Asia Pacific: Fuji Xerox enters digital label printing business

Fuji Xerox Singapore enters the digital label printing business by expanding its suite of product offerings with Durst Industrial Services' Durst Tau 330 series, which are ultraviolet (UV) digital inkjet label presses. Fuji Xerox Singapore will provide digital label printing solutions with the Durst Tau 330 to help customers to convert print job runs on conventional presses into profitable print...

Asia Pacific: Lesaffre opens hub in Singapore

Yeasts and fermentation provider Lesaffre has set up a new expertise hub in Singapore, which houses several of its teams in baking, food taste, human health and nutrition, animal care and biotechnology. The hub will consolidate Lesaffre's various business streams at advanced yeast applications and improve collaborative engineering of business solutions in the region. The 1,000 sqm space also houses...

Asia Pacific: Tetra Pak now uses more renewable electricity

Tetra Pak says it uses renewable electricity for more than a third of its total annual consumption worldwide. This is up from 22% in 2015. This was made possible with the purchase earlier this year of International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for all its production facilities in China. "We joined the RE100 last year as a part of our commitment to tackle...

Americas: More consumers eat plant-based foods for health

The market for plant-based alternatives is still evolving as consumers begin to leverage these items because of food allergies or they are seeking what they believe to be more healthful options, says The NPD Group. The plant-based alternatives buzz is likely due more people living vegan (avoids all animal products), vegetarian (avoids meat products), or flexible vegetarian (mainly vegetarian...

Europe: Flint Group releases UV low migration inks

Flint Group creates a new generation of sheetfed ultra violet (UV) low migration inks out of a new resin technology system. The inks UltraCura Sens, UltraCura Sens Plas and UltraCura Sens Bases are the first in a series of advanced energy curing products from Flint Group to be launched in 2017. The UltraCura Sens systems are low-odor, low-migration process ink and...

Europe: Gebo Cermex machine wins award

Following a global launch at Interpack 2017, Gebo Cermex has announced that its CareSelect bottle infeed system has won the Modular Machines category of the Best Future Machine Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. CareSelect is a patented universal and modular shaped-bottle infeed and collating system for robotic or traditional case packers, powered by Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK technology. CareSelect can handle up...

Americas: Refres Now installs Sidel solution for 40% more capacity

Following a significant investment in the biggest-ever Sidel Combi for carbonated soft drinks in 2011, Refres Now, the Argentinian producer of the Manaos brand of beverages, has recently installed a further blow-fill-cap solution. With the new Sidel Matrix Combi, Refres Now can expect comparable savings of 45% in its energy consumption. It also anticipates a significant decrease in water consumption...

Europe: Dupont releases weight management ingredient

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched the Howaru Shape, a probiotic formula clinically proven to reduce waist circumference in overweight adults. In a clinical study, the ingredient containing 10 billion colony forming units Bifidobacterium lactis B420 reduced waist circumference by up to one inch. When taken in combination with 12g Litesse Ultra™ prebiotic fiber, Howaru Shape reduced body fat...

Europe: Researchers study 100-year-old beers on aging process

Stashed away and long-forgotten, a trio of century-old bottled beers recently discovered in the Czech Republic could help scientists better understand early 20th-century brewing practices, as well as the chemical changes that occur in beer over long periods of time. A report on the well-preserved lagers appears in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Uncovered in 2015...

Americas: IFF joins MIT Media Lab

IFF has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, which the latter supports 27 research groups and over 450 projects focused on designing the future. Since 1985, the MIT Media Lab has combined a vision of a digital future with a new style of creative invention. It has more than 30 years of innovation and 150 spin-off...