News tagged with product quality

Quick bacteria test for breweries, dairy bottlers

To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. Manufacturers can also test ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Managing land into the future

Food production is the backbone of New Zealand's economy—and a computer modelling programme designed by a Victoria University of Wellington academic is helping ensure that farming practices here and overseas ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Environment
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Date labeling confusion contributes to food waste

Date labeling variations on food products contribute to confusion and misunderstanding in the marketplace regarding how the dates on labels relate to food quality and safety, according to a scientific review paper in the ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Other
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Ice cream sensations on the computer

Changes in coldness, creaminess or texture that we experience in the mouth while we are eating an ice cream can be visualised on a screen using coloured curves. Graphs help manufacturers improve product quality, ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Other
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Painting in virtual reality, no trial-and-error

Almost any product made of plastic, metal or wood is painted or coated. But colour doesn't come cheap. The biggest polluter in a factory is the painting and surface treatment processes. By painting in virtual ...

dateFeb 19, 2014 in Engineering
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Minimising water use, maintaining productivity

As the climate warms up, more and more farmers in Switzerland need to irrigate their crops. This is problematic because many rivers carry less water. If the increase in water use is limited, agricultural production will not ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Environment
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