Dairy and milk-based products play a big part of a healthy life for millions of people. Meanwhile, an ever-increasing variety of specialized dairy products — from whole and skim milks to creams, cheeses, yoghurts, whey products and specialty powders — are opening up tremendous opportunities for growth. Alfa Laval ensures that opportunities get realized while maintaining safe, cost-effective manufacturing and decreasing waste and emission levels.
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Alfa Laval has safeguarded the hygienic production of dairy- and milk-based products since 1883, when our continuous milk separator laid the foundation for the dairy industry itself. Not only do our processing and production technologies and solutions continue to set the standard today. You can count on us to partner with your team in developing entirely new technological solutions — or improving your current processing performance.
You can reduce your plant’s operating costs and environmental impact as our thermally efficient, purpose-built plate or tubular heat exchangers decrease energy consumption. And whether you produce milk, long-life products, cultured products, ice cream, cheese or whey products the proven design of our plate heat exchangers save you space, offer superior hygienic reliability and simple cleaning-in-place (CIP) routines.
You get the best mixing solution to your specific needs thanks to our broad range of energy-efficient mixers and agitators. Including everything from agitators to rotary jet mixers and magnetic mixers, each is designed with energy efficiency and sensitive product handling in mind. This enables you to gently process dairy products whilst preserving their consistency, flavors and colors.
By cutting water consumption you not only save money, you also improve your facility’s environmental footprint. We focus on helping make your production more sustainable in every way possible. For example, our dynamic tank cleaning machines deliver considerable water and chemical savings. And by using our filtration membranes, you can recover considerable water from whey – enough to cover a substantial portion of your process or cleaning needs.
We offer a very broad range of processing solutions for dosing, mixing/blending, pasteurization, standardization, UHT treatment and CIP. Applications include chilled , skimmed, extended-shelf life, UHT, sterilized, condensed and powdered milk products plus the full range of sour, pasteurized, clotted and condensed cream products.
Yoghurts are medium to high viscous products that can contain particulates, flavorings and ingredients. Our range includes processing solutions for dosing, mixing/blending, pasteurization, standardization, UHT treatment and CIP. All comply to hygienic processing requirements in ensuring food safety.
Customers rely on our equipment to turn milk into cheese in a multitude of tastes and textures. Applications include hard and semi-hard cheese, cheddar, pasta filata as well as semi-soft and soft cheeses. Alfa Laval pumps represent flexible and energy efficient solutions for production of fresh cheese products.
We offer a range of hygienic processing components and solutions as well as tank equipment used in the production of ice cream. These suit storage, batching, mixing, homogenization and pasteurization, and ensure required flexibility can be achieved in the production set up.
Casein, lactose and whey increase the nutritional value and improve the texture of food. Equipment from Alfa Laval helps produce these products under safe, hygienic conditions, with focus on profitability. For instance, our decanters eliminate problems with oxidation and foaming while drastically reducing processing times.
Butter and spreads are high value products that require careful handling. Demands include products with a long shelf life, new ingredients, all meeting desired tastes and textures. Our aim is to deliver solutions that are flexible and energy efficient.
Production and inoculation of starter cultures are of immense importance to the success of several applications. Our portfolio fully complies with all hygienic requirements, including those for surface finishes and cleanability. We offer a comprehensive range of technologies for bakers’ yeast, yeast extract as well as pre-treatment of molasses.
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