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Vacuum in Food Manufacturing

Wednesday 10th October 2018 (AM) | Media Centre, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Introduction

The food and drink manufacturing industry contributes £28.8bn to UK gross value added annually (DEFRA) and vacuum technologies are applied across many aspects of this substantial industry. This meeting will bring together a range of applications of vacuum in food manufacturing, for example vacuum cooling and drying, deodorization, aseptic processing and sterilization, storage and transport. It will provide a forum to link delegates from the food manufacturing sector with vacuum equipment developers and suppliers, with industrial and academic presentations on developments and the ‘state of the art’ in the various applications of vacuum in food manufacturing.

The programme is co-sponsored by the IoP Vacuum Group and the IoP Physics in Food Manufacturing Group. A half-day meeting is being organised leaving plenty of time for networking and a visit to the Vacuum Expo exhibition of vacuum equipment and suppliers.

Programme

09:00 | Registration opens in the atrium

09:30 | Welcome & Opening remarks
Prof Hazel Assender, University of Oxford

09:35 | Introduction to the Meeting Topic
Dr Andrew Chew, Atlas Copco Ltd.

09:40 | Vacuum Cooling: Theoretical background, experiences and trends
Pierre Lantheaume, Leybold GmbH

10:20 | Dairy processing and spray drying
Zachary Glover, University of Southern Denmark

11:00 | Refreshment Break

11:20 | Vacuum in Edible Oils and Fats Processing
Dr Don Collins, Edwards Vacuum

12:00 | Developing a transparent barrier for food processing – from lab to market
Dr Glen West, Manchester Metropolitan University

12:40 | LUNCH / POSTERS
A poster prize will be awarded at 16.30 for the best poster.

The Vacuum Expo exhibition remains open until 5pm

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