NCFIL Executive Director’s Perspective: Nov/Dec 2020
December 16, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on NCFIL's activity, consumers' approach to health and desire for sustainability, the growth of plant-based foods, and the holiday season.
NC State Food Science Club + NCFIL Make a Sweet Team
December 9, 2020
NCFIL Pilot Plant Manager Joseph Hildebrand was recently featured in “Peppermint Partnership: N.C. State’s Food Science Club Manufactures Ice Cream Toppings at Research Campus" in the Salisbury Post.
NCFIL Benefits Start-Ups + Mid- to Large-Sized Companies
December 2, 2020
NCFIL helps start-ups looking to launch their creative ideas to the next level and enables mid- to large-sized companies to process and manufacture new products in a low-risk format.
Equipment Spotlight: MicroThermics Thermal Processor
November 11, 2020
The MicroThermics Thermal Processor at NCFIL offers clients the ability to evaluate products under many different processing conditions.
NCFIL Executive Director’s Perspective: October 2020
November 3, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on NCFIL's current activity, considers how consumers continue new healthy eating habits into the holiday season, and looks at nutritionally rich holiday foods.
The Food and Beverage Industry: Food Processing Trends
October 14, 2020
COVID-19 has impacted the food and beverage industry, but now the industry must consider where it's headed post-pandemic. North Carolina is well-positioned to help.
NCFIL Executive Director’s Perspective: September 2020
September 30, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on NCFIL's current activity and considers how entrepreneurs and food companies can navigate the current VUCA--Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity--business environment.
Equipment Spotlight: Allpax 2402 Multimode Retort
September 23, 2020
The Allpax 2402 Multimode Retort processes all types of packaging, so NCFIL is able to incorporate and offer many different capabilities to its clients.
Not Your Typical NC Apple Season
September 9, 2020
Nothing suggests the coming of fall more than NC apple season. But this year, growers are uncertain how the pandemic will impact apple picking, processing and sales.
NCFIL Executive Director’s Perspective: August 2020
September 1, 2020
NCFIL Executive Director Bill Aimutis reports on NCFIL's current activity as well as dynamic change in the food industry, including changes in consumer behaviors, supply chain, labor and operations, and corporate decision-making.