Recycling polyethylene terephthalate pet plastics is not new, and most end up as non-food grade pet, such as in china where they are processed into textile fibres or other utility items. However, there is an increasing opportunity for the food and beverage industry to benefit from this too as food grade packaging materials can be made from recycled pet. One such method for this is through a bottle to bottle recycling process. By Dr Thomas Friedlaender, Krones AG

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Flexible packaging is a growing dynamic sector for the technology suppliers, packaging converters and brand owners of the food and beverage industry, but which trends should we keep our eye on most? By Smithers Pira

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It is known that hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, and if not properly managed, it can lead to strokes, heart failure or premature death. Southeast Asia is currently facing a rise in hypertension due to unhealthy diets. What can food manufacturers do to promote healthy eating? By Jane Rochstad Lim

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High pressure processing is becoming more popular today, but what exactly is it and why do analysts predict this technology to be the future for food and beverage processing? By Michelle Cheong

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Beverages are getting more functional with every launch, and while these provide health benefits and energy, a new category for functional beverages is on the rise: relaxation beverages. APFI learns more from relaxation drink manufacturer Tranquini. By Michelle Cheong

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Every manufacturer needs to keep up with consumers’ demands. What consumers want, they should be able to have. One such demand is that for ‘food in a bottle,’ and beverage manufacturers can satisfy this through aseptic dual filling. By Paolo Ventrelli, product manager, GEA

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With multiple health benefits and a variety of applications for food and beverage categories, coconut is becoming an increasingly and popularly used ingredient. By Mei Hin Liew, general manager Soya, Tea and Coconut Centre, Tetra Pak

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In a world that emphasises on food safety, electron beam technology is fast gaining popularity as a method for sterilisation of carton packaging in beverages with its multiple and various benefits over the conventional hydrogen peroxide method. By Charles Brand, executive VP, product management and commercial operations, Tetra Pak

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Chinese bottled water manufacturer Nongfu Spring previously had a four-litre family sized bottle which was only available in high density polyethylene (HDPE). Wanting to make the switch from HDPE to PET for this, they turned to PET production equipment and services provider Sidel for a solution. By Sidel

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Ensuring safety in beverages is important for consumer health, and one such way to do this for manufacturers is through mass spectrometry during beverage processing. By Vincent Lau, field marketing manager, Southeast Asia, SCIEX

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.

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