SternMaid America demonstrates competence in blending at IFT Food Expo 2016


Contract manufacturer will present customised outsourcing solutions for products in powder form

At the IFT Food Expo in Chicago, SternMaid America will present its comprehensive services on stand 624.

Besides blending powders, the contract manufacturer can offer co-packing, warehousing and on-request logistics. With a sophisticated micro-blending line designed to German standards, the company is optimally equipped for the customised contract production of food ingredients and food supplements in powder form.

On the semi-automatic blending line, liquid constituents can be applied homogeneously to the powder through special nozzles in amounts from 0.01% to 60% of the formulation. Microcomponents such as flavourings, oils or emulsifiers are very finely dispersed through atomising spray nozzles, enabling a high blending precision of 1:100,000.

Large percentages of fats and other highly viscous liquids such as lecithin can be worked in too. The plant can handle orders starting at 500lbs and offers flexible solutions for filling into bulk or consumer packaging. Some 9 million pounds per year of substances in powder form can be blended on the line, from food supplements such as protein mixtures, collagen products or functional foods to stabilisers, instantised powders and dairy products.

Following the recent GFSI-recognised FSSC 22000 certification of its food safety management system, SternMaid America is now state-of-the-art in matters of quality control and process safety, too.

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Jan Thoele, Executive Vice President of SternMaid America, said: 'We regard ourselves primarily as solution providers for powder-blending problems that others can’t solve. Our customers come to us with all manner of different requirements and questions. We offer them the entire service chain in powder handling as a one-stop-shop. Customers can either take advantage of the whole package or choose individual services, according to their needs.'