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CES 2017
By Morgan Denno: Sunday 29th January, 2017

Taming the Beast – A first timer’s view of CES

As a first time CES-goer and a major introvert, I decided to do some research leading up to the event. “Monstrous”, “complete chaos”, “madness”, and “Vegas on steroids” were some of the descriptions that I received from CES veterans. Needless to say, I remained nervous and mentally steeled myself for the event that lay ahead. […]

You're toast
By Steve Thomas: Friday 27th January, 2017

Deadly Burned Toast – Acrylamide: some perspective please!

So, I wake up on Monday morning, turn on the breakfast news, and hear that if I burn my toast I’m going to die of cancer… Well, I’m pretty sure that’s not what any government agency actually said, but by the time it has been filtered through the UK’s popular press, the message that emerges […]

UV photo
By Isobel Ashbey: Friday 14th October, 2016

A world of hidden colour

Think of a situation where you want to ‘see more’ than your eyes can reveal; to spot the early signs of mildew or aphid damage in crops, or to discover the health and condition of your skin. The human eye has three types of colour receptors, cones, centred roughly around 430, 540 and 570 nm […]

personalised fragrances
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Getting Personal in the Fragrance Segment

Fragrances are perhaps the most de-personalised personal care item known to mankind. Why? Well – think about it: For the last 20 years almost half of the turnover of many fragrance houses has been generated during pre-season December time. Now let’s be frank, we all get these special promotions or bizarre smelling after-shaves that end […]

burnt toast
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Make it fresh: personalised sun cream

Each year my summer vacation to Greece shows the same behavioural pattern: I hide my sensitive white skin below an umbrella and cover all over in SPF 50 hoping to avoid the lobster look once again. At the same time my Greek friend lies toasting in the burning hot sun, applying tanning accelerator to her […]

Sun care - safe tanning
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Monday 12th September, 2016

What do predictive maintenance of machine tools and sun care have common?

I was recently having a stimulating discussion with an old colleague who now heads up manufacturing innovation at a big automotive OEM. We talked about his headache on how to monetise predictive maintenance, or rather how to educate his clients about the added value provided by it; I thought: “Tell me about it! The same […]

Sun care
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Tuesday 30th August, 2016

Tan Taming Technology – Beating the Lobster Look

Are you, like me, one of those pale Caucasians getting fried alive in the smouldering Mediterranean sun each year? For me the answer is – yes, countless times! Clearly there must be a better way than just applying sun screen and hoping for the best. In fact, the sun care sector has a massive potential […]

wearable device development
By Ruth Thomson: Tuesday 12th April, 2016

Fitness technology development – FAST!

A few weeks ago saw the annual Wearable Technology Show in London which explored the latest and greatest applications and technologies for wearable technology. It’s basically a much smaller but more manageable CES. It was interesting to see the continuing trend towards an every growing range of sensors for monitoring (e.g. I found a booth […]

hand holding soda can pouring a crazy amount of sugar in metaphor of sugar content of a refresh drink isolated on blue background in healthy nutrition, diet and sweet addiction concept
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 29th January, 2016

Staying ahead in the regulation game

It’s a well-known fact that the food and beverage industry is subject to onerous legislation, this applies to ingredients, transportation, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, storage and more. I don’t know about you, but, this gives me a sense of comfort that my food is safe when it comes to me. Nevertheless, all these regulations can […]

coffee beans
By Jeremy Gordon: Monday 18th January, 2016

What is all the fuss with cold brew coffee? Is this really an innovation in beverage systems?

First things first, I have never been much of a coffee drinker.  I know, right…the guy worked for Keurig and doesn’t like coffee!  The truth is, by the time I graduated and entered the working world I don’t think I had ever had a single cup of coffee.  I had tried a sip here or […]