The Machine of Happiness

ball-globe-beaversIn this modern, chaotic, busy world everyone is looking for a happiness. We all prefer different things but  what, I am sure, will work for everyone is a candy. When I was a child, I always wonder how would be lovely to live with a Willy Wonka in a chocolate fabric and enjoy every moment by eating chocolate and chewing a gum.  But have you ever think how  this really works, what is  a machine which brings you happiness – the machine of happiness…

Let’s start with Candy Packaging Machine

candy packaging machineCandy packaging machine or also known as Vertical Packing Machine, basically applied for the packing of granular, strip-shaped, slice-shaped fixed materials, such as various puffed food, shrimp, peanuts., popcorn, rice, chocolate and sunflower seeds.

  Hard Candy die-forming machine

Hard Candy Die-forming Machine

Which is designed based on the foreign advanced technology and the international processing method. New generation equipment which is special for die-forming hard candy Various types of hard candies, fruit candies and candies with jam or powder centers.

 Lollipop Packaging Machine

Lollipop Packaging Machine

 

Ball-shaped lollipop packing machine is the necessary equipment for packing ball-shaped lollipop in large, middle-sized and small food factories. It’s not only reduces lot of labors for packing, but also improving the candy sanitation standard and packing quality, greatly improving the production efficiency of the company.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers  customers a wide list of food machine. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to choose the most suitable product for you. Download an application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Some Facts About Sweets

Most of people love eating sweets, candies, chocolates, chocolate bars at least from time to time. Here are few facts about sweets that you might find interesting.

The Snickers bar was named after horse

The creator of this famous bar loved his horse (apparently called Snickers) so much that he honored him by naming a chocolate bar after him. In UK, this chocolate bar was famous under the name “Marathon” till 1990. Mars, Inc. is still a family-owned business that produces other popular candies as Skittles, Twix and others.

Germans eat more chocolate than Americans

According to data from the International Cocoa Organisation and the European union Association of the Chocolate, the average German eats 114 chocolate bars per year, American eats 51.

Cotton candy was co-invented by dentist

A dentist from Nashville, William James Morrison, became a President of the Tennessee State Dental Association in 1894 and wrote several books for kids. Who would have said that he had invented a cotton candy? Together with a Nashville candy maker named John C. Wharton invented an “electric candy machine” that produced cotton candy. The product became a huge success when it was brought to the public in 1904.

 

Shanghai Metal Corporation sells food machinery for packing and producing candies such as automatic hard candy depositing machine, hard candy die-forming machine, double twist packing machine, candy packaging machine. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you find the most suitable products for you. Download a new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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How Do You Lengthen A Ship? Cut It In Half Of Course

Have you heard of the infinite chocolate theory? See below for details:

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Well that’s not quite what these engineers had in mind, but close. It can be expensive to build an entirely new ship – maybe that’s why one cruise line decided to recycle an old one. Italian line MSC Cruises has decided to cut its smallest ship Armonia in half and stick a new part in.

Over several days, the 60,000-ton vessel was cut in two and a new 79ft-long, nine-deck-high section containing 193 extra cabins was slowly slotted into place. The work that took place in the Fincantieri ship1shipyard in Palermo, Sicily, increases the ship’s length to 902ft – longer than the main Canary Wharf tower in London is high – and makes space for a total of 2,679 passengers. The upgrade will take nine weeks and cost £40million – and then be repeated on three other MSC ships, Sinfonia, Opera and Lirica. The new Armonia is due to sail from the yard on November 17 – fully watertight, of course.

If they wanted to save some money, they could have called Shanghai Metal who manufactures carbon steel shipbuilding plate at competitive prices. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to assist you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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How Should You (Not) to Use Gold?

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If only I had a lot of gold, I would have a bathroom of gold and every day I would use golden toilet paper to wipe my tush. Come on, who really wants to use gold that way? Well apparently there are people who do, because some companies manufacture gold bathrooms and gold toilet paper. People can purchase 22-carat gold toilet paper rolls with US 1.4 million in Dubai. These are not the only weird instances of using gold. The expensive material has made a lot of people crazy.

