Muehlenchemie opens first African technology center

NIGERIA – German food ingredients solutions provider Mühlenchemie GmbH has opened its first technology center in Africa. The specialist for flour improvement and fortification has opened a baking laboratory in Lagos, Nigeria’s industrial heartland. The new facility in Lagos is the first technology center on the continent of Africa by the company. Having development capabilities…

Sensient develops protein masking solutions for sugar reduction concepts

USA – Sensient, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances, has developed innovative protein masking solutions, which focus on maintaining the full sensorial perception in the end product, even if sugar is significantly reduced. With its “Sweet Solutions”, Sensient Flavors supports sugar reduction concepts in various beverage, bakery and dairy applications.…

DSM publishes report on consumer concerns about sugar consumption

NETHERLANDS - DSM has published a new report in its Global Insight Series focusing on consumer attitudes and behaviour around the labeling of sugar content and its consumption. The report, based on an international survey, showed that concern about sugar is on the rise globally, with nearly half of all consumers saying they are more…

Graphic Packaging Company reports third-quarter sales increase

USA - Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage and consumer product companies, has reported net income for third quarter 2017 of US$47.3 million, or US$0.15 per share, based on 310.9 million weighted average diluted shares. This is an improvement compared to the third quarter 2016 net Income of…

Kerry publishes research study on clean label

USA - Kerry has published a report, following a consumer research study, focusing on clean label, discovering and building a wealth of information about consumer perception of clean label. According to FoodIngredientsFirst, by surveying over 700 consumers, Kerry has understood the approaches of consumers to clean label, which includes the dos and don’ts of ingredients.…

Palsgaard develops world’s first palm-free emulsifier

DENMARK – Danish ingredients company Palsgaard has developed the world’s first palm-free, powdered emulsifier, which focuses on solving the challenges faced by the industry in the quest to remove palm-oil from cake recipes, without damaging products quality. Palsgaard SA 6615, the new ingredient, offers the same fast and instant aeration and emulsification as cake gels,…

DSM reports significant progress in use of renewable energy

NETHERLANDS - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has reported significant progress in powering their plants with purchased electricity produced from renewable sources. The company has reported important improvement in use of its electricity from renewable resources at its Engineering Plastics facilities in Benelux and India. Production of Stanyl…

Givaudan lays foundation for new production hub in China

CHINA – Givaudan has laid a foundation towards the construction of a new production hub worth US$102 million in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province of China, set to become operational in 2020. This is Givaudan’s largest investment, which is targeted towards the reiteration of the company’s commitment to continue investing in high growth markets such as China.…

Sonoco Packaging reports third-quarter sales increase

USA – American packaging company Sonoco has reported record third-quarter sales of US$1.32 billion, a 9.6% increase from US$1.21 billion for the same period in 2016 with gross profit 6.6% higher at US$250.9 million. The company reported a net income amounting to US$73.4 million, also 11.3% increase on the same quarter last year. According to…