Asian consumers are demanding more baked goods and bread, and manufacturers are consequently on the search for solutions that can help these products last longer. By Suresh Chandran, director, food & beverage Southeast Asia, Novozymes

Pumped products are now finding their way to consumers’ grocery baskets more frequently and traditional food inspection at the end of line may no longer be sufficient in detecting food contamination. X-ray inspection can be one of the tools that helps to maintain food safety. By Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager, Mettler-Toledo safeline x-ray.

Growing demand for sustainable production, increasing competition and consideration of health concerns have led the meat industries on a path to innovation. Nanotechnology can have a significant impact on the meat processing industry through the development of not only novel functional meat products, but also novel packaging for the products. By Karna Ramachandraiah and Chin Koo Bok, Chonnam National University, and Han Sung Gu, Konkuk University

Demands for food and beverage products are growing rapidly around the world and with consumer focus on shelf-life and hygiene, advances in packaging machinery can make companies more competitive and increase values of end product. By Vera Fritsche, head of packaging machinery, VDMA food processing and packaging machinery

Kautex Maschinenbau recently welcomed Geoffrey Chan as its executive vice president of its Chinese subsidiary Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology Company Limited.

Located on the eastern fringe of Jakarta in Bekasi, the new distribution centre marks 20 years of growth and development in Indonesia for the provider of labelling and packaging materials and solutions.

The new positions of customer service and logistics coordinator, project manager and technical support engineer will join the food processing and packaging supplier’s on-the-ground support team in Bangkok, Thailand.

According to a new market report that looked at the trends of the green packaging market from 2015 to 2021, the market for green packaging is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent between 2015 and 2021. The report from Transparency Market Research pins the overall value of the global green packaging at US$132.4 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach US$203.1 billion by end 2021.

2015 saw food packaging sales rise by 3 percent globally to reach 1.97 billion units, according to Euromonitor International 2016 packaging data.

To reduce packaging waste and increase productivity, Videojet Technologies, a supplier of coding, marking and printing solutions, has formulated two new environmentally-friendly coloured inks for the food and beverage packaging industry.

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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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