Fortified gummies first made their appearance in the US in the late 1990s as an alternative delivery method or system for children’s vitamins and minerals. Traditionally administered as medicinal syrups or chalky and unpleasant chewable tablets, consumer compliance was often reduced by undesirable, inconvenient and bad tasting products. As such, the industry and young consumers alike quickly embraced these novel confectionery like vitamins. As a result, manufacturers are now expanding the category into the adult world as well.
It sounds so simple: Take in fewer calories and burn more energy. But even though this is no great revelation, and many consumers would be very happy to lose weight, the advice doesn't always seem to work. That’s because eating is so much more than merely fulfilling the body’s basic energy and nutrient requirements. It has social and cultural aspects, it can provide comfort and, most importantly, it has to meet certain personal demands. Simply reducing sugar and fat in products will not provide a satisfactory eating experience.
In the metalworking industry, cooling lubricants are required during many milling, drilling and grinding applications. Tools, work pieces and equipment must be protected from the heat that’s generated and protection against wear and tear is needed. Most current cooling lubricants consist of water for cooling, mineral oil for lubricating and emulsifiers to stabilize these water-and-oil mixtures.
In recent years, collagen peptides have become one of the most sought-after ingredients for functional food and supplement manufacturers. In particular, skin health products based on collagen peptides are appearing in greater numbers around the world.
It’s a beautiful summer’s day, the sun is shining and the countryside beckons. What better time to open up the garage, spark up the motor of your shiny car and take a leisurely cruise along the highways and byways. But, wait a minute, what’s this? Dirty again? Didn’t you clean it recently, just last weekend? Wouldn’t it be great if your car — or bus, lorry or train — stayed spotlessly clean for a little longer after each wash?