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Latest Innovations at International FoodTec Brasil 2014

09 June 2014

BRAZIL - New technologies for weighing, inspection and packaging of food products, machinery for preparing sausage stuffing and dosing, as well as latest generation ingredients will be among the highlights of the trade fair.

From 5-7 August, Brazilian as well as international exhibitors - from countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea and USA - will showcase their latest products at International FoodTec Brasil (IFTB), a trade fair presenting solutions for food processing and packaging technology, organized by Koelnmesse in partnership with Hannover Fairs Sulamérica. The event will take place at Expo Unimed Curitiba/PR.

The new trade fair gathers the main companies of the sector – like Bettcher, Cabinplant, Marel, Middleby, Multivac, Polyclip or VEMAG, among others - presenting new technologies and innovations in Brazil this year. Some of them gave already an insight into their exhibits:

“Aiming to increase its business, Ishida Brazil will display two new machines at the trade fair, one for weighing moist food products and one for inspecting contaminants in dry and moist foods,” said Nilson Martins, business manager.

"The balance of multiple CCW-RV heads will be one of the highlights from Ishida, with innovations in electronic technology and advanced user interface. Other attractive features of the equipment include remote control of some functions through tablets and smartphones with Android system, and remote access for diagnostics and maintenance,” said Mr Martins.

The company will show the Flex Grader sorter model, with capacity of up to 480 pieces per minute and software configuration for part counting, minimum weight and target weight, in various combinations. The third featured item will be an x-ray model, which is a contaminant detection device with seven levels of processing, ensuring greater sensitivity for line inspections.

Two market leaders - one complete solution Ishida will also present products of Meyn Brazil at its booth. The result of a partnership formed in 2001, the alliance between Meyn Food Processing Technology BV and Ishida combines the poultry processing expertise of Meyn, with Ishida’s know-how in weighing and packing, offering a full range of integrated systems and equipment.

According to Martins, the expectation is that International FoodTec Brasil will gain status as a fixed event in the timetables of the industry. “We'll be at the trade fair with an appealing and innovative booth, featuring technology trends and smart products that facilitate and improve processes and operations.”

Processing and Packaging Technologies

Operating in the Brazilian meat processing market for approximately 40 years, Incomaf has a complete line of equipment for the preparation of sausage fillings and stoves for cooking and dehydrating pet-line products. In partnership with Risco S.p.A., Incomaf also markets sausage dosing stuffers and a full line of devices that facilitate and enhance productivity in the industry.

According to Márcia Corá da Silva, sales and marketing manager, the company will feature various sausage stuffer models at the trade fair.

"One of them has a dual vacuum system, which guarantees a product free of air bubbles for the user, with great presentation to the end customer. This equipment also stands out for its excellent level of portioning of individual sausages. The other stuffer presented, a novelty being launched by Risco in Europe, has accurate portion weight control and a sausage winding system,” said Ms da Silva.

In addition to these highlights, the company will also display a block cutter, grinder, mixer, tumbler and tying machine. “Incomaf and Risco trust that this first edition of International FoodTec Brasil will confirm our expectations of success. During the trade fair we will demonstrate the whole evolution that Incomaf has been putting into practice in its business, whether in its equipment, its management or its technical service,” she says.

Another company that anticipates novelties on display at the trade show is Plasmetal, a manufacturer of equipment for poultry, pork and beef processing and packing. According to its CEO Orly Bernardes, a machine for packing and sealing meats, and another fully automatic machine for packing bologna and similar products will be on display at International FoodTec Brasil. “We offer a wide range of equipment, such as several models of machines for assembling and closing cardboard boxes and automatic systems for packing, weighing and vacuum sealing hot dogs.

Input for Meat Industry

At the trade fair Bremil will present its full line of proteins and ingredients for preparing meat products, focused mainly on condiments, liquid smoke and preservatives.

“All products are 100% national origin”, emphasised Juliano Dallanora, business manager.

Dallanora explains that the Bremil Group has been operating in Brazil for over 27 years, with head office in the city of Arroio do Meio/RS and two production facilities in the state of Goiás. “Our product line includes condiments, additives, liquid smoke, dyes, protein blends, soy proteins, flakes for breaded products and acidity regulators. We also develop customized products and we export to more than 40 countries.”

“The great expectation with attending this kind of trade fair is knowing that it is truly an event geared toward business, with the presence of nationally and internationally recognized companies, and an audience focused on the animal protein processing market,” he said.

The international interest for the event remains high. Denis Steker, Vice President International / Outbound Fairs at Koelnmesse, said: ”According to the registration of major brands, with a significant international part, International FoodTec Brasil already gained the status as the most important trade fair for the industry in Brazil, outside of São Paulo.”


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