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Editor’s pickOman Refreshment Company and Sidel join forces to launch three new formats

17-12-2020

Oman Refreshment Company (ORC) has launched three new formats in 0.25, 1 and 1.5 litres for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, with the support from Sidel which completed the line conversion. Already a Sidel user, ORC has been operating a Sidel Matrix Combi12 line since 2015, and Sidel’s project was to adapt this very same line. When …

Plant-based meat alternatives set to thrive in the next five years: DuPont

16-12-2020

New research from DuPont reveals “huge demand” for meat alternatives from consumers in key Asia markets. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences and market research firm IPSOS published a new research study that showed a “significant increase” in demand for plant-based meat alternatives in key Asia-Pacific …

Editor’s pickThe potential for clean label in Asia

14-12-2020

By CHRISTIAN PHILIPPSEN Today’s Asian consumers are becoming increasingly conscious about their diet, as they look to find out more about what is in their food, and how it is produced. That is the viewpoint supported by a growing body of evidence, which suggests that clean label is a trend that manufacturers should be paying attention …

DuPont launches enzymes for sweet baked goods in Japan

11-12-2020

POWERFresh Special and POWERSoft Cake 8010 enzymes will help improver houses and industrial bakeries in Japan, creating cakes, sweet rolls and buns with softness and moistness over the entire shelf life. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of POWERFresh Special and POWERSoft Cake 8010 in Japan. This range of DuPont …

Editor’s pickFlavorman reveals top drink flavour trends for 2021

11-12-2020

Flavours that tingle, comfort and function to dominate the new year.   Beverage development company Flavorman has announced the drink flavour trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavours that drive experience in a socially distant …

FHA-Food & Beverage will reopen in March 2022

10-12-2020

The event is now scheduled to take place from 28-31 Mar 2022. Informa Markets has announced that FHA-Food & Beverage will no longer take place physically in 2021. Instead, the event will reopen in 2022 from 28-31 Mar at its original location Singapore Expo & Max Atria. The platform of choice for global suppliers to meet distributors, …

Siemens process instrumentation presents new Sitrans CC240 IoT gateway

10-12-2020

Offering a direct connection to Siemens MindSphere, the Sitrans CC240 IoT gateway provides access to the lifecycle data of Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) devices. Siemens has developed the Sitrans CloudConnect 240, a new Internet of Things (IoT) gateway for the process industry. It provides a second data channel, independent of …

Kalsec earns B Corp certification

09-12-2020

Kalsec has achieved B Corporation Certification. As a B Corp, Kalsec has met social and environmental standards that represent its commitment to making “ethical and sustainable” decisions that serve consumers, customers, employees, communities and the environment. In addition to its certified organic manufacturing facilities and …

Hofseth Biocare and DKSH announce pan-Asian distribution deal

09-12-2020

DKSH will distribute Hofseth Biocare products across China, India, Japan and South Korea. Hofseth Biocare has sealed a distribution contract with DKSH for its marine-branded products. The agreement covers 10 territories across Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and India. DKSH …