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April 2021

Editor’s pickNew Zealand's largest apple exporter implements Croptracker

30-04-2021

Croptracker, Inc. has announced a long-term adoption and service level agreement of its crop management and record-keeping software by Mr Apple New Zealand Ltd, a private corporation that has built itself a reputation as the country’s largest fully-integrated grower, packer, and marketer of apples. Mr Apple New Zealand Ltd, a private …

Editor’s pickOlam Food Ingredients accelerates its growth strategy with an acquisition

29-04-2021

Olam Food Ingredients (“OFI”)1 is acquiring a leading US private label spices and seasonings manufacturer Olde Thompson at an EV of US$950 million through its wholly owned subsidiary Olam Holdings Inc. This acquisition reinforces OFI’s growth strategy of being a global leader in providing sustainable, natural, value-added food …

Conagen employs novel solution to make natural capsaicin by fermentation more accessible

29-04-2021

Scalable, sustainable capsaicin ingredients for use in food, consumer and industrial products are more accessible now than ever before. Conagen, a biosynthesis and biomanufacturing company, has successfully scaled-up its fermentation process for premium capsaicin and related capsaicinoid molecules. Capsaicin and its main functions Chilli peppers …

Chr. Hansen Natural Colours acquires SECNA Natural Ingredients Group S.L.

28-04-2021

Chr. Hansen Natural Colours, an EQT portfolio company, announces its first major transaction, after becoming a standalone company which further bolsters its position as an industry leader. Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, a world leading provider of natural colours with the widest portfolio in the industry, has announced plans to continue its strong …

Editor’s pickKrones Celcare offers cellulose-based alternative filter aid

28-04-2021

Fig. 1: Krones Celcare filtration system Filtration is the last step of the beer brewing process to ensure a brilliant, clear product and high microbiological stability. Over 90% of breweries rely on pre-coat filtration using kieselguhr, also known as diatomite or diatomaceous earth (derived from either saltwater or freshwater) as its filter aid. …

GEA launches the latest SKIN thermoforming packaging technology: PowerPak SKIN.50

27-04-2021

The PowerPak SKIN.50 not only provides processors of sliced products, cut meat, sausages, fish, hard cheese and fine produce e.g. top-quality seafood with high-capacity products up to 100mm high and which protrude 50mm above the level of the packing tray, it can also perform vacuum and MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) using the same …

Krones accolades as a climate-conscious company

27-04-2021

Sustainability a constituent factor to the reason Krones’ has been awarded top 50 climate-conscious German companies Leading vendors of market and consumer data together with business magazine Capital, examined the ratio between revenue growth and reduction in CO2  emissions at German companies and found that Krones AG was ranked 48th …

Cor-Pak® Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI® available from EcoCortec® Plant

26-04-2021

The combination of enhanced polyethylene resins with VpCI® Technology makes Cor-Pak® Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI® one of the the most advanced corrosion inhibiting stretch films available on today’s market.   Stretch hoods are among the fastest growing packaging techniques for shipment of palletized goods. In …