FDBusiness.com

Study Could Smooth Lumps From Powdered Drinks

 Breaking News
  • Bel to Produce Mini Babybel at its First Canadian Factory Bel Group, a world leader in branded cheese and a major player in the healthy snack market, plans to build its first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The facility, which is scheduled to begin commercial production in early 2020, will be fully dedicated to producing Mini Babybel® cheese. These dairy snacks encased in small and [...]...
  • Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the largest trade deal negotiated yet by the European Union. While sales of Irish whiskey remain relatively low, Japan is currently the largest market in Asia for Irish whiskey and last year Irish whiskey sales in Japan recorded a 15.7% growth to [...]...
  • Optimal Packaging – iba.OPERATE! Sustainable, efficient, safe, fast and smart: With “iba.OPERATE! Packaging & Processing Solutions”, iba is dedicating a large special section in hall B1 to packaging solutions, materials and processes. An attractive appearance is not everything. Hygienic packaging is just as crucial, especially in the food sector. Over 180 companies will be presenting their solutions and novelties in [...]...
  • Eriez Magnetics Europe Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence Industry-leading manufacturers, Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd, mark its 50th anniversary this year. From humble beginnings has emerged a company who now has a strong customer base and can proudly boast numerous technological achievements and significant growth over half a century. Eriez Europe was established when Bob Merwin, CEO of Eriez Manufacturing Co. in Erie, USA recognised [...]...
  • Royal Unibrew Completes Acquisition of French Lemonade Business Royal Unibrew, the Denmark-based beverages group, has completed the acquisition of Etablissements Geyer Fréres for an enterprise value of DKr660 million (€88.5 million) financed by bank debt. The acquisition of Etablissements Geyer Fréres will give Royal Unibrew increased access to the French soft drinks market and will further strengthen its export portfolio. Employing about 100 [...]...

Study Could Smooth Lumps From Powdered Drinks

Study Could Smooth Lumps From Powdered Drinks
June 16
14:52 2014

Nestlé scientists are the first to develop a theory that predicts with greater accuracy the way in which certain soluble substances will dissolve in water. It could enable the creation of powdered food and beverage products that produce fewer lumps and a smoother texture when mixed with liquid.

Working with the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) in France, the company’s researchers used previously unavailable technology to observe at microscopic range the interaction between a drop of water and a thin layer of sugar.

Two synchronised video cameras recorded the angle at which the water made contact with the sugar, and the speed at which it spread over its surface.

The results show for the first time that the way a drop of water spreads over certain soluble substances depends on the amount of water absorbed by the substance, as well as the softness of the part of the substance closest to the water.

It is a major advance in understanding the complex – and until now poorly understood – mechanisms by which soluble powders dissolve in liquid.

The study is published in the journal ‘Physical Review Letters’.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements