Consumers globally are becoming more aware of health and embarking on the health and wellness trend, and ironically we seem to be going back to the basics—unprocessed and natural—for the ultimate health products. Ben Boonlai, director of Medifoods (Thailand), spoke with APFI in an interview and shared his company’s innovative concept of creating functional foods from rice, the staple of all Asians.
APFI spoke with Frank van Riel, sales manager at dutch Tanis Food Tec (TFT), who shared his insight on the current trends of the confectionery industry and what to expect in the near future.
Mathias Kuepper, managing director at Koelnmesse Private Limited, organiser of Thaifex-World of Food Asia (Thaifex), gives an insight to how the Asia Pacific food and beverage industry will change in the coming years, ahead of the event. By Michelle Cheong
APFI talks to Andrew Kwan, group managing director, Commonwealth Capital, on trending products and processing technologies.
The fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation, is slowly getting adopted by the food and beverage industry. With a rapid rise in automation expected, Markus Brettschneider, senior vice president, ABB Global Food & Beverage Applications, gives his views on the use of automation in the industry.
Texturants are becoming increasingly used in food and beverage applications as they can improve product mouthfeel and texture. What are texturants, and how can manufacturers benefit from their use? Gerd Frank Pedersen, regional lead texturants, Asia Pacific Tate & Lyle, shares more with APFI.
Peter van Deursen, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, Cargill, shares more with APFI.
ASEAN still faces some manufacturing challenges compared to the developed West, but automation and service providers can help these countries progress at a faster rate. Raimund Klein, executive vice president, Digital Factory (DF) and Process Industries and Drives (PD) Division, Siemens Private Limited, discusses more with APFI. By Michelle Cheong