NuTECNuTEC launches its Automatic Direct Depositing and Tray Indexing Conveyor, which portions and deposits patties directly into trays at speeds up to 65 trays per minute. It is configured to run with the company’s existing 720 Food Forming Machine, which features a 300-pound hopper and a can run at variable speeds of 15 to 65 strokes per minute. 

DaimerDaimer Industries Inc. now offers an Eco-Green Stove Hood Degreaser and Duct Cleaner, a bio-based degreaser created to break down residues found in stove hoods and ducts. This non-toxic green cleaner is intended for food processing, manufacturing and preparation facilities that need a powerful, safe cleaning agent.

16 Tower Office Park, Woburn, MA 01801, www.daimer.com

Petrotest InstrumentsThe PetroOXY Rapid Oxidation Stability tester from Petrotest Instruments is a tool for monitoring and controlling the oxidation stability of oils, fats, greases and other products like antioxidant and shelf life additives.  Key features include fast test times, clear test results, simple handling procedures, small sample sizes, improved user safety, automatic operation and simple cleaning procedures.

Milk Thistle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is spending more and more time reviewing reports of liver damage caused by drugs. It is with this backdrop that results from a new Cancer study on a milk thistle-derived ingredient show some promise for maintaining liver health in individuals taking certain chemotherapeutics.

Immune

Eagan, MN—A branded natural carbohydrate (Wellmune WGP from Biothera, based here) is the subject of a new published study in Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech that indicates it may help improve psychological well-being while decreasing symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

Supplyside East

Secaucus, NJ—Thousands of natural products ingredients marketers, formulators and suppliers have their calendars marked for SupplySide East 2010, April 26–28 at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center. Here, they will have their choice of four educational tracks and numerous exhibits to visit.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Natural Products Day

Washington, D.C.—Each spring, industry members visit lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to help ensure our laws continue to guarantee access to natural products. The Natural Products Association (NPA, npainfo.org), based in D.C., coordinates these visits by making appointments for association members with their Congressmen and women. This year, nearly 150 members representing 33 states plus the District of Columbia came to Capitol Hill for more than 140 meetings on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Expo West

According to show organizers, some 56,000 industry members attended this year’s Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, held in Anaheim, CA. Overall, the mood was enthusiastic, though it was clear that the recent regulatory events were a chief concern of many companies. Nonetheless, Expo West offered many educational lessons and was the launch pad for several new products and company initiatives.