KHS develops wide-neck PET containers for food products

GERMANY - KHS, a leading supplier of filling and packaging systems for carbonated and still water in PET has launched a new wide-neck PET container even as the demand for light-weight plastics continues to grow. The new PET was realised from a further development of the InnoPET Blomax stretch blow moulder to offer faster, more…

Buhler builds advanced low-emission coffee processing facility in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND - Buhler is building the world’s first advanced coffee processing facility, which uses innovative roasting technology that ensures low carbon emission to reduce on the global greenhouse effect. According to the company, the plant was built for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson, and will utilize biogas with ability to achieve net zero carbon…

Toray Plastics unveils new clear, high barrier BOPP films

USA - Toray Plastics America, a leader in manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, has developed its third generation of Torayfan clear, high barrier polypropylene packaging films ensuring that customers receive fresh food which can stay on the shelf for a longer time. According to the company, it…

Givaudan Group reports 4.9% rise in full year sales to US$5.47b

SWITZERLAND – Flavours and fragrances major Givaudan has posted its full year sales of US$5.47billion showing strong financial performance, up 4.9% from last year’s results. According to the company, the net income rose up by 11. 7% year-on-year basis, which amounted to US$771.4million and the EBITDA was of US$1167million. Givaudan completed the year with good…

DSM, Evonik announce joint venture for omega-3s production

NETHERLANDS – Leading Dutch and German ingredients solutions companies DSM and Evonik have established a new company to manufacture omega-3 solutions for the animal feed industry. Dubbed Veramaris V.O.F., the new company will manufacture eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. The 50/50 joint venture…

DNV GL partners with block chain company to improve product transparency

NORWAY – DNV GL and VeChain have agreed on a partnership to use block-chain to improve the transparency of product and supplier information, significantly increasing the efficiency of supply chains. According to DNV GL, this is one of the next series of steps in the company's Digital Assurance Concept, which uses block-chain technology as a…

Ingredion names Nigerian Elizabeth Adefioye to head its global HR role

USA - Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has announced that it expects Elizabeth Adefioye to be named senior vice president and chief human resources (HR) officer effective March 1, 2018. According to the company, she will become a member of the executive leadership team and is expected to…

Kröner-Stärke debuts starch flakes for use in clean-label products

GERMANY - Kröner-Stärke, a German producer of natural wheat starches, has boosted its range of starch flakes to include a new instant porridge, pre-gelatinized wheat starch flakes, corn starch flakes, waxy maize starch flakes and whole flour starches for use in healthy clean-label food products.  The company’s new starch flakes offer exceptional dispersion properties, making…

Tetra Pak launches ice cream solution for liquid dairy and juice drinks producers

SWEDEN - Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Fino Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM, a new package that offers an opportunity for customers to produce liquid dairy and juice drinks using their existing production processes and market them as ice creams and frozen products. According to the company, the new package allows dairy and juice drinks to…