Food processing

Manufacturers of food, soy-based, oil and meat products count on Alfa Laval processing technologies to stay on the pulse of their markets. Whatever the food application, our food processing equipment, modules and complete processing lines enable the supply of products to consumers at competitive prices – while maintaining the highest levels of hygiene and desired taste qualities.

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On the pulse of innovative solutions and the food production industry

  • Increase production yields and maintain long running times, through high availability and uptime levels
  • Decrease ingredient and product loss levels by getting more out of your raw materials
  • Reduce your consumption of utilities, such as energy, water and recycle waste streams

Achieving the desired taste, stable shelf life and impeccable hygiene levels requires tight control of process timing and temperatures, as well as careful and correct raw ingredients and materials.

Success starts with understanding how to get the most out of each ingredient and raw material – from dry powders to sticky sugars, viscous liquids to shear or heat-sensitive ingredients such as flavour enhancers and essences. Accurate handling, dosing and mixing of ingredients then keep production costs low by minimizing spillage and waste.

Alfa Laval food manufacturing solutions ensure hygienic production as well as efficient, effective cleaning-in-place (CIP) of equipment and processing lines – complying in full with the most stringent regulatory standards for hygienic applications.


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Prepared food processing

Our solutions help process viscous, creamy, smooth or chunky particulate foods, including dressings, condiments and fruit processing.

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Gum processing

Many Alfa Laval core technologies are ideal for helping companies tackle the unusual technical challenges at the heart of processing gums.

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Pet food processing

Alfa Laval is a major supplier of cooling equipment, such as scraped surface heat exchangers, used for managing the temperature of fresh meat for pet food and systems for concentrating fresh meat.

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Yeast production

Alfa Laval is a long-standing partner in the industrial fermentation industry. It started in the 1890s with a centrifuge to harvest baker's yeast.

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Food Logic

Alfa Laval's hygienic equipment combines high performance with gentle handling to preserve sensitive ingredients and keep up with food industry trends. The equipment addresses four key challenges; supplying food products to consumers at a competitive price, getting the most from raw materials, reducing waste and emissions, and delivering safe and hygienic food products.

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New insights into agitator technology

Get up-to-date with the latest agitator technology and best practices that play a pivotal role in food production to ensure product quality and process efficiency.

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Technical articles

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How to select the best membrane configuration for your process?

In this webinar, you will learn about the use of membrane technology as a separation unit operation and how to select and develop a strong basis for a trustworthy solution for your process needs.

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