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Secure post-analytical sealing of sample collection tubes

Solution for the secure short-term sealing of 13mm diameter sample collection tubes stored in a 50-well format

The advantage of being small

High-resolution positioning systems in miniaturised design. By Steffen Arnold

Solving the challenges of tableting

Gerd Hüffmann discusses effervescent tablet compression using a rotary tablet press

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Safer pharmaceutical packaging solutions

Bosch expands carton printing system portfolio for the serialization of pharmaceutical packaging

Liver tumours found in mice exposed to BPA

Mice whose mothers received the highest dosage, 50 mg of BPA per kg diet, were seven times more likely to have tumours than those whose mothers were not exposed to BPA

Higher quality packaging for sliced meat

APET thermoformed trays from Færch Plast can either be sealed with lids or packed in sealed bags

Isocyanate-free adhesive technology minimises cure times

Michael Gierlings and Georg Kinzelmann discuss traditional adhesives systems and new alternatives for use in food packaging

Radio frequency identification keeps fruit fresh

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is being used to manage the flow of 12,400 pallets within a fast moving high-bay warehouse...

Digital plant architecture improves drinks production

Emerson's Project Expertise and PlantWeb Architecture is being used to increase the accuracy and speed of recipe changes.

Wireless boosts operational efficiency at brewery

Industrial ethernet and wireless communications are helping to boost operational efficiency at brewery.

Weigh filler turns in spirited performance at distillers

While it ships most of its products in bottles, bulk packed potable spirit is, nevertheless, an important element in the business of G & J Greenall, one of the UK's leading distillers of premium quality gin and vodka.

Complete systems for large size bottles

A new range of containers from 15 to 40 litres targeting the food, water and beer market has been launched.

Automated LIMS solution facilitates quality control in the food supply chain

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) help to ensure that food manufacturers operate in compliance with today's strict standards and regulations. Using an application example, Colin Thurston shows how.

Keeping queso fresco fresh

Queso fresco, a quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, would retain higher quality in supermarket display cases if stored at a lower temperature.

Innovation in traditional foodstuffs harms image

Researchers have analysed the definitions of 'traditional food' and 'innovation' in order to predict the degree to which people will accept...

TV bombards children with bad food commercials

With more than one fourth of advertising on daytime and prime time television devoted to foods and beverages and continuing questions about the role television plays in obesity, a study suggests.

More spent on products with detailed nutritional information

People would be willing to pay more for products that carry detailed nutritional information than for the so-called light items.

Safe alternative for labelling grapefruit

Laser labelling of fruit and vegetables is a new, patented technology in which a low-energy carbon dioxide laser beam is used to etch...

Compressed air management at snack food plant cuts energy bill

A compressed air management system is helping reduce reduce energy bills at a snack food plant.

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