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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July/August 2021

Table of Contents

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Can computers make better plant-based foods?
Statistical modeling and machine learning are a new frontier for formulating plant-based ingredients that precisely mimic the taste, texture, and nutrition of their animal-sourced counterparts.

Ultrasound-assisted intensified synthesis of designer lipids
Ultrasound is a non-thermal and efficient method for synthesizing designer lipids that intensifies yields, reduces reaction times, and increases the operational stability of enzymes.

Microbial biosurfactants in the pharmaceutical industry
The potential pharmaceutical applications of lipopeptides and glycolipids are reviewed.

Açai oil: physicochemical properties and application potential
Learn about the composition, physicochemical properties, and potential applications of this oil from the Amazon.

Dry fractionation of cupuassu fat: chemical composition and polymorphic behavior
Dry fractionation changes key properties of cupuassu fat in ways that are likely to increase its performance in chocolate and other products.


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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