The issue of plastic packaging weighs heavy in the collective public consciousness, and many retailers and brands, facing intense social pressure, are taking steps to improve the sustainability of their packaging. In a push for environmental responsibility within the plastics industry and firm response to this public call to action, The British Plastics Federation (BPF) […]
Ecovadis is the grand adjudicator of corporate responsibility; it’s a sustainability rating platform for global supply chains. EcoVadis Scorecards make it easy to follow and improve environmental, social, and ethical performance. More than 20,000 companies use this company rating to drive innovation, foster transparency and trust between trading partners and reduce risk. The Ecovadis […]
Known by several names, we are talking about the elongated films of plastic that can grow within pneumatic conveying lines…well until they break off and cause havoc by clogging up your downstream process. Thin strands of “angel-hair” can grow to longer and wider strips or “streamers”, and sometimes to extraordinary widths and lengths called “snake […]
The results are in, and it turns out taxes on sugary drinks are working to reduce sugar consumption, says Simon Stevens, head of the NHS. Stevens is now urging prime minister Boris Johnson to extend the tax to other sugary products to reduce dental problems, obesity and diabetes. The number of people across the globe […]
The CMI 75 is a laboratory and small size production machine which utilizes expert HENSCHEL-Mixer® technology. Designed and built by highly qualified engineers in Kassel, Germany, these machines have the highest quality process parameters and product characteristics, and have been built using the optimal production sequences, using the newest machines and processes. What does the […]
During these times of unpredictability and concern, as a consumer, it can seem confusing as to which products we endorse. Greenwashing is rife and to make informed decisions requires time and research. When it comes to plastics, there hasn’t been much information out there, until now. Unfortunately, this fantastic product, which since the 1950s revolutionised […]
AquAid enable communities to access safe, clean drinking water in parts of the world where it is needed most. By providing them with the means to access clean drinking water via a permanent source, AquAid prevent around 300 people a day from drinking unsafe water. When you choose to use AquAid for your water dispensers, […]
Clean faster, produce more Cleaning processes in manufacturing mean unproductive time. Especially with small batches, the availability of a mixer decreases. By selecting the right mixer types, cleaning time and thus production costs can be saved. A large variety of products and the individual production of different premixes form part of today’s daily routine. Fast […]
We are sometimes asked to repair fluidized beds either in our workshop (where they are small enough to get through the door in the silo skirt) or in-situ on the client’s sites. Usually by the time we are asked, the beds have been in operation for more than 10 years and are in a pretty […]
Taxation has become a real threat hanging over food manufacturers’ heads as they scramble to meet further sugar and calorie reduction targets.The current demands show that customers are looking for much cleaner labels, and campaigns have been introduced to encourage parents to choose healthier versions of the products they buy for their children.
At this dull time of year, colourful food is some of the only colour we can inject into our daily lives. As you might expect, a lot of the most colourful food comes from all around the world, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites.
In 2017, the international standards organization ASTM formed a committee (D36) dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). This represents a much-needed step toward sustainability in the tyre industry.
Research published in September by Barclays showed that a no-deal Brexit model would create an average tariff of 27 per cent on food and drink supply chains, and food retailers can expect to pay an extra £9.3 billion a year.
Have you heard of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning? If you run electrical machinery that needs to be kept clean and sanitary, then it could be the perfect cleaning solution for you. Eco-Genics are a company in the south of Scotland who have won awards for their dry ice blast cleaning business. Their dynamic approach has been noticed and utilised by many well-known Blue Chip Companies because their service is safe, reliable and effective.
The CODOS NT is the next level in production efficiency. It’s a Zeppelin continuous mixing and kneading system but with a completely new design, and a world’s first in continuous dough production. Significant changes to the CODOS NT means that the user will now have lower operating costs, higher availability, smaller size, larger performance spectrum and a naturally hygienic design.
We’re delighted to announce that in conjunction with WP Kemper, we have been awarded the IBA trophy for our joint project combining the DymoMix with Kemper’s KRONOS spiral mixer. Presented by DBZ Wakeup Magazine, the award recognises innovative new developments or significant improvements to proven machines, and systems supporting and promoting the bakery trade. The […]
Looking for innovative ways to make your production more efficient this year? Head to IBA 2018 on September 18th, to see Zeppelin’s latest innovative product solutions. Find us in Hall 6 at Booth 351.
We have heard much on the news lately that has demonized plastics but the versatile nature of these materials actually makes plastic products environmentally friendly in many ways.
