ADM’s new PearlEdge line of proprietary white color solutions fills a vital white space in the market. Derived from natural sources, the PearlEdge line leverages patent-pending technology, delivering brilliant, stable, and uniform white coloring for a variety of foods and beverages targeting clean labels, including dairy and dairy alternatives. With a vertically integrated supply chain, ADM says it controls the quality of the raw materials used for the PearlEdge line, producing premium white shades. Purposefully designed as an array of solutions to meet different formulation needs, the PearlEdge line helps manufacturers create clean-label offerings with unmatched whitening and opacity solutions.

312-634-8100; https://www.adm.com



According to Flavorchem Corp., citrus-based flavors are a top consumer taste preference and will be a driving force of market-leading innovation in the years ahead. And they are evolving to more sophisticated varietals due to consumer interest in immune-boosting food and beverage products during the pandemic. Food and beverage launches featuring both a citrus flavor and an immune health claim grew 21% between 2018 and 2021 as brands leverage consumer’s association of citrus flavors with antioxidants and immune support. In response to the demand for health-signaling flavors and ingredients, Flavorchem says it developed “Citrus Vacation,” an exclusive collection of six true-to-fruit citrus flavors inspired by their associated health halo, global appeal, and consumer demand for authenticity. The collection includes Fresh Calamansi Lime, Fruity Kumquat, Juicy Blood Orange, Sweet Tangerine, Yuzu Citrus, and Zesty Key Lime. All flavors in the collection are vegan, kosher, and non-GMO and can be labeled as “natural” on an ingredient statement.

630-932-8104; https://www.flavorchem.com



Harvill Industries services the hose needs of dairy, food, and beverage manufacturers. If you need a strong, rugged, and flexible hose for efficient transfer in food process, the Pioneer I is for you. It features a clean, white FDA-grade nitrite tube that is tasteless and odorless. It handles temperatures up to 210 degrees Fahrenheit, is ideal for suction and discharge, and meets or exceeds FDA, USDA, and 3-A standards. The Pioneer II crush- and kink-resistant hose, meanwhile, offers increased flexibility to cover a greater range of materials, the company says. It is flexible, lightweight, and easier to handle for dairy, beverage, and food production needs. This hose handles temperatures up to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and also meets or exceeds standards from FDA, USDA, and 3-A.

972-438-3377; https://harvill-ind.com/hoses



Locus Robotics says it introduced the Locus Vector and Locus Max warehouse autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). An industrial-strength AMR with the flexibility for a wide range of roles ranging from fulfillment to transport to putaway, Locus Vector features omnidirectional mobility, a compact design, and a robust payload capacity for use in any environment. It will ship to customers starting this summer. Locus Max has a heavyweight payload capacity and unparalleled flexibility to easily transport a wide variety of heavy materials, cartons, or pallets. Currently deployed at several sites, it will have limited availability in 2022 and expanded availability in 2023. The LocusBots are fully integrated within LocusOne, the intelligent multi-bot warehouse orchestration platform that delivers predictable, efficient, and scalable productivity and cost optimization for all product movement in a warehouse.

844-LOCUS-00; https://locusrobotics.com



The StaCool Vest core body cooling system from StaCool Industries Inc. helps plant workers beat the summer heat to stay cool and productive. Micro-thin, highly breathable materials are easy to care for, providing wearers with unsurpassed cooling comfort without compromising mobility. With models that can be worn over or under normal clothing, there is a StaCool Vest to suit any style, preference and application, the company says. ThermoPaks in the front and back of the vest provide hours of cooling; a spare set of ThermoPaks is included with each vest to extend cooling time and comfort when the initial set thaws.

866-782-2665; www.StaCoolVest.com