Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.
OXiGEN water has its sights set on being the leading manufacturer of oxygen products using a more stabilized oxygen molecule, which it says delivers a host of health benefits to the consumer.
The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite the apparent opportunities here showing lower growth than less demanding...
Agilent Technologies has redesigned its sulfur and nitrogen chemiluminescence detectors to make the technology more reliable and easier to use.
Praxair will show its dissolved oxygen control process at InterBev which features a new sanitary design.
Air Products has signed another deal with Techpack Solutions to convert a furnace from air-fuel to its oxy-fuel combustion technology.
The global functional additives and barrier coatings market for plastic packaging is projected to reach almost $3.7bn by 2018, according to a report from SmithersPira.
The Columbus-based firm behind OXYwater - the latest ‘oxygen-enhanced’ mineral water to hit the market - claims sales have “exploded” since its launch earlier this year.
Krones develops second ever fully dry aseptic machine
Special edition: Dry decontamination technology
Krones has launched its second ever fully dry aseptic machine as pressure to reduce water use drives interest in dry sterilization.
SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE
A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.
Organic beetroot boosts stamina: Study
Drinking organic beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help you exercise for up to 15 per cent longer, according to a study published by the UK University of Exeter's School of Sport and Health Sciences.
Wine research body slams plastic packaging
New research from the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV) suggests white wines stored in plastic packaging remain fresh for only six months.
KHS unveils expansion plans for PET barrier system
KHS will soon be introducing a larger version of its PET barrier system Plasmax to bring the technology to large bottling lines.
Giving oxygen to cheaper and better beer
A sensor that quickly and accurately measures dissolved oxygen in beer products has been launched by the Process Analytics arm of Swiss firm Mettler Toledo.
New guide evaluates 'active' and 'intelligent' packaging
Active and intelligent packaging is the focus of a new review produced by the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA).
New film provides cost-effective low-temperature sealing, says Wipak
A new low-temperature sealing biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) grade film can increase output for bakery and chocolate manufacturers, while reducing their environmental impact, claims Wipak.
Protein analyzer wins IFT food science award
The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp, North Carolina, USA, has won a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the IFT trade food show in New Orleans.
Ozone nano-bubbles harnessed to sterilise water
A new steriliser uses ozone nano-bubbles to produce a water mixture
that can be used for food processing.
Ozone jet washer helps firms clean-up
A new power washer, using ozone mixed with cold water to
decontaminate food processing premises, will reduce costs and help
the environment, its manufacturer claims.
Cryovac breaths new life into cheese packaging
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to
continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer
Nano ink indicates safety breach in food packaging
A new ink leverages nanotechnology to detect the presence of oxygen
in food packages, giving awarning that the product is no longer
safe to eat.
Review bursts oxygen water performance link
The idea that drinking water containing extra oxygen could improve
performance during exercise cannot be taken seriously, says a new
journal review, in a blow to producers of the drink.
Oxygen, CO2 mix reduces spoilage
A mix of 60 per cent oxygen and 40 per cent carbon dioxide can
efficiently reduce the microbial spoilage of refrigerated beef,
Novel oxygen test for drinks in plastic packaging
A new test that realistically determines how much oxygen will pass
through food and beverage packaging during a product's lifetime
will enable producers to speed up and improve new product trials.
Portable analyser measures gas in meat packages
A hand-held headspace analyser is the first in the field to measure
carbon monoxide levels in modified and controlled-atmosphere
packaging (MAP) for case-ready meat, its manufacturerclaims.
Enhanced water - American science, European branding
Sales of oxygen-enriched water have almost quadrupled in Germany
since 2002 to 30 million litres. But in the US where it has been
available for over a decade longer, growth has been attributed to a
much more sophisticated product,...
Linde showcases cryogenic freezing range
Linde Gas is showcasing a new range of crygenic freezing
applications at IPA 2004 in Paris. FoodProductionDaily.com took a
US coffee producer installs gas analyser
A US coffee producer has installed a Servomex 574 portable gas
analyser at its plant to help ensure its coffee is produced to the
Farewell to bottle rinsers?
A new sterilisation process has been developed which manufacturer
alfill claims combines economical operation with product