It’s fair to say that bread has had some bad press over the past few years, but a new study published in the journal Nutrients has confirmed that “bread and cereals contain nutrients essential for health and functionality”.
Here at Zeppelin Systems, food and the manufacturing of food is one of our key passions. With our position as a market leader in the field of plant engineering, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge and world-class food technology systems. We are constantly innovating and developing ways to support the food manufacturing industry. Today […]
As I’m sure everyone would agree, Yorkshire Puddings are to be considered a national treasure. What is a roast dinner without a couple of Yorkshires on your plate? A pretty miserable thought if I’m honest… Worryingly, lately, there has been some speculation as to whether Yorkshire Puddings will indeed still be Yorkshire Puddings following Brexit. […]
We at Zeppelin Systems UK are aware that keeping our team hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the workday. Sadly not everyone in the world has this luxury. As a result, we recently decided to purchase our water for water coolers/dispensers from AquAid in Birmingham. This has given our company […]
Zeppelin, the international, leading systems supplier for storage, handling and processing of premium bulk materials, are excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Foodex, being held in Birmingham on the 16th – 18th April 2018. Visit us at stand W330 and learn how our ‘DymoMix’ technology will revolutionise the baking industry and save you money. […]
While your first reaction may be “what?”. However, if we delve a little deeper and maybe look a little wider, perhaps there is a connection. No one knows the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the UK government and the European Union. But we do know that there is a strong likelihood that the manufacturing […]
With 32 years’ experience in bulk materials handling, I’ve seen how often the process is treated as an afterthought. All too often, the clients we deal with focus on getting the mixer bottomed out first and leave the handling systems until later. It’s either that, or they prioritise the building construction. I’m sure sometimes there’s […]
Whether it is due to contamination in products or incorrect labelling on the product packaging, it is becoming a regular headline in the news that food and drink products are more frequently being recalled. A new study by Insurance Brokers, Lockton, has shown that food recalls have more than doubled in the past five years […]
Technology is ever changing and so is the food industry. As we develop new and innovative ways to create great tasting foods, it is important to also update the systems used to create them. If new recipes or ingredients are introduced to a plant, then the equipment must be registered as capable of working well […]
One of our clients recently came to us, explaining that they were experiencing variations in the delivery of bulk ingredients to their mixers. The issues included weighments out of specification and variability in time taken to achieve weight. Have you been experiencing a similar issue? We’re happy to visit your site, but sometimes these problems […]
For nearly 70 years, plastic has been one of the most used materials in the world. Used back in 1957 to make the first hula hoop, plastic can now be found in almost every industry across the world, from toys and fashion, to even being used in medicine to mimic haemoglobin in the blood.
The demand for quality dough based products from consumers is rising. Not only do food manufacturers need the end product to look good, taste good and be consistent across each batch, but it also needs to be produced quickly to ensure they meet consumer demands. Would your production line benefit from 100% dough quality…made easy?
In the UK, The Real Bread Campaign could mean that new legislations are put in place for loaf labelling and marketing terminology in the bread manufacturing process.
Zeppelin Systems UK are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Interplas on the 26th – 28th September at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, where we will be showcasing our Henschel Mixing Technology and plant engineering solutions for the plastics industry.
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the communication between everyday objects, products and devices that network together and exchange data, with little or no human interaction.
According to Mintel’s 2017 Global Food & Drink Trends, there are certain trends that are guaranteed to shape 2017…
Unfortunately, in the food industry, food recalls are almost inevitable. In fact The Food Standards Agency reported a total of 159 food products were recalled in 2015, up from 89 in 2014
Well…this is exactly what the tyre industry are trying to do. To reduce dependence on south-east Asian rubber trees, the industry is looking for more sustainable alternatives when it comes to creating rubber.
The demand for quality dough based products from consumers is rising. As a food manufacturer, you need not only the end product to look good and taste great, but for every single item you produce to be like that.
Is your mixer working as efficiently? Is it meeting demands? Are your quality expectations being met? Can you recall the last time your mixers were serviced? We would like to introduce you to Zeppelin System’s HENSCHEL-Mixer® health check…
It has been a couple of months now since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU), and whilst the government has yet to invoke Article 50, there are still some uncertainties when it comes to how leaving the EU will impact the plastics industry.
On the 18th August, the UK Government published the ‘Childhood Obesity Plan’, its strategy to ‘significantly reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years’, which outlines the necessary changes the food and beverage industry must make.