VNF’S ASTAXANTHIN – A NEW AND BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCT
Astaxanthin is a natural carotenoid, commonly found in microalgae, crustaceans, and salmon. It is widely regarded as the king of antioxidants and used to boost the immunity, support cardiovascular system, reduce pain, improve disease resistance, etc. Astaxanthin is also used as a valuable natural color in many industries.
VNF signs MOU with An Phat Holdings and Itochu Corporation
On November 3, 2020, in Hanoi, Vietnam, VNF signed an official MOU with An Phat Holdings (APH) and Itochu Corporation on the co-production and distribution of compostable products derived from Chitosan. VNF will be responsible for producing eco-friendly and customizable Chitosan, An Phat Holdings will create biodegradable products and compounds containing Chitosan, and Itochu Corporation will market and distribute the Chitosan compound and final product worldwide. Initial target applications include the food and medical industry. With the aim of developing novel, compostable compounds and finished products, this collaborative venture is expected to be a breakthrough solution - not only against plastic pollution but also the need for anti-microbial protection amid COVID-19.
FROM SHRIMP SHELL TO BIOPLASTIC
The bioplastic solution needed by the world won’t be solved overnight by one company. But VNF’s Chitosan can step up to play a significant part, either as 100% Chitosan-based bioplastic or as an additive with existing bioplastic producers (PLA, PBAT, PHA, PHB, etc.). Togethers, VNF’s Chitosan help to fight bacterial contamination and boost biodegradability. Because it’s just not shrimp co-products VNF is saving from landfill pollution; we’re also stopping single-use plastics from heading that same way.
THE 3Bs: BIOFRIENDLY, BIODEGRADABLE, & ANTI-BACTERIAL
Not all superheroes wear capes. But some come in the form of feather-light white flakes with phenomenal cationic powers to fight bad bacteria. When buried and left to rest in soil, the superhero biodegrades into liquid fertiliser. When consumed by humans or animals, it charges the body with widespread health benefits. And before we've lost you...YES we are talking about CHITOSAN. From GREEN SOLUTION to SUPERPOWERS, read part 2 of VNF's Biopolymers series where we dive into the 3Bs of this extraordinary Biopolymer...
WHAT IS CHITOSAN AND WHY DO VNF SELL IT WHEN THE COMPANY STANDS FOR “VIET NAM FOOD JSC”?
A quick Google search will tell you Chitosan is derived from Chitin (the 2nd most abundant polymer in the world after cellulose). But what exactly is Chitosan? Why does a company named Viet Nam Food JSC have a BioPolymers product portfolio? And why is Chitosan considered a rising star polymer capable of driving every single industry in the world towards a more eco-friendly, biofriendly, and anti-microbial direction? In this multi-part Linkedin article series, VNF’s Biopolymers team explains the origin of VNF’s Chitosan product portfolio and why this biopolymer is needed more than ever. As the world tackles ongoing battles of microbiological contamination amidst the pandemic, an exponentially growing plastic problem worsened by single-use plastic, and demand from consumers to be offered more bio-friendly, environmentally-friendly products, it is time the world shifts its focus towards alternative ‘green’ solutions. This is no longer a trend, but a widespread demand…and VNF’s Chitosan is geared up ready to be YOUR ‘GREEN’ SOLUTION.
VNF has just won the 2019 Fi (Food Ingredients) Paris – Future of Nutrition Innovation Award
VNF has just won the ‘Future of Nutrition’ Innovation award at the 2019 Fi Europe show organized in Paris as the most innovative company that with its solutions will likely ‘disrupt accepted food supply chains beyond 5 years’. Our pioneering technology to use a biotechnological zero-waste mindset to extract value from shrimp co-products and turn it into […]
VNF successfully showcases their brand and products at the VIV Asia 2019
From the 15th to 17th of March 2019, VNF’s team attended international trade show VIV ASIA 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. VIV ASIA 2019 is considered the largest international exhibition in Asia for agriculture, including production of pork, poultry, eggs, and dairy. Numerous professionals and experts from these fields were in attendance in search for opportunities […]
VNF’s Shrimp Protein Hydrolysate was awarded as the National Outstanding Industrial Rural product of 2019
[Vietnam Livestock Magazine] – On September 18, 2019, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted the 3rd Vietnam Outstanding Rural Industrial Products at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi. At the ceremony, Vietnam Food Joint Stock Company’s (VNF’s) shrimp protein hydrolysate product was officially certified as a 2019 national outstanding rural industrial. […]
VNF’s Ho Chi Minh City Office Welcomes A New Look
In June 2019, construction was completed for Vietnam Food Corporation’s (VNF) representative Ho Chi Minh City office. Taking 8 months to finish, the large-scale extension was needed to meet the rapid growth of the company. The new building has been designed to be a multi-functional and contemporary workplace, offering employees an abundance of space. Located […]
Success Of VNF At Tam Nong Conference 2018
On November 27, 2018, in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a national conference to summarize 10 years of implementation of the 7th Central Committee Resolution X on agriculture, farmers and rural areas (call off is Tam Nong). The conference attracted more than 100 booths to showcase the achievements and models of agricultural development, […]