Frost.com - Food and Beverage Ingredients Research http://www.frost.com/c/10148/home.do - Food and Beverage Ingredients Research Sat, 24 Feb 2018 2:34:08 Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery, Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-76-00-00 Nanoemulsions have a high potential for development and adoption in the next 2 or 3 years as the delivery vehicle has a number of stakeholder initiatives focused on commercializing new technology innovations. The top markets to focus on in the short term are drug delivery, food and beverages, and cosmetics and personal care as there are a number of research and development initiatives by major technology developers. Innovations in these application areas are expected to be commercialized in the next 2 to 3 years. Drug delivery applications of nanoemulsions have the highest intensity of research and development initiatives, but there is also a rise in commercialized innovations for cosmetics and personal care and new research initiatives in the food and beverages sector. This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE provides an overview of the nanoemulsions adoption trends across drug delivery, food and beverages, and cosmetics and personal care products applications. Emerging opportunities and major stakeholder developments across these application sectors are highlighted. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanoemulsions, targeted drug delivery, flavor stabilization, essential oil, fortified food, bioactive compounds Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Antimicrobial Technologies for Enhanced Consumer Health http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80D-01-00-00-00 Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) continues to be a significant global concern, hence there is growing research for developing new antimicrobial platforms that can significantly decrease the risk of microbial infections. While metallic ions continue to be one of the most potent antimicrobial technology platform, several new innovations across antimicrobial polymers, peptides and naturally sourced agents will lead the global consumer health landscape.Key opportunities for antimicrobial technologies will depend on the use of optimal combination of multiple microbicidal platforms for several consumer health applications. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000