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Industry 4.0 continues to open up new opportunities across food and beverage manufacturing. In particular, these technologies help improve manufacturing flexibility and the speed and cost at which manufacturers are able to adapt their production to new product variations. Virtual commissioning is one of these key technologies. Digital modeling Virtual commissioning is the creation of a digital replica of a physical...
SIG will deploy GE Digital’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) and Predix ServiceMax industrial applications across more than 400 customer factories worldwide to drive new levels of efficiency, create intelligent solutions and enable new possibilities for its customers. Using GE Digital’s APM and ServiceMax applications together, SIG can build an end-to-end digital platform that will bring a new...
Algatechnologies launches Fucovital, a patented, all-natural 3% fucoxanthin oleoresin produced and extracted from microalgae. Fucovital is reportedly the first fucoxanthin granted New Dietary Ingredient Notification acknowledgement for dietary supplements from the FDA. The ingredient will be launched in the US and Japan, and launches will follow in other regions successively. Clinical trials demonstrate that fucoxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, can have...
Israeli startup company Wine Water launches O.Vine, an alcohol-free spring water infusion with the spirit of wine. It brings an intoxicating aroma and refreshing taste to any table. The new line will be launched at the Fancy Food Show in New York, US from June 30 to July 2, 2018. Combining the benefits of healthful extracts wine grape skins and seeds...
Layn Corp introduced its SteviUp and Lovia sweetening platforms, and demonstrated its monk fruit sweetener at the Vitafoods Europe last month. The company is also rolling out the sweetening platforms to Europe from its offices in the region and a logistics center in Savona, Italy. While SteviUp is Layn’s branded, plant-based stevia sweetening platform, Lovia is a blend of stevia and...
There is a 19% growth in cases shipped of plant-based proteins from broad line US foodservice distributors to independent (one to two units) and micro-chain (three to 19 units) restaurant operators in the year ending March 2018 compared to same period year ago, according to The NPD Group. In-home consumption trends are also showing an increase in consumer demand...
Two cups of mangoes a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women, according to a study conducted by the University of California, Davis, US. Researchers found that mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake. Additionally, some of the participants showed favorable changes in the production of breath methane,...
Fonterra partners with Southeast Asian e-commerce company Lazada to offer its dairy products to the latter's online consumers. Products such as Anmum, Fernleaf and Anchor will be made available through Lazada to 560 million consumers in six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The collaboration includes an agreement for Lazada to be the exclusive distributor of...
Videojet Technologies launches its latest remote laser control solution for its laser marking systems. The Videojet Touch Control Software+ (TCS+) can control most Videojet lasers remotely through either the new Videojet TU430 laser touch controller, or from virtually any browser-based device. With its simple usability features, the highly responsive software offers multiple laser support via a browser-based device, with no...
Ingredion introduces in Asia Pacific the N-Zorbit 2144 plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil- and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. The ingredient is a next generation plating agent with a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating absorption. Due to the non-gelatinized...