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OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2014

NEWS
square_8 BASF prepares for its 150th anniversary in 2015
BASF is introducing a new claim - "We create chemistry" - in its logo. Initially, "We create chemistry" will mainly be used in the logo in circumstances directly related to the company's 150th anniversary. As of January 1, 2015, it will be broadly applied throughout BASF.   Read More...

square_8 Tate & Lyle celebrates opening of newly acquired polydextrose dietary fibre
On March 13, 2014, Tate & Lyle announced it had signed an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Winway Biotechnology Nantong Co. Ltd., a leading producer of polydextrose fibre, subject to governmental approval.   Read More...


MARKET INSIGHT

square_8 Heart, gut and brain health leading opportunities for functional drinks
Heart health, gut and digestive issues, and cognitive health are the leading consumer concerns that manufacturers of functional drinks should look to target, finds new report from Canadean.   Read More...


BITING ISSUES
 Doehler launches natural Herb & Spice Extracts and natural Blossom Flavours on the market
Doehler is meeting the rapidly increasing demand for botanical flavours in the food and beverage industry with a new portfolio of natural herb & spice extracts and natural blossom flavours.   Read More...
 

SPECIAL REPORT
 
Foodpolis: The food cluster for the future
Set to be completed by 2016, the food and beverage industry can look forward to a 358-hectare government supported food industrial complex in Iksan City in the North Jeolla Province - the heart of South Korea. Foodpolis, or the Korea National Food Cluster, will present a multitude of business and research and development opportunities for international food and beverage companies keen on tapping into the fast-growing markets of China, Korea and Japan, which boasts a combined population of over 1.5 billion people.   Read More...
  

 

INGREDIENTS
 Using speciality fats for fillings

Around 30 per cent of fillings is filling fat, which can influence the stability, melting  properties, texture and flavour release of confectioneries. Fillings that are low in saturated fats or have a cooling sensation are gaining popularity. Speciality vegetable fats can meet those consumer demands.  Read More...

 Confectionery, without the crash
In this article, Christian Philippsen, Managing Director of BENEO Asia Pacific, introduces the idea of a new breed of confectionery that can deliver a tasty snack with much needed
energy, but without the subsequent energy crash.   Read More...
 

ON THE TABLE
square_8 A Hub of excellence

CP Kelco opened a new South Asia Hub & Dairy Beverage Centre of Excellence in Singapore earlier this year to serve as a cross-functional support centre for customers in Southeast Asia, as well as India, Australia and New Zealand. Food & Beverage Asia spoke to CP Kelco's Amy Wong, Country Director of South East Asia/ANZ to find out more about the company's commitment to "Growing Asia with Innovation".  Read More...


PACKAGING & PROCESSING
square_8 Quality and economy InnoPET Plasmax coating technology
Van Pur brewing company invests in one of the first systems for beer in PET in Poland.   Read More...

square_8 Aseptic: Still or carbonated
The installation of a Contiform Bloc with a Contipure preform-decontamination unit in conjunction with an isolator and a new type of combined filling valve, suitable for handling both still and carbonated beverages accomplished the aseptic filling of high acid carbonated and still beverages.   Read More...


FIRST LOOKS
square_8 Fast, safe and quiet: igus expands the P4 roller energy chain system
The Cologne-based plastic specialist igus has expanded its comprehensive range of P4 roller energy chains system, now offering guide troughs for the P4.80.  Read More...


SHOW REVIEW
square_8 Vitafoods Asia strengthens its position in the nutraceutical industry
Vitafoods Asia, the only Pan-Asian event dedicated exclusively to the nutraceutical industry, recently concluded its fourth edition on a high note, reinforcing its status as the definitive exhibition for the market.    Read More...


SHOW PREVIEW
square_8 Sino-Pack 2015 & PACKINNO 2015: The leading exhibition in China with
automated smart packaging

After a successful show earlier this year, Sino-Pack and PACKINNO will once again return in 2015 to the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China (Area A). Both exhibitions, which will be running concurrently, will cover the latest worldwide packaging equipment and technologies.  Read More...