Innovative Technologies In Beverage Processing
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The non-alcoholic beverage market is the fastest growing segment of the functional food industry worldwide. Consistent with beverage consumption trends generally, the demand among consumers of these products is for high-nutrient drinks made from natural, healthy ingredients, free of synthetic preservatives and artificial flavor and color enhancers. Such drinks require specialized knowledge of exotic ingredients, novel processing techniques, and various functional ingredients.
Innovative Technologies in Beverage Processing is a valuable reference/working resource for food scientists and engineers working in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, as well as academic researchers in industrial food processing and nutrition.
Companies from the food and beverage industry are turning towards sustainability. The sector not only seeks to reduce the impact on the environment but also to adopt different technologies and knowledge to integrate the circular economy into its supply chain.
TechniBlend is a leading supplier of beverage and liquid processing equipment & systems utilizing cutting edge technology, innovative components and optimal design features to serve the food & beverage industry, as well as the consumer products, and household & personal care industries. With over 150-years of combined experience, TechniBlend continues to develop new & innovative technologies aimed to deliver quicker changeovers, greater flexibility, higher yield and improved product quality while producing a great rate of return on investment.
TechniBlend offers a variety of inline blending & beverage processing solutions designed to meet a wide range of throughputs and product requirements. Our multi-stream blenders perfectly blend high-to-low blend ratios, or to target Brix, TA or other beverage parameters for Ready-to-Drink cocktails, vitamin waters, functional beverages and soft drinks.
We offer a full range of our new LoDO (Low Dissolved Oxygen) Deaeration technologies based on vacuum-spray-diffusion, nitro or membrane deaeration systems to improve beverage manufacturing processes by delivering finished product DO content below 250 ppb (parts per billion). This helps producers run fast, run warmer, package more stable product with longer shelf life.
Our beverage processing systems & solutions also include ProCarbTM inline beverage carbonation & nitrogenation, CIP On-DemandTM, Flash Pasteurization, ABV continuous blending and proofing, fully automated batch blending processes, and more. Our products, services, and technologies are world-class solutions that guarantee you outstanding results.
TechniBlend employs a staff of mechanical and electrical engineers, plus service technicians, with over 100-years of combined experience in the food & beverage, consumer products, chemicals, and liquid processing industries.
Increase in allergenicity towards cow's milk, lactose intolerance, the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, and flexitarian choice of food consumption have increased the market for cow's milk alternatives. Non-dairy plant-based beverages are useful alternatives because of the presence of bioactive components with health-promoting properties, which attract health-conscious consumers. However, the reduced nutritional value and sensory acceptability of the plant-based beverages (such as flavor, taste, and solubility) compared to cow's milk pose a big threat to its place in the market. Thermal treatments are commonly used to ensure the quality of plant-based beverages during storage. However, the application of high temperatures can promote the degradation of thermolabile compounds and some detrimental reactions, thus reducing protein digestibility and amino acid availability of non-dairy plant-based beverages substitutes. New and advanced food processing technologies, such as high-pressure processing, high-pressure homogenization, pulsed electric fields, and ultrasound, are being researched for addressing the issues related to shelf life increase, emulsion stability, preservation of nutritional content and sensorial acceptability of the final product. However, the literature available on the application of non-thermal processing technologies on the physicochemical and nutritional properties of plant-based beverages is scarce. Concerted research efforts are required in the coming years in the functional plant-based beverages sector to prepare newer, tailor-made products which are palatable as well as nutritionally adequate.
The chapter presents an overview of the recent developments in the different perspectives of fermented food and beverage industries. The novel innovations in starter culture, health beneficial foods and beverages, nutraceuticals, alcoholic beverages, probiotic dairy and nondairy products, and fermented meats are elucidated. Further, the technological interventions in modernization of fermenters, thermal and nonthermal food processing, genetic engineering of microbes and their applications in food industry, safe packaging technologies, and intellectual property rights are briefly described. Case studies with respect to the different innovations in food and beverages are also included for better understanding.
The second edition of ProFood Tech (March 26-28, McCormick Place, Chicago) opens today amid ongoing technology developments and increasing levels of automation in the food and beverage processing machinery market, according to the Taste of Processing Trends Around the World white paper produced by one of the show producers, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
The world market for food and beverage processing machinery is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 5.5 percent from $47.4 billion in 2017 to $58.1 billion in 2020, according to the PMMI white paper. Similarly, the world market for automation equipment in food and beverage machinery is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent to $4.4 billion by 2020, faster than the total production of food and beverage processing machinery. Factors driving this growth include convenience, changing consumer tastes toward healthier options, a renewed focus on food safety, and the rise of smart manufacturing and digital transformation. ProFood Tech will showcase critical food and beverage industry trends like the increase in automation.
Izquierdo also noted that the emphasis of equipment has moved from plain throughput to fast changeover, which has also spurred and increased demand for flexible manufacturing. With the Food Safety Modernization Act, there is also a need for cleaning technologies that make it faster and easier to clean equipment, and an enhanced focus on hygienic design. The skills gap and decreasing availability of talent also creates a challenge for food processors and more automation is needed not to eliminate jobs, but to fill them. Robotics are also making their way into food processing as they have become easier to clean and especially helpful in harsh environments where it is even harder to find skilled operators.
Redesigning plants and manufacturing facilities to be more environmentally-friendly is top of mind for many bottlers and brands. Sustainable beverage technologies help manufacturers minimize their use of materials through increasingly accurate production.
Smart warehousing, which sees spaces optimized for ideal manufacturing and storage through smart technologies, is making a significant impact as well. Achieving increased productivity and minimizing labor costs has become one of the most lucrative points of brand innovation. It also ensures that there is less damage or loss of beverages due to improper storage. With this streamlining of warehousing, comes lower costs of storage, maintenance and energy costs associated with the beverage industry making it a hot sustainable beverage technology trend.
RC Cola has been leading the way with innovative bottling processes for decades. Contact us today to learn more about new beverage technologies that can help you stand out in a crowded market and strengthen your brand in 2023.
The Iowa State researchers paved the way for the range of products you can find in the beverage aisle today. From 1924 to 2019, America's leading beverage companies will always be pursuing innovative solutions to keep our industry moving forward.
This learning module continues thediscussion on innovative process technologies to address the unique challengesof wastewater in the food and beverage industries. These case studies provide adeep dive into different issues and solutions faced by a variety of facilities,including soybean processing, salad dressing production, vegetable oilrefinery, beef products processing, and a winery.
While an increased focus on healthier beverages is driving the market forward, the decline in carbonated soft drinks has also prompted beverage processors to be more innovative with packaging in order to attract consumers back to the category.
Beverage processors can find out more at ProFood Tech (Mar. 26-28, 2019, McCormick Place, Chicago). Produced by PACK EXPO, Koelnmesse (organizer of Anuga) and the International Dairy Food Association (IDFA), the event showcases cutting-edge crossover technologies and innovative solutions from 400 exhibitors in more than 125,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Register at profoodtech.com.
Veolia offers an innovative portfolio of chemical and equipment technologies for the beverage processing industry. For more than half a century, we have provided beverage processing plants with state-of-the-art water treatment technology that can improve operational efficiency, boost uptime, improve water efficiency, and lower energy costs.
Most beverage plants' byproduct is strongly biodegradable wastewater with a high content of organic and inorganic materials. Veolia offers an innovative set of technologies to enable safe wastewater reuse and regulatory compliance while improving wastewater management's efficiency and reliability.