June 20, 2018

21/06/2018: HQ Equita acquires the leading FAWEMA and HDG to establish The Packaging Group

HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Steindl Group, which consists of the leading packaging machine manufacturers FAWEMA GmbH ("FAWEMA") and HDG Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH ("HDG"). These companies together will now operate as The Packaging Group.
 


The Steindl Group's previous Managing Partner, Peter Steindl, who acquired FAWEMA in 2006 and HDG in 2011, will continue to hold a significant stake in the newly founded TPG Holding GmbH and will play a central role in its operations. Friedbert Klefenz, former CEO of Bosch Packaging, will complete TPG's Advisory Board as a competent industry expert. Mr Klefenz invests in TPG Holding along with the company's further management. In addition, Markus Hüllmann, former board member of GEA Group AG, will enhance the Advisory Board.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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21/06/2018: Meeting of the International Grains Council and IGC Grains Conference, London

Members of the International Grains Council (IGC) convened for the 47th Council Session in London, on 18 June 2018. The meeting was chaired by Ms Silke Boger, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (Arable crops and olive oil), European Commission.
 


The Council’s latest Grain Market Report (GMR488, 24 May 2018) formed the basis for discussions on the outlook for grains, rice and oilseeds. Total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in 2018/19 was predicted to fall and with opening stocks seen lower, overall supplies were set to contract to a three-year low . Due to tightening in the major exporters and China, world carryover stocks were projected to decline for a second successive year, to a four-season low. For a sixth year in a row, global trade was projected to rise to a new peak, led by strong gains in maize shipments. Ahead of its next scheduled update (GMR489, 2 July 2018), the Council acknowledged downside risks to crop projections for parts of the Black Sea region and Europe.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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21/06/2018: Robert Cooper joins IFEEDER as Executive Director

The Institute for Feed Education and Research is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Cooper as its executive director, effective June 18. 

 
Robert Cooper
Image credit: IFEEDER
IFEEDER, the American Feed Industry Association’s public charity, focuses on research and education to support the feed industry.

Mr Cooper will provide leadership for IFEEDER in crafting and implementing the overall strategic direction for the institute. He will develop and manage fundraising and donor stewardship programs and maintain relationships with current and future donors. He will also work closely with IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees and other committees to carry out key research and education projects and with AFIA’s communications team to share the institute’s mission and message in various communications to both donors and the public.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 



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21/06/2018: Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties to exhibit at IBA bakery fair

15th - 20th September 2018 Munich, Germany. Meet Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties at Hall A4 stand 451.
 


Five solutions will be highlighted during this show
• Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties join forces to offer a wider offer for clean label bakery
• Cereclean, a new clean label preservative for bakery products, to preserve bread as before!
• A new range of organic bread improvers in the Bricks offer
• Toasted buckwheat, the natural benefits of the Kasha!
• Bricks, the bread improvers customised for all your bakery products


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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21/06/2018: The dangers of dust explosions in flour mills

by Dave Link, Technical Sales Manager, United States

Dust explosions in the grain and milling industries usually start inside process equipment such as mills, dryers, mixers, classifiers, conveyors, and storage silos and hoppers. Dust explosions can cause catastrophic loss of life, injuries and destruction of facilities and assets.
 


There have been many serious incidents dating back to 1878 the Washburn ‘A’ Mill, then the largest flour mill in the US, exploded. The blast claimed 18 lives and destroyed a large amount of the surrounding area. More recently, on February 7, 2008 a sugar dust explosion and subsequent fire at a sugar refinery in Georgia caused 14 deaths and left many workers seriously injured. These incidents are all preventable.

For any given dust type the ease with which dust ignites and the rates with which they burn, vary considerably with factors. The key factors include the primary particle size distribution of the dust, the dust concentration distribution in the cloud, and the cloud turbulence. Two of these factors are entirely dependent on the actual process in which the dust cloud is generated and sustained. This article will give a basic background on dust, factors on the explosion and potential ignition sources. And finally, ways to prevent accidental dust explosions including measures such as explosion isolation that can stop a more serious event from occurring.

The 1878 explosion led to reforms in the milling industry to reduce dust in the air during milling and to improve housekeeping. Sanitation and cleanliness became a battle cry, and more attentiveness to the issue began. Part of the problem early on was the ubiquitous open conveying systems that allowed dust to spread all over the mill. Bucket, screw, and drag systems were the typical mechanical devices available until pneumatics came along, and while many mechanical systems are still in use today, the dust they generate is being contained and collected by modern dust control systems.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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Bentall Rowlands company profile

  



Bentall Rowlands is a leading UK manufacturer of galvanised steel silos. Their range includes flat bottom silos, hopper bottom silos, square bins and grain conditioning equipment, providing complete storage and processing equipment solutions for both the agricultural and industrial markets in the UK and Worldwide.

Bentall Rowlands was established in the early 19th century. The company can trace its origins back to the industrial and agricultural revolutions that sent waves of influence around the world. From then to the present day Bentall Rowlands has evolved throughout the years to become an innovative and successful company in the manufacture of turnkey storage installations, bulk storage handling and processing equipment for agricultural and industrial markets.

With over 200 years of experience their reputation for providing world class products and service is widely recognised. They are continuously developing their knowledge and product ranges to meet the increasing market demand.

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited manufactures the right quality of product to produce the efficiency savings required to justify the investment.

Their engineering and technical expertise combined with continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a strong position to capitalise on the expanding market.

They have the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply and install storage systems from their extensive range of products. These capabilities provide a comprehensive end to end solution which can be designed to your specific requirements.

Due to the increasing demand for water storage, Bentall Rowlands also manufactures a wide range of galvanised steel water tanks for a wide range of agricultural and industrial purposes.

According to their website: “Our intention to remain at the forefront of this business sector has already been established, with key preferred supplier status being achieved with major companies throughout the world.”


Read more HERE.
 

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20/06/2018: VIV Pet Extrusion conference on tomorrow!

VIV Pet Extrusion 2018 will be on tomorrow! Come along to see a host of great speakers!

Register for the event, HERE, tickets will also be sold at the door.




Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein. Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanization and with increasing disposable income. Top 10 largest pet food global markets are USA, Brazil. Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

According to one report, U.S. pet food market was valued at over USD 24.60 billion in 2016, is expected to reach above USD 30.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 3.36% between 2017 and 2022, and global pet care market sale was reached US $110 billion in 2017. According to Mintel, sales of pet treats have outpaced both dog and cat food over the last five years. New trends regarding using a fresh and unique meat in pet food and treats is getting very popular with consumer.

Processing the best-quality pet foods and treats not only relies on a nutritionally sound formula, but it must be processed in an efficient, safe and productive way. That is why choosing the right extruder for pet food and treats is very important. Extrusion of pet food is an art and science, which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin-screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

There are several options to add on special tools on the exiting extrusion system to facilitate the processing of pet food and treats. In this pet food and treat conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimization and palatability.

The program


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