Best of beverage packagingWinners in the beverage category* at the Pentawards, the first worldwide competition devoted exclusively to Packaging Design, range from mass market to the luxurious

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:33 PM

ARGUABLY the world's most beautiful beverage packaging, the winners of the 2008 Pentawards represented the best creative minds behind some of the most well known brands as well as several products known only in their domestic markets.
Status branding: Winning over China

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:55 PM

AS the fanfare closed in on the Beijing Olympics in a spectacular display of pyrotechnics, it signaled the dawn of a new era. China had successfully established itself as a global superpower. Relatively unaffected by the global subprime crisis, China has continued to post double-digit growth in retail spending1. And spearheading this growth is the country's newly empowered youth market.
Aerospace technology for air filtration Optimized compressed air filters provide purity, sterility and energy efficiency

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:23 PM

LEADING international dairy producers and packagers are adopting compressed air filtration available in Australasia that is designed to be the most energy-efficient in the world. Oil-X Evolution compressed air filters by Parker domnick hunter Filtration use aerospace technology to optimize air flow paths through the filter's housing and element to significantly reduce air turbulence and pressure losses, reducing system operating costs.
Hard-working oil

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:23 PM

OIL used in frying is an integral part of food processing and there are various steps that an operator can undertake to improve oil quality and increase oil life while improving output and reducing losses or wastage. There is no single method for enhancing oil integrity and your approach should address multiple factors. Five key areas for increasing oil life and maintaining quality are choice of oil, oil stability, oil and fryer match, effective frying techniques and oil storage and handling.
Bite-sized banana split

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:13 PM

WHO doesn't like a banana split? Fresh fruit, three flavors of ice cream and chocolate syrup. Yum. That vision was the subjective basis for a new product developed by a team of Virginia Tech students ?frozen bite-sized slices of banana filled with creamy chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry non-fat frozen yogurt and enrobed in dark chocolate. The students would also like to see their award-winning decadent dessert available from fast-food restaurants, nine pieces to be packaged in a banana-shaped container.
慔ome baked?American-style cookies and biscuits

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:41 PM

THERE is an increasing demand on every continent both for mid-range output plants, and for traditional US style cookies, brownies and molded biscuits. To meet this requirement, Baker Perkins has introduced production lines for medium-scale outputs of American style cookies and biscuits to markets throughout the world. This proven technology is an addition to the established range of unit machines and systems supplied by Baker Perkins to produce every kind of biscuit, cookie and cracker.
Cranberries and Chocolate ?Made for Each Other

Publish on 11/20/2008 04:11:30 PM

WHILE globally the emphasis on healthy eating continues to grow at an astonishing rate, weary consumers are increasingly treating themselves to indulgent products, such as confectionery. High-level media coverage has made most consumers aware of the many health concerns reportedly posed by certain food groups, and despite or perhaps due to this, many are reasserting their right to decide for themselves what they should and should not eat.

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