Extrusion Innovation Centre: Peterborough, UK

  • Innovation Centre

    Baker Perkins offers all its customers facilities to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.

    Companies from every part of the world find that thorough trials, often using their own raw materials, provide a reliable basis for trouble-free commissioning of a new plant or launch of a new line.The wide variety of process technologies available under one roof enables us to cross conventional process boundaries, and to offer a variety of process solutions for a single product.

    The Process Centre at Peterborough in the UK contains a wide range of production and laboratory scale equipment dedicated to the snack industry:

    Extruded Snacks

    A production scale SBX 50 solid barrel twin-screw extruder can be configured for a wide range of snacks, including co-extruded products. There is an option for a modular barrel extension that can be fitted for products that need an increased residence time, and there are also facilitites to test post-extrusion forming options such as the pillow crimper.

    Traditional Snacks

    A complete plant with 125kg capacity cereal cooker, flaking and shredding rolls and a fluidized bed toaster is available.

    This range of equipment is permanently available, and specialized units can be brought in - from other suppliers if necessary - to complete a process. Alternatively, customers are welcome to bring along their own technologies to integrate within our existing equipment. Customers are guaranteed total confidentiality, working with or without the help of Baker Perkins' experienced food technologists.

    In addition to snacks the Innovation Centre also houses labs dedicated to the confectionery biscuit, breakfast cereal and bakery industries.

    Book A Trial

    To check availability, book a trial in the Innovation Centre, or consult our process technologists in regards to your products, please contact us.

Brochure: Food Extrusion

Brochure: Food Extrusion

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Complete Snack Process Lines

Complete Snack Process Lines

Baker Perkins offers complete systems for the production of snacks through extrusion and other forming methods.