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The second wave of coronavirus has hit India severely, creating new unfortunate records of daily infected cases and deaths. The authorities have responded to the situation with localised lockdowns, slowing entire economic activities.Since the complete business ecosystem was disordered due to the pandemic, Koelnmesse India has made a strategic...
A good primer is an excellent key to a successful coatings system – especially when corrosion protection of metals is at stake. The primer provides an important baseline for metal surface protection by covering imperfections, creating a smoother profile, and, most importantly, providing good adhesion between the substrate and...
Thanks to an inspiring pitch, the promising Chilean start-up NotCo won the Innovation Challenge organised by Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins. Well-known for its game-changing approach, NotCo will benefit from Roquette’s expertise in food, nutrition, and health markets.Thirty-seven international food entrepreneurs...
Private Equity group Siparex, Paris, has taken a minority stake in Pharmactive, a company specialising in the research, development, and extraction of branded natural ingredients.Pharmactive, a science-based botanical ingredient leader, continues to experience a strong growth and development curve, which has only accelerated since 2017. The company has logged...
BillerudKorsnäs has launched two new low grammages of their flagship cartonboard product, CrownBoard Prestige®. Made at KM7, the world’s most modern board machine, the two new low grammages are particularly interesting for the graphical industry.CrownBoard Prestige® 170 and 200gsm combine an excellent printing surface with strength and shapeability. The...
Performance, hygiene and simpler service are essential to hygienic processes. Yet, manufacturers across the dairy, food, beverage, confectionery, and home-personal care industries must often compromise on one essential to achieve another. Not anymore.The new Alfa Laval DuraCirc® circumferental piston pump delivers it all: robust design; high efficiency and reliable...
Better Juice, Ltd., the first company to reduce all sugars from natural juices, has raised US$8m in seed-round investment. This new influx of support was led by iAngels, Israel and includes investors: Maverick Ventures, Israel; Food Tech Lab TFTL, Spain; The Kitchen Hub, Israel, as part of the Strauss...
SIG has launched an upgraded version of its CFA 724 filling machine making it possible to fill two carton formats of the same base dimensions with a capacity of 24,000 packs an hour.The CFA 724 is a format-flexible, high-speed filling machine for small-size aseptic carton packs offering the fastest...
Tethered caps – closures that stay connected to the bottle when opened and used – will become an everyday part of life for consumers in the European Union (EU) starting in July 2024. Sidel carried out a survey to get a better understanding of consumers’ environmental perceptions, their requirements...
The National Agency of Drug and Food Control of Indonesia (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan) has approved a prebiotic claim for the chicory root fibres, inulin and oligofructose. They are now the first and only ingredients recognised as prebiotics in the country. This approval was made possible thanks to...