INFORM magazine

INFORM magazine is an AOCS member benefit providing information about the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends, and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats, and related materials.

January 2019
January 2019
Volume 30 (1)

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Table of Contents

Rethinking plastic packaging
We are addicted to plastic, but the world is drowning in it. What can be done?

Removing environmental contaminants: comparing multi-stage thin-film evaporation with gas stripping and short-path distillation
Regulatory agencies have established maximum permitted levels for harmful environmental contaminants in food and animal feed ingredients. This article compares two high-efficiency processes that can remove these compounds to required levels.

Too small for supercomputing? Think again.
Learn how companies of all sizes use supercomputing to reduce time to market, improve production quality and efficiency, reduce expenses, and increase ROI.

Lowell Nutter (1937–2018), founder of Nu-Chek Prep
Lowell Nutter developed fatty acid standards that are used in laboratories throughout the world, and many have become the primary source for research facilities everywhere.

Vegetable oil-based removal of harmful metals from water
Chemical modification transforms ordinary vegetable oils into highly effective remediation agents that remove heavy metals, such as mercury, from aqueous solutions.