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Cognis offers new plant extracts for functional foods and beverages

German health ingredients firm Cognis Nutrition & Health will introduce a new range of high quality plant extracts for foods and beverages at Vitafoods, the industry show opening in Geneva...

Pomegranate gets juiced by leading producer

Fruit juice maker Old Orchard is once again making the most of recent health research pertaining to various fruits, adding a blueberry-pomegranate option to its range.

Tetra Pak targets convenience with new carton closure

Tetra Pak has launched a range of direct injection moulded closures for gable-top cartons that it believes taps into current consumer concerns for safety, convenience and style.

Coca-Cola to test functional citrus drinks

Opportunities are flourishing for flavour suppliers targeting health-positioned drinks as number one soft drinks firm Coca-Cola says it will push R&D investment in health positioned products.

Stora Enso develops non-foil airtight cup

Stora Enso unveiled a new food-packaging solution - an airtight cup made from non-foil paperboard - at Interpack 2005, which finishes today.

Sidel claims 20% blow moulding cost reduction

After three years of R&D, Sidel is using Interpack 2005 to demonstrate how it can help manufacturers improve their cost effectiveness, writes Anthony Fletcher.

NatureWorks ready to challenge cost-effectiveness of PET

NatureWorks PLA, a biodegradable natural polymer derived from plant sugars, could be the first cost-effective biodegradable alternative to challenge the market dominance of PET, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Splenda to sweeten Diet 7 Up

Splenda's battle with the Sugar Association over its advertising campaign seems to be doing little to dissuade food and drink manufacturers and their consumers of its merits as Diet 7...

Ohmic heating could up juice quality

Israeli scientists say that ohmic heating of orange juice has proved to be a good way of improving the flavour quality of orange juice while extending sensory shelf life. The...

Sidel promises to achieve 20% more efficient packaging

Sidel is set to unveil its latest generation of technical solutions to boost PET packaging line performance at this week's Interpack show.

Malting plant aims for optimum quality control and cost-savings

The world's largest barley storage and malting plant combination has installed innovative technology in order to realise cost savings and real-time quality control.

Tetra Pak heads race in redefining wine packaging

Tetra Pak has launched wine packaged in the firm's Tetra Brik aseptic package, a move that could redefine how vintners and retailers position and merchandise wine.

Russian Sostra embraces hot bottling to raise quality

Russian natural sauce producer Sostra believes a high quality production technique called 'hot bottling' has led directly to the success of its expanded premium product range, yet high pricing may...

Retailers and suppliers still face RFID frustrations

As suppliers in race to meet RFID deadlines, a new market report reveals that many retailers are still finding problems and frustrations when trying to implement the technology at a...

Buhler innovation to up cleaning capacity at Dutch malting house

A newly opened malting facility in the Netherlands has installed a Buhler high-capacity cleaner in order to achieve safety without compromising processing efficiency.

Coffee boards the functional beverages bandwagon

Coffee has never been considered a healthy drink - until now, that is. Jess Halliday reports on two companies that have developed ways of making America's favorite pick-me-up better for...

New PET label film offers more labelling flexibility

Toray Plastics claims that its new PET label film gives label converters the opportunity to achieve superior silicone adhesion performance, to streamline processing and to tap new markets.

Degussa launches ALA for liquid formulations

Degussa Food Ingredients has introduced a new liquid version of the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid for use in beverages and soft gels.

Wild sourcing exotic fruits with high vitamin content

Leading flavours firm Wild is offering food makers a novel fruit preparation that has 25 times the vitamin C content of oranges.

Corn-based plastic additive makes bottles stronger

A new plastic additive made from corn, designed to make plastic bottles more rigid and stronger than ever before, has been developed, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Pikra hoping for can success in Siberia

Russian brewer Pikra has installed a new bottling line which will allow it to produce beer in aluminium cans for the first time - a move calculated to help it...

PepsiCo joins low-calorie Splenda revolution

Global beverage giant PepsiCo, aiming to push diet drinks to appease calorie-conscious consumers, will follow arch-rival Coca-Cola by re-launching its Pepsi One brand with Tate & Lyle's Splenda sweetener, reports...

Sidel to launch new generation at Interpack

Sidel claims that its latest generation of packaging equipment can boost PET packaging line performance and cut bottle-blowing costs by up to 20 per cent compared with its SBO Series2 equipment.

Alcoa CSI to train bottlers for extreme conditions

Alcoa Closure Systems International (Alcoa CSI) has launched a new service called X-Tech, an interactive closure systems training course available for carbonated soft drink bottlers facing extreme temperature cycling conditions.

New code for British beer dispensers

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched the latest edition of its code of practice for the dispense of beer by pressure systems in licensed premises, aimed at...

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