Americas: Avery Dennison shares results in report

Avery Dennison Corporation has published its sustainability report on its website entitled Our Pursuit: More Innovative, More Sustainable, which adheres to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and details the company’s progress in 2011 and 2012 toward its goals for environmental, social and financial sustainability. The report states that Avery Dennison Corporation is working with its stakeholders to develop products and processes...

Americas: 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives

Next-generation structural acrylic adhesives, 3M Scotch-weld low odour acrylic adhesives DP8805NS and DP8810NS, could provide improvements over conventional high-odour acrylics, with significant benefits in productivity, performance, cost savings, as well as health and safety concerns. 3M says users of conventional acrylic adhesives know that these products typically raise inconvenient issues with odour, set times, impact resistance and storage requirements. However, the...

Asia Pacific: Henkel opens plant in Shanghai, China

Henkel has inaugurated what it considered as the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai, China. Henkel has invested more than €50 million ($67.7 million) in the plant and will employ about 600 people there. With this new production facility, the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to...

Asia Pacific: Novasep opens subsidiary in India

Novasep has opened Novasep Process Engineering Services PCT LTD in India, which is a part of its industrial biotech business unit. The new office will enable the company to serve more closely industries in India producing functional and commodity food and feed ingredients, milk derivatives and bio-based chemicals. Novasep’s expansion to Bangalore, India, comes at a time when India’s food and...

Asia Pacific: Novasep launches Chinese website

Novasep has launched its new website in Chinese to better serve clients and partners in China. The company says the ongoing growth of life sciences industries in China and Asia stretches local demand for domestic production and innovation capabilities. It has seen continued growth in demand in East Asia for its design and supply of purification technologies and integrated processes in...

Americas: Infor enhances M3 to deliver high frequency planning for fresh food

Infor said it plans to deliver a range of enhancements to Infor M3, including the development of Infor M3 Fresh Food Planner (FFP) - a new application for companies that produce ultra-fresh food with shelf-life counted in days rather than weeks and months. Infor M3 FFP is designed to deliver a new way of planning fresh food production. The new concept...

Americas: Mettler Toledo releases white paper on vision inspection for food safety, compliance

New inspection and compliance mandates under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act have reformed US food safety laws by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. These new laws require food manufacturers to take measures to prevent food-borne illness, which affects about 48 million people (one in six Americans) annually. Vision inspection systems...

Americas: Mettler Toledo introduces hot stage systems to control temperature, measure heat flow

Mettler Toledo has launched HS82 and HS84 hot stage systems that are designed to offer easy to understand and simple to operate solutions for temperature control or heat flow measurement under a microscope. Their dual heater furnace design is said to guarantee outstanding temperature uniformity in the sample. The new controller offers a One Click operation and flexibility – method programing...

World: Intertek holds Food Safety Symposium in South Africa

Intertek launched a series of training sessions in South Africa to promote food safety in November 2013. The training sessions were held in Johannesburg (November 21-22, 2013)and Cape Town (November 25-26, 2013). The sessions focused on the globally recognized Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) scheme and highlighted how businesses could implement and benefit from it. "With significant improvements, South Africa has...

Americas: Thermo Fisher Scientific method determines organic acids in fruit juice and wine

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a precise method to determine organic acids in fruit juice and wine samples, which is detailed in an application note available on its website. Its application note 1068 entitled Determination of Organic Acids in Fruit Juices and Wines by High-Pressure IC demonstrates the separation of 30 anions on a high-resolution anion-exchange column designed to resolve...