April 23, 2017

Bastak company profile


Bastak was established in 1999 by the current Director, Mr Zeki Demirtasoglu as  Bastak Gida Makine Medikal Paz.Ith.Ihr.San.Tic.Ltd.Sti..
  
The company produces flour additives and quality control apparatus. Their aim is to be the market leader in the sector and to keep up with the latest innovations. The fundamental principle of the company is client satisfaction. For this purpose, no expense is spared in the quest for new technologies.


Bastak takes part in domestic and foreign fairs as both exhibitor and visitor in order to follow the most recent global developments and to introduce its own innovations.


The company expanded its horizons in 2003 by establishing its Foreign Trade Department and began to export. Bastak is aware that the only way to be able to exist in a dynamic global market is to produce consistently high quality products. For this reason, the company gives great importance to work studies and research.



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24/04/2017: Biotechnology and scientific agricultural progress

by Clifford Spencer, Goodwill Ambassador, NEPAD and Chairman, Milling4Life

In my diplomatic role I have been spending the last few days interviewing senior bio-scientists from developing countries to gain their views and aspirations in their field of study
 
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It has been a fascinating experience and having preconceived ideas shattered barely describes the experience of these detailed conversations!

When discussing milling and grain-associated technologies, as well as developments the area of bioscience is assuming greater importance globally, it helps produce the grains or whichever crop is concerned but it also increasingly involved in the adding of value to waste streams or as they are now called, bi or co products.

The areas I was investigating in my interviews were green biotechnology (agriculture and forestry) and white (industrial) biotechnology, is about the use of living organisms and processes to achieve specific outcomes.

Composting, bread-making, molecular plant breeding and brewing are all biotechnologies whereas the general public often seems to think it is all about this genetic modification of organisms. What really stood out in the interviews were not only the enhanced scientific rate of progress in developing countries but also the very significant pool of home grown scientific talent.

This was accompanied by an immense desire by the interviewees to energise their home countries and social development. This bodes very well for future Milling4Life supported projects, as clearly the necessary homegrown and in-location talent required to give successful outcomes is ready and willing to act.

This is a significantly different position to when I was young and projects in developing countries were often conceived and driven externally, never being adopted into the countries in the hoped for way.

Often these projects were also exploitative and shunned by the local population who were integrated into them, other than possibly as cheap labour or as a means to secure and use an overseas asset.

All this potential bodes very well for milling industries in emerging countries in terms of the large range of indigenous grains available for development.

To date, these crops have benefitted from very little scientific input in terms of breeding effort in comparison to the current crops of soy, wheat or rice.

Also, bi or co product lines and associated processing techniques are areas of potential development for these under-explored crops.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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April 20, 2017

Max Porter (Mysilo) company profile



Installing a grain storage facility is a very complicated operation. Many parameters need to be considered, such as climate conditions, features of the stored grain and specific loading and unloading requirements.

This is where the Mysilo team comes in, both as a consulting service and also for installing your turn-key facility. 

Supplied by the world’s finest steel mills, the high-strength galvanized steel used in Mysilo’s construction work is shaped in their own entirely computerised workshops. 

Visit the Mysilo website HERE
 

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21/04/2017: Asia’s food future: a fresh perspective

Geo-Political issues affecting Asia’s agri-food sector 

by Raghaven 'Ragha' Sampathkumar

2017 brought big surprises in terms of ideological “U” turns. A relatively recent entrant into the global trade, which remained a close economy for a long time, voiced its ardent support for a more globalised world.
 
Raghaven
Sampathkumar

Contrastingly, one of the foremost and founding members of several global, multilateral and inter-governmental organisations started turning inwards, shunning free trade and stepping back from several agreements.

It is even more surprising to see those in the highest echelons of politics in the country being selectively and shockingly oblivious of this simple fact: A massive amount of its agricultural production is exported.

For example, nearly half of all agricultural exports from the State of Illinois go to the countries that were negotiating the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership).

