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Pet Food Equipment

Find the latest articles, research and news on pet food equipment and the processes used to make commercial dog and cat food from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include pet food extruder maintenance and processing, kibble drying technology, and plant energy management guidelines.

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Freshpet cuts downtime with automatic splicing

Freshpet manufacturing will install a second Butler Auto-splicer in their new packaging line.
Freshpet is looking to cut downtime and increase productivity with the installation of a second Butler Auto-splicer on their Chub-maker line.
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Mars will install new equipment in Hungary pet food plant

New equipment will boost pet food production at Mars plant in Hungary, reflecting growth trend in Eastern Europe’s pet food market.
US-based manufacturer Mars plans to invest HUF 1.5 billion (US$5.5 million) in installing new production equipment at its Hungarian pet food plant, raising the headcount by 70 to around 900.
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Reiser expanding US headquarters and pet food test center

The construction will add 46,000 square feet of space and be completed in 2017.
Reiser, a food processing and packaging equipment company, has begun construction on an expansion to its Canton, Massachusetts headquarters, where pet food product development can be performed.
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Pet food extrusion: specialty processing flexibility is key

As trends such as specialty ingredients and high-meat formulations grow in the pet food market, extruders are innovating to ensure success for themselves and their customers.
As trends such as specialty ingredients and high-meat formulations grow in the pet food market, extruders are innovating to ensure success for themselves and their customers.
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How to boost profits by looking at moisture in pet food

Pet food manufacturers can find opportunities for improvement in their production process by looking closely at the drying step.
Pet food manufacturers track maintenance costs and sometimes energy costs, but rarely do they track the costs associated with over drying. Frequently, the dryer isn’t even considered until yields are visibly reduced. The good news is a pet food manufacturer can easily find opportunities to make improvements just by looking closely at the drying step. The return can be especially high. 
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Producing top quality, safe pet food requires attention to detail

Achieving consistent top quality in pet food formulations requires constant attention to both the ingredients and formulations. Sponsored by Adifo
Achieving consistent top quality in pet food formulations requires constant attention to both the ingredients and formulations. Sponsored by Adifo
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Mexican pet food industry served by upcoming workshop

The Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico will take place December 5 – 6, 2016, at the University of Baja California in Mexico.
Pet food sales in Mexico increased 13.7 percent in 2015 to MXN42.6 billion (US$2.28 billion), making Mexico among the top 10 pet care markets globally. To meet the needs of that booming market, representatives from Petfood Industry magazine have announced a new addition to the Petfood Forum portfolio of events.
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