It is essential that the right food grade lubricant is used in factories as a mistake can severely affect the productivity rate, occur unnecessary costs or worse, trigger a recall due to contamination. What can manufacturers do to safeguard themselves? By Imtiaz Ahmad, Asia-Pacific Mobil SHC brand manager, Exxon Mobil

Comprising hydrocolloids, protein and starch, the food thickeners markets is expected to reach US$15.8 billion by 2022, reports Markets and Markets.

Comprising soybean, rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed and more, the oilseed processing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.37 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to MarketsandMarkets.

Also known as additives, food texturants may be perceived negatively by end consumers due to possible effects on health. Manufacturers however are looking for more natural solutions that improve texture and simultaneously provide additional health benefits. By Shivani Mishra, research analyst, food beverage and agriculture, MarketsandMarkets

With consumers becoming increasingly health-conscious, more are opting for plant-based dairy alternatives to reduce their dairy intake, as well as to benefit from the multiple advantages they offer. By Aslam Shaikh, research analyst, food and beverage domain, MarketsandMarkets

The recent report by MarketsandMarkets projects the market to increase at a rate of 15.5 percent annually until 2020, and driving this is the Asia-Pacific region.

The current international market is forecast to grow seven percent annually until 2020 with the Asia-Pacific market growing fastest.

MarketsandMarkets reported that the soy protein ingredients market will be worth US$ 10.12 billion by 2020

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