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Sidel packaging team in Shanghai, China, redesigned the package of Menton flavoured water by integrating youthfulness into its health attribute. The straight-wall lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle, which weighs only 17.85g for the 500ml format, conveys the sense of modernity, and is a statement of sustainable packaging. Targeting young...
The owners of Ice River Springs (IRS) have been relying on Krones for the considerable experience in processing recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic and the high efficiency of their lines. Almost all of the blow moulders in their seven bottling plants belong to the Krones Contiform series. The co-packer...
Whilst caps and closures are often the last part of the food manufacturing and packaging process, it marks the beginning of the consumer experience with the product. Moreover, these solutions are integral in ensuring food safety and product integrity of the product throughout its shelf life. Food & Beverage...
There is no doubt that food has to taste good; it is of paramount importance. At the same time, it should look attractive, smell fresh, and, once in the mouth, deliver a whole gamut of textural and sensorial delights. Mouthfeel is critical and formulators have long known the value...
Chris Weng, regional growth platform leader, plant-based proteins, Asia-Pacific; and Finna Natacia, innovation lead, low moisture systems, Asia-Pacific, Ingredion, provide an overview of meat alternatives in this region. Who would have guessed the future of protein would be plant-based? While animal protein continues to be a dominant source of protein...
Consumers across the globe are becoming more conscious about their health more than ever before, as they look to seek out new products which can offer convenience and a nutritional boost. This desire has led to the probiotic market witnessing considerable growth over the last couple of decades, and...
Changing demands and perceptions of food and beverage have created a more adventurous consumer with an appetite for foods that go beyond taste. Avinash Lal, market research and consumer insights director at Kerry Asia- Pacific, Middle East and Africa, discusses how appearance, texture, sound, fragrance and flavour work together...
Nutritional needs changes as people age. Christian Philippsen, managing director at Beneo, discusses the most important nutrients needed in overall health management, and how food manufacturers can play an active role in meeting these needs by providing more natural, functional food ingredients with proven health benefits. Healthy aging starts from...
By THOMAS BERNSMEIER and OLENA URSOLOV A sorbet resembling ice cream was already known in European antiquity, more than 2,000 years ago. A Greek poet describes it as being made from glacial snow with ingredients such as fruit, honey or rose water. Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically...
Almost all forms of food begin with agriculture. Natural resources such as land and water are vital for food production but are now under immense pressure due to reasons including a growing population, urbanisation and climate change. Sridhar Dharmapuri, senior food safety and nutrition officer, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)...