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Tell us more about Syntegon Technology’s approach towards developing digital solutions for the food and beverage industry. What are some key elements and features that the company has focused on developing? Nilsson: The food and beverage industry is one of the most fast-paced and cost-driven industries and faces dynamic market...
By Agatha Wong Plastic plays an important role in the food and beverage industry: resistant, hygienic, and flexible, plastic can be found in various forms of packaging, from bottles and caps to protective films and containers. However, the use of plastic in the industry has also resulted in one of...
By Agatha Wong This year, igus has presented 190 new motion plastics solutions. Guided by the concept, “Enjoyneering”, a portmanteau of enjoy and engineering, the company aims to incorporate the latest technologies — such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, virtual reality — into their solutions and services. The goal: to...
By Agatha Wong According to the International Diabetes Federation, as of 2021, 90 million adults aged 20 to 79 in South East Asia are living with diabetes, with 46 million going undiagnosed; meanwhile, one in four live births are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. In the same year, some 747,000...
First conceived in Nov 2020 by then-first-year university student Hailey Yong for the Hult Prize, an annual, year-long competition challenging teams to create solutions tackling the world’s most pressing issues, The Unusual Greens (TUG) is a dessert brand that turns ugly fruits into delicious gelato. Under the TUG Gelato line...
By Agatha Wong What do we mean when we talk about a “sustainable food future”? Do we refer to plant-based meat, made from soy, pea, or other bases? Do we refer to cultivated meat, which removes the need for animal farming? Or do we refer to 3D food printing, which...
By Agatha Wong While plant-based start-ups and companies are a dime a dozen these days, the road to creating a product that consumers will love and come back for more is not an easy task. More than simply creating a convincing analogue that delivers the right blend of flavours, textures,...
By Agatha Wong While equitable economic progress may not be on the top of the agenda for many organisations in food and beverage manufacturing, choosing to pivot and make such transitions can result in creating an edge against their competitors. It can also encourage a more vibrant and robust playing...
By Agatha Wong When Food & Beverage Asia first featured The Growhub at FHA-Food & Beverage 2022, the company’s CEO and founder, Lester Chan, was excited to share how the company’s Web 3.0-enabled solutions will be able to support traceability and accountability in the global food supply chain. Now, a...
By Agatha Wong South East Asia’s close proximity to China and favourable location on the world map provides a compelling case for strengthening the region’s logistics capabilities. With the world’s largest manufacturing hub at its doorstep, there is sufficient cause for companies to take heed of this zone as an...