December 2020




The PPMA is welcoming a new chairman to
embrace the trade association’s strategic goals

David Barber, head of R&D at Mettler-Toledo Safeline, is succeeding Tim Paul as chairman of the PPMA Group of Associations to continue its total support of members

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New thermochromic ink helps to ensure higher
safety standards for any kind of packaged food

Markem-Imaje has launched a new thermochromic ink that changes colour at high temperatures to show the correct sterilisation of all packaged food products

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New partnership is enabling craft brewers to use carton board packs when scaling up production

Two PPMA members have collaborated to build three solutions capable of packing a range of can or bottle sizes for craft brewers wanting to scale up retail offers

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Transferring caramel differently has reduced waste, saved costs and increased yield at Burtons Biscuits

Kecol Pumping Systems has worked with Burtons Biscuits on a new way of transferring caramel that in operation, has reduced waste to less than 1%

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Clinical trials manufacturing system is designed to reduce the time for medicines to be marketed

Scotland’s new Medical Manufacturing Innovation Centre will take delivery of CME’s clinical trials manufacturing system to help speed development

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Seven combi checkweigher and metal detectors are slashing product giveaway for premium deli meats

Sparc Systems has supplied seven of its combi units to an Irish-based production facility of deli meats to cut product giveaway at inspection speeds of 200 a minute

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