Printpack has launched an easy tear polyethylene pouch featuring customisable moisture barrier, oxygen barrier and closure options. With re-sealable closures, advanced coating technologies, laser scoring and clear barrier solutions that protect against oxygen, moisture, and UV light, the pouch minimises food waste.

The pouch suits consumer packaged goods companies, as they slow the degradation of food content—brands can gain greater consumer preference and stronger loyalties by ensuring freshness from the first serving to the last.

In this way, it also supports industry-wide efforts to fight food waste and achieve greater sustainability—yet meets the very qualities that consumers are demanding for today.

Water is one of the most important components in confectionery. Though sugar is the signature ingredient of candy and confectionery, water runs a close second, and water will have a big impact on the taste, texture, and shelf stability of a confectionery product. By Julia Mumford, technical writer and Dr Brady Carter, senior research scientist, Decagon Devices

Technical obstacles have limited the use of fruit-based ingredients in products with long shelf life. Ultra rapid concentration fruit ingredients can mitigate moisture transfer by controlling water activity in baked goods, cereals and snacks, while delivering exceptional taste. By Grant Taylor, sales manager-Asia Pacific, Taura Natural Ingredients

Different powders will respond differently towards moisture and a small variation can substantially change powder properties and processing performance. Dynamic and bulk properties can be used to generate a secure basis for operational and design decisions. By Tim Freeman, MD, Freeman Technology

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