PROPAK ASIA 2014
THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL PROCESSING, FILLING Day 3 • Friday • June 13, 2014
AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY EVENT FOR ASIA
June 11-14, 2014 • BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
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Innovations To Save The World
HIGHLIGHTS 8:00am – 4:00pm Food Innovation Contest 2014 Grand Hall 203
9:00am – 4:30pm Food Innovation Asia Conference MR 214-219
9:00am – 4:30pm Asia Drink Conference MR 222-223 10:00am – 11:00am Product Presentation by Multivac MR 213 11:00am – 12:00pm Product Presentation by Igus MR 213 11:00am – 12:30pm Product Presentation by CHEP Pallecon Solutions MR 212 1:00pm – 4:00pm Product Presentation by Tsubaki Yamakyu Chain MR 211 1:00pm – 6:00pm Product Presentation by Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific MR 220-221 2:00pm – 3:00pm Product Presentation by SIKO Products Asia MR 213 2:00pm – 6:00pm Product Presentation by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Thailand) MR 212 3:00pm – 4:00pm Product Presentation by Habasit Far East MR 213
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as well as nutritious and safe, food.” T h e Fo o d I n n o v a t i o n A s i a Conference 2014, held alongside with ProPak Asia 2014, provides a platform for international food scientists and other relevant parties to meet and share their experiences, and highlight significant development and innovations in food science and technology with an emphasis on food product innovations. The first day of the conference opened with two keynote speeches by Dr Rickey Yada, Canada research chair in Food Protein Structure and scientific director of Advanced Foods and Materials Canada of the University of Guelph, and Dr Edgar IV Chambers, director of Kansas State University’s Sensory Analysis Center, titled Science and Innovation for Quality of Life, and Innovation and Development: The Customer Value Proposition respectively. At the opening of his speech, Dr Yada provided the definitions of the ‘Quality of Life’ and ‘Innovation’. “While something
he world’s population is rapidly increasing and food security is becoming a major concern. In 2011, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced the Save Food initiative to fight against global food losses. With as much as 15 to 50 percent of food lost or wasted during production processes, the initiative aims to promote dialogue between stakeholders involved in the food supply chain from the food, retail, packaging and logistics industries to develop effective measures that can reduce such losses. The objectives of the initiative include making sure that food is packaged properly on its way from the field to the market, so that it remains edible for longer, as well as ensuring industrialised countries dispose less food by having consumers plan their purchases more carefully. As Darunee Edwards, president of FoSTAT, has mentioned, “the challenge is to feed this huge population with adequate,
novel is often described as an innovation, in economics, management science and other fields of practice and analysis, it is generally considered a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society.” “Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself,” he explains. “Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.” He went on to illustrate the processes involved from the conception of an idea to the product itself. According to him, this is why innovative meetings and organisations have big roles to play in bringing qualified and talented people together to brainstorm on ideas. He spoke aloud the thoughts of many when he asked, “what would be a good target for food innovation?” With the heavy focus being placed on food waste by the different agencies, naturally the topic of food security was brought up. “An increasing global population, in combination with climate change, poses a threat to food security as arable land becomes more scarce.” The global population has increased from 4.4 billion to 6.1 billion from 1980 to 2000 and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050. Food production has increased 50 percent from 1980 to 2000, while the degradation of arable land was 75 percent in Central America, 20 percent in Africa and 11 percent in Asia. Another issue that the world faces is malnutrition, although the encouraging sign is that the number of undernourished persons in the world has dropped from 19 percent from 1990 to 1992 to 12 percent
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from 2010 to 2012. However, that still constitutes 868 million people. On the opposite of the scale, approximately 500 million people across the world are obese (BMI of 30 or greater) and if the population that is overweight is also included (BMI of 25 or greater), 1.5 billion people would fall into this category. At the current rate, one billion people will be obese by 2030. Dr Yada explained that to tackle these issues, simplicity goes a long way. Using the iron fish as an example, he demonstrated how a simple application can have huge impact on communities. By placing the fishshaped iron compound into water that is being sterilised or used to prepare food, it can provide about 75 percent of daily iron requirements and help prevent anaemia. “Functional ingredients are essential components in many goods,” he said. “Usually they require some sort of delivery system to optimise activity, otherwise, payload would be substantially decreased.” He ended his keynote address by once again raising the issue of food waste and sharing some recent innovations that can help address the issue. During the second keynote address, Dr Chambers discussed the value proposition of customers. “Value proposition is different for different customers, but it typically includes having a product or service that meets a need, has high acceptability, is consistent, and must be safe, affordable and available.” He said that for a new product to succeed, it must have a ‘right to exist’. Manufacturers must ask themselves what need is met by this new product that consumers can’t already meet? “There is a need to understand what consumers need
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today and what issues are not being addressed,” he said. Using a coffee shop as an illustration, he drew a value proposition pyramid to simulate the mentality of consumers. At the bottom sits consistency, quality, cleanliness, safety, affordability and friendliness, while at the top is uniqueness to the consumer. “Customers evaluate products through their screen of expectations,” he explained. “Their expectations determines their value proposition.” In order for a product to gain acceptance from consumers, the product properties must be able to withstand the weight of their expectations. According to him, the prominent food trends at the moment include globalised food products with global cuisine being available at local stores, awareness on health, convenience and social responsibility.
