News

Standardization of packaging machines - which committees are active in 2020?
This article reveals which safety standards are currently being worked on.
"We are where the new competition wants to be" - Dr. Peter Golz in an interview on the future of the German food machinery and packaging machinery industry
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary edition of "Lebensmitteltechnik", Dr. Peter Golz, deputy managing director of the Fachverband Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen (German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association), comments on the future prospects of the German food processing and packaging machinery industry.
Order intake November - surge in demand for packaging machines
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year.
"Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" General meeting: March 17th, 2020 (Frankfurt/M.)
This year's general meeting of the department "Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" will take place on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 in Frankfurt (industry meeting with dinner the evening before). Invitation and agenda will be sent to the member companies of the "Machinery and Equipment for Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics" department in the second half of January.
Replacement test microorganism for validating packaging decontamination by PulsedLight process
The VDMA trade association publication No. 10 (new edition 2016) specifies Aspergillus brasiliensis (DSM 1988/ATCC 16404) as the test germ for the validation of packaging disinfection using the pulse light method. On the basis of the test commissioned by ClaraNor, the issuing VDMA working group "Schnittstellenproblematik bei Aseptikanlagen" names Penicillium chrysogenum DSM 844 (spore suspension produced by Fraunhofer IVV, Freising) as a further test microorganism for the validation of packaging disinfection using the Pulsed Light process.
Data collection for SA BREF - Slaughterhouses to be reported at short notice!
The final version of the SA BREF questionnaire will be published at the end of January 2020. Slaughterhouses can still be reported.
Implementing Decision to the Conclusions on Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the Food, Beverage and Dairy Industries published
On 4 December 2019, the Implementing Decision to the Conclusions on Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the Food, Beverage and Dairy Industries was published in the Official Journal of the EU.
Business trip Kenya- Tanzania February 2020
From 23 to 28 February 2020, a business trip to Kenya and Tanzania will be offered to German machine builders of food processing and packaging machinery.
EU Commission publishes a new consolidated list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive
For the first time since March 2018, the EU Commission has published a consolidated list of harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive.

Press Releases

21.01.2020
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year.
25.11.2019
In September, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 10 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 28 percent and from abroad by 6 percent.
21.10.2019
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 17 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Orders from Germany fell by 11 percent and from abroad by 18 percent.
12.09.2019
In July, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector exceeded the previous year's figure by a total of 11 percent in real terms. Orders from Germany increased by 17 percent, orders from abroad by 10 percent.
12.08.2019
In June, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 1 percent in real terms over the previous year. Domestic orders rose by 14 percent, while orders from abroad remained at the previous year's level.
18.07.2019
In May, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 10 percent in real terms over the previous year's figure.
19.06.2019
The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8 percent in 2018. This was not only a record figure, but also the highest growth rate in the current decade.
14.06.2019
In April, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by 8 percent in real terms compared to the previous year. Orders from Germany rose by 7 percent over the weak prior-year figure, while demand from abroad fell by 10 percent.
17.05.2019
In the first quarter, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector were 17 percent down on the same period last year (Germany: plus 1 percent, abroad: minus 20 percent). Sales in the first quarter were up 15 percent year-on-year.
17.05.2019
According to preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office, the production of food processing and packaging machinery increased by 8 percent to 15.1 billion euros in 2018. A new record was thus reached.
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives

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