Food and Beverage Technology

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

New Sealing Material HiFluor FB for Hygienically Sensitive Applications

Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent purity and media resistance combined with a wide range of...
On July 27, 2017

Nine Reasons To Consider On-Site Nitrogen Generation

The majority of the world’s industrial nitrogen and oxygen is created through large scale cryogenic separation at an Air Separation Unit (ASU). The product these ASUs manufacture is normally sold to...
On June 12, 2017

A Guide to Selecting the Proper Sealing Material for Food Applications

The substances used in the food and in the chemical process industries are identical in many cases, whether they are of natural origin or synthetically produced.   Irrespective of their type and...
On June 9, 2017

The Importance of Maintaining CO2 Gas Quality in Bottling Applications | Case Study

  Snap open a bottle of soda or beer and you will see, hear and feel the familiar fizz and bubbles. These sensations are the result of carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless, non-combustible gas....
On May 30, 2017

Portable Rental Air Dryer for Short-Term Compressed Air Requirements

Compressed air is a major source of energy used in a wide variety of applications across many industries. A plant compressed air system can be costly to operate. Optimizing productivity while reducing...
On April 27, 2017

The Importance of a Food Grade Compliant Nitrogen Gas Supply

Shoppers’ expectations for high quality, healthy and conveniently accessible food products result in an ever-increasing demand on producers and packers. In Europe, suppliers must adhere to a series of...
On April 26, 2017

3 Ways to Prevent Costly Downtime in Compressed Air Installations

Pneumatic systems have become critical to automation motion and control applications in almost every sector. Clean, versatile and powerful, compressed air is piped around a ring main in a factory much...
On April 18, 2017

Consumers and Roasters Benefit from Coffee Packaging with Nitrogen

Coffee is a wonderfully popular beverage that dates back centuries to its origins in Ethiopia. Today, global coffee consumption is estimated at 153.3 million bags a year according to the United States...
On March 23, 2017

Does Purity of Nitrogen Purge Affect the Dissolved Oxygen Pickup of Wine?

Winemakers go to great lengths to minimize the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) pickup of their wine. Oxygen in wine can cause discoloration and impact taste and aroma. According to Wines and Vines exposure to...
On December 13, 2016

Nitrogen Gas Generators Save Winemakers Time and Money

Using nitrogen gas in the food & beverage market and wine-making process will protect the wine from the negative effects of oxygen. The presence of oxygen promotes the growth of yeast and aerobic...
On December 12, 2016