range. This enhanced product offering further bolsters Oterra’s portfolio of colours from natural sources.

In May 2021, Oterra announced its acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group S.L., who was one of the largest producers of colour from caramelized sugar. Following the integration of Secna into its portfolio, Oterra has added a full range of caramel products.

Oterra’s caramel range covers caramelized sugar, all four classes of caramel colours, and is available in liquid and powder forms. The extended range, available in an assortment of strengths, makes it suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including bakery and confectionery. All products are fully certified and accredited, including Non-GMO.

www.oterra.com

 
 
  11/01/2022 | Ingredients, Trade Fair

GNT to showcase the potential of clean-label Exberry Coloring Foods at ProSweets Cologne

At ProSweets Cologne 2022 (30 January to 1 February 2022), GNT will highlight Exberry Coloring Foods’ ability to deliver powerful shades in a vast array of confectionery applications.

At ProSweets Cologne 2022 (30 January to 1 February 2022), GNT will highlight Exberry Coloring Foods’ ability to deliver powerful shades in a vast array of confectionery applications. Exberry colours are made from edible fruits, vegetables, and plants using physical processing methods such as chopping, filtering, and boiling. As a result, they are considered to be food ingredients rather than additives throughout the EU, making them ideal for clean and clear label declarations. They are also 100 % vegan-friendly, and the non-GMO raw materials are grown using natural, sustainable methods by farmers working as part of GNT’s vertically integrated supply chain.

At ProSweets 2022, GNT (hall 5.2, booth A028/B029) will screen videos demonstrating how Exberry can be used to maximize visual appeal in applications such as soft- and hard-panned confectionery, lollipops, fruit gums, aerated gums, marshmallows and chocolate. In addition, the GNT booth will showcase examples of finished products. Throughout the event, GNT’s experts will be available for meetings in Covid-proof booths to discuss how Exberry can be used to meet specific project requirements.

Petra Thiele, Managing Director for GNT Europa GmbH, said: “Today’s consumers are paying more attention than ever before to ingredient lists and even taking the time to research products’ sustainability and ethical credentials. Exberry Coloring Foods give brands the opportunity to tell a really positive story about the colours in their confectionery while delivering powerful shades from across the whole rainbow.”

exberry.com

 
 
  07/01/2022 | Packaging, Particulars

Multivac Bulgaria with new managing director

On 1 January 2022, Miyryam Servet Mustafa was named Managing Director of Multivac Bulgaria Production EOOD.

On 1 January 2022, Miyryam Servet Mustafa was named Managing Director of Multivac Bulgaria Production EOOD. In conjunction with Dr Christian Lau, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing at Multivac, she will now be directing the business of the Bulgarian production site. She completed her studies in mechanical engineering and worked in various management positions in the metal processing industry in Bulgaria, before joining Multivac. Since March 2020, she has been factory manager at Multivac Bulgaria Production EOOD.

The production site at Bozhurishte, near to the capital Sofia, was put into operation in 2018. It comprises a factory building with modern manufacturing technology and pre-assembly, as well as a shared services facility. The production site supplies various companies within the Multivac Group. The company plans to significantly expand its site in Bulgaria in the near future. The sales company for Bulgaria, with its own showroom as well as an application and training centre, is also located at the same site.

www.multivac.com

 
 
  06/01/2022 | Packaging, Particulars

Schur Flexibles with new group management

In recent years, the Schur Flexibles Group has grown rapidly and has established itself as a leading company in the field of flexible packaging solutions in Europe.

In recent years, the Schur Flexibles Group has grown rapidly and has established itself as a leading company in the field of flexible packaging solutions in Europe. In October 2021, the B&C industry holding became the 80 % majority shareholder of Schur Flexibles with Lindsay Goldberg private equity company still holding a 20 % stake.

The focus continues to be on profitable growth with a particular emphasis on optimizing processes in the group’s operations. This makes

Juan Luís Martínez Arteaga (47) the appropriate person to take over as CEO from within the group’s own ranks. As the former head of operations, he is familiar with every facet of the enterprise. Juan Luís Martinez Arteaga has been responsible for the entire production and procurement divisions of Schur Flexibles since 2018 in his role as COO. His leadership saw the Centre of Excellence concept of the European production sites expanded both in terms of innovation capabilities and technological skills, along with the area of sustainability. The native Spaniard brings many years of leadership experience thanks to his international management career in the global packaging, construction materials and automotive industries, where he held top management positions at companies such as Saint-Gobain and Constantia Flexibles.

For the position of CFO, a financial expert with substantial industry experience has been recruited in the form of Mathias Breuer (39). Until recently, Mathias Breuer was CFO of the Sempermed division of Semperit AG Holding.

With these two appointments and the long-term confirmation of Marek Pawlak (53) as CSO, the realignment of the group’s management has been secured. Marek Pawlak, recently appointed CSO, is an internationally experienced manager who has been working for Schur Flexibles Group and its predecessors for around 30 years. In his long history with the company, he has contributed significantly to its development. With his wide-ranging management expertise, he most recently implemented successful growth steps for the group as Sales Unit Head and previously as Managing Director of several group production facilities.

www.schurflexibles.com

 
 
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