Unilever has suspended purchasing palm oil from Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) due to its recent deforestation and peatland clearance.

Amidst concerns of food security and sustainability in Asia, THAIFEX-World of Food Asia returns in its 14th edition to decode these challenges for future generations, and will run from 31 May to 4 June 2017.

With most coffee certification schemes developed by northern-based businesses and NGOs, it is questionable whether these standards correspond to the preferences of coffee farmers in the south. Based on the preferences of farmers in Indonesia, sustainability certification of coffee is weakly institutionalised. By Muhammad Ibnu, Pieter Glasbergen and Astrid Offermans, Maastricht University, and Bustanul Arifin, Lampung University

Peter van Deursen, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific, Cargill, shares more with APFI.

With Kotkamills’ folding boxboards Aegle, brand owners and designers can create attractive packaging while meeting consumer demand for ecological products. Manufactured using wood raw material in an effective way, the boards are fully recyclable and repulpable with normal paper recycling process.

Offering a high stiffness yet being lightweight, the boxboards suit various packaging needs from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to dry, chilled and frozen food, and general packaging.

The boards are also available in a silk matt coating other than the standard fully coated glossy surface, allowing for good printability and enhancing the use of various special effects such as lacquering and foiling.

The iglidur A181 is a lubrication-free and maintenance-free plastic that offers manufacturers the ability to create consistently safe products by avoiding the need for lubricants.

Complying with EC Directive 10/2011 and also the US Food and Drug Administration specifications for repeated contact with food, the plastic uses non-metallic and RoHS-safe ingredients made of tribologically optimised base polymers, solid lubricants and fillers.

The material can be used in both bottling and packaging plants as it is ideally suited for rotary as well as pivoting movements, and can be ordered in more than 110 dimensions up to 50 mm diameter, with or without flange, and at an affordable price.

When 40 percent of the world’s palm and palm kernel oil are produced by smallholders, the question of sustainability arises. Projects to support smallholders can improve their productivity and secure a sustainable supply chain.

We chat with Laurent Panzani, the global food, beverage, and biofuels market director at Veolia Water Technologies, a global water solutions provider, to find out what the current trends in the water technologies market are and how the industry can move forward from there.

Sustainability is the buzz word for the food and beverage industry today, and tri-sector collaborations, or private-public partnerships, are a solution. Yannick Foing, senior regional manager, Asia Pacific, Nutrition Improvement Program, DSM, shares more with APFI.

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.

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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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