- February 24, 2011:
DuPont, one of the leading market-driven innovative companies will present comprehensive food solutions at the Gulfood 2011 Exhibition and Conference scheduled from 27th February - 2nd March, 2011 at stand CC7-13 in Hall CC2 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Dubai. DuPont will present comprehensive food industry solutions by addressing food safety, ingredients and packaging solutions.
“The fundamental driver of our long-term growth is market-driven, collaborative innovation. We have the opportunity to use science and technology to increase agricultural productivity, improve food quality, and achieve long-term food security,” said Craig Binetti, President - DuPont Nutrition & Health and DuPont Applied BioSciences; and Chairman - Solae.
At Gulfood, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers will exhibit packaging materials that meet the needs for healthier, fresher and more convenient food while protecting the environment. From sealing and lidding to barrier and adhesive resins, blown film, extrusion coating resins, plastics for molded parts, specialty processing and performance aids – DuPont has a range of products, extensive processing and technical expertise available to processors in the Middle East region and beyond. DuPont™ Surlyn® a packaging resin, helps provide excellent seal integrity, clarity and protection for both fresh and processed meats. Similarly, DuPont™ Appeel® lidding resins are used to help ensure flavor retention and freshness with easy-open, clean-peeling flexible lids on rigid containers. DuPont Teijin Films, a market leader of heat-sealable polyester films provides applications ranging from ready meal lidding to high barrier applications. DuPont will showcase its innovative cook range of films via thermoforming machines, flow pack or pre-made bags that can be cooked in a microwave, conventional oven or even on a contact grill.
“DuPont is uniquely positioned to increase global food production across the value chain. The Middle East is a key developing market with increasing emphasis on the food industry. Gulfood is an excellent platform to showcase DuPont science and innovation and come closer to our customers,” said Eser Acarkan, Food Industry Leader -Turkey, Middle East and Africa.
As today’s consumers discover the health benefits of soy protein, Solae LLC, an alliance between DuPont and Bunge, is developing innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products, delivering a unique combination of functional, nutritional, economical and sustainable benefits to customers. Focusing on local market needs, Soy protein is the only complete vegetable protein with specific health benefits that enhance the nutritional quality of halal meat and meat-free products.
On another hand, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries.
DuPont will also address the growing demand for food safety testing, offering innovative diagnostic products for food companies with the advanced DNA-based BAX® detection system and the DuPont™ Lateral Flow System products by DuPont Qualicon to detect all major pathogens, such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli O157 even at low levels.
DuPont Performance Polymers offer one of the broadest portfolios of engineering plastics and thermoplastic elastomers for food contact applications. These products utilize the company’s expertise and long experience in polymer science, quality, safety and regulatory compliance for the global food products market. With DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick, DuPont cookware, bakeware, and small electrics have become essentials for today's modern kitchen. While Delrin®, a tough, lightweight, durable, wear-resistance, low friction, low noise and high performance acetal resin solution meets today's bottling industry needs.
At the Gulfood Conference, Craig Binetti, will deliver a welcome address on February 28th, 2011 and address the global aspect of the increasing need for food on March 1st at 10:00am. Heike van de Kerkhof, Global Director for DuPont Packaging & Europe, Middle East and Africa Food Industry Board Leader will share global food packaging trends on March 1st at 1:30pm and Michele Fite, Vice President – Global Strategy & Marketing & Specialty Business will present on February 28th at 2:30pm, discussing food trends and opportunities for soy ingredients.