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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November/December 2021

Table of Contents

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Lipid role in the immune system
Specialized pro-resolving mediators derived from essential fatty acids are a new frontier for treating inflammation.

Mineral oil hydrocarbons: a new challenge for the oils and fats processing industry
Contamination sources, levels in edible oils, regulatory aspects, analytical methods, and strategies for mitigation are reviewed.

Performance enhancements in select industrial applications using surfactants, surfactant additives, and thermostable enzymes
This article looks at developments in the use of surfactants for household as well as industrial use.

Fatty acid production from coffee waste
Learn how the waste from our daily grind can be used to produce fatty acids.





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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