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New twin screw extruder pilot plant now part of AIBTM’s Noida facilities
Monday, 25 June, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
A new twin screw extruder pilot plant is now part of AIBTM’s (Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology and Management) world-class facilities at Greater Noida, NCR Delhi. The plant has been sponsored by Foodees Consultants Pvt. Ltd (FCPL) and Shristi Food Equipments Exim Pvt. Ltd, Delhi.

The start-up can now get training, testing and taste any range of expanded or non- expanded extruded products using any varieties of grain flours, millets, new foods combination of multigrain and a variety of additives to create and market innovative snack foods for good nutrition, health, replacing junk food.

The special extrusion workshop is expected to be bustling with students, faculty and industry developers working out new ideas. AIBTM’s skilled staff and specialised equipment facilitate testing and evolution of novel products and processes.

The pilot plant is proposed to be completely self-supporting, covering its costs through its skilling programmes, new product development, project consultancy, technology transfer and related services for the food industry as well as through production of nutritious products like fortified rice, dal analogue and RTE snacks.

The pilot plant will enable food researchers and developers to test out products for mass production, since similar equipment is used in large-scale extrusion plants. This will be used to pioneer new ways for manufacturing of noble and snack foods, resulting in a process that is both cost-effective and offers marketing benefits as well.

AIBTM will conduct joint projects with outside companies specially in new product development and economics of production of healthy foods for mass consumption.

AIBTM’s bakery workshop has already been serving small, medium and large companies in product development, taste marketing, and training of their staff.  Assocom has also been conducting extrusion processing training programmes for the last 15 years.  

With extension of the extrusion pilot plant, businesses can now try out new ingredients and make small batches of products for testing. Start-ups can rent the facility to manufacture products.

Students will learn innovative food processing and food engineering at the lab and go on to serve in quality control, product development, food safety, sales, regulation and related food science disciplines.

The pilot plant will go beyond many miles in its service to the food industry and development of future food engineers and budding food entrepreneurs in the sunrise Industry of ready-to-eat snacks foods, finger foods which is showing substantial growth.
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