October 3, 2022

Technology & Sustainability

Research says climate change could threaten food supply chains

Modelling shows climate change and extreme weather events will impact food supply chains, with adverse effects on income, food and nutrient availability Rural communities would be most severely impacted – while more affluent communities would be better positioned to buttress against supply shocks. New University of Sydney research published in Nature Food today has modelled the wide-ranging

WorldFish and Norad to develop highly nutritious aquatic feeds

WorldFish signed this month an agreement with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to develop low-cost and highly nutritious aquatic feeds based on novel ingredients. The agreement will enable 5,000 smallholder aquatic food producers in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia to test and use these feeds and ingredients, which will increase their income, improve their

Slow Food Int’l Congress opens a new era for the organization

On July 16, 2022, Slow Food hosted its 8th International Congress in Pollenzo, Italy. This historic date for the organization marks a new phase of change and regeneration, with the election of a new board led by a new President, Edward Mukiibi. He takes over from Carlo Petrini, who founded the movement in 1986. “The

AIMPLAS’s plastic technology centre records a fruitful 2021

In 2021, the Plastics Technology Centre continued increasing its activity on the circular economy by presenting 178 projects and providing nearly a thousand technology services to companies, not to mention organizing forty training activities and workshops. This expanded activity was accompanied by an increase in employees and facilities implemented based on environmental sustainability criteria and

Symrise receive sustainability verification for hibiscus

Company promotes sustainable agricultural practices Long term business relationship sets foundation for sustainable success As the first company in the industry, Symrise is sourcing Hibiscus verified at Gold level of SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA). Symrise has committed itself to promoting sustainable agricultural practices in multiple crops and regions, including in its hibiscus supply

Syntegon receives silver in EcoVadis sustainability rating

Rating agency for corporate sustainability assesses Syntegon for the second time Syntegon among the top 25 percent of companies rated Result improved by 22 percentage points compared to the previous year EcoVadis awarded silver status to Syntegon in their sustainability rating, honoring the processing and packaging technology specialist’s sustainability efforts. For the assessment, EcoVadis evaluated

HOBART looks back on a 125-year success story

Innovation has been one of the key success factors for the global warewashing technology manufacturer – which has since developed into a multinational company. Today HOBART is the world market leader in commercial warewashing technology and this year is celebrating 125 years of business across all continents. At HOBART, there is a special symbiosis between

Taghleef as Finalist for Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards

Taghleef Industries is a finalist for the category Recyclable Packaging (Pre-Commercialized)at The Sustainability Awards 2022, the world’s most prestigious competition for sustainablepackaging innovation organized by Packaging Europe, with a BOPP, high barrier 4-side sealedsachet developed in collaboration with Gerosa Group. The packaging solution proposed aims to replace multi-material structures made ofPET/Alu/PE or PET/metPET/PE in applications

HAVER & BOECKER at Achema

Hall 3.0, stand F38: HAVER & BOECKER Machinery Division Hall 12.0, stand C1: HAVER & BOECKER Wire Weaving Division Hall 4.1, Stand E78: HAVER & BOECKER Particle Analysis Together with its technology subsidiaries Feige FILLING, AVENTUS and HAVER Automation, HAVER & BOECKER will be presenting the development of its Machinery Division to a Service Division

Siegwerk improves packaging recyclability and foster circularity

Siegwerk’s deinking primer technologies for labels and sleeves improve packaging recyclability and foster circularity With its UV- and water-based deinking primers for labels and sleeves, Siegwerk offers validated solutions for a safe and economic deinking of energy cured ink systems that have been so far considered as non-deinkable. This sets new norms  to drive deinking

Chocolate fillings with oleogels made from plant oils

Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV and partners from industry are investigating how fat content can be reduced in chocolate fillings by using oleogels made from plant oils as well as how the lipid composition can be optimized. The fillings manufactured using the recipe containing plant oils aren’t only distinguished by their nutritionally

Tereos launches Ensemble™, a clean and sustainable plant-based protein brand

Ensemble™, a new range of plant-based protein products has launched today offering clean, simple, sustainable, and versatile plant-based meals for institutional and commercial catering, retail distribution and the food processing industry. Ensemble™ is uniquely placed in that the products contain just five main ingredients: wheat, chickpeas, sunflower oil, fibre and vegetable stock. The ingredients used

How food choices can help the planet

Reshift of global, industrial and individual food choices needed A new book published by researchers at the University of Sydney and Curtin University explores how global food production and consumption are impacting the environment and contributing to emissions, offering a positive, sustainable way forward.  The food choices we make, the way we eat, and the world’s food

Real-time communication via 5G with Profinet

Siemens at Hannover Messe, Hall 9, Booth D49 – both on site and virtually, from May 30th to June 2nd.  Siemens enables the transmission of Profinet IO via a private 5G network, which allows data to be transmitted in real time for industrial applications. This is made possible by the VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) transmission