Innovation

New chameleon can from Rexam

Can is the colour of consumption

Beverage can maker Rexam is laying claim to being the first company in the market to offer thermochromic printed ends to its customers. It has also introduced a range of photochromic ink.

The centre is set to open in 2014

Puratos's big plans for innovation

By Lorraine Mullaney

Ingredients firm Puratos has officially laid the first stone of its new global research and development (R&D) centre at its headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium.

Tate & Lyle is seeking outside help to develop its products

Tate & Lyle takes open innovation online

By Gary Scattergood

Tate & Lyle is the latest big hitter to increase its focus on open innovation to boost its research and development (R&D) capability with the launch of a web portal.

Zeelandia's new recruits Gaunt (left) and Davies (right)

Zeelandia make two new appointments

By Laurence Gibbons

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Zeelandia has made two new technical appointments, in a bid to increase their focus on customer requirements.

Coming soon: ice cream, pasta and bakery in 3D

New mould promises a 3D future for food products

By Rick Pendrous

A three-dimensional moulder, that enables food companies to create complicated 3D shapes never possible before at the speeds required, is one of the first new technologies to emerge from Crafty Machines - a new company set up by Adrian Marshall, the brains...

Emerging technologies such as novel emulsion processes receiving more attention

Innovation club meets for the first time

By Gary Scattergood

Pan-European manufacturers that have signed up to Leatherhead Food Research's (LFR's) innovation 'club' will get a glimpse of the latest novel emulsion, hygiene and fibre optic sensing technologies at its first meeting later this month.

Leatherhead offers technology tests

Food manufacturers can put technology on trial

By Gary Scattergood

Food manufacturers will be able to test the next generation of technology to drive forward new product development (NPD) and better product quality, following the establishment of Leatherhead Food Research's (LFR's) Emerging Technologies Working...

New service for food innovators

New service for food innovators

A food innovation consultancy has launched two new services to help national food retailers, quick service restaurants and manufacturers "future proof their food innovation".

Tastes of tomorrow

Tastes of tomorrow

We profile some of the award-winning new products from the world's biggest trade show: Anuga 2011

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

By Rod Addy

Sime Darby has dedicated 34m euros to new facilities, of which a significant amount has been spent on the European innovation centre in the Netherlands it launched last month.

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

Mars: An R&D problem shared is a problem halved...

By Elaine Watson

Mars, a private company once famed for its secrecy, is cranking up efforts to engage with external collaborators via the launch of a new open innovation website, in which it will invite potential partners to help it solve its research and development...

Mars: Choose evolution (not revolution) for NPD

Mars: Choose evolution (not revolution) for NPD

By Elaine Watson

Game-changing innovation is not – and should not – be the top priority for every new product development team, especially in the current economic climate, according to the boss of one of the nation’s biggest brands.

Ethnic breadmaker invests 
in tortillas and pancakes

Ethnic breadmaker invests 
in tortillas and pancakes

By Hayley Brown

Ethnic breadmaker Honeytop Speciality Foods has moved into the morning goods sector after making a major investment in its Dunstable factory. This has resulted in some "exciting new product launches", according to Honeytop's new product...

It pays to innovate

It pays to innovate

The East Midlands Food and Drink Innovation Network (iNet) is holding a series of events across the region this month enabling local manufacturers to...

Ready to launch?

Ready to launch?

By Elaine Watson

In hard times will firms throw the NPD baby out with the bathwater? Not necessarily, says Elaine Watson

Bright spark

Bright spark

By Rod Addy

When it comes to barriers to innovation, lack of understanding often rates more highly than issues of time and money. Rod Addy reports

NPD supremo for Eat Natural

NPD supremo for Eat Natural

Snack bar manufacturer Eat Natural has appointed Harriet Gregory - also known as ‘H’ - as head of ‘Taste Matters’. She will be in charge of...

Oronoco flows for Diageo at Starpack awards

Oronoco flows for Diageo at Starpack awards

By Elaine Watson

Diageo romped home in this year's Starpack packaging awards, scooping the supreme gold award and the top prize in three other categories for its...

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