The Search For Natural Remedies
edicinal plants have been used widely throughout history in Asia. However, it was not until the turn of the millennium that the EU has finally accepted them as a drug material. In 2004, the EU formally passed the Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products to provide a simplified regulatory approval process for traditional herbal medicines in the EU. Previously, each member state regulated these products on their own at the national level. The research in herbal medical products or
phytopharmaceuticals has started more than 200 years ago. These products not only have the potential to be used as medicine, they can also be used as active compositions in cosmetic and health products. That is the main topic of discussion at the PharmaTech Seminar 2014. With the theme of ‘A Case Study of Medicinal Plant with Cosmetic Effect and Health Benefit’, participants shared their knowledge and insights on the beneficial effects that medicinal plants may have as ingredients to cosmetic and health products.
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In terms of customer trends, the behaviour and purchase decisions of different demographics are governed by the differences in priorities and lifestyles. However, most customers are willing to make some kind of trade-off. For example, buying cheap products only for children because “they don’t know the difference anyway.” To wrap up his speech, Dr Chambers cautioned manufacturers to put the product under scrutiny and ask all the questions before launching a new product. That will be the deciding factor between success and failure. After lunch, the conference broke into four simultaneous tracks, which included speeches on ‘Food Product Development and Ingredient Innovation’, “Packaging Innovation and Consumer Health’, as well as presentations on various research papers and theses. For example, herbal cosmetic products containing coconut oil can help moisturise the skin. Similarly, hamamelis water with tannin content can be used to whiten the skin. Even a simple and common ingredient like tomato juice can potentially have multiple numerous skincare effects, with research showing that tomato juice can function as a face cleanser and its lycopene content is effective in reducing wrinkles. As for medicinal plants that can be used in health products, plants that contain carotene can provide antioxidant and anti-ageing effects, while products made from soy bean is found to prevent cancer, as well as osteoporosis. Ginkgo, which has long been known for its health benefits in Asia, can improve blood circulation. One obstacle that researchers face in the study of medicinal plants is that very often, leads come in the form of folk wisdom with no scientific backing. This naturally creates safety concerns. However, with advancements in technology, there are many scientific methods available to collect laboratory evidences, such as bioactivity, active substance content and quantitative analysis. Without these, the plethora of benefits of the Indian mulberry would have never been discovered. The plant contains good amino acids, vitamins, calcium and betacarotene. The plant can be consumed as a health product or used as a cosmetic ingredient.
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Fulfilling A Specific Niche
ustomers come first—that is the philosophy of Taiwanese manufacturers, whose willingness to customise solutions and provide strong support sets them apart from the rest. According to Carol Liu, manager of the Exhibition Section at World Trade Center Taichung, who brought over 16 companies to the show, the unique offering of Taiwanese manufacturers is that “they try their best to meet their customer needs, so they don’t mass produce
the same product. They try to meet customer demands.” This is also what gives them an edge despite there being similar manufacturers in Thailand. This year, the Taiwan pavilion comprises of more than 46 companies that both the World Trade Center Taichung and Taiwan Plastics Industry Association (TPIA) have brought over. Ms Liu explains that more companies are coming to Thailand because of the increasing demand and growing affluence of Thais. “In
the past they sold products to the US or Europe, but now they have turned their direction to Southeast Asian countries,” she said. Likewise, Sheng-Hai Hsieh, secretary general of TPIA, adds that “the number of Taiwanese companies coming to Southeast Asia is definitely increasing,” and that they have a very strong intention of expanding their business in this region. That is also one of the reasons why the association has brought a convoy of more than 30 companies to the show. Joining ProPak Asia for the very first time, he explains that the association’s role is more than establishing foreign relations, but also to act as a gateway between visitors at the show and its members who were unable to attend. He believes that Taiwanese manufacturers have a very unique selling point that endears them to customers. “Taiwan is generally liked because the products are of good quality. It is cheaper than the US or Europe, but customer care and after sales service surpasses that of China, which is typically more cost competitive.” Even though Taiwan may be smaller, it packs a punch through what it offers. “In terms of machine production, regardless of industry, the quality is comparable to that of the US, Europe and Japan, but the price is much lower,” says Mr Hsieh. In particular, Taiwanese manufacturers are very strong in their after sales service and are happy to provide support to customers. He shares that exhibitors at the Taiwanese pavilion are all recognised in their own right. They are using some of the newest technologies, and have won awards back in their home country or gained other forms of recognition from the industry.
