Akro-Mils introduced its new website, which now features a new design, improved functionality and a variety of online tools and materials. A new site navigation structure makes it easy for users to quickly locate Akro-Mils products and services, and improved search functions such as a Product Finder tool that can be accessed directly from the home page. Akro-Mils introduced its new website, www.akro-mils.comThe newly designed site is also home to a Distributor Locator, which is designed to help end users find their local Akro-Mils distributors, a new Image and Literature Library that features high-resolution JPEG product images, logos and product literature PDF files and access to the company’s Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube sites. Plus, all product pages have Quick Links to catalog pages, sell sheets, assembly instructions and other materials.

Verallia North America, a producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries, launched a new website featuring a modern design, simplified navigation and a complete, interactive product catalog. For the first time, users can also see renderings of the final product to assist in the decision-making process. Other new features include information about the design and sustainability of Verallia containers, the glass manufacturing process and educational programs. Additionally, the virtual newsroom now includes product photographs.

D.D. Williamson posted a new video “Why are colors added to foods?” in its online “Expert Answers” series. David Schmidt, president and CEO of the International Food Information Council Foundation, discusses the need for enhancing color in food. He points out that color is added for many important reasons. See the full interview online.

Fuji Health Science announced its successful New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) at 12 milligrams per day for AstaREAL astaxanthin. On Feb. 13, Fuji received its no-objection letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The purpose of the new NDIN was to support the dietary supplement industry’s widening range of potential astaxanthin users.

Food and beverage manufacturers can pack the nutritional benefits of a prebiotic fiber in meal replacement beverages and fruit juices, according to a new study from Tate & Lyle. The study, conducted in 2011 by third-party research firm Illuminas, found that despite the nearly 90% of Americans who believe digestive health is a top health priority, half believe they need more fiber in their diets. To ensure they get dietary fiber in their diets, these same consumers are interested in buying products with added fiber. Meanwhile, Tate & Lyle designed a new website, www.promitorfiber.com, which features the latest fiber news, consumer insights, applications and case studies involving the company’s Promitor Dietary Fiber.

Atlas Copco Compressors released a new video that demonstrates how the Atlas Copco AIRnet aluminum lightweight compressed air piping system can be installed approximately 66% faster than an iron-compressed air piping system. The video shows Patrick, an independent contractor, taking the AIRnet Challenge — a basic compressed air piping installation done two ways — first with AIRnet piping and then with iron piping. The two processes are recorded and timed. See the video, “AIRnet Challenge,” online.