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FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

15-01-2021

Starting next month, FrieslandCampina will be making polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label, FrieslandCampina’s R&D team has additionally developed a new “zipper” that makes it easier to separate from the …

SweeGen announces successful scale-up of Bestevia Reb N

15-01-2021

Further expands the sweet taste solution toolbox for tackling sugar reduction. SweeGen has announced the commercialisation of Bestevia Rebaudioside N (Reb N), a zero-calorie natural stevia sweetener. Reb N is a naturally occurring sweetener found in stevia leaves. The sensory profile of Bestevia Reb N makes it especially attractive for …

Deliveroo unveils 2021’s food trends

15-01-2021

2021 is expected to welcome similar themes from 2020 around conscious consumerism, plant-based alternatives and sustainability. Last year had been a rollercoaster ride, with highs and lows. One of the few peaks to emerge last year was food trends as consumers looked for ways to entertain themselves at home. Whether it was banana bread, whipped …

Quickly print wear-resistant parts for food contact with new igus filament

14-01-2021

3D printing material, iglidur A350, ensures lubrication-free, FDA-compliant and temperature-resistant parts in the packaging industry. Hygienic solutions are labelled the be-all and end-all in the packaging and food industry. For this reason, many users have deployed iglidur plain bearings and bar stock made of polymers from igus. To empower …

SCGP completes Go-Pak acquisition deal

14-01-2021

The acquisition will expand the company’s footprint into the UK, Europe and North America markets while strengthening potential in ASEAN. Thai packaging company SCG Packaging has expanded its foodservice packaging business with the acquisition of Go-Pak, a provider of foodservice packaging solutions. The deal will enable the former …

Editor’s pickPerformance through Understanding: Recovery signs despite looming pandemic

14-01-2021

In a year loomed under the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and supply chains are among some of the most heavily impacted. From lockdowns to event postponements and the struggle to stock-up necessities on empty supermarket shelves – the pandemic exposed almost all the weakness in supply chains for businesses. Food & Beverage Asia speaks with …

ProAmpac acquires Rapid Action Packaging

13-01-2021

Expands into flexible packaging for ready-to-eat and fresh prepared foods sold at retail. ProAmpac has acquired Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), a UK-based manufacturer of cellulose-based packaging products for fresh prepared and ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. RAP is a designer and manufacturer of sustainable packaging for fresh prepared foods sold …

EXBERRY range grows with oil-dispersible pink shade for fat-based applications

13-01-2021

GNT has extended its range of oil-dispersible colouring foods with the launch of a pink shade made from fruit and vegetables. Developed for use in fat-based application, EXBERRY Shade Pink – OD is the latest addition to a collection of oil-dispersible shades that also includes red, yellow, orange, blue and green colours. When working with …

Golden Agri-Resources provides sustainable food supply amid COVID-19

13-01-2021

The palm oil company has collaborated with several partners, including Wageningen University, The Netherlands, to implement the Alternative Livelihood Programme through Integrated Ecological Farming. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact continues to be felt, especially among vulnerable parts of in rural Indonesia where food security and income …

Corbion sells frozen dough business East Rutherford

12-01-2021

Corbion has closed the sale of its frozen dough business to Frodo Baking Company. In a statement released by Corbion, the new business owner is expected to hire most of the employees of the frozen dough business, and will take over the operations with immediate effect. The sale of the frozen dough business is the result of a portfolio assessment …