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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January 2022

Table of Contents

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A new bio-based surfactant feedstock?
Researchers develop a new technology based on high-oleic soybean oil that could expand bio-based surfactant options.

Unlocking the potential of food-derived bioactive ingredients for preventing Helicobacter pylori infection
Ulcer-causing H. pylori survive in the harsh environment of the stomach by adhering to the gastric epithelium. Could components from certain food sources that block this attachment help prevent infection?

Dendrimers for enhancement of lipase activity
Dendrimers are viable nanomaterials that can immobilize and activate many enzymes, including the lipases that catalyze industrial processes.

Continuing the debate: shelf life vs accelerated storage for evaluating antioxidant effectiveness
Experts discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods for evaluating the effectiveness of antioxidants.

Enzymatic degumming in oil processing: a sustainable means of improving yield and reducing residual phosphorus levels
Phospholipase is not only safer and cleaner than chemical treatments, but it also improves yield and quality, reduces overall phosphatide content, and reduces the carbon footprint. What’s not to like?





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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