Food processing is a massive industry in Australia. The sector employs over 500,000 people across the country, sells AU$53 billion of products every year and exports $40 billion worth of meat, fruits, dairy products and processed food items. In such a competitive area of the economy, finding profitable opportunities isn't always easy. Here are three ways that Australian food processors can modernise their operations and make their businesses more efficient.
If you have single-glazed windows and want to replace them with double-glazed windows, that decision can help to boost the energy efficiency of your home. However, in most cases, you cannot do a straight swap with these two types of windows. Here are some ideas to consider:
1. Widen the channel in the sash to fit in two panes.
The difference between single- and double-glazed windows is that the former have one pane of glass while the latter have two panes of glass.
A new entrant in the roofing world is fast making its way to popularity as an inexpensive, energy-saving option for roofing. Insulated roof panels are made by laminating a polystyrene core with layers of steel on both sides. The underside is made smooth, giving a good ceiling-like impression when within the structure, while the top side is profiled and coloured to various designs for different roof effects. Insulated roof panels are a good climate control feature for any type of architecture.
Wood pallets are somewhat traditional and are also easy to find for sale, but many facilities today are also using plastic pallets, either in addition to traditional wood choices or instead of them. If you need to buy pallets for your shipping, warehousing, or manufacturing facility, note a few considerations that might help you make the choice.
Wood is probably much more eco-friendly than plastic; while plastic can be recycled, this process involves heat to melt down the material—and this heat means fumes and other such pollutants.
Home fire alarm systems are much more sophisticated than ever before and include more than just an alarm that sounds when it detects a certain level of heat. Today's systems can protect your home faster than ever before, and from more than just fire. When you're ready to upgrade your home's fire alarm system, note a few features to look for so you invest in a quality system that offers maximum safety.