Tailor-Made The Spanish Way
The Right Partner Is Key
hen you talk about food processing and packaging machinery, Spain may not automatically come into mind. However, Rosa M Meseguer, who is responsible for international promotion at AMEC, the Spanish Food Processing Machinery Manufacturer’s Association, assures everyone that Spanish machinery are of comparable quality compared to those made by traditional powerhouses like Germany, albeit at a cheaper price. She mentioned that another key advantage is the ability of Spanish companies to tailor products specifically based on the needs of customers to ensure a perfect fit, which is not possible with other major companies. “The bigger companies have regular, same machines and you will need to adapt to them,” she added. According to her, Asia is an important market for Spanish companies as it accounts for around 15-20 percent of machinery export this year. “The presence of the Spanish market in Asia must increase because it is a huge market. We need more companies to come to the Asia market.” As for why they have chosen ProPak Asia as their platform of choice, Ms Meseguer explained the main reason is that it is a popular regional show. “We know there are some other shows around the region, but they are all local shows. ProPak Asia is bigger and more international.” Being fully aware of the potential of the region, she explained that the association will be looking at markets, such as Thailand, Singapore, China, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. “In the future, customers will be looking for more customised products,” she says, which is just what Spanish companies can deliver.
he UK has a long history of engineering, inc luding food p ro c e s s i n g a n d p a c k a g i n g. According to Andrew Stark, COO of UK’s Processing & Packaging Machinery Association, that is the strength that UK companies can provide. “Often, a lot of packaging terms, new designs in particular, come out of the UK and a lot of countries come to the UK to look at packaging ideas,” he added. This year, the UK pavilion features a diverse group of exhibitors, offering solutions such as carton erectors, blades and knives, mixing equipment, system integration and processing equipment. “Most of the exhibitors we have here are already doing business in Asia. They have local partners, agents or distributors, so they are already tried and tested here in Asia,” Mr Stark said. “The biggest market for most of the people here is food and a lot of the processes and packaging processes are the same or very similar.” “ProPak Asia is just a great opportunity to get into the Thai market,” he added. For those companies who are unable to attend the show, the association will try to link them up with local agents and distributors as part of its effort to provide access to the Asia market, which has high growth potential. To him, the requirements of the Asia market is similar to that of the Europeans and in terms of technology, the region has already caught up to stand on its own. “Thailand is a country of more than 65 million people and it is a very fast developing country,” he elaborated. “The only challenge is getting the right local support.”
A Mark Of Quality
he Italian machinery packaging sector has a general turnover of around 6 billion euros per year, of which, 85 percent came from exports. With external markets as a focus, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCIMA) is present at ProPak Asia for the very first time and has brought 15 Italian companies along with it. “We think Thailand and the neighbouring countries are very important and have a lot of potential for Italian technologies. Therefore, we want to support the Italian companies that are already attending ProPak Asia, but we would like to increase Italian presence over the next
few years,” explains Gian Paolo Crasta, marketing & comunicazione at UCIMA. Describing Italian packaging technology as a synonym of excellence, he shares that Italian machines are sold all over the world with demand increasing as well. According to him, the reason for this is that “Italian companies tend not to provide the same product, but customise the machine according to the customer’s needs. These are the points of strength of Italian technology and we believe it can be a point of strength in the Thai markets.” For instance, they are able to satisfy the two different needs of Western countries as well as emerging nations.
Companies in Western nations tend to look for products heavy on technology, as well as advanced machines that can automate and substitute manpower completely. Meanwhile, in emerging markets where the cost of labour is still low, customers are requesting for simple machines that are able to upgrade production, with a strong emphasis on the packaging of products. Likewise, Filippo Silvani, sales manager at Ronchi Asia, agrees that the made-in-Italy brand symbolises quality. “Because we are really strong with machinery, we have a longer history of packaging machines and this is really an advantage.” As a result, he reveals that the company has been receiving many orders and installing quite a few lines in Asia. Unsurprisingly, the region is one of the largest areas of focus for the company. To put things into perspective, three out of the company’s five branches are based here. According to Mr Silvani, the Asian market accounts for roughly 20 percent of the company’s turnover and he is certain that this will only continue to grow. While quality and flexibility are some of the core strengths of Italian manufacturers, Oscar Belli, project manager at Ipack-Ima believes that there is strength in numbers. Having brought six companies under the network of ‘Processing & Packaging – The High-Tech Italian Way’, he shares that “the main strength of the network is that we can supply one entire complete line so the customer doesn’t have to look for many suppliers, but they can get it from one network—a whole complete line.” This not only helps potential customers save time, but also provides them with access to some of the world’s leading companies at one single stop.
Gateway To ASEAN Taking An International
he French pavilion has been taking part at ProPak Asia for the past few years. As Claire L ouveau Sagardoytho, project coordinator of UBI France, explained, “Asia is a big market for us. We had four companies when we participated at the show for the first time, this year, the number has grown to 12.” This year, the pavilion features a wide range of French solution providers, including Sairem SAS, which specialises in microwave and radio frequency laboratory and industrial equipment for food processing, science and medicine. The company can design custom made components or engineering solutions and provide support for the different aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. Another company that made a return is Karlville, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve converting and application, pouch converting and narrow web slitting/ inspection equipment. Of the 12 companies present this year, only one of them is making its debut at ProPak Asia. “Quenard is the participating at the show for the first time,” Ms Sagardoytho explains, “while GECItech has been here for many years now.” With the importance of the Southeast Asia market, she said that they will be looking to expand the floor space the French pavilion occupies next year. “ProPak Asia is important because it is a good show in ASEAN,” she added. “It is a good place to be because a lot of people are coming from different parts of the ASEAN, like Indonesia and Malaysia, to do business.”
espite being held in Bangkok, Thailand, it is easy for visitors at ProPak Asia to imagine they are someplace else upon entering the halls. According to Jason Bian, director of Asia office at the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), the show has a strong international presence that is largely supplanted by the enthusiastic showing of international exhibitors, as well as visitors that hail from all across Asia, which includes China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia. “I think that it is a very good international event for the industry,” he said. As a result, PMMI has brought six member companies to the US pavilion this year, while more than ten members have their own separate booths at the show. He believes that this show is a very important event as it caters not only to Thailand, but also the whole of Southeast Asia and even part of India. The crux of this lies in the role that Thailand plays as a gateway to the rest of Asia. The country has a strong food processing industry and a very good local market. This makes it a “very good gate and connection to do business in the rest of Asia,” said Mr Bian. This is also an opportunity that US firms can match, as they are very good at downstream systems like conveyor systems and retail ready packages. “The US has a very strong supermarket chain and a strong cold chain, so there are a lot of fresh food packaging solutions and a lot of shelf packaging solutions,” he explained. On top of its trade agreements with giants like China and India, Southeast Asia is lauded for its friendly environment and the ease of doing business due to English being a spoken language. As Mr Bian aptly sums up, “Southeast Asia is a very good start for US companies into the rest of Asia.”
Quality For Export Success
hailand is developing rapidly and holding its own weight in the food industry as it expands its capabilities and increases its foray into foreign markets through external trade. This presents a large opportunity for packaging and processing machinery suppliers in the food industry as the rise of export activity also indicates the need for quality that matches stingent standards. “Because Thailand will become a very strong exporting country of food to Europe and to other countries in Asia, they (the local industry) will need to deliver high quality in the processing of food,” said Kai Walliser, manager of Trade Fairs and Exhibitions at Bayern International. Responsible for the Bavarian pavilion, he adds that this emphasis and need for quality is exactly what Bavarian firms can provide to Thailand’s food industry. While the 10 companies at the pavilion are all different in what they do, they are all binded with the same core strengths of having high quality, high standards of innovation, as well as good service all over the world. For instance, S+S, a developer and manufacturer of detection, separating and sorting systems is back at the show for the fourth time. According to Mr Walliser, the company is quite successful in Thailand, which is most likely an effect of the country’s burgeoning food processing industry. Other companies at the pavilion include MLT, Kiefel, Schwarz Druck, Dr Harnisch Verlag and LoeschPack, among others, which together, deal with items as varied as labelling machines to seals and gaskets.
Generating Quality Leads
he Korean pavilion returns to ProPak Asia again this year after participating since 2010. According to Hank Lee, chief of the Exhibition Convention Team at Geyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center, the show is essentially for those in the packaging industry. Br inging 10 companies to the exhibition this time round, he said that they will continue to participate simply because of the leads generated by being at the show. “When we participate in ProPak Asia, we can make excellent profit and have a nice output,” he added. As a result, the event holds great importance to South Korean companies. He reveals that many companies are interested in attending and participating in the show, and more would have been present, if not for the fact that there is a similar exhibition ongoing in South Korea. Nonetheless, he reiterates that Thailand is a very important market and can be said to be the biggest in Southeast Asia for South Korean companies. It is a necessary market—one that is rapidly expanding and vital if firms want to succeed in the region. He believes that South Korean firms have what it takes to do well in this region, as “Korean products have excellent technology and it is not expensive.” While the technology is comparable to nations known for their quality of manufacturing, like the US, Japan and Germany, it is much more price competitive. This is also what makes it suitable for the demands of Thailand and its still developing markets.
Hitting Compact Form
he thermoforming packaging process is a particularly efficient and reliable packaging solution. A single packaging machine performs the production, filling and sealing of packs automatically, while the processes remain safe, precisely controllable and economical. The most suitable packaging materials for optimum use in thermoform packaging are flexible films on reels. The upper web can be blank or provided with continuous printing. For the processing of a register printed web, a register mark control is available as an optional extra. In the R 095, Multivac has combined its hygienic design with advanced control technology and implemented these standards on the compact thermoform packaging machine. The space saving concept, with an internally housed forming die, permits the utilization of a large infeed line, even though the entire length of the machine is only 2.3 m. Due to the quick-changing insertion system, format changes are particularly simple and easy to perform on the machine. Hygienic design and high quality materials ensure consistent and quick cleaning. The smooth, beveled external surfaces—without recesses, corners and edges— are easy to clean. The interior of the machine has also been optimised for hygiene, especially in critical components such as the transport chain, the chain guide and all drive systems. Easy-to-open side panels and removable protective covers ensure that the full interior of the machine is perfectly accessible for cleaning. The graphical displayed HMI 2.0 user interface on a
large touchscreen enables the intuitive and safe operation of the machine. A program memory of more than 200 recipes and a choice of over 40 operating languages ensure reproducible packaging quality, even for less experiences operators. A wide variety of help functions with animations and video clips support operators in their daily work. Access to the different user levels is password protected. The quick-changing insertion system makes changing between different packaging formats simple and easy to perform. After removing the side panel of the forming die or the protective cover of the sealing tool, the corresponding insertion, after releasing a lock mechanism, can easily be moved sideways out of the die and changed. With little effort, the machine will once again be ready for production.
Components that are relevant to energy consumption, such as the film transport system, central lifting unit and cutting units, have been equipped with energy-efficient electric drives on the machine. The cooling water circuit of the machine can be equipped with a water-recooling device as an option, which will eliminate the need for a fresh water connection. The thermoform packaging machine comes in 12 basic formats with various subdivisions that cover the spectrum of commercially available flexible film packaging. The unit can be connected to a slicer, labelling unit, conveyor belts, metal detectors and other modules for further functions or be integrated into a production line. MULTIVAC
Staying Smart With Traditions
henever Japan is brought up in a conversation, it is most often envisioned as a place filled with cutting edge technology. If there is only one word that can be used to describe the country, efficiency is what springs to mind. Indeed, the Japanese are conscientious in whatever they do, and that includes the field of manufacturing. “We are proud of our products as it is of top quality,” said Masahiro Abe, deputy secretary-general of the Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association ( JPMMA). This year, the association has brought seven companies to the show under the Japan pavilion. “JPMMA has been participating many times as a national pavilion of Japan with our members and the feedback from our visitors is very positive,” he said. Participation is self-explanatory and easy to decide on as exhibitors have generally met a numerous number of buyers at the show, which consequently boosts business after. More importantly, he finds it beneficial that the visitors at the show are not just from Thailand, but from the entire ASEAN region. “It is very nice to expand the business not only in Thailand, but also in Indonesia and Vietnam,” he said. These are all neighbouring countries that also happen to be fast growing and rapidly developing markets—nations that will largely be responsible for the total growth seen in the region.
Creating A Vibrant Landsacpe
ingapore is home to several global engineering films, with services ranging from front-end engineering design, consultancy and system development to project and construction management for industries that include processing and packaging. Moving forward, the country aims to develop a vibrant landscape for both local and foreign companies with integrated turnkey capabilities and knowledge bases to create innovative solutions. In line with the vision to develop a knowledge-based economy, the country offers companies access to a globally competitive workforce that is equipped with the right expertise to meet the needs of the engineering services industry. Singapore’s participation in ProPak Asia has been well-supported by the regional growth and development of the country’s engineering companies, ranging from processing, packaging and automation solutions, manufacturers and distributors, to processing and packaging industry. This year, the Singapore pavilion returned to the show will almost 30 companies, offering a diverse range of products. “This is our third consecutive entry to the exhibition, a testament to the significance and effectiveness of the ProPak Asia platform to bring together potential buyers with relevant sellers,” says Lim Jiaxin, head of international relations of Singapore’s Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME). “With the largest Singapore Pavilion so far, ProPak Asia 2014 has delivered immense value and opportunity to our 27 exhibitors, and many of them are open to participating again next year.”
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Lab & Test Asia 2L 38
2G21 1F 22
1E 26 1D21
1B 1B 38 37
1B 1B 36 35
1B29 1C 27
DrinkTech Asia 1A 11
1C01 1B01 1A 01
Entrance Hall 102
BP Packaging Sdn.Bhd.
GEA Procomac S.p.A.
Gebo Cermex (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Heuft Asia Ltd.
KHS Asia Pte Ltd. c/o KHS GmbH.
Loesch Verpackungstechnik GmbH.
Mettlor - Toledo (Thailand) Ltd.
Mighty Intetnational Co.,Ltd.
PPT Asia Ltd.
Sartorius (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
Sidel South Asia-Pacific Ltd.
Thermo Fisher Scientifc
TNA Asia Ltd.
Autopak Machinery Co.,Ltd.
