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Sterilizers and fillers to be featured at JBT seminar in Brazil

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The latest technological innovations for dairy processors –  from sterilisers to fillers – will be the focus of a one-day customer seminar being organized by JBT in Brazilwhich will also highlight the range of products now marketed by JBT following its purchase of Stork Food & Dairy Systems.

To be held at JBT’s facilities in the city of Araraquara on February 25, the event will feature a number of technical presentations, including from a leading industry expert in aseptics.

JBT’s sales and marketing regional manager for South America, Januário Soligon, explained that the seminar would help introduce Stork products to companies in Brazil’s dairy sector, while also sharing knowledge and content concerning everything from fillers to sterilizers with attendees.

“As well as having technical presentations and speaking about JBT as a group, we will also cover the Stork portfolio of products including sterilizing technology – lots of products will be featured,” he said. “We will also have present a leading expert on aseptic products, who will be there to share his knowledge and experience with visitors.”

A specialist from Stork Netherlands, William Kaandorp, will additionally be on hand to present a technical module.

The one-day seminar, to be held in Araraquara on February 25, will include dinner and each delegate will receive a certificate of participation.

For more information, please contact: Januario.Soligon@JBTC.COM

JBT showcases latest innovations in glass filling

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The growing trend to present FMCG’s in innovative glass container design was a key topics for discussion at a one-day seminar held at JBT Corporation’s Belgian facility last month covering the latest developments in glass filling and closing.

Representatives from a range of European food and drink processors were invited to JBT’s site in Sint-Niklaas to learn more about the newest innovations in glass filling from JBT, Crown Packaging (metal covers for glass jars/bottles) and Ardagh Group (glass containers).

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As well as the seminar, visitors were able to view a JBT Unifiller at the factory in a configuration dedicated to filling jam and marmalade in glass containers. In addition to superior filling accuracy, the Unifiller features a glass breakage prevention system and is able to Clean-in-Place without disassembling the fill stations.

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JBT’s Patrick Schoenaers explained that one of the key advantages offered by the
Unifiller was that it could be used equally effectively with cans and plastics, as well as glass.

The JBT Unifiller is not only marketed for jam or marmalade applications, but is customized by JBT to meet particular product requirements and container types, from low viscous products without particles to high viscous products with particles, in metal cans, glass or plastic containers.

“The Unifiller is a high-accuracy filling system that features a hygienic design,” he said. “It offers a very quick changeover between product and format, and can be cleaned in-place without having to dismantle the fill stations.”

Among other topics discussed at the seminar, speakers detailed new innovations in the field of closures for glass jars. Crown’s Orbit cover, for example, is a two-piece metal closure design adapted to allow female consumers, older people and young children to open glass jars far more easily.Crown Orbit

The increasing trend among food processors to offer personalised glass jars through embossing, sleaving or the use of color was also high on the seminar agenda during the day-long event.

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Above: an example of differentiation by coloring the glass.

“All the companies that were present work principally as private labellers. Nowadays retailers are working hard to improve the image of their own brands and are asking their private labellers to add value – one way of doing that is through innovative designs for personalised glass jars,” Schoenaers concluded.

Learn more about JBT’s Unifiller: here

Fresh solutions at Fruit Logistica 2016

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JBT Corporation, technological solutions provider for fruit juice companies and vegetable processors, will be showcasing new innovations that can add value to end products during its appearance at Fruit Logistica 2016.

Easily the most important event of its kind for the global fresh produce sector, JBT will be on hand this week at Fruit Logistica 2016 from 3-5 February in Berlin, Germany, to highlight a range of new technologies that can make a commercial difference to end products, improving both shelf life and appearance.

In attendance at Fruit Logistica 2016 with both its fresh and processing businesses, JBT will be showcasing its entire fresh produce technology line, as well as highlighting its role as a processing and extraction solutions provider for fruits and vegetables.

On the fresh side, JBT will have innovative Produce Identification equipment on show, plus selected examples of juice processing technology alongside videos displaying the company’s other products and services.

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Fruit juice innovations
Visitors will have the chance to view a new prototype Fresh’n Squeeze® juice extractor, which recently made its debut together with fresh, new branding for the highly-successful system.

The new model of the Fresh’n Squeeze Multi Fruit Juicer has been designed to produce up to 100 litres of high-grade fruit juice per hour, complementing a range globally recognised as delivering the highest yielding juice currently available for the foodservice sector.MFJ

JBT business development manager, John Siddle, said: “We are proud of the Fresh’n Squeeze range because of the superior yield and quality of the juice produced compared with other machines on the market.

“The superior extraction technology has been repackaged in a sleek new design for storefront and supermarket display and use. It was always functional, but now it is updated and attractive.”

“Our superior technology, innovation, service, and global reach makes JBT the most valued supplier for fresh produce and juice solutions.”

Technology that delivers
However, Fresh’n Squeeze is just a small part of the range of products that JBT will be showcasing at the trade exhibition. On the processing side, the company will highlight its FTE-CE cold extraction system, particularly focusing on its application related to vegetables.

JBT head of EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) operations, Christian Gelati, said: “JBT will be pointing out the flexibility of the system and its ability to deliver high extraction efficiency for a premium quality end product.”

Gelati said JBT would also showcase the ability of the company’s new Extended Shelf Life and Pulsed Electric Field technologies to add value to processed vegetables.

Other products on display include a new Laser Food laser labelling machine for custom fruit marking and a range of coatings developed to deliver an improved appearance for fruits and vegetables while also helping preserve product quality during long shipments.

Many of the coatings have been formulated for use worldwide, rather than for sole use in certain countries or regions.

Summing up JBT’s expectations ahead of Fruit Logistica 2016, Gelati said the company was aiming to demonstrate to visitors its capability to deliver effective solutions for all areas of their businesses.

He added: “JBT is the ideal partner for fresh produce and fruit juice suppliers. We are able to support them in the different parts of their businesses both in the fresh area and in processing with knowhow, highly competent service and first class technology.”

About JBT Corporation
JBT Corporation is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries.

The company designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment.

JBT Corporation employs approximately 4,200 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries.

JBT will exhibiting at Fruit Logistica 2016 in Hall 5.1, A.02.