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Improving the mechanical properties of stainless steel for food and beverage applications

Extending the wear resistance of stainless steel (SS) components used in food manufacturing equipment operating on production lines lengthens replacement intervals and minimizes potential component failure, resulting in decreased downtime and improved cost savings—a long, sought-after goal of any maintenance department.


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Manufacturing News

PMMI brings PACK EXPO to Philadelphia, works with FE

For the 48,000-plus people who attended PACK EXPO in Chicago last month, it may have seemed like the mall three days before Christmas, and with the wealth of information and product solutions available, there was something for everyone.


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TECH FLASH

Demands for cost efficiency, sustainability and retail-ready displays transform secondary packaging

PMMI releases “2014 Secondary Packaging Market Research Study” findings at PACK EXPO

PACK EXPO exhibitors brought the solutions of a recent PMMI study to life by introducing fully customizable machinery that packs, seals and palletizes top-loaded cartons and cases.


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TECH FLASH

Mobile devices deliver positive impact, but technology budgets still run thin

According to a Sage SMB survey, the majority of industries do not budget for mobile technology

Across the surveyed industries, more than 40 percent of respondents report they have a “bring your own device” policy in place.


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Engineering R&D

Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours!

Have a robotics work cell project in a meat plant?


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Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies

The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2014: Recalibrating strategies for shifting markets

According to multiple financial studies, China is on track to become the world’s largest economy, taking over the US’s number one slot for consumer spending.


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PACK EXPO preview

Discover product innovations and new technologies at PACK EXPO 2014

This year’s event will feature more than 1,800 exhibiting companies.
Come the first week of November 2014, more than 45,000 industry professionals will descend on McCormick Place in Chicago to take part in PACK EXPO International, an annual event showcasing the latest innovations and trends in the processing and packaging industries.


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Engineering R&D

Defense technology now applied in the food industry

MIT-Lincoln Laboratory research into rapid screening for anthrax and other dangerous pathogens has found its way into the food industry to detect both airborne and surface pathogens.
Remember the anthrax-tainted letters soon after 9/11?


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TECH FLASH

Solar field shares ‘love’ of renewable energy

A field of solar panels on New Caledonia’s largest island is being constructed in the shape of a heart for local beverage company Froico SA

The unique field design was inspired by an area of nearby wild mangrove vegetation that has naturally taken a heart shape.


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Editor's Note

The quest for manufacturing excellence continues

This month marks Food Engineering’s 35th annual report on the State of Food Manufacturing.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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