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Food & Beverage

How to get the most out of vacuum pumps

VACUUMING fresh food using chamber machines is a daily activity in the food industry. Fresh food contains unbound water, which partially evaporates during vacuum...

Why ‘run to fail’ isn’t the best approach for food industry equipment

THE food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed for life), cost-effective food-grade...

Level switch solves sticky food, pharma dilemmas

MANY food and pharmaceutical products have a distinctive texture: ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ like some processed cheeses, grainy like peeling cream or also tough, sticky, crunchy and...

SA’s first edible bowls aim to replace single-use plastic

MUNCH Innovation, a company incubated at The Innovation Hub’s Climate Innovation Centre South Africa Business Incubation Programme, has designed and produces edible bowls to...

Acquisition beefs up pump group’s pharma, food & beverage offerings

THE Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, has announced its acquisition of the...

New waste regulations bring circular economy a step closer

TETRA Pak South Africa has welcomed Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) which came into effect from 5 May...

Huge potential for eye tracking tech in food industry

THE huge potential of eye tracking technology in food, retail, branding, web development and other diverse areas of commerce and industry is being explored...

Cheese factory closure: Lichtenburg’s pain to be Durban’s gain

CLOVER’S decision to close down South Africa's biggest cheese factory in Lichtenburg will be a huge blow for the North West town, but it...

Robots in the workforce: no, the machines aren’t taking over

Robots aren’t here to replace humans, but to create a human-machine collaborative model for a more efficient and productive way of operating, writes Yaskawa...

Bulk bags company a big contributor to SA industry

CUSTOM Bulk Bags (CBB) has steadily grown into a leading manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags for a number of industries in South Africa...

Sweet solution to SA malnutrition menace

Malnutrition, a long-standing challenge in South Africa, can be beaten, and the humble sweet potato has been identified as an important weapon in achieving...

Sugar masterplan sweet news to big suppliers

THE sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...