LAUSANNE, Switzerland (29 November 2016) – A new version of the Tetra Pak® Standardisation unit has lifted the precision of the process to a new level, helping dairy manufacturers produce their products with optimal fat content and achieve savings.
To produce milk with a specific percentage of fat content, an important step in dairy production is to separate fat from milk. Fat is then added back to the product according to the required specification through a process called standardization.
Designed for automatic in-line standardization, the new unit enables manufacturers to reduce the variation of so-called “cream giveaway” from the previous +/- 0.020% to +/- 0.015%.
The enhanced standardisation unit has already achieved field success with international dairy cooperative Arla Foods at its dairy plant in Palmers Green, London.
In the highly competitive dairy market, efficient standardization of fat in the milk is crucial.
Mr. Christian Odgaard, Regional Project Manager at Arla Foods, said: “For us, the big money is in cream. To give cream away is an absolute no-no. We were quickly impressed with the reliability and precision of the Tetra Pak Standardisation unit since its installation last October. The difference in higher accuracy is obvious, a lot of cream is coming back into our tank.”
The new Tetra Pak Standardisation unit is now available to customers worldwide. The unit is capable of handling a wide variety of dairy products such as white milk, cheese milk, milk powder, fortified milk and flavoured milk at a capacity of up to 75,000 litres per hour.