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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. 

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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...

NZ-built dairy platform now available in different sizes

A rotary dairy platform designed and manufactured by Waikato Milking Systems is now available in a range of sizes from 40 up to 84 stalls.

Japan’s Yonekyu welcomes Sealpac’s packaging

Yonekyu Corporation, one of Japan’s leading processed meat companies, has applauded the impact of Sealpac’s thermoformers on its production lines, claiming the equipment is “extremely strong”.

Asian demand for processing technology buoys global market

China, India and Saudi Arabia’s growing markets are spurring global demand for food processing machinery, which is expected to grow at an annualised rate of around 8% until 2020.

Operational efficiency key to driving down India’s packaging costs: PepsiCo exec

Reducing the amount of packaging can only improve gross margins to a certain extent, with most MNCs in India now turning their attention to achieving greater operational efficiency, according to a PepsiCo...

Huhtamaki snaps up second Indian packaging company

Finnish packaging firm Huhtamaki has acquired a majority stake in Valpack, a privately held paper cup manufacturer based in Mumbai. 

‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle Japan’s food waste

Food manufacturers in Japan have made good progress in reducing and recycling food waste, but further efforts are urgently needed across all other stages of the supply chain, especially at...

Pro Mach to expand in North America and China following Zarpac acquisition

‘Customers are looking for a full service partner to simplify line development, achieve optimum performance, reduce risks, simplify line control, and better manage costs throughout the design, build, and production...

Greiner signs joint-venture in India as it pursues eastward expansion

European packaging major Greiner Packaging will expand in India after forming a joint-venture with local partner Century Ultrapack, one the leading providers of plastic packaging to the Indian dairy industry. ...

Sabic launches new-generation rigid packaging copolymers

Saudi plastics giant Sabic has developed the first of a new generation of Flowpact polypropylene impact copolymers to make injection-moulded rigid packaging stronger and cheaper.

Dairy packaging major increases production in Punjab

A border town in Punjab has played host to the opening of a Rs1bn (US$14.9m) fully-integrated aseptic beverage manufacturing facility. 

Hologram trade body claims 86% of US counterfeit goods now come from China

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is calling for an urgent review after a US Chamber of Commerce report claims four fifths (86%) of all counterfeit goods now come from China.

From Uganda to Borneo: Elopak ramps up its sustainable efforts to become CarbonNeutral

Elopak is celebrating after becoming a CarbonNeutral company as part of its environmental strategy; FutureProof 2020.

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