Posts in the Blog category

Sugar Tax – Will It Be Extended to Confectionery?

Posted in on 2nd March 2018

Is the Tax on Fizzy Drinks Just the Start? In the UK, the 2018 deadline for the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ is just around the corner. Better known as the ‘Sugar Tax’, the levy has already prompted many manufacturers to reformulate their product portfolio of beverages, so they fall below the tax threshold. Some manufacturers have

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Automation in the Food and Drink Industries

Posted in on 23rd February 2018

To Stay Competitive, Automation is a Must New technological advances such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are advancing at a rapid pace and are transforming the productivity and capabilities of many businesses globally. Food and beverages, along with manufacturing were some of the first industries to harness automation and continue to reap the benefits.

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Pricing Pressures in Food and Beverage Manufacture

Pressure on Profit Levels for the Food and Beverage Industry According to the latest CBI Quarterly Trends Report of 2017, despite UK manufacturing reaching its highest levels in nearly 30 years, the food and beverage industry is still experiencing shrinking profit levels. The UK food and drink industry represents 15% of the UK’s total manufacturing

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The Importance of Tackling the Plastic Waste Threat

Posted in on 26th January 2018

The Environmental Implications of Plastics From fizzy drinks to juices and bottled water, once discarded many plastic materials take centuries to decompose. This poses a severe threat to human health and marine ecosystems. Statistics suggest that an astonishing 5 to 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year, and all this can

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Top Trends of 2018 Impacting the Process Pigging Industry

Posted in on 19th January 2018

Product Recovery (Pigging) Industry Trends From automation to sustainability, we’ve outlined the key trends that are predicted to have the biggest impact on the process pigging industry in 2018. Trend 1: Automation is a Must From rising prices of ingredients and other raw materials to increasing demand for innovative new food products, more manufacturers are

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