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3-MCPD and Glycidol

Recent Status of EU-regulation on 3-MCPD and Glycidol in Oils/Fats, Infant Formulae and Analytical Solutions Available

In this presentation from the 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting, Jan Kuhlmann from SGS Germany GmbH explores the status quo of European regulations on 3-MCPD and glycidol derivatives in oils, fats, baby formula and the availability of important analytical methods to meet recent and future regulations. Download

Oxidative stability of oils and fats

Oxidative stability of oils and fats

Recently, plant-based eicosapentanenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanenoic acid (DHA), and EPA plus DHA oils have drawn a great deal of attention in the food industry. But the oxidative stability and shelf life of such oils continues to be a challenge. Download

Solvent Extraction

Solvent Extraction

This AOCS Annual Meeting Presentation (2017) briefly describes the history of solvent extraction leading to today's technology. The common unit processes in a solvent extraction plant will be outlined, including solvent extraction, meal desolventising, toasting, drying and cooling, miscella distillation, solvent recovery and the mineral oil vent recovery system. Download


Perfectly Wetting Mixtures of Surfactants from Renewable Resources

The Interaction and Synergistic Effects on Adsorption and Micellization
Industrial detergents, wetting agents and conditioning compositions are generally mixtures of different types of surfactants. This paper presents a study of the surface properties of mixtures of surfactants originating from renewable sources. The main objective was to optimize the surfactant ratio that produces the highest wetting properties during analysis of the solution of the individual surfactants, two- and three-component mixtures, and at different pH values. Download

Foam optimization strategies

Some products, such as hand dishwashing detergents and shampoos, need high and sustainable foam while other products, such as auto dishwasher detergents and swimming pool disinfectants, need low and fast-collapsing foam. This article from INFORM magazine reviews some basic foam-optimization principles, and examples of how to increase and decrease the foam of various surfactants and their formulations, based on application. Download

Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils: MCPD and Glycidyl Esters

Mitigation of MCPD and Glycidyl Esters in Edible Oils

This complimentary book chapter from Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils, MCPD and Glycidyl Esters provides an overview of the effect of individual steps of the entire value-added chain of palm oil on the mitigation of 3-MCPD esters and related compounds. Download

Innovation "Cleans Up"

Outside Looking In: Innovation "Cleans Up"

In this presentation, Lauren R. Lieberman, managing director of equity research at Barclays, reviews the importance of laundry within the consumer packaged goods industry and highlights three key mindsets that will set the stage for ongoing innovation. Download