Farm Mechanization Boosts Productivity & Crop Yield

Haying and forage machinery are types of advanced agricultural equipment whose application is increasing with the rising demand for improved crop yields. It is a kind of specialized planting machinery that has improved the crop yield with minimum human interferences, besides being a cost-effective mechanism. Such machinery is witnessing tremendous adoption with the growing implementation of precision farming technologies and surging demand for hay from livestock producers. In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the adoption of farm mechanization practices. Farm mechanization helps to achieve timeliness in field operations, increase productivity, and cut down crop production cost, boosting crop yield and farm revenues. Continue reading

Upliftment of Economic Sanctions Drives the Iranian Dairy Products Market

Changing lifestyles, increasing health consciousness among consumers and recent upliftment of economic sanctions from Iran to drive Iran dairy products market through 2021, according to a recent report by TechSci Research. Dairy products market in Iran is forecast to grow at a high CAGR of around 22 percent, during 2016-2021, which can be attributed to increasing urbanization, rising health consciousness among youth population, growing preference for packaged dairy products among people living in rural and semi-urban regions and upliftment of economic sanctions that enabled international trade in the country. Increase in the number of malnutrition cases in the country has led to higher awareness among people, regarding consumption of packaged milk and other packaged dairy products. This is expected to accelerate growth in the country’s dairy products market through 2021. Continue reading

Success in PET Bottle Recycling

Bottle deposits have ensured consistently high recycling rates for PET bottles in Germany, according to a new 2015 study on the usage and recycling rates of PET beverage bottles in Germany. PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5 percent, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached a whole 97.9 percent. The industry is also continuing on its aim of supplying more recycled PET into the materials cycle, with the average share of recycled PET in bottle production increasing compared to 2013 despite the adverse price development in recycled compared to virgin PET. The recycling process largely takes place in Germany. Continue reading

Super Growth for Super Grain

Chia seeds became one of the most popular super foods between the health conscious people. Chia is very popular in the vegetarian and gluten free diets. It has a high nutritional value and it also offers energy boosting power. It includes calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. Chia seeds also helps to improve the quality of the sports drink. It has been noticed that the CAGR of the chia seeds is going up gradually, according to a recent report by Persistence Market Research. The market of global Chia seed market is anticipated to be driven by the nutritional and health related properties. Chia seed has antioxidants content it helps to prevent premature skin aging due to inflammation free radical damages.  Continue reading

Dense Phase Conveying: Safe, Efficient & Gentle Transfer for a Wide Variety of Food Ingredients

Today’s processed food manufacturers are constantly searching for methods to improve process efficiency, changeover times, and of course, ensuring product safety. One of the key technologies which can help address and improve all of these factors is pneumatic conveying, regardless of whether it is for the raw ingredients (major and minor), ingredient blends prior to their next process step or final product prior to packaging. By properly selecting the best method for the application, a much more cost effective and reliable means of material handling can be achieved. This article will outline and define the methods of pneumatic conveying available for a variety of unit operations in food processing. Continue reading

Understanding of Consumers’ Awareness Towards the Different Types of Sugars

Consumers are increasingly health conscious and knowledgeable about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Consumers are equally interested in the ingredients in their food and beverages and as such expect clear labelling, shorter ingredient lists and simple production processes that have limited impact on the environment. This change in consumers’ expectations creates a complex and changing environment for the global food industry. Adding to these complexities are the regulatory framework and the possible introduction of some additional food & beverage taxes. While nutrition and health are prominent in the public debate, with sugars regularly under scrutiny, the end of the European sugar regime is approaching, bringing with it new elements for the market to consider, elements such as the economic impact, supply and demand, and consumer preference. Continue reading

EMEA Organic Baby Food Market: In Great Demand

With the rising awareness concerning the ill effects of the chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides used in various highly consumed products, more people are opting for food products that do not contain these substances. The organic baby food market caters to the niche consumer segment that looks for safe and nutritious alternatives to conventional packaged baby foods, according to a recent report by Infiniti Research Limited. Vendors offer novelty in products and attractive packaging to gain a strong foothold in the market. Existing baby food manufacturers have expanded their product ranges to include organic variants, sometimes through mergers and acquisitions. New entrants have also forayed into this sector with specialized offerings, in order to tap the vast potential.  Continue reading

Foodservice Disposables Market Increasing By Leaps & Bounds

Increasingly fast-paced lifestyles, urbanization trends, growth in take away food spending, and expansion in the limited service restaurant sector are some factors increasing the demand for foodservice disposables. The global foodservice disposables market is experiencing rapid growth, linked to growing online food ordering and home delivery services, according to a report by Persistence Market Research. Increasing consumer concern regarding hygiene is the most important factor driving the growth of the disposable food containers industry. Along with hygiene, comes the convenience of carrying food in lightweight packaging. For a better understanding and analysis of the industry, the market has been segmented on the basis of raw material, product type, end use and region. Foodservice disposables provide restaurants and institutions with a myriad variety of attractive and functional designs for packaging. Continue reading

Digital Sorting: The Evolution of Intelligence

Symbiotic relationships between industry-leading equipment manufacturers and their customers fuel innovation. Driven by food processors looking to solve problems and generate more value from their digital sorters, the capabilities of this technology continue to grow. To better optimize product quality, maximize yields and increase automation, new solutions are continually being developed to offer early adopters a competitive edge. Today’s sophisticated digital sorters are smarter than ever before. They feature more powerful computers that can process increasing volumes of data faster, supporting the development of more powerful software that achieves new functionality. This white paper focuses on the evolution of sorting intelligence, highlighting the most recent software-driven advancements that are increasing the value of digital sorters. Continue reading

Global Food Additives to Surpass USD65 Billion by 2022

The global population is growing at a rate of 1.14 percent. The increasing calorie intake per capita is leading to substantial increase in the global food production. Growing urbanization and changing lifestyles are driving demand for convenience and packaged foods. The packaged food industry recorded USD2.46 trillion in retail sales for the year 2016. In the processed and packaged foods, ensuring food safety and quality starting from transportation to farm to fork and storage facilities is a major concern. To meet this demand, food additives are used. Food additives which are used to enhance the taste, color, texture of food, same time maintaining the freshness and nutritional content, are expected to cross USD65 billion by 2022; growing at a CAGR of 5.5 percent from 2017 and 2022. Continue reading