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Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

Orgain produces protein-based shakes, powders and snacks. Pic: Getty Images/RossHelen

Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

Around 70% of Scholle IPN revenues are in food and beverages.  Pic: SIG/Scholle IPN

SIG to acquire packaging company Scholle IPN

By Jim Cornall

SIG has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Scholle IPN, a privately held company, for an enterprise value of €1.36bn ($1.53bn) and an equity value of €1.05bn ($1.18bn).

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

A.G. Barr sees Moma's oat milk as a 'premium quality product with huge potential'. Pic: A.G. Barr/Moma

A.G. Barr invests in oat-based business Moma

By Rachel Arthur

UK soft drink producer A.G. Barr has taken an initial 60% equity stake in porridge and plant-based milk business Moma Foods Limited; with an agreed path to full ownership over the next three years.

The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options. Pic: GEA

GEA launches new Ariete and laboratory homogenizers

By Jim Cornall

GEA has recently extended its range of homogenizers with the GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 and the GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.

Pic:getty/martinbarraud

Functional waters: Ready for a post-pandemic rebound?

By Rachel Arthur

UK functional water sales were hit by the pandemic in 2020: but are predicted to rise consistently over the next five years. But the rebound is not necessarily going to be a straight-forward return to pre-pandemic times: with a shifting market and new...

The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.

Omya launches OmyaPET

By Jim Cornall

Swiss industrial mineral provider Omya International AG has launched OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications.

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