INFORM magazine and INFORM SmartBrief contain articles on the latest scientific advancements, business developments, and critical issues affecting oils, fats, and related materials.

INFORM magazine

Published 10 times a year, INFORM magazine provides comprehensive reviews and original articles on such topics as:

  • new analytical methods and technologies
  • processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability
  • health and nutrition
  • formulation science
  • critical business issues
  • and many other topics

Each issue includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.

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April 2021

Table of Contents

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Preserving emulsions with plant-based antioxidants
This article describes the latest approaches for preserving lipids in emulsified systems.

Developments in green surfactants for enhanced oil recovery
Learn how vegetable oils and other natural sources can be used to synthesize effective green surfactants for chemically enhanced oil recovery.

Lauric fats from the Brazilian Amazon: babassu and murumuru
The composition and physicochemical properties of two exotic lauric fats are characterized.

The logic of scientific discovery and nutritional studies
Why do nutrition studies result in so many contradictory conclusions, and what can be done to increase their reliability and consistency?

INFORM Smartbrief

INFORM SmartBrief is a companion product, published weekly to keep you up to date on developing regulations, research, technology, and more. This e-newsletter is aggregated by an INFORM magazine staff writer, who sorts through the barrage of oils- and fats-related notifications to bring you only the most relevant news.

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