Macro-Level Geo-political Issues

Nevertheless, leaving trade statistics to the number crunchers, I wish to touch upon a few other macro-level geo-political issues that could have significant impacts on the global milling and commodity trade sectors.

Although diets across Asia, driven by growth in incomes over the last few decades, are moving towards higher intake of animal protein, recent geo-political developments pose significant challenges to existing trade arrangements.

Firstly, the rise of a new breed of leaders in South East Asia with seemingly nationalistic dispositions has already reflected itself in barriers erupted for grain trade, although its impact was felt higher in consumer prices.

This trend is likely to persist however at least until the next change of guard. Interestingly, as the erstwhile progressive West starts retreating from free trade, collaborative efforts are becoming more pronounced, particularly among the Asian neighbours led by some of the fast growing BRICS countries.

This will be likely to result in altering free trade agreements between countries and blocks not only within the Asia region but with others that subscribe to free trade.

In China, the merger of commodity giants such as Chinatex and COFCO signals the intent to downsize inventories (nearly half for global corn and cotton) and huge appetite for grains such as wheat and rice that once seemed insatiable to the exporters.


Read the full article HERE.
 

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21/04/2017: The “Smart Chocolate Factory” – a plus for productivity and quality

It is increasingly important for chocolate producers that their plants operate at full capacity

At the Interpack trade show, Bühler is demonstrating how the use of digital services and IoT technologies offers significant gains in efficiency.


 
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 "With more intelligent process control, we can further improve productivity and achieve even more consistency in product quality," explains Marco Zappa, Head of Business Unit Chocolate Mass at Bühler.

The market and technology leader is also introducing its new molding plant ChocoBotic with robotic technology and its online learning platform ChocoGenius.

High productivity and consistent product quality are important factors to succeed in the industrial production of chocolate.

The increasing availability of sensors, actuators, and IoT technologies also open up opportunities for an even more efficient production in this area.

At the Interpack 2017 trade show, Bühler will be demonstrating, for instance, how the “Smart Chocolate Factory” will change the manufacturing of chocolate mass in the future.

The technology leader is showcasing more intelligent process monitoring and control for its proven DoMiReCo production line.

“Not only will it be possible to increase productivity but also to have more consistency in product quality. And because fewer manual interventions are required, the manufacturing costs drop, while food safety improves”, says Zappa, describing the most important advantages.

Bühler will also be introducing the new molding plant, ChocoBotic, at the trade show.

Thanks to the integrated robotic technology, process steps, which are usually set up sequentially, can now be arranged differently and modified flexibly to suit different masses, recipes, or products.

Both small and large chocolate processors gain an unprecedented flexibility, they can quickly respond to changing customer needs and also produce smaller batches or seasonal items.

ChocoBotic was developed by Bühler as part of an Innovation Challenge and is regarded as the pioneer of a new generation of plants for the "smart" production of chocolate items.

Digital technologies don’t stop, even when it comes to training, at the Interpack, the online learning platform ChocoGenius is celebrating its premiere. It uses interactive tutorials and learning modules to teach how to operate Bühler plants and provides valuable basic information on chocolate manufacturing.

The web-based platform is aimed primarily at operators and completes Bühler’s existing training offer.

Also in the limelight at the trade show is MyBühler, the digital platform adds another communication channel to Bühler, which, for instance, makes ordering spare parts or inquiries about prices and availability much easier and more efficient.

The Interpack is the largest and most important trade fair for processing and packaging equipment. It will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 4 to May 10, 2017, Bühler will present its complete range of process solutions in an exciting experience world, covering 1700 square meters.

In this unique environment, which includes a bistro and a Solutions Space, Bühler will display its offerings for making chocolate products, cocoa, nuts, coffee, sweets, biscuits, cookies, crackers, cereal and energy bars, breakfast cereals, and snacks.

