Food design & research > Materials handling

Cracking down on counterfeiting with a smartphone

14 April, 2014

How can you tell if a food product is counterfeit? Soon, if MIT researchers have anything to do with it, you'll be able to use your smartphone.


UV light could double shelf life of strawberries

11 June, 2013

Strawberry lovers rejoice: the days of unpacking your luscious berries from the refrigerator only to find them sprouting wispy goatees of mould may be numbered.


Redefining the kilogram

10 May, 2013

Mettler Toledo has developed a new microgram load cell for an experiment aimed at establishing a new definition of the kilogram. The kilogram is the last SI unit still based on an artefact - the international prototype of the kilogram.


Carob leaves could inhibit Listeria growth in food

24 October, 2012

According to a report in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, carob leaves are a rich source of antibacterial substances ideal for fighting the microbe responsible for listeriosis.


Intelligent cargo for more efficient, greener logistics

08 August, 2012 by Margherita Forcolin, Insiel

EU-funded research has developed an ‘intelligent cargo’ system that knows where it is, where it is going, when it needs to be there and who is handling it.


VWR carboy fluid-handling system

26 February, 2012

The VWR carboy is an advanced fluid-handling system. The ergonomically designed carboy and versatile cap technology provide the user with an easy-to-use and easy-to-clean system.


Bidirectional valve [1]

23 March, 2009 by

Egretier has introduced a bidirectional valve that allows all products to pass completely and without disturbance to the flow.


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