1B 45 1A 45
Agilent Technologies, United States
Hall 102 and 106
Entrance Hall 101
Easy Screening With Vibratory Mesh
ussell Finex has brought its flagship Russell Compact Sieve to the show. The compact sieve is an industrial check screener for safety and check sieving powders and liquid slurries. The machine is designed based on the effortless motion of screening material in a straight line, ensuring no dead points or hold ups. Oversized material is caught on the vibratory screens mesh which can pass through the oversized outlet, if fitted, or be removed between batch runs. The high capacity screening means that capacity rates can reach up to 60,000 kg/h. One of the most important features of the machine is its unique quick-release clamping system. Conventional screeners use band-clamp arrangements, which are more difficult to dismantle. The quick-release toggle clamps offer the ability to perform screen changes without tools. This reduces operator involvement and increases productivity. The vibratory sieves fit neatly into production lines, providing considerable screening capacity without requiring excessive headroom. The screeners are less than half the height of traditional sieving machines. Built to a hygienic design including fully stainless steel construction, FDA approved materials and gap free mesh screens, the machine meets the requirements of the 3-A sanitary standards. These standards have been put in place to ensure that sanitary standards are maintained while developing and
producing hygienic equipment designed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Having the machine meeting requirements of the 3-A sanitary standards not only reduces validation time, but also provides functional benefits compared to other 3-APet sanitary screeners. Asept, PROPAK ASIA Show Daily, 152 x 251 mm, CC-en24-AZ096_05/14 RUSSELL FINEX
Go Slow, Go Light
everage manufacturing in Asia has caught up with its western counterparts. For many markets in the rapidly maturing region, manufacturers are already using technologies and processes that are adopted by major European and American companies. “The market is developing and we have markets that are quite advanced, like Japan, South Korea, Australia and Thailand,” says Hari Purnomo, regional commercial director of Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar at Sidel South Asia-Pacific. “We have a mix of customers that are already very industrialised with big requirements. At the same time, we also have
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entrepreneurs in the middle who are starting their businesses.” He explained that beverage products can be generally classified into two broad segments—regular and sensitive. The regular segment encompasses common products such as water and carbonated soft drinks, while the sensitive segment includes specialty products that require filling processes. The regular segment is currently dominated by major brands that enjoy the benefits of economy of scale and is where smaller manufacturers will find difficulties in getting a share of the pie. “The water at Walmart in the US is almost sold at cost price,” Mr Purnomo pointed out. “The major brands can price smaller manufacturers out by the scale of their production size.” However, the sensitive segment provides a different story. With the increasing affluence of the people and growing middle class, people are more willing to pay more for novelty products. This has led to the trend of reduced portion size. “Consumers are willing to pay more to get ‘thicker’ products in smaller bottle size instead of ‘thinner’ products in bigger volume.” Seeing the potential of the sensitive segment, the company introduced low-output aseptic solutions into the market. Compared to normal filling lines that typically operate at around 60,000-80,000 bottles per hour, the low-output lines run at around 12,00016,000 bottles per hour. He said that for this segment, quality is more important than speed and volume. Another trend that he has observed in developing markets, such as Indonesia, is the conversion from
glass containers to PET bottles. “Consumers do not want to be forced to finish their drink at the table,” he explains. “They want to take it and go.” Interestingly, that is the area that the company is focused on. To Mr Purnumo, the reasons that the company has managed to hold its own against intensifying competition lies in its identification of a specific product segment to develop its expertise. The company believes that PET bottling will be the way forward. Innovations in PET bottling is one way that can help manufacturers take on the big boys. Going back
Versatile Slicer Leads The Way
to the regular segment, the company has introduced the Rightweight concept, which weighs 34 percent less than the average commercial bottle and achieves 32 percent more top-load performance without compromising on structural quality. The company says that this can potentially result in cost savings of up to €1.75 million (US$2.367 million) per year. “It is not just the investment made. For example, the reduction in material use in the bottle can result in great savings. This is something that we would like to educate our customers about, the total cost of things,” he said. SIDEL Stand 1D01
Sterilising Food Ingredients Using A Clean Trick
AM has developed the Centris 315, a centrifugal slicer and shredder with quality execution. The machine is compact and has one of the smallest footprints of any industrial centrifugal shredder in the market. The machine can cut products into a variety of shapes, including both slices (flat cut, crinkle cut and V-shaped) and strips (V-shaped, oval, julienne and wide ribbon-cut). The product is fed through the in-feed chute and enters into the cutting compartments of the rotating impeller. There, it is held against the inner surface of the cutting head assembly by centrifugal force. The cutting head assembly consists of 12 individual stationary cutting stations. Slices or shreds are produced as product passes each knife in a smooth and uninterrupted manner. Length is controlled by the input product size. The cut product is collected through the central discharge. The interchangeable cutting heads offer flexibility in all cuts and shapes. The machine is designed for small to mid-sized companies looking for perfect cut quality and speed while minimising costs and decreasing the amount of time to complete each job. It requires limited floor space and offers great flexibility in the different cuts with a variety of products. The products are sliced or shredded precisely and cleanly through a unique cutting method. There is little yield loss and the products will have a longer shelf-life. FAM Stand 1C31
sing steam for sterilisation is known for a long time. With solutions provided by AVA, treatment is achieved in a few seconds using steam at overpressure in a hermetically closed vessel. During preparation and actual treatment, the entire product is moved by a helical mixing tool, making sure there is no ‘dirty spot’ in the vessel. The treatment is clean as water as no chemical, gas, x-ray or other compound is involved in the process. The company’s products use automated steam in an effective manner. The technology helps protect the products’ natural colour, fragrance and flavour, as well as moisture content. Sterilisation of pepper, coriander, marjoram, onions, sweet pepper and other products can be done in a fast, safe and easy procedure. The process ensures that contamination levels fallsconsiderably below the required food standard, as well germ and fungi levels. Treatment parameters, a combination of temperature, pressure and time, can be maintained at stable levels and reproduced at any time according to the product. The machine is filled from the top. After treatment, the product is discharged at the bottom and is ready for packing/shipment. The helical agitator is driven, bored and sealed from the top only. The few turning parts ensure that the machine is easy to maintain. The multi-purpose machine can be used for mixing, drying, coating, reacting and other purposes. AVA Stand 5E49
Profit From Sorting & Grading
he X-Grade XG300 by Mettler Toledo is an automatic sorting and grading module that classifies individual food products, such as poultry, fish and raw meat, according to weight zones. The module comes in six or eight grading outlet options. Easily integrated with the company’s checkweighers, the automated system eliminates manual sorting errors, accelerates the sorting process with speeds of up to 120 pieces per minute, and increases product hygiene.
