Companies are tossing in all ingredients to serve more plant-based alternative dishes in Asia.
- International Metalworking News for Asia- August 2020 issue 2020-08
- As many countries slowly come out of lockdown, there is still going to be anxiety among many for a long time about going back to life as it was. Perhaps it won’t be the same as it existed, but one thing is sure: many people will want to feel assured when they go about their daily routines that they don’t face avoidable risks of picking up the virus and being part of the second wave. To address this, many technologies are now being fast-tracked to deployment. We’re in a new world where anything goes. Many processes and the manufacturing of products are still based on the expert knowledge of individual employees. But what to do if they leave the company, are sick or on vacation? Jürgen Kohler, Business Development Manager at Visual Knowledge, presented the topic: Digitisation of work instructions and checklists. He explained that manufacturing businesses must adopt digitised work instructions and checklists in order to speed up their recovery plans post COVID-19. The primary role of work instructions and quality checklist help users to carry out their work quick
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2020-07
- We all know that interest in health ingredients like probiotics is growing, more so during COVID-19 times. In fact, when Ringier Events hosted an online conference on probiotics in June, speakers from Chr. Hansen, FrieslandCampina, Anlit, and Azelis, received over 50 questions from participants. Continuing developments both in business and research of probiotics are a boon to the manufacture of functional food and beverage. Earlier this year, the Southeast Asia Probiotic Scientific & Regulatory Experts Network initiated by DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences, together with the Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia, the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, and the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association, held their first workshop to pave the way for the harmonisation of probiotics standards in Southeast Asia. While it seems typical for every country in Southeast Asia to have its own regulations for probiotics – or not have any at all – this has prevented brands from seizing market opportunities. The Network’s initiative is therefore good news for companies that can provi
- International Plastics News for Asia - June issue 2020-6
- As the world continues to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many of the plastics and rubber industry’s key players are converting their production systems to manufacture medical devices and supplies. One example of this kind of flexibility is presented by injection moulding machine suppliers that have partnered with other producers to turn out critical medical supplies. Process cooling is an important aspect of efficient manufacturing. Intelligent and remote machine control has become an integral part of the whole operation and in this issue, we look at the innovations in this area that will benefit plastics processors during this challenging times. We are privileged to have two experts sharing their views in this issue and I’m sure our readers will find their insights valuable.
- IMNA 2020-06
- When the virus pushed South East Asia’s manufacturing chain into pandemonium, enterprises in all sizes struggle to support production capabilities. Bringing production back is a persisting matter, but this pandemic could serve to make it a priority. International Metalworking News for Asia’s June issue features technical boosters in the form of articles poised to enter into an innovation phase that will help develop new approaches to combat the disruptions in manufacturing and business caused by coronavirus. Marketplace has taken on an unprecedented level of significance nowadays due to the coronavirus outbreak that rocked the world. The Company Profile section features ORDERFOX.com, a leading Marketplace for over 19,000 buyers and CNC manufacturers, offering fast, simple and cost-effective solution to ward off the consequences of the coronavirus and other crises. Manufacturers have always used technology not only to further enhance the production process, but to also use it as a bridge to be closer to the customers. Viewpoints highlights an interview with
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2020-05
- Some analysts and companies say that business as usual after COVID-19 won’t mean the same. It's no surprise because facets of life – and priorities – are changing. These are times when resistance to change will be overcome by the necessity to adopt, for survival. And for business to see its recovery now or after the crisis has lost its grip on the world, many changes are to take place on different levels. Companies will be revisiting how they source raw materials ; supply chains will be evaluated; digital solutions and automation will be considered increasingly. Romaco said it carried out a factory acceptance test (FAT) via live stream. And without trade shows this year, companies are reaching out to customers virtually. So, we are seeing how transactions can be done differently. Manufacturers can also learn a thing or two about how to conduct themselves during and after COVID-19, from our interview with Shane Bracken, Regional COO APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) at Kerry. To know about this, go to page 10. The global crisis has exposed the vulner
- International Metalworking News for Asia 2020-04
- The pandemic continues to grow. More than 175 countries and territories have reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Governments have launched unprecedented public-health and economic responses. The situation evolves by the day. In this note, International Metalworking News for Asia features some of our latest technical articles, starting with three technologies that will play critical roles in helping to safeguard people and companies as they shift to remote working. While it's difficult to predict what this current situation will mean long term, it will undoubtedly force most manufacturers to seriously rethink their operations. Steve Bell, general manager for ASEAN at Renishaw Singapore, explained the company’s Industry 4.0 concept and its role within the automotive industry in Thailand. Find out more in the Metrology section of this month’s issue. As virus-related recession fears escalate in South East Asia, it is important to stress that while automation is likely to surge in general, not everyone is equally vulnerabl
- International Plastics News for Asia - April 2020-4
- The world is now fighting a pandemic, which threatens to cause severe impact on the economy of many countries and regions. Businesses are affected, industrial production is almost on a standstill – and governments around the world are pouring huge efforts and resources in implementing measures to alleviate the impact of this health crisis. In the midst of all these are the producers of plastics and rubber products who are working round-the-clock to meet demand for protective materials, medical supplies and devices. There are many innovations in the medical field that highlight the use of plastics and rubber, and this issue presents some of them. For instance, the demand for medical tubes has grown and recent concept in IV tube extrusion responds to the complicated requirements. 3D printing, which offers the best option for the medical sector, has also been applied in the production of medical devices. Hence, the development of new compounds suitable for the high-resolution printing of implantable medical devices brings cost-saving benefits and enables mass product
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2020-03
- Companies should be able to shield themselves from what they believe are potential risks to their businesses, and this is all part of risk management. But as it is, a crisis like the COVID-19 epidemic caught the world off guard, as threat of its spread from China toward the West, seemed remote at first. For many global companies, China is a very important trading partner, and along with them we felt the country’s pain throughout this first quarter. As China-based businesses begin to recover, we do so with them. However, the pandemic continues to impact Asia, Europe, the US, and the rest of the world. Lockdowns are limiting the production, supply, and shipment of goods. With an end to this challenge not within sight, it begs the question: how do we continue serving our global clients at the time of COVID-19, and how can we prepare for a similar risk in the future? This is a fitting time for introspection, to test the resilience of our business models, strategies, and how to protect our most valuable asset - our employees. Several trade shows and conferences are
Singapore’s vertical farmers address multiple issues in the city-state: food security, food waste, sustainable production, and availability of out-of-season produce.
What started out in the 1990s as an application for the pharmaceutical industry is now an established coating technology for PET bottles.
B.L. Agro Industries Ltd, a major producer of edible oils in India relies on Sidel for its PET packaging requirements.