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.

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May 2019

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Cool characterization methods and where to find them
When it comes to soft materials, identifying links between formulas and processing, structure, and consumer perceivable physical properties is challenging. This article looks at relevant characterization methods and where to find them.

The AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) through the years
During the past 100 years, the world's most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed meals, and edible fats has grown to include more than 40 different series. AOCS continues to adjust and improve methods to keep pace with demands in the fats and oils industries; in 2019, the LPP will add a series on pulses analysis after an introductory partial-year test.

Smart soft materials based on fatty acids
Learn how smart soft materials can be designed using the self-assembly and directed assembly of fatty acid soaps.

AOCS 2019 award recipients