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Asia Pacific: Sinopack 2019/PACKINNO 2019 product highlights

The 26th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery and Materials (Sino-Pack 2019) and the China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2019) will be held on March 4-6 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, in Guangzhou, China. We bring you more product highlights in addition to the first coverage. Beijing/Wuhan Macwell Machinery Co., Ltd. Booth: 2.2D64, Hall 2.2 The...

Americas: IFST updates information on stevia

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its Information Statement on Stevia, which covers EU regulatory changes to mid-2018. It also includes information on newer, minor glycosides such as reb D and reb M, and additional production techniques involving fermentation and biotransformation. Leaves of the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) are the source of steviol glycosides, a group...

Europe: Researchers to extract protein from grass for human consumption

In a project headed by DTU Food, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract protein from grass and to make this protein taste delicious. Today, grass is only served to ruminants, but in the future, grass protein will also be part of the human diet, if the people behind the research project InnoGrass will...

Asia Pacific: More Chinese are shunning salt, report

With families in China coming together to feast during the Lunar New Year (5th February) celebrations, a Mintel report reveals that Chinese consumers are cutting down on their salt intake amidst rising health concerns. In a country where most of its regional dishes are heavy on flavor, health is taking the lead over flavor as 94% of urban Chinese consumers...

Americas: Researcher discovers soy-based adhesive with strong bonds

A new soy-based adhesive created in Jonathan Wilker’s lab at Purdue University could solve such problems pertaining to having cake pieces stick together in large designs. Wilker studies how marine animals, such as oysters and mussels, create natural adhesives. Unlike most glues you would find in a hardware store, these adhesives are non-toxic, and many hold up underwater. While trying...

Asia Pacific: Room for milk products to grow in India, report

While seven in 10 (71%) Indians have used milk at least on one occasion in from March to May 2018, only 59% associate milk with being healthy and 37% perceive milk to be a high source of calcium, according to Mintel. The survey was conducted on 2,206 Indian adults aged 18 years and above who have drank milk/flavored milk...

Asia Pacific: Frutarom buys stake in Thai savory company

IFF's Frutarom Division has completed the acquisition of 60% of the share capital of The Mighty (Mighty), a savory solutions provider in Thailand, thus continuing its growth strategy in Southeast Asia. "The completion of this deal with Mighty underscores that the Frutarom division will continue on its growth strategy and pursue attractive companies that create new opportunities or build on...

Americas: Algaia and Gelymar to enter US market

Algaia and Gelymar have decided to use a joint commercialization channel in the US. They will market their products in the North American region through AIDP Inc., Algaia’s current US distributor. This agreement for North America will position Gelymar and Algaia as leading manufacturers of sustainable algae extracts for food, nutraceuticals and personal care products, offering an extensive range of...

Europe: French confectionery producer uses Linx printer to code products

A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is delivering improved all-round coding quality to French confectionery manufacturer Gida Confectionery. The company – which uses the Linx 8900 to print up to three lines, including 'Use before' dates, on all its confectionery products – originally approached Linx France in search of a more reliable coder after experiencing technical difficulties with...

Europe: JBT releases dryer for spiral freezers

JBT Corporation launches the LVS QuickDry that dries industrial spiral freezers after cleaning fast. It makes use of a patented system of condensation cycles to quickly and efficiently remove all droplets of water from spiral freezers. Unlike most traditional drying systems, which rely on fans and can take an average of two-and-a-half hours to achieve results, drying using the new...