Eurasia Packaging Fair Is Ready for 2017

    From packaging products to packaging machines and from food processing equipment to packaging printing technology, Eurasia Packaging Fair is preparing to showcase all the latest developments in the sector for a 23rd time. Set to run from 25 to 28 October, the fair will welcome 1,150 participants from 40 countries, as well as 58,000 visitors from 95 nations. Long one of the locomotives driving Turkey’s exports, the packaging industry is continuing to advance full steam ahead. Turkey’s leading packaging companies, which are bullish about increasing their share in global markets and opening up to new countries, are counting down the days to the 23rd edition of Eurasia Packaging Fair, organized by REED TÜYAP Fairs and empowered by the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and supported by the Turkish Packaging Machine Producers Association (AMD), Labeling Manufacturers Association (ESD), Cardboard Packaging Manufacturers Association (KASAD), Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MASD), Corrugated Board Manufacturers Association (OMÜD) and Rigid Plastic Packaging Manufacturers Association (SEPA), will continue to be the premier regional gathering for solutions and investments for food and non-food sectors. The fair, which will bring together all of the packaging sector’s shareholders in a massive 110.000 sqm indoor space, is aiming to attract visitors from 95 countries, including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Britain, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, for this year’s edition. At the same time, Morocco and Nigeria will be the countries of honor at the 2017 fair as part of the event’s continued overseas activities. In addition to Moroccan and Nigerian sector professionals, the fair is expected to welcome purchasing delegations from the Balkans, Middle East, Africa and the Caucasus. Together with marketing activities in Europe, the number of European visitors is also set to rise.

    Energy Efficiency in the Food Industry

    In the scope of the Paris climate protection agreement, Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 55% compared to the level of 1990. Only two things can help here: Designing the processes as energy-saving and efficiently as possible and relying on renewable energy. Which technologies do the food and beverage manufacturers need to reduce the consumption of energy in the production processes? Anuga FoodTec from 20 to 23 March 2018 in Cologne will provide the answers to this question. Everyone is talking about the energy turnaround. At Malzers in Gelsenkirchen this principle has long since become everyday routine. For two and a half million Euro, the industrial bakery installed a gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) plant including a twelve-cylinder engine, which drives a generator to produce energy. Since then, combined with a photovoltaic system spanning 7,000 square meters, Malzers has been generating around three quarters of the required energy consumption itself. Furthermore, the CHP plant provides heat, refrigeration and steam and is coupled with an absorption cooling system - in this way the waste heat that is not needed in the summer can be implemented to refrigerate the raw materials. The fact that the company reduces its carbon dioxide emissions by 2,000 tons a year demonstrates that this is not purely conceived as an economic solution, but also protects the environment. The coupling of power and heat is one of the key technologies demonstrated at Anuga FoodTec that enables the food manufacturers to become less dependent on energy suppliers. In Germany the final energy consumption of the industry has remained at a constant level of around 60 terawatt hours a year for several years. The rising energy prices are becoming an ever-increasing cost factor, where each saved kilowatt hour counts. 

    Macfrut 2018: Here's All the News

    Macfrut visitors

    Macfrut has already started planning the 2018 edition, which will be held next year at the Rimini Expo Centre from 9th to 11th May. These are the strategic guidelines for a trade fair that will be full of new features and contents, for both exhibitors and visitors, once again laying emphasis on its two mainstays: internationalisation and innovation. The main theme of the 35th edition will be Radicchio, which has gone from being a poor product to a symbol of "Made in Italy" excellence. The Partner Region will be Veneto, which has always been one of the cornerstones of the Italian fruit and vegetable industry, since it boasts more than 9,800 hectares of horticultural crops grown in the open and 20,000 hectares of fruit trees. To prove that internationalisation remains one of the key themes of the event, the chosen Partner Country is Colombia. In fact, many business opportunities are now available with this country following the peace process that started a few months ago. One of the great innovations will be the Tropical Fruit Congress, a Forum that may even become an annual event dedicated to tropical fruit, a segment that is becoming more and more appreciated by consumers. A comprehensive overview will be given in order to promote tropical fruit, focusing on where and when it is produced, how it is transported, how it is preserved, how it is sold, and how it is consumed. 

    Modern Bakery Moscow 2017 a Success

    The 23rd edition of Modern Bakery Moscow, International Trade Fair for Bakery and Confectionery for Russia and the CIS, closed its doors after recording a significant increase in the number of visitors. Altogether, 16,016 visitors from 42 countries made their way to the IEC Expocentre in Moscow from 13 to 16 March, an increase of eleven percent over the previous event last year. 205 exhibitors from 22 countries (2016: 201 exhibitors) presented their new products and solutions for the fields of bakery / confectionary equipment and machines, accessories, bread improvers, additives, flavoring agents, spices, refrigeration and deep-freeze equipment for commercial purposes, packaging machines and materials as well as shop-fitting. Ruth Lorenz, Vice President, Technology, Messe Frankfurt: “Modern Bakery Moscow has been part of our portfolio of trade fairs for the food industry since 2014. It has developed very well and, against the background of the difficult economic situation in Russia, this year’s increase in the number of visitors is extremely encouraging.” In addition to Modern Bakery Moscow, Messe Frankfurt holds other fairs for the food industry and is currently accompanying the continuous process growth in the global meat industry with three fairs in Germany, China and Argentina. The first edition of IFFA, the leading international trade fair for the meat industry has taken place in in Frankfurt am Main in 1949. Held every three years, IFFA focuses on innovative and creative solutions for the safe, efficient and economic production of meat and meat products. The other two fairs are Tecnofidta powered by IFFA in Argentina and Meat Expo China in Changsha. Via a strategic marketing partnership, Messe Frankfurt is also associated with the US Food Processing Suppliers Association, organiser of
    Process Expo. The aim of the cooperation is to generate synergistic effects in the international growth market of the food industry. The next Process Expo takes place in Chicago from 19 to 22 September.