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Europe: Making flour out of carrot peel

Students from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have made flour out of carrot peel instead of compost during a course on innovation and collaboration. The course lecturers include researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. During the production of fresh cut produce and freshly squeezed juices at fruit and vegetable supplier Greens Wholesale, approximately 100 tons...

Asia Pacific: Soymilk served hot in a carton

Seoul Dairy Cooperative is launching Achimae Soymilk (which means morning soymilk), a nutritionally-rich, morning soy milk drink with chickpea protein, designed to be served as a warm, on-the-go breakfast in South Korea. This is the first product to appear on store shelves in SIG’s Heat&Go packaging, a microwaveable aseptic carton pack. Catering to Asians who prefer to drink hot drinks when...

Americas: Easy-to-clean cartoner debuts at Pack Expo

Bosch Packaging Technology will launch the Kliklok MEC at Pack Expo International 2018 in Chicago, US, from October 14 to 17. The new Midrange Endload Cartoner (MEC) features a future-proof sanitary design, tool-less changeover and easy operator access. It packs up to 170 cartons per minute and can handle carton sizes for products as small as ¾ inch thick...

Americas: Hook-to-hook closures for flexible packages

Velcro Companies introduces Velcro Brand PRESS-LOK Advanced closure a hook-to-hook closure system for manufacturers to quickly and easily integrate the closures with their flexible packages and pouches. Traditional closures used on larger flexible packages do not allow for precise line-up. This makes re-closure challenging many, including children, the elderly and those with dexterity issues. The new closure has the brand's hook-to-hook...

Americas: Sorting fresh-cut leafy greens

Key Technology introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens. The belt-fed sorter that can inspect product entirely in-air with top and bottom sensors in order to detect and eliminate all foreign material (FM) and product defects. "Leafy greens present a sorting challenge because of the way leaves can overlap or clump as they are conveyed through the sorter," said...

Europe: Startup Challenge calls for entries

As part of Hi Europe & Ni 2018, trade show organizer UBM will showcase some of the most promising startups involved in the F&B industry. Applications for the Startup Innovation Challenge are now being accepted and the most promising concepts will be presented live to a professional audience on the first day of the event. Three winners will receive extensive coaching...

Asia Pacific: Using natural food colors in products

Color is important to consumers when they buy food and beverages. The reason for this is simple – we eat with our eyes. An attractive color indicates the taste and quality, while simultaneously evoking feelings and emotions, thereby making food more appealing. As consumers increasingly search for indulgence and exciting new creations, color has become one of the most important features –...

Asia Pacific: Fi-Asia, Hi China 2018 conclude

Fi Asia-China, jointly organized by UBM EMEA and Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition, closed in July 2018 in Shanghai, China. Co-located for the first time with ProPak China, Expo Food Manufacturing and Starch Expo, the three shows hosted more than 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 20 countries and regions including China, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand,...

Asia Pacific: Mengniu debuts octagonal shaped milk carton

Mengniu, a leading Chinese dairy manufacturer, has upgraded its premium line of organic milk in collaboration with Tetra Pak, making it the first white milk in the world to use Tetra Prisma Aseptic 250 Edge with DreamCap. The new product line has a higher protein content, tastes better and stands out on the shelf thanks to a refreshed look. "With the...

Asia Pacific: Vitafoods Asia 2018 to offer resources for health and wellness

Vitafoods Asia returns in 2018 to Singapore from September 11 and 12 to host about 5,500 visitors from more than 60 countries. The exhibition will deliver over 300 exhibitors, which marks a growth of 40% over the number of exhibitors in 2017. Show organizer Informa Exhibitions says Japan and increasingly China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, are collectively growing the...