By improving production line efficiency, eliminating waste through decreasing sorting errors and reducing labour costs, the grader can help boost profitability levels for Asian food manufacturers. The grader classifies the product weight value received from the checkweigher for each individual product and photoelectric sensors trigger the respective swing gate immediately at product arrival. The swing gates gently guide the products to lateral outlets, ensuring the appropriate handling and sorting
of sensitive products. The ‘dual parallel’ swing gate design makes the grader particularly compact when integrating it into a production line, saving valuable floor space in the process. The grader is independent from the checkweigher, so vibrations caused by mechanical movements during the sorting process do not affect weighing accuracy. All contact parts of the grader feature food quality materials that are stable, inert, and taint- and tastefree. This ensures that there is no potential for product contamination, which makes the grader ideal for use in food processing and production. The machine has been designed to be used in humid and wet production environment, and features protection degree IP65, meaning that it can be cleaned with sprayed water or rinsed down with a water hose. T he l ink c onve yor is mad e of hygie nic polyoxymethylene plastic and the machine can facilitate hygiene and cleaning routines with its open design and the reduction of horizontal surfaces to a minimum. Its flexible design enables it to be upgraded according to manufacturer product line expansion plans. The plug-and-go concept facilitates the extension of the six outlet option to 12 grading outlets and the eight outlet option to 16 grading outlets with minimal investment and set-up time. The system is operator friendly with a touch screen and structured interface, reducing operating and training time. Also, all production data such as weight totals and counters per outlet chute can be accessed at any point of time, which allows instant corrections to the production process. METTLER TOLEDO
Ensuring Flawless Landing Portioning To Size
he I-Cut 22 PortionCutter from Marel is a high-speed dual-lane solution designed for cutting boneless poultry products to fixed weight and shapes. Operating at a rate of as much as 1,500 cuts per minute per lane, the portion cutter is capable of providing pre-programmed calibration and enables customers to switch product set-up in seconds. The machine can be adjusted from the touchscreen control panel at any time during the portioning process, which improves performance. It can also be switched easily from a cutting angle of 90 degrees to 45 degrees, which helps to ensure the cut poultry fillets look natural. Advanced laser vision technology is used to ensure portion accuracy. The machine is designed with one single door that gives unrestricted access to everything, for effective cleaning and maintenance. Conveyor belts are easy to remove for inspection and cleaning with no tools required. With overall dimensions of 1,480 x 3,200 x 1,750 mm (including conveyor belts), the machine takes up less space than other conventional portioning equipment. The portion cutter can accommodate product dimensions of up to 40 mm in height, 600 mm in length and 190 mm in width. MAREL Stand 3P19
omra’s Nimbus optical sorter is a free fall sorting solution that combines the efficiency of laser detection on foreign body with camera technology to sort discolourations and shapes for products in free fall. In addition to these conventional sorting methods, the machine is able to sort based on biological characteristics, such as chlorophyll, mycotoxins and water, and can be equipped with a hyperspectral camera to identify the material’s unique footprint. The ejection system uses an optimal pitch for enhanced removal of defects.The machine can be equipped with front sorting or a rear rejection system for greater flexibility, lower false rejections and improved yield. A free fall shaker uniformly spreads the products over the free fall chute. The products fall down towards the inspection zone, where it is scanned by the lasers and cameras. A few milliseconds later, the defective products are hit with a precise powerful burst of air that send them into the rejection zone, while the good products continue their natural free fall. The machine’s Smart Sort module helps the operator set parameters by analysing the incoming products. The module automatically provides a program set up in a simple and timely manner. The digital Flex sort module eliminates the need to select and change the optimal reference drum for each specific product. The technology improves the contrast between good products and defects. Quality control and feedback are secured by the intuitive graphical user interface and touchscreen, which allows users to access machine settings from anywhere in the world. High resolution cameras and multiple lasers for rear and front inspection enables the detection of colour, structural, shape and biological characteristics. TOMRA
Simplifying Processes With Convenient Measurements
oday’s machinery and systems are becoming more and more complex. Monitoring and controlling pressure and temperature are two of the most important measuring tasks in the process industry. Baumer seeks to simplify the increasingly complex production processes through the introduction of customised and user-friendly sensors, and the end result is the CombiSeries.
