Plant-Based Extraction

The Ideal Texture, Mouthfeel and Taste Starts with the Right Base
The global demand for plant-based food and beverages is exploding. Formulations that have been known for centuries are being mixed and matched to create new taste and nutritional options. It starts with extracting the right base, from which you can formulate unique beverages, fermented products, or powders. With rapidly changing trends, today’s raw ingredient might be soy, oat, almond, rice, while tomorrow it could be peas, peanut, quinoa, buckwheat — or who knows what else? And different regions prefer different tastes, which requires the know-how to bring specific flavors forward while suppressing others.

Add to this the fact that most raw materials present unique extraction challenges. Soyabeans, oats and rice all require grinding, but soyabeans must be blanched first and oats and rice must undergo enzymatic reactions before grinding. We pioneered in the plant-based field, installing the first plant-based extraction line in 1971. Flexibility and process know-how are key to designing plant-based beverages and food lines. SPX FLOW’s design and process know-how give you maximum agility to adapt to emerging opportunities while not compromising on texture, mouthfeel, and taste. 


Take Your Plant-Based Products to the Next Level
To meet the growing demand for clean-label plant-based products with higher nutritional value, SPX FLOW introduces a breakthrough technology for plant-based concentration featuring APV membrane filtration. Our solution is highly versatile, yields more product, and employs a more sustainable process versus traditional methods that use evaporation and chemicals. 

Customers today want more plant-based alternatives in their diet. From yogurt and cheese alternatives to food additives and other nutritious ingredients, the APV membrane filtration technology is designed for a range of plant sources including soy, oat, nut, rice, pea and more. Whatever your customers want in plant-based, we can help you deliver it. Without traditional chemicals, and with more yield, higher protein capture, and in a sustainable process that saves water and value-add the bi-product. With over 60 years’ experience in the dairy business, over 50 years in the plant-based business, and with over 1,300 membrane activations worldwide, SPX FLOW is ready to help you take plant-based to a new level.

Regardless of what each source requires, SPX FLOW infuses quality at every step of the way.