Recycling through bacteria

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Marburg, Germany, have developed an efficient and carbon dioxide-saving pathway for the bacterial conversion of ethylene glycol, a component of the plastic PET. They equipped the bacterium Pseudomonas putida with a new metabolic pathway discovered in marine microbes, which led to improved growth. Their

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Milk’s packaging influences its flavour – paperboard cartons do not preserve freshness as well as other containers

The dairy industry strives to preserve the quality and safety of milk products while maintaining the freshest possible taste for consumers. To date, the industry has largely focused on packaging milk in light-blocking containers to preserve freshness, but little has been understood about how the packaging itself influences milk flavor. However,

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New site and technology centre for colour and additive development in Singapore

Just in mid-January, US colours and functional additives manufacturer Penn Color from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, inaugurated its brand new Technology Center in Singapore to serve customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In an interview, company president and CEO Mr Kevin Putman Jr explained what the location is all about and what benefits will

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