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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Coding is essential for all fast moving consumer goods, including beverages. Laser systems are one way for beverage manufacturers to code their products reliably and efficiently to meet growing consumer demands. By Sascha Ammesdörfer, business unit manager for laser, Videojet Technologies

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In Asia and around the world, innovation and growing middle classes are driving expansion in the bottled water market. But whatever the driver, the basics—such as proper coding and labelling—remain paramount. By Mark Dingley, general manager, operations—Australian coding, labelling and automatic data-capture leader, Matthews Australasia

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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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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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Cold press juices and cold brew coffee are the 'in' beverages now. What are these, and why are they trending? By Emma Wright, beverage analyst, Canadean

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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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Family-owned Philippine Spring Water Resources Incorporated desired to upgrade the quality of their iced tea by removing preservatives, and found a safe and green solution through aseptic cold filling with Krones' Contiform AsepBloc. By Peter Buchhauser, head of sales South East Asia/Pacific Region, Krones AG

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Manufacturers would always benefit by staying atop current trends. What are some beverage industry trends to expect for the coming year and next? By Ieva Petkevičiūtė, head of new product development, Mydrink Beverages

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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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