Food and Beverage Technology

Improving the Shelf-Life of Your Beer with Sterile Filtration

As the craft beer sector continues to grow, mainstream beer sales continue to decline. Beer production in Europe has been in decline since the 1970s, and with more and more drinkers demanding a...
On July 17, 2018

The Benefits of Changing Your Microbial Stabilisation Process to Sterile Filtration

Brewers who wish to reach their sustainability goals - and produce more stable, fresher beer - should consider embracing a technology which is changing the face of the brewing industry. New...
On July 8, 2018

Optimum Nitrogen Purity for Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging is now a prerequisite for many food products, extending shelf life, appearance and taste by preventing or retarding spoilage mechanisms. Quite simply, modified...
On July 5, 2018

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On June 5, 2018

Sterile Gas Filter Integrity Test Method for the Dairy Industry is Fast and Accurate

Any trip to the supermarket will demonstrate just how popular healthy dairy products are – products which are low in fats, salts, sugars and preservatives. This trend has driven the growth of aseptic...
On May 30, 2018

The Sterile Filtration of Beer - Keeping up with Consumer Trends

Some of the world’s largest breweries have recently reported a decline in sales as they have admittedly failed to amend their brand portfolio to meet consumer trends. Sterile filtration could be the...
On May 16, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

Microbial Control - What’s Spoiling My Beer?

As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018

3 Microfiltration Processes that Reduce Microplastics in Bottled Water

Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by ingestion of...
On April 6, 2018

Simple Safety Steps to Follow When Installing a Nitrogen Generator

A question that is frequently asked when considering the installation of a nitrogen gas generator is "will the system create an oxygen rich or oxygen deficient atmosphere that could be potentially...
On April 5, 2018

Sterile Filtration of Beer - Saving Water, Saving Energy

When considering microbial stabilisation options for a brewery, there are many obvious considerations, from initial set up cost to the impact on overall beer quality. Many modern brewers are moving...
On March 1, 2018

Sterile Filtration of Beer - The Impact on Quantity and Quality

One of the key considerations when choosing a stabilisation method for a brewery’s operations is how the flavour profile of the final product could be affected. There is little point in a finished...
On February 22, 2018

9 Benefits of Sterile Filtration Over Flash Pasteurisation of Beer

The shelf-life of beer is a key consideration for any brewing business – and there are multiple ways of extending this. It can be achieved through ingredient selection, packaging, or the...
On February 15, 2018

How to Protect Beer Quality at the Lowest Cost

The ever-evolving brewing industry is going through an exciting period of change. With established markets buoyed by the craft revolution, the future of brewing is looking increasingly optimistic....
On January 25, 2018

Tapping Into Water Quality at a Public Facility

Having potable water at our fingertips is something many of us take for granted. For those in facility management, this can be a significant challenge. Water pressure, temperature,...
On December 14, 2017

Intelligent Product Design of Polymer Components Enables Integration of Functions

The utilization of suitable materials based on specialized engineering and manufacturing know-how makes it possible to integrate several parts and/or functions in a single assembly component. In many...
On November 6, 2017

Universal Material nobrox® for Food Applications: Compound Versatility Beats Compound Variety

Be it in the food processing industry, restaurants or residential kitchens: components with food contact in industrial equipment and household appliances are subject to strict legal and...
On October 18, 2017

Choosing the Right Connector, Tubing and Accessories for Your Application - Part 1

Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters, softeners...
On September 5, 2017

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 30, 2017

Five Design Strategies for Food Packaging OEMs

If you read my recent blog post, “The Quiet Revolution in Food and Beverage Packaging Machines” you know why I believe the global market for food and beverage packaging machinery is growing, as well...
On August 25, 2017