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Bio-based films subject of a environmental assessment

Pollutant phases of bio-based films identified

By Joseph James Whitworth

The manufacturing and extraction of raw materials are the most pollutant stages of the life cycle when producing bio-based films, according to a study.

Premium Ingredients hopes that it is leading the way in its conversion to a 'new economic category'

Smart Powder Blends to replace black box blends?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

A blending system dubbed Smart Powder Blends aims to shake up the old 'black box' blending system whereby traceability of ingredients and competition in pricing may be limited, say its creators Premium Ingredients and BlendHub.

CSM battles costs, but H1 profits still down

CSM battles costs, but H1 profits still down

By Rod Addy

CSM clawed back some pre-tax profit losses from higher raw material costs and falling demand in its second financial quarter, but pre-tax profits remain down for the half year (H1).

Frutarom profits dip as raw material costs rise

Frutarom profits dip as raw material costs rise

By Shane Starling

Israel-based flavours, botanicals and speciality ingredients player Frutarom has reported lower profits in Q2, with raw material hikes cited as the principal cause.

Hydrocolloid supply in worst state for 30 years, Cargill

Hydrocolloid supply in worst state for 30 years, Cargill

By Jess Halliday

Supplying hydrocolloids requires more foresight and investment than ever before, as producers are caught in the squeeze between tight supply and growing demand, and changing functionalities, says Cargill director.

Foss outlines how to avoid fat fines

Foss outlines how to avoid fat fines

FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Foss Product Manger Jens Borg to ask him how the company's analytical tool, MeatMaster, could optimise meat production.

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Volume sales lifts Degussa 1H

Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest
chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter
with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings for the
period but the firm warned that...

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