29/04/2024 | Ingredients, Technology

Contract drying specialist Uelzena launches new plant for the spray drying of infant food components

Uelzena eG's newly built "Tower 12" spray drying plant has been in regular operation for several months now. The plant is primarily designed for the production of ingredients for infant food under high-care conditions. With the new plant, the contract dryer from northern Germany, which specialises in food and infant food, intends to further expand its leading position in this product segment. A total of four spray towers of different sizes and configurations are now available for drying infant food components at the central production site in Uelzen (Lower Saxony). „The requirements for product safety of ingredients for infant food, such as minerals or vitamins on carrier materials, have risen continuously in recent years. With this in mind and with the intention of further expanding existing partnerships with baby food manu-facturers, the construction of a new high-care spray drying plant was a logical and logical step for us. In this way, we are ideally positioned to continue supporting our customers in the food and infant food industry as a preferred and sought-after specialist in the future." Bern Gewecke, Managing Director of Ingredients and Contract Manufacturing, explains the decision to build a new spray drying plant.