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  • The ISPM 15 Norm for wood pallets will enter into force March 1, 2005

    As of March 1, 2005 , the provisions included in Directive 2004/102/EC will enter into force: the EU will require ISPM-15 compliance on new wood packaging material. Only the entry into force of the provision requiring wood packaging material...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Rack-supported freezer gives fast-growing bakery room to rise.

    Vieira's Bakery selected pallet racks from Steel King company to increase its storage capacity.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/19
  • Refrigerated storage trends

    Several cold store building projects illustrate trends currently observed in the refrigerated storage field: - by building in Harnes the largest cold store in France, frozen chip producer Mc Cain intends to house under one roof in April 2010 its...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Metro is extending RFID to cases and cartons

    German retailer Metro is planning to start applying radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, with improved performance and capability, to cartons and cases in the fourth quarter of 2005. Metro and its industry partners, including Kraft Foods,...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: Optimized freight hub

    A new temperature-controlled freight hub in Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand, was opened by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on March 12, 2009. "The facility has been predicated on environmental, efficiency and energy-conscious criteria...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • European cold Store benchmarking study

    The European division of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is carrying out a benchmarking study for the European public refrigerated warehouse industry, focusing on facility and equipment data such as capacity, order picking, handling...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Cryogenics: Ed

    Ed, a discount grocery operating in France, does not use pallets in dual-temperature trucks to deliver products from its 8 warehouses to its 800 retail outlets. Instead, Ed has opted for a cryogenic refrigeration system combining carbon dioxide...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Brief: Transit warehouse dedicated to pharmaceutical products

    DHL Danzas Air & Ocean has created one of the first air transit warehouses under customs with controlled temperature solely dedicated to pharmaceutical products. This 1000 m2 warehouse is intended for pharmaceutical and derived products with...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Logistic innovation: transit warehouse dedicated to pharmaceutical products

    DHL Danzas Air & Ocean has created one of the first air transit warehouses under customs with controlled temperature solely dedicated to pharmaceutical products. This 1000 m2 warehouse is intended for pharmaceutical and derived products with...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • RFID applications

    The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) along the food chain is predicted to rise to € 4.3 billion by 2017. Here are some examples of RFID applications: - Metro, the world's fourth-largest retailer, is implementing RFID technology...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Transport and storage sharing

    The Sustainable Distribution Initiative, a cooperation scheme aimed at responding to spiralling energy costs and the demands of consumers to reduce the number of food miles in product distribution is being initiated by IGD, a food and grocery...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Packaging innovations

    Plant-based food packaging Biodegradable packaging looks set to be the way of the future. A sharp rise in demand for natural products and healthier food added to the stability of maize prices versus those of petroleum-based polymers have...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Cool ways to chill for cold storage and maintaining an unbroken cold chain

    In an interview for FOOD Magazine, Robbie Davies (Cold Chain Centre) clarifies significant progress relating to the cold chain. Refrigeration technology is an area that has advanced considerably in recent years - particularly in road transport,...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • ICR2019: focus on innovative refrigeration technologies for developing countries

    Several papers presented during the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in August 2019 addressed advances in the refrigeration technologies that are particularly adapted to hot countries with limited electricity supply: solar...

    • Publication date : 2019/11/29
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Example of automation in a frozen French fry warehouse in the USA

    In Washington state, one of the biggest frozen storage warehouses in the world is also one of the most automated.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/22
  • News from IIR members: Sofrigam

    Sofrigam has launched a new range of refrigerated pouches designed to secure the transport of vaccines throughout the cold chain right up to the last link, i.e. pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses and patients. Sizes range from single doses...

    • Publication date : 2010/02/18
  • News from IIR members: Sofrigam

    Sofrigam has launched a new range of refrigerated pouches designed to secure the transport of vaccines throughout the cold chain right up to the last link, i.e. pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses and patients. Sizes range from single doses...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • STEF-TFE opens largest cold store in Madrid

    New site cuts energy consumption by 15% with innovative energy storage system during off-peak hours

    • Publication date : 2011/12/08
  • IIR member news : Linde

    The CSG-4 snow generator allows to generate snow on demand or via programming and is claimed to offer a cost effective and safe alternative to dry ice pellets.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/20
  • New IIR members

    Here are the private members worldwide who have joined us over the past year. We are very pleased to welcome them. Several members are from countries that are not yet member countries. We also have a lot of new junior members (under 35 years) and...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26