Accurate process scale-up is the key to successful, cost-effective development of aseptic and extended shelf life (ESL) products.
Skillman, NJ (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
A major goal of food and beverage manufacturers is to avoid risks, costs and delays associated with product and process development that too many of these companies still incur. The true "grail" for these companies is to be able to rely on operational conditions of laboratory equipment to match the product quality of the commercial manufacturing process. The benefits of being able to achieve this are inherently appealing, and have a profound effect on cost and time to market. The Aseptipak Asia 2012 Global Forum on Aseptic Processing, Filling & Packaging, scheduled for 11-12 December in Bangkok, Thailand, will explore this and other timely industry issues.
Accurate process scale-up is the key to successful, cost-effective development of aseptic and extended shelf life (ESL) products. It can provide food and beverage companies with major business and strategic advantages. The ability to use results from the lab to evaluate the impact of a manufacturing process, or proposed changes to an existing process, provides unequalled guidance to avoid costly mistakes. In R&D, accurate scale-up is even more beneficial because it reduces costs for all future projects using these processes. These are the findings of U.S.-based MicroThermics, Inc. The company has devoted 20 years in guiding food and beverage producers in process scale-up, validation, and thermal process evaluation projects.
In a presentation to be given at the ASEPTIPAK Asia 2012 Forum on Aseptic/ESL Processing, Filling & Packaging, MicroThermics will present case histories to demonstrate how accurate scale-up can profoundly improve aseptic/ESL process economics and reduce product development time. The presentation will be in the session on Capital Investment & Cost Containment Strategies. The Forum will take place on 11-2 December 2012 at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
Representatives of MicroThermics will be available for further discussions with interested delegates at the company's display table during the ASEPTIPAK table top exhibition.