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Shimadzu Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Shimadzu is a world-leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. Shimadzu develops and manufactures innovative products for laboratories in industry, science and governmental institutions. With our customer-oriented strategy and our high-quality service, we strive to be Europe's market leader more

Teclis Instruments, France

TECLIS INSTRUMENTS has been the market leader in innovative instruments for surface and interface physico-chemistry since 1991 (formerly IT CONCEPT). TECLIS INSTRUMENTS designs, manufactures and markets equipment, and provides analysis to characterize dispersed systems such as foams and emulsions. more

Products Food

Liquid Chemicals Are Metered Conveniently, Cost-Effectively and Reliably

Maximum process reliability at minimum cost, high flexibility and easy installation with a wide range more

Webcast: Sample Preparation for Analytical Test Kits

Watch and learn how a few simple steps before taking your measurement help ensure that your results are accurate and reliable more

Reflectoquant® Video on Ascorbic Acid in Red Colored Juices

Watch video on how to determine concentrations with est strips and RQflex Reflectometer. The Reflectoquant® system by Merck Millipore is an inexpensive, mobile laboratory for more

News Food

  • Jellyfish help scientists to fight food fraud

    Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Southampton. Chemical testing of the source of marine food products could be a powerful tool to help to fight food more

  • 3M to sell its temporary protective films business to Pregis LLC

    3M announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its temporary protective films business to Pregis LLC. 3M’s temporary protective films business is a provider of adhesive-backed temporary protective films used in a broad range of industries, including automotive, appliance, m more

  • Tasty fat: X-rays finding the blueprint of why fat is yummy

    Fat free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring and water instead of the rich glob of slowly melting cream we grew to love as kids. When it comes to taste memories, fats are forever. Now X-ray science is contributing more

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Videos Food

Why Does Food Make Your Mouth Water?

You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water. But why? What causes drooling in the first place, and why do we only sometimes salivate? 2015 ACS Chemistry Champions contest winner Hadi Fares explains the c ... more

When Food met Pharma: Delivery Strategies for Nutraceuticals

With growing prevalence of lifestyle-associated diseases, including obesity, Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, there is an urgent need and demand to try to prevent the onset of these diseases within our growing population. Nutraceuticals, along with appropriate diet and exercise, may ... more

Food processing contaminants

Process contaminants, what are they? What are scientists doing to protect consumers? And how can consumers reduce their exposure to them? This video explains more

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White papers Food

  • Quality control of colorimetrically stained gels and blots

    In the pharmaceutical and food industry, using a scanner-based system is more recommended than using a camera-based system for the acquisition, documentation and analysis of colorimetrically stained gels, blots and TLC samples. The combination of a s more

  • Direct Transfer of Recorded Data to a Quality Assurance System (LIMS)

    Direct Transfer of Recorded Data to a Quality Assurance System (LIMS): a leading international group in the food industry, was looking to replace its obsolete and error-prone manual data logging procedure by automatically transmitting data generated more

  • Traceable Sample Storage Solutions

    The 2D coded tube offers an increasingly wide array of secure traceable sample storage solutions that are being adopted in industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, veterinary science and food and beverages. The sampl more

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Infographics Food

Monosodium Glutamate

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG for short, has long been the villain of the food supplement world. In the UK, Chinese takeaways proudly display ‘No MSG’ signs beside their counters, and many websites will purport to tell you ‘the truth about MSG’. Numerous studies have been carried out examining the ef more

Why Can Beetroot Turn Urine Red?

The latest of the food science graphics looks at the chemistry of beetroot. An unusual effect of beetroot is that it can cause ‘beeturia’, or a red colouration to the urine, after ingestion. This is a condition that only affects an estimated 10-14% of the population, so what are the chemical compoun more

The Maillard Reaction

There’s one chemical reaction that, whether you have an interest in chemistry or not, we all carry out on a regular, maybe even daily, basis. That reaction? The Maillard Reaction. This is a process that takes place whenever you cook a range of foods – it’s responsible for the flavours in cooked meat more

Events Food

16-11 – 17-11
Singapore, SG

Food Science 2016

Food Science 2016 (16-17 November, 2016, Biopolis, Singapore) is the 2nd instalment of this highly successful conference, and will focus upon key disciplines within the food science and technology industry with emphasis upon food safety and testing techniques, providing attendees with a unique learn

16-11 – 17-11
Basel, CH


On 16th and 17th of November 2016 international and national suppliers of bulk solids processing, handling, storage, packaging and transportation technologies will meet Swiss decision makers for the fifth time. On display are equipment and solutions for material acceptance, handling and processing,

15-05 – 17-05
Rome, IT

International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Scope and ImportanceChemical engineers face many of the same challenges that other professionals face, and they meet these challenges by applying their technical knowledge, communication and teamwork skills; the most up-to-date practices available; and hard work. ChemBio 2017 is the conference where

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Publications Food

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Market studies Food

  • Thailand Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    The Thailand Petrochemicals Report examines the long-term potential of the highly competitive local industry as well as the short-term effects of post-flooding reconstruction and the slowdown in key export markets. The report examines recent developments in capacity expansion, focusing on the new more

  • Ukraine Agribusiness Report Q3 2012

    BMI View: We have not changed our forecast for grains production for 2012/13 as we believe the crop could recover if weather improves before harvest starts in June. Also, we believe winterkill damage to plantings will be more limited than previously expected. Thus, we forecast a small fall in wheat more

  • Global Propylene Glycol Industry - Demand from Unsaturated Polyester Resins Sector in Asia-Pacific to Drive the Market

    Introduction Propylene glycol is a safe chemical which can be used both in industrial and consumer applications. From food and beverages to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, propylene glycol is used in almost every consumer requirement. Its largest use is in the manufacture of Unsaturated Polyester R more

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q&more articles Food

  • Authentic food

    Authentic food is growing in popularity with consumers. In a heavily industrialized market, a regional, single-source and/or specially manufactured product is increasingly becoming a guarantor of greater value. In the premium segment in particular, economically motivated “food fraud” can reap huge profits. more

Authors Food

  • Erik Becker

    is a certified food chemist (degree in Bonn, practical year in Münster). Since 2002, he has been working at the Institut Kirchhoff GmbH with emphasis on the following points: Management of chemical analysis tests (2002 – 2007), Technical manager of the testing laboratory (2007 – 2009), Laboratory ma more


Famine food

Famine food A famine food or poverty food is any inexpensive or readily-available foodstuff used to nourish people in times of extreme poverty or starvation , as during a war or famine . Quite often, the food is thereafter strongly associated ... more


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