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Fast-track ingredient development

Source:Glatt Ingenieurtechnik

Date Published:1/26/2018 06:01:50 PM

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik joins Anuga Foodtec to show how fluidised bed and spouted bed processes can fast-track the development of new ingredients 

PLANT manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik specialises in developing bespoke solutions to produce product samples, scale-up processes and construct economically designed, energy efficient production facilities. The company will be in Anuga FoodTec (Hall 4.2 booth A068) in Cologne, Germany, from 20-23 March 2018, to assist interested food and beverage manufacturers in developing marketable products.

Fast-track ingredient development using Glatt Ingenieurtechnik technology (Photo: Pixabay)

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Glatt Ingenieurtechnik’s many processes such as fluidised bed and spouted bed technologies enable ingredient manufacturers to quickly implement modern thinking into sought-after products that meet the expectations of both the food industry and everyday consumers.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik gives the example of high-quality powders or mixtures which can be transformed into homogenous and highly soluble, porous granules for instant products using spray agglomeration. Frequently, the improved product structure results in better product properties. As such, no additives are required. Furthermore, spray granulation and subsequent microencapsulation also offer a wide range of particle design options to simultaneously dry or solidify liquid raw materials such as solutions, suspensions, emulsions or melts to form compact granules in a single step. With no need for additional substances, the ingredient list stays short! Healthy and sensitive ingredients — such as minerals, phytochemicals, aromatic compounds, essential oils or oxidation-sensitive vitamins — usually require a protective shell or structural modification to be incorporated into new formulations. Homogenously embedded in granules or protected in microcapsules, or processed with other substances into easily soluble agglomerates — possibly with a functional coating — they easily provide added value in convenience or dairy products, snacks or lozenges.

Interested parties can register to test their products and processes at the company’s Technology Center. Facilities of all sizes are available, including the flexible mobile laboratory plant, Glatt ProCell LabSystem. Equipment can also be rented or purchased. In Glatt’s Technology Center, product samples ranging from a few grams to hundreds of kilograms can be developed and produced. Company engineers provide pilot capacities for scale-up and contract manufacturing, either as a long-term or interim solution. As such, ingredient producers can profitably fill the production gap during the commissioning stage and provide an uninterrupted supply.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH plans and carries out international projects from the enlargement or modernisation of existing production facilities to the construction of whole new factories. In doing so, the company combines professional engineering with sound technical know-how derived from patented process technologies it has developed itself, such as powder synthesis with APPtec and fluidised and spouted bed methods for granulation and coating processes. The focus of the projects is on processes in the field of particle design and particle engineering for the development, optimisation, functionalisation and production of powder and bulk goods such as granulates and pellets for food, feed, chemicals and fine chemicals and processes for the manufacture of biotechnological and chemical active ingredients for sterile and non-sterile dosage forms of drugs. Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH has its headquarters in Weimar. 

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