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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

17.10.2018
In August, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 0.2 percent in real terms, thus remaining at the previous year's level. Orders from Germany fell by 7 percent, while orders from euro partner countries rose by 20 percent over the comparable figure for the previous year. Orders from non-euro countries fell by 3 percent.
10.09.2018
Order intake in the Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery sector fell by 12 percent in real terms in July. Domestic orders fell by 1 percent while orders from abroad decreased by 14 percent.
09.08.2018
In June, incoming orders in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell short of the previous year's figure by 22 percent in real terms. Orders from Germany fell by 28 percent, orders from abroad by 21 percent.
18.07.2018
Compared to last year's figures, order intake in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery sector in May fell by 12 percent in real terms. Domestic orders decreased by 29 percent, foreign orders by 9 percent.
18.06.2018
At automatica 2018, VDMA and ITQ GmbH will be presenting the Industry 4.0 demonstrator smart4i Next Generation.
08.06.2018
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association was represented at "Africa Meets Business" in Berlin on 5 June. The event was opened by Economics Minister Peter Altmeier and Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group Volker Kauder.
28.05.2018
The field of manufacturing and packaging machinery for pharmaceuticals is a small but highly specialized segment of German engineering, and very successful in international competition. ACHEMA is the international showcase for this segment. All the leading international manufacturers attend this fair with their stands.
24.05.2018
In 2017, the production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to a record level of more than 14 billion euros. The prospects for the current year remain positive.
23.05.2018
German pharma machine constructors managed to hold their market position in international competition. In terms of value, roughly one in four of every pharma machine comes from Germany.
08.05.2018
In 2017 the production of food processing machinery and packaging machinery rose by 4.8 percent to more than 14 billion euros thus reaching a new record.
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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