The first two models in the series, the CombiPress pressure transmitter and the CombiTemp temperature gauge, can be combined with the CombiView display generation. Together with the stainless steel hygienic housing, the measuring instruments can be set up and utilised according to the individual needs of the user, for example, in the food industry. Instruments under the series ensure convenience
by providing measurement at a glance with the relevant data quickly displayed. In addition, they are easy to clean and can withstand high pressure cleaning. Displays can be retroactively added to the instruments and they can be linked to different process connections. The CombiPress can measure pressure between -1 to 400 bar, while the CombiTemp can gauge temperature between -50 to 400 deg C. The CombiView presents all the relevant and necessary information at one glance. In terms of the display's visual mode, the user can choose from several different types: analogue, digital or illustration. The large display means that users can read the measured values from increased distances. Furthermore, the background colour of the display works like a traffic light system (red/green), depending on whether the measurement results have reached a critical value that requires user intervention. The colour of the alarm can be changed in accordance with the user’s preferences. The settings can be configured easily via the touchscreen even when the process is running. The display can also be used as a standalone instrument by wall mounting the stainless steel housing for any 4-20 mA transmitter. As a loop-powered instrument, no separate power is needed for the display. The respective housing completes the impressive functions of the new product series. With its protection class IP 69 K and entirely stainless steel design, the hygienic version can withstand even the toughest conditions. In addition, its ability to pivot around two axes facilitates even more installation flexibility. BAUMER
Going Double Vision Product Purity Through Detection C
MC-Kuhnke has introduced the SEAMsc an XTS, a non-destructive tool for operatorindependent double seam inspection and wrinkle tightness measurement. Designed specifically for canmakers and brand owners, the machine is the combination of high resolution X-ray double seam measurement device and a powerful automatic wrinkle inspection system in a compact and user-friendly package. The machine ensures cost savings for manufacturers by reducing product spoilage caused by traditional, destructive double seam inspection methods. All double seams will be inspected for cover hook wrinkle (seam tightness) and dimensional measurements are collected while preserving the can for sale.The machine is able to achieve this while utilising a method that is directly comparable to FDA accepted visual double seam measurement. Using a special technology, the machine's operator-independent algorithm uses lowpower and non-destructive X-rays to look deep inside the double seam. Carefully controlled X-rays pass through the double seam revealing subtle variation in cover hook formation. Computer algorithms then analyse any anomalies in the seam and objectively determine if the hermetic seal could be affected. Cover hook wrinkle measurements are then automatically transferred to a computer database where real-time trend analysis can be performed. Results may be displayed as standard percentage tightness and/or in terms of wrinkle amplitude and average percentage tightness. The company also offers an affordable high resolution double seam inspection system, the SEAMscan SPC, which features a modular design that caters to individual manufacturer needs. The system can be purchased as a complete seam scanner package, or as individual software modules and hardware options. CMC-KUHNKE Stand 4T29
ll the food that people eat must be absolutely pure and clean. This is one of the most important principles of the food industry. One decisive criterion here is that the products must leave the factory without any metal contaminations and other contaminants. This will guarantee that consumers are safe from any health impairments and manufacturers are safe from a loss of confidence, product liability cases and expensive product recalls. S+S has a series of inductive metal separators, X-ray systems and magnet separators that can help manufacturers safeguard their reputation. For bulk materials, systems with eject flap or swivel funnel are used for the separation of metal contaminants from bulk materials in free fall. Using easily available standard connections, such systems can be easily integrated into existing pipes. Metal separators for bulk materials can also be integrated in horizontal, vertical or inclined vacuum and pressure conveyor pipes. These separators are fully automatic in operation and remove any magnetic and non-magnetic metal particles from bulk materials, such as granulate, powder or flour. For individually packed materials, metal detectors that are integrated in conveyor belt lines are primarily used for the incoming and outgoing inspection of packaged bulk materials and of individually packed materials. They can be combined with many types of customer-specific separating units. Complete systems—comprising conveyor belt, metal detector and separating unit—guarantee operating reliability and detection accuracy. For liquid and pastry products, metal separators for the inspection of liquid and pastry products can be integrated in existing pipes by way of standardised thread systems. S+S INSPECTION ASIA
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Applying The Soft Touch
elliconi produces 26 mm single-use crown cap in steel for plastic bottles (PET), aluminium and glass. The company’s 26 mm steel caps are available in both pry-off (opening with bottle opener) and twist (opening by rotation/unscrewing), ensuring seal pressure and tightness for a wide range of drinks, whether fizzy or natural. The 26 mm metal cap twist is also available in ‘soft touch’ version, with a greater number of corrugations in the indentation of the crown, which makes it more comfortable when in contact with the consumer‘s fingers during the opening process. Another alternative offered by the company is the crown cap called ‘Embossed’. This cap is characterised by a surface on which the logo of the customer is imprinted, creating an original tactile sensation. These closures are organoleptically neutral and are therefore, suitable for bottles of water, beer, soft drinks and energy drinks. The 26 mm steel caps can be decorated with a colour print both internally and externally according to customer's specific requirements, and are suitable for different technologies, whether for competitions and promotions. The company’s 26 mm steel crown caps are produced using raw materials in compliance with the international regulations for materials that are for contact with food, and are compatible with the processes of sterilisation, pasteurisation and hot fill, which are the most widespread and common processes in the food and beverage industry. PELLICONI & C
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