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Why Mixing is So Vital to Organic Food Processing Operations

Why Mixing is So Vital to Organic Food Processing Operations

Posted on June 30, 2021 in Mixing Challenges by Michael Dogal

Organic food processors go to great lengths to ensure authenticity in their products. But if their end-product lacks the slices, chunks and homestyle texture expected of fresh and natural ingredients, then the extra effort and cost to comply with organic certification could go for naught. The reality is, if it doesn’t look organic, consumers may not buy it.

The Earlier the Better:  When Food Manufacturers Should Bring Processing Equipment Engineers into New Product Development

The Earlier the Better: When Food Manufacturers Should Bring Processing Equipment Engineers into New Product Development

Posted on June 02, 2021 in Mixing Challenges by Jordan Dambeck

Chances are, if you are in the food manufacturing industry, you think a lot about new product development. Many food manufacturers consider it to be the driving force of their organic growth. They make great investments to develop new products that attract consumer interest and widen their revenue streams. Yet, despite the emphasis, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to limit their potential by setting up shortsighted or sub-optimized production processes to produce their new products.

Equipment Considerations for Plant-Based Food Processing

Equipment Considerations for Plant-Based Food Processing

Posted on November 24, 2020 in Mixing Challenges by Bill Spicher

The plant-based food market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9% from 2020 to 2027, and will reach $74.2 billion by 2027. As food manufacturers look to ramp up production of plant-based products, they must determine how to configure their processing equipment to effectively scale operations.

The CBD Product Market is Still Poised to Take Off, But Think About Operations Before You Jump On

The CBD Product Market is Still Poised to Take Off, But Think About Operations Before You Jump On

Posted on June 24, 2020 in Mixing Challenges by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

Cowen & Co predicts the American CBD market could reach $16 billion by 2025. And that’s just for CBD. Should marijuana/THC become legal for at least three-fourths the population, Nielson projects an additional $34.8 billion! Sure, manufacturers are still working their way through uncertainty, particularly in food and beverage, where legal issues governing CBD’s use in consumables have yet to be resolved. But those seeking to capitalize would do well to think now about the unique production challenges of CBD and THC product manufacturing.

Limitations of Conventional Mixing Systems in Pharmaceutical Topical and Transdermal Drug Product Applications

Limitations of Conventional Mixing Systems in Pharmaceutical Topical and Transdermal Drug Product Applications

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Mixing Challenges by Lee Industries

The inherent nature of high-viscosity pharmaceutical drug products poses real operational challenges to manufacturers. To succeed, processors must seamlessly combine safe and precise ingredient loading, powerful and durable blending, and sterile and efficient cleaning within their operation. Some manufacturers have found it difficult to solve these challenges due to limitations of conventional mixing systems. Here are some of the most common issues with conventional mixing systems in pharmaceutical and other high-viscosity product settings.

How to Meet the Challenges of High-Viscosity Mixing

How to Meet the Challenges of High-Viscosity Mixing

Posted on November 28, 2018 in Mixing Challenges by Lee Industries

Producing ointments, gels and other high-viscosity products is a challenging process. These stringently regulated products offer a high degree of difficulty for every manufacturer. Selecting the most efficient and cost-effective mixing solution can help you meet those challenges head on, but choosing the right mixing solution may be more difficult than it first appears.

Lee Industries Explores Blending Options in Latest Production Guide

Lee Industries Explores Blending Options in Latest Production Guide

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Mixing Challenges by Lee Industries

The latest production guide from Lee Industries explores the differences in the two predominant mixer styles in food production – inclined agitation kettles and horizontal ribbon blenders.