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  • Edible packaging: drink a beverage and eat the bottle too!

    Prof. David A. Edwards has developed creations that include inhalable chocolate, inhalable caffeine, and a tuberculosis vaccine in the form of a spray.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/17
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    Top beverage companies moving to phase out HFCs

    An update on the efforts of Coca-Cola, Pepsico and Heineken to phase out HFCs from their commercial refrigeration equipment to reduce their carbon footprint. 

    • Publication date : 2023/06/27
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Frozen food and beverage business boost U.S. economy

    In 2012 the sector supported 670,000 jobs across 49 states and contributed USD 56 billion to US Gross domestic product (GDP).

    • Publication date : 2015/10/11
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Drinks turned ice cold in under 45 seconds

    The V-Tex, a machine that uses an innovative , turns beverages from room temperature to 4°C in 45 seconds or less.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/19
  • Updates on the Chinese cold chain

    Currently, each year China produces over 56 million tons of meat, 8.5 million tons of frozen foods, and over 10 million tons of beverages, and 8 million tons of dairy products and 41.2 million tons of seafood.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • IIR TPTPR conference highlights

    During the 4th IIR International Conference on Thermophysical Properties and Transfer Processes of Refrigerants held in Delft, the Netherlands, in June 2013, within the 3rd meeting of the IIR Working Party on LCCP Evaluation, two presentations...

    • Publication date : 2013/12/05
  • Growth of the global refrigerated display cabinets market

    The refrigerated display cases market has been growing steadily for the past few years. Various market research analysts suggest that this growth will continue due to increasing demand from the food and beverage...

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Cooling a drink in a few minutes will be possible soon!

    Juno, which is a prototype of "reverse microwave", was featured during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that was held from January 7- 10, 2020 in Las Vegas.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/06
  • Briefs: Nitrogen blasting designed for beer shelf life boost

    Vacuum Barrier Corp. has developed Nitrojetter technology, which reduces oxygen levels within carbonated beverages in order to extend shelf life without affecting taste or colour. Nitrojetter uses liquid nitrogen steam that is fired into the...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • IIR Member news: Cool drinks in Mexico

    SIG Simonazzi, a corporate member of the IIR, has opened a state-of-the-art installation in the Guadalajara Technology Park in Mexico. The plant is not only used to produce beverages, it also houses offices, training premises and warehouses. SIG...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • IIR Member news: GEA installs a transcritical CO2 system on cruise ships.

    International technology group GEA signed a contract with P&O Cruises, the world’s largest commercial cruise ship operator, for its new transcritical CO2 industrial refrigeration technology.

    • Publication date : 2018/09/20
  • Fridge innovations: Bicycle technology

    A regular electricity supply is absolutely crucial for the proper operation of refrigerated equipment, but it is not necessarily easy to come by, especially in rural areas or in developing countries. In order to address the problem, the Indian...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Nanotechnology applications: Nanopackaging

    Nanopackaging market worth billions Global sales of nanotechnology-related products approached 739 million € last year, and the food packaging industry could be worth as much as 22 billion €, according to a new study that provides an insight into...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Pioneering CO2 road vehicles

    Aldi Süd, Germany's biggest supermarket chain, is investing in new road transportation for frozen food and beverages with a view to promoting CO2. The next-generation vehicles will go into serial production after being exhibited at the Frankfurt...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Briefs: Green Olympics: Sanyo

    Sanyo has developed a CO2 refrigeration cassette for Coca-Cola's drinks coolers to be used during the Beijing Olympics and will start supplying cassettes in March 2008. Salvatore Gabola, director of Coca-Cola's worldwide stakeholder relations,...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs