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Dairy Processing in a Changing World

While demand for traditional dairy products continues to grow, part of this growth is from consumers who would also like new dairy taste experiences, nutritional advantages, or more sustainably processed products. Meeting this demand puts pressure on dairy producers to improve operations for current offerings while innovating to gain market advantage.   

Dairy Production and Product Sell-by Date

Contributing to the challenge is the fact that dairy products are highly perishable. Backing up the “sell by” date on any package is a production system that enforces stringent control of flow, temperature, sanitation and numerous other variables, even small variations at any point in the value change could compromise quality significantly.   

Processing Different Types of Dairy Products

Whether you are processing fresh, ESL, or, functional milk; yogurt, spreadable cheese, or, dessert; dried, agglomerated, evaporated or condensed milk products; or butter and spreads, our experienced experts can work with you to create the most appealing dairy products. They know how to balance taste, optimize protein content and shelf life, ensure product stability, ensure spreadability or do whatever else it takes to bring great-tasting dairy products to grocery shelf. We have exemplary experience at every link of the dairy value chain. If it involves milk processing: we've been there, done that!

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SPX FLOW and Food Union Partnership - 2 Advanced Dairy Production Plants

Food Union collaborated with SPX FLOW to build and design two green field advanced dairy plants in Huh Hot and Dong Ying China.

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Why Dairy Producers choose SPX FLOW

Dairy producers the world over rely on SPX FLOW for product development, design, engineering, and installation of everything from turnkey dairy process units to full-scale plants.

The processes we create with you will help you maximize product quality, production yield and food safety while minimizing raw material waste, operating costs, energy consumption, footprint and transportation costs for end products.

Your new processes will make you more agile to develop and produce products that meet changing market needs. Our extensive experience with project management of major capital projects makes us the ideal partner for your most challenging processing needs.

Innovative Dairy Processing Equipment

SPX FLOW has over a century of experience in dairy processing and invented several key innovative dairy processing components, including the APV Rannie and Gaulin Homogenizers (an industry standard milk homogenizer), the APV Compomaster for fat standardization, the APV Palarisator for UHT infusion, the APV Uperizer for UHT injection and the Gerstenberg Schröder Dairy Blend system for spreadable butter products.

We offer systems for all your dairy production needs. This includes proven in the field systems for heat exchange, mixing and blending, membrane filtration, microparticulation, separation, homogenization, ultra-high temperature (UHT) treatment, butter technology, fermentation, evaporation, and drying.



Global Innovation and Design Centers for Innovative Dairy Products

Your success in bringing competitive dairy products to market begins with the recognition of a market opportunity and a recipe. SPX FLOW has the expertise to analyze market opportunities and work with you to develop a recipe and process that leverages your core competencies.

We are constantly innovating on your behalf.  Much of the development and testing takes place at our global Innovation and Design Centers, which provide a small-case multipurpose production facility and fully equipped laboratory to support product development and testing. We work with you to fine-tune your end product, including modifying the recipe, process, or equipment as needed to maximize market success.

See SPX FLOW global Innovation and Design Centers for more information.

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Plate Heat Exchangers That Go With the Flow

Location : Virtual Event
Dates : Mar 14

Join us virtually as host Sam Glover reviews Plate Heat Exchanger technologies that optimize productivity and reduce downtime, in particular our latest product release: APV Plate Heat Exchanger Automated FastFrame™.  

Whether the goal is lower operating costs or a reduced carbon footprint, our solutions makers engineer PHE solutions that provide tangible and measurable value. Tune in to learn more about how our latest PHE offering can support your business objectives.