Bühler is a global leader in processing solutions with 60 percent of all chocolate products, 40 percent of all industrially produced pasta, and 35 percent of all breakfast cereals made on the Swiss company’s technologies.

The Bühler Networking Days 2017 at Interpack will feature four core themes that strongly impact the food processing industry: sustainability, nutrition, food safety, and the growing importance of the Internet of Things.

Among the highlights of the event are some 20 innovations across the value chain, expert presentations , side events, and an exclusive networking dinner hosted by Bühler.


View the Buhler chocolate infographic, HERE.

Read more HERE.
 

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21/04/2017: SITEC: Nutriad´s technical symposium Brazil

For the fourth consecutive year, multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, hosted a well-attended technical symposium in Brazil, where current trends and future challenges in animal protein production were discussed

Ten renowned industry experts, from academic and industry background, presented to an international group of poultry and swine producers at the Costão do Santinho Resort in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina.

 
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Participants varying from producers coming from integrators, feed and premixer producers as well as consultants, veterinarians, nutritionists and researchers interacted with global experts that hosted talks on the global agribusiness in general and Brazil focusing on areas as feed intake via palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance.

The opening day was dedicated to the applications of flavours and sweeteners in animal feed to promote nutrition at critical life stages.

Nutriad’s David Vanni Jacob, from Brazil and Simon Eskinazi from UK provided the audience with an array of technical data from across the world.

As producers sometimes have difficulties in determining the real threat that mycotoxins pose to their animals, the second day of the program was dedicated to enhance the understanding of mycotoxin management.

An interesting line up of researchers; raw material experts and industry leaders brought presentations of Dr Radka Borutova, Prof. Ana Paula Bracarense, Prof. Dr Eduardo Micotti da Glória and Guilherme Bromfman. Gut health is a key requirement for healthy and high yielding animals.

A range of topics on digestive performance were presented by Prof. Dr Elizabeth Santin, Dr Tim Goossens and Prof. Dr Roberto Guedes.

According to the event's host, Marcelo Nunes, Managing Director Nutriad South America, the 4th edition of SITEC once more exceeded expectations, "The intention is always to offer our clients and partners a program with relevant and updated guidelines on maximising the potential of their animals. At SITEC we are not only presenting technical content, we promote the interaction between attendants and speakers to forge productive relationships. Choosing Florianopolis to host our symposium - against the back drop of exuberant beaches and stunning nature - further confirms SITEC as one of the most prestigious events in the sector.”

Read more HERE.
 

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20/04/2017: Mondi wins Flexostar Award for printing excellence and customer focus

The jury of ATF Flexo (French association of flexography), consisting of experts and professionals in this sector, awarded Mondi Industrial Bags’ pinch-bottom bag solution for customer Sopral with a Flexostar Award
   
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 The solution was produced at Mondi Lembacel SAS, France, and the plant’s product portfolio comprises pinch-bottom, open-mouth and valve bags.

For Sopral, the plant produced an attractively printed, strong pinch-bottom bag with ideal barrier properties for cat food packaging.

The excellent printing result on the laminated outer ply was honoured with the golden Flexostar Award in the category ‘print on paper’.

The winning pinch-bottom bag is constructed with four plies – with a 12-micron PET-laminated outer layer of white kraft paper 80 g/m² for outstanding print results.

Thanks to the 4-ply construction and the grease-proof outer layer, the bag is not only very strong and reliable but also ideally suited for pet food.

Sopral is a French producer of pet food and horse feed and a long-term customer of Mondi Lembacel.

Customer focus and interaction are key strategies of Mondi, and winning the Flexostar Award is once again proof of how well this strategy is adopted and lived every day.

“This is a great achievement for us to be recognised by the world of printers as one of the most reliable partners in delivering consistently high-quality print results,” said Laurent Nefoussi, Sales & Marketing Manager, Mondi Industrial Bags France.


Read more HERE.
 

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