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TNA opens new Tokyo office

Processing and packaging major TNA has opened of a new office in Japan to host local technical support and sales staff.

Ferrero opens first Asian innovation centre in Singapore

Ferrero has opened its first Asian Innovation Center in Singapore to develop and test new products ‘in a market of strategic importance’.

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

Interview

Indian plant central to Naturex drive to boost emerging markets

Having first gained a foothold in India with its Roha plant acquisition from Valentine Agro in 2012, Naturex has cemented its position in the local fruit and vegetable powders market by being...

Aussie packaging start-up snapped up as RPC continues global charge

A Melbourne food packaging start-up has been acquired by RPC for an undisclosed sum—the latest purchase by the global plastics player in a frenzied buying spree.

UAE’s Hotpack tempted by wales for $62m plant investment

A UAE-based food packaging materials company is planning to invest US$62m in a manufacturing plant in Britain, which will also function as its new head office for the UK and...

Singapore looks to cash in from shelf life-extending packaging

Singapore’s state science agency is well on the way to launching a new packaging material that can extend the shelf life of foods by at least 50%.

South Asia radius

Food processing minister resumes crusade to charm foreign investors

India’s food processing minster has returned home after a trade tour to Japan, where she met executives of close to a dozen food companies in a bid to attract them...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Tetra Pak to make packaging closures at new $26m East Asia plant

Prompted by a market that is showing signs of substantial growth, one of the world’s leading food packaging companies will invest US$25.6m to build a plant to manufacture packaging closures...

Aussie robo-company is complete package for SE Asian processors

Australian packaging robots that are fitted with cameras to allow remote troubleshooting have been helping to streamline Southeast Asia’s surging food and beverage industry.

South Asia radius

India has potential to be one of world’s biggest food processors

With nearly a tenth of the world's arable land and a fifth of its irrigated farming, India is one the world's largest producer of milk, pluses, ginger, bananas, guavas and...

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915 Labs and Printpack to present MATS technology

A Thai university is hosting a conference to introduce a method for packaging foods and beverages called Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS).

Orange peel extract from Xinhui and Sichuan boast 'best' anti-inflammatory properties, study finds

Obtaining dried citrus peel (chenpi) from mandarins or tangerines grown in Sichuan or Xinhui in China can provide potentially superior benefits in nutraceuticals and functional foods compared to conventional sources,...

Underwater shockwaves improve antioxidant levels in yuzu juice: study

Underwater shockwave pre-treatment improves the antioxidant functionality of yuzu fruit juice, confirming its potential for use in a wide-range of food applications and leading to the possible establishment “of a...

Australian fruit exporter takes bigger slice of apple pie

Finding small windows of opportunity on the other side of the world and using camera and laser technology to pinpoint specific flavours is helping an Australian apple producer reach new...

Tetra Pak agrees deal to build packaging lines for Raubi juices

Tetra Pak has concluded an AED25m (US$6.8m) deal to construct processing and packaging lines for Binghatti Holding’s new food and beverage production plant in Abu Dhabi.

Singapore food industry transformation is all about the long-term

Singapore’s policymakers have once again turned their attention to the food industry, and in light of recent previous sorties in this direction, it can only be a good thing.

Nestlé Lanka opens $3.4m UHT milk plant

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new UHT milk plant in its factory in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The new production facility cost LKR500m ($3.4m) to construct.

Tetra Pak invests $110m in Vietnam factory

Tetra Pak is investing in a new regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, prompted by increased consumption of liquid dairy and fruit-based beverages across Asia Pacific. 

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Gulfood exhibitors will have a close eye on sustainable solutions

Companies must embrace sustainability as a long-term business value, especially in the Middle East, as global trends move towards fast-shifting trading patterns in the F&B industry. 

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Tetra Pak’s new ‘customer innovation centre’ opens to court ME brands

Cartons manufacturer Tetra Pak has opened the first customer innovation centre in the region which will experiment with food and beverage concepts. 

Middle East packaging firms gearing up for a seismic shift in demand

The Middle East’s packaging industry is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing demand for sophisticated automated solutions.

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Massey University hopes novel tech will put it on the MAPs (or MATs)

Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology.

Kiwi college investigates ‘game-changing’ processing technology

New Zealand researchers are investigating whether an innovation centre based on a novel food processing technology could “transform” the country’s food industry. 

Doubling of processed food sales behind Indian packaging growth

India’s packaged food sales have doubled to US$51.5m in the five years from 2010, while the value of the food and beverage packaging market has reached US$16bn, according to a...

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