Capping is important in ensuring product quality, stability and freshness. However, not many are aware of the crucial role that torque testing plays and factors which affect the overall accuracy. By Gabro Szakacs, product manager, Mesa Laboratories

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Increasingly health conscious consumers have led to a sharp growth in the clean label trends. Beverage manufacturers who would like to leverage on the use of natural colours have to consider the effects on colour, taste and sensorial quality. By Campbell Cooper, GM, Kleurcraft

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The demand for liquid dairy products has been growing, especially in developing markets. The conversion towards plastic bottles can create a more convenient consumer experience without compromising on product integrity. By Max Duclot, zone senior aseptic specialist & senior dairy officer, Sidel

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Soy beverages have been a prominent part of the Asian diet for many centuries and are becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world as well. Success of a soy drink product depends on its homogeneity during its shelf-life, which can be achieved with the right emulsifier and stabiliser combination. By Khoreen New, senior application technologist for Dairy, Ice cream and Soy, Palsgaard Asia-Pacific

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Sports nutrition is a growing market driven by consumers looking to support personal health and wellbeing. Beverages enhanced with protein is becoming more popular, but finding the right protein product can be challenging, especially without sacrificing taste and mouthfeel. By Steve Mott, technical director, Proteins, ADM

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Advances in technology allow chilled dairy drinks manufacturers to consider a wide variety of options for their bottles. From raw materials to packaging lines, there are different possibilities to help companies achieve their business objectives. By Fabienne cheriaux, marketing manager, Serac.

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Despite a decline in milk consumption in the US and Europe, the dairy market is buoyant, fuelled by population growth, rising prosperity and urbanisation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dairy manufacturers will have to get into a juggling act to find balance in the global market. By Tetra Pak

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With the lack of consumer confidence over baby formulae in China, the affluent public is relying on imported products. However, stricter regulatory controls and regulations are set to change the milk powder landscape in the future. By Yi Fan Jiang, regulatory adviser, EAS Strategic Advice-Asia office

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Grown mostly in Asia, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world with many health benefits. As researchers in the Netherlands have discovered, it can also provide a glimpse into the health of the planet. By Adeline Tan, senior project manager, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

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With smell playing a large role in the perception of flavour, aroma delivery systems provide a glimpse into the future of tasty, low sugar beverages. By Sherlyne Yong

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