Food design & research > Materials handling

How coffee and beer could make fuel transport safer

04 March, 2015

Emilie Dressaire remembers first thinking about foam as a damping mechanism when she was handed a latte at Starbucks and told she probably would not need a stopper to keep it from spilling.


InControl Cuff First gloves

19 January, 2015

InControl's Cuff First gloves are suitable for food-service, hospitality and manufacturing organisations with high standards of food-handling hygiene and safety. The design features a system that dispenses gloves from the bottom of the box, maximising food-handling safety while cutting time.


Long-term germ resistance possible with new antimicrobial coatings

16 June, 2014

Researchers say a new antimicrobial coating that combines copper and silver colloids with anti-adhesive surface properties will provide long-term germ resistance. The coatings could be used in food preparation and the manufacture of packaging materials.


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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