By Joel Hans, Associate Editor, IMPO First of all, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to all of IMPO ’s readers out there.
By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info It’s the culmination of over 40 years work, combining technology developed by NASA in the 1950s with cutting edge biofuel production techniques using purpose-built microorganisms.
I’m not sure if people will ever stop criticizing the food industry, or if Vegas will ever lose its bad boy image. But I think we are all capable of making our own decisions.
By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director In attending the Pack & Process Expo shows, respectively, last week, a couple of key market dynamics became very obvious to me. The first is that true market leaders are very impatient. They don’t wait for regulations or legislation.
By Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks It’s finally gotten to me. I have given up on
I noticed two prevailing trends at last week's Pack and Process Expos: The continued push for sustainable options and an overall attempt to help companies succeed despite the bad economy.
By Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Perhaps it’s because it’s one of the most visible brands out there, but Starbucks has been all up in my face in this recession.
By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing Right now, I’m on my way back from touring an 80,000-square-foot in-house post-consumer recycling center in West Virginia.
By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Americans had a champagne taste while on a beer budget.” It wasn’t a particularly life-shattering statement, but as a fan of idioms I was immediately drawn to attention.
Tired of carbon nanotubes? Me, too. But with the Nikon Small World competition upon us, it seems I can't escape them.
by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO I’m by no means a trade show amateur. In fact, I’ve walked so many expo halls over the course of my career in trade media I probably have permanent shin splints - the result of several marathons of dress shoes on concrete.
A new cylindrical product format for Harry London Candies' chocolate bars presented a processing problem when an order 1.5 million bars came in.
By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Today is my first day in the office this week, as the first two allowed for a dynamic range of visits that ran the gamut from medical equipment firms to a private label chocolate processor.
By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Yesterday marked 20 years since IBM researcher Don Eigler became the first person to move an individual atom , using the tip of his custom-built scanning tunneling microscope.
Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine As of Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, the Chemical Abstracts Service hit a milestone of impressive scale: more than 50 million organic and inorganic compounds are now characterized and catalogued within its database.