Pet Food Extrusion

Bischof + Klein looks to further growth in 2014

Company anticipates 5% sales growth; first six months of 2014 optimistic
In 2014, packaging and film specialist Bischof + Klein (B+K) is anticipating sales growth of around 5%, enabling it to crack the 500-million-euro mark, according to the company. With a volume of around 30 million euros, the investment program is continuing the company's consistent modernization and extension of its production plants' capacity.
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KSU offering extrusion short course, petfood workshop

10th anniversary edition of course will cover aspects of extrusion processing
Kansas State University is offering the 10th Anniversary edition of its annual extrusion short course on August 5–8, 2014, in Manhattan, Kansas. "Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization" will cover various aspects of extrusion processing, including technology, equipment, product development and sensory evaluation of new products.
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University of Alberta gets US$1.6 million for petfood extruder

School establishing an animal nutrition and ingredient development program
The University of Alberta is getting a US$1.6 million Wenger X-115 single-screw extruder to include as part of the school's new animal nutrition and ingredient development program. The extruder processes meats and grains, and is capable of shearing cell walls, cooking, mixing, texturizing and shaping animal feed.
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Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry to offer online petfood processing course

Course will offer 'a strong emphasis on practical, real-world examples from the trade'
The Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry and Global Campus will offer the course, “Pet Food Processing,” GRSC 645 ZB, for the fall 2014 semester. Taught by a team of experts in the industry and academia, the course will offer a strong emphasis on practical, real-world examples from the trade, according to the school.
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Direct steam injection: An efficient petfood processing method

Benefits over indirect heating methods make DSI an efficient, cost-effective alternative
Direct steam injection (DSI) heating is a specific method used during petfood and food processing where steam is directly mixed with the process fluid that needs to be heated. This type of heating is seen as an efficient, cost-effective alternative to indirect-contact heat exchangers, which have multiple fluid flow paths that don’t allow for direct mixing of the fluids.
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Petfood experts to share latest research during Petfood Forum Asia 2014

Petfood professionals can network and learn insights and tips
With countries in Asia such as Thailand, India and China among the fastest growing pet care markets globally, and Japan ranking as the fourth-largest pet care market worldwide, the region will continue to have an increasing impact on the petfood and pet care industries. Petfood Forum Asia 2014 comes at a critical time for petfood manufacturers looking to extend their influence and improve their operations and businesses.
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