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Some people take really extreme with gold. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Creative out-of-the-box thinking has made it possible for people to create beautiful gold masterpieces.

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The list of unusual gold products is long. Vibrators, iPhones. MacBooks, Legos, Coffee makers, Christmas Trees and so on. There are even golden Porches and Mercedes cars. A golden iPhone 5 is worth of seven normal iPhone 5s.

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Even more interesting is that they even make edible objects out of gold. There are gold cheese, ice cream, chocolate and mineral water with gold chips. Do some people actually have so much gold that they can afford to eat it? See the list of original articles to find out more of bizarre gold objects.

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In order to find that much gold or even silver, you need a professional rock crushing tool for separating commercially valuable minerals from ores and a vibrating screen from locating them from the crushed rocks. Shanghai Metal Corporation has a long experience in offering excellent mining machinery for businesses worldwide. To know more about our machinery, please visit our website. Please also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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French Dessert in 7 minutes, How?!

Have you ever experienced those days when you’re at your home, feeling bored and just for some reason happen to have 200 grams of dark chocolate, 100 grams of butter, three eggs, 100 of sugar, 75 grams of flour and a half of a bag of baking powder and a silicon cake mold? Well guess what, during those days you can start being creative a do something with all these things. You might know what that is – yes, a cake!

A French cuisine site cuisineaz.com reveals how to prepare a simple chocolate cake in seven minutes, using a silicon cake mold and a microwave oven.  From that seven minutes you use two to melt the chocolate together with butter and five to bake it in a microwave oven. For a detailed description, please refer to these instructions in French.

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Besides baking, cake molds can also be used for other purposes. For instance, bentoriffic.com site lists three uses for silicon molds – baking, smooshing and freezing.

The site suggests to freeze hummus or yogurt. Freezing seems to have two benefits. First, using shaped molds gives the food an aesthetic appearance. Whether the appearance actually affects the taste is another question. Second, it keeps the food cold in your lunch container until lunch time.

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You can also use cake molds to smoosh food. The site teaches a way to make, say, different shapes of hard-boiled eggs by using medium-sized silicon molds. You can read the whole article here.

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If your inventory is still lacking cake molds you can order them from Shanghai Metal Corporation. Please go through this link to learn more. Please also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Original articles: cuisineaz.com, bentoriffic.com

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Chocolate Bar Industry Trends Are Volatile While Aluminum Foil Industry Remains Steady

Chocolate bars were the first product to be wrapped in aluminum foil in 1910 by the Nestle Company and the trend caught on like wild fire. Fast forward more than 100 years, the candy industry in the United States has had its ups and downs. Chocolate and candy consumption has followed the movements in the economic cycle; decreasing when money is tight during a recession and increase when consumers have more disposable income during periods of expansion. At the current state of the US economy, chocolate consumption is growing because people are more willing and able to spend their money on indulgences but in order for candy companies to stay afloat, they will need to adjust to consumers changing tastes and buying habits.chocolate market power

There are a few barriers in the chocolate bar industry. First, leading producers in this industry collectively account for an estimated 67.7 percent of industry revenue. This stronghold on market power makes it difficult for small companies to enter the market. Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more common, adding to the muscle of the few. Second, Americans are showing growing health concerns shifting demand for white and milk chocolate to healthier alternatives such as reduced-fat, dark, and organic chocolate. Lastly, the price of sugar is expended to increase later in the year, posing a threat to the industry. Large firms will be able to pass the cost increase on to consumers but many small chocolate shops will not have the ability to do so.

While health trends have hampered demand for industry products, producers responded quickly by introducing new products that appeal to health-conscious Americans.
While health trends have hampered demand for industry products, producers responded quickly by introducing new products that appeal to health-conscious Americans.

Luckily the aluminum foil industry has been less volatile than the chocolate bar industry. As producers become more creative with their packaging techniques, aluminum foil for flexible packaging has expanded into goods with steady demand indicators. Consumers are now looking for their food and beverage products to be transportable, convenient, and lightweight to accommodate their on the go lifestyles. Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide array of aluminum foil for flexible packaging options, for the full line of products visit our website here.

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Kristie K.//SMC Editor