The shelf-life of products is growing in importance, especially with the flourishing e-commerce trade today. Jeff Williams, CEO of Avure Technologies, and Jaime Nicolas-Correa, president of Hiperbaric, founding members of the Cold Pressure (CP) Council, give an insight to high pressure processing (HPP) and how this can help.

Located in the Rayong site in Thailand, the US$25.5 million facility that will open early 2018 will be dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging.

As one of the major soft drink businesses in Australia, Schweppes Australia requires machines that can cater to flexibility in filling volume as well as beverage type. By Kurt Hofmann, MD, KHS Pacific, and Frank Hollmann, Executive VP Market Zone Asia Pacific, KHS

Frederic Sailly, EVP product development, Sidel, shares the latest trends in the beverage industry for products and processing. Complete line solutions and green manufacturing will continue to be a focus.

The East is still tracing behind the West in terms of many industries, including that of beverage, but change is coming, says Eric Shaffner, Sales Vice President for Asia, Middle East and Africa, Sidel.

Consumers are becoming more health-conscious, and want enhanced or better-for-you beverages. Texturants can help manufacturers to meet these needs without compromising on visual appeal or texture. By Xue Si-Ying, innovation lead, DuPont Nutrition & Health

High pressure processing is becoming more popular today, but what exactly is it and why do analysts predict this technology to be the future for food and beverage processing? By Michelle Cheong

The Modul bottle by RPC Promens Consumer Nordics is a one-litre milk bottle made entirely from a non-oil based bio polymer produced from sugar cane.

The polymer is mixed with a special mineral filler, which reduces the amount of polymer required for each bottle, yet does not impact on its strength and performance, and further enhances its positive environmental profile.

Consumers are beginning to take a greater interest in greener packaging as well, so this new material and bottle offers them a renewable and sustainable solution. The one-litre blow-moulded bottle is available with a choice of closures and features a four-sided label.

Ensuring safety in beverages is important for consumer health, and one such way to do this for manufacturers is through mass spectrometry during beverage processing. By Vincent Lau, field marketing manager, Southeast Asia, Sciex

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