EU Press Release - Alfa Laval

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Press release

Copenhagen, Denmark – July 23, 2013

Alfa Laval launches new, innovative oils & fats solutions
at the OFI exhibition in Munich

At the
Oils & Fats International exhibition
in Munich, Germany, from September 18-20, 2013,
Alfa Laval – a global supplier to the vegetable oil and animal fat industries – presents a
variety of new innovative solutions with focus on high yield and sustainability.

At Alfa Laval’s stand no. 304 in hall B0 at OFI in Munich, visitors will get the opportunity to
hear about the company’s many widely recognized process solutions as well as several new
innovations that offer sustainable alternatives to traditional processing technologies.
For producers of vegetable oil, protein etc.
• Alfa Laval SoftColumn Dual-Strip, a new process for physical refining with continuous
deodorization and deacidification
especially suitable for very large capacities. It is a further
development of the company’s widely used packed column technology. Compared to
standard deodorization technologies, the Dual-Strip process delivers oil with improved
quality and maximum efficiency.
• Enzymatic degumming
with biological catalyst for gum removal, combined with SoftColumn
continuous deodorization has demonstrated its value at numerous vegetable oil refineries.
Benefits include up to 2% oil recovery, less consumption of chemicals and energy, less
by-products and effluent plus higher yield with same or even better oil quality.
• Alfa Laval TocoBoost, a new technology (patent pending) to recover high value by-product

streams enriched in micronutrients
such as squalene or the highly potent tocotrienol
antioxidants from the deodorizer vapour steam. These can be used for e.g. dietary
supplements, health care and cosmetic products.
• High pressure hydrogenation
, a new process for hardening of soft oils after bleaching and
before deodorization. Operated at 20 Bar it generates less trans fatty acids plus allows
faster production and higher capacity compared to low pressure hydrogenation at around 6
bar, for which Alfa Laval has delivered a number of plants.
• Processes for significant reduction of trans fatty acids
(TFA), even to below 1%, e.g.
allowing customers to change from chemical to physical refining
• Other oils and fats modification
processes like post-refining (post-bleaching and
deodorization of hydrogenated oil and fats) as well as chemical or enzymatic
• Processes for extraction of vegetable protein, sugar and fibre
from e.g. rape seed, sun
flower, yellow pea, and granola.
For producers of animal fats and proteins
• FusionLine, a new invention for heating and cooling of pumpable fluids
with meat, fish and
other soft particles. It combines the open flow characteristics of tubular heat exchangers
with the benefits of plate heat exchangers: thermal efficiency and pumping energy savings,
improved product quality and full accessibility of product channels plus reduced product
losses at an attractive investment level.
• Thermal hydrolyzation
, a process that turns meat by-products into a high value fish feed
ingredient with high nutritional properties. Hydrolysis offers a new business opportunity after
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the recently changed EU legislation that lifts the ban of using animal protein in all diets and
now allows for the use (under certain circumstances) of processed animal proteins from
category 3 material to be processed into fish feed.
• A wide range of energy efficient evaporation process solutions for concentration of stick
and hydrolisates in animal meat production such as rising and falling film technology
and ConVap evaporation, providing a high level recovery of heat and proteins.
Biodiesel solutions
• Versatile Alfa Laval Ageratec processes for (trans-)esterif
ication and advanced glycerol
treatment (AGT) can turn virgin fats and oils as well inedible and high FFA by-products of
vegetable or animal origin plus used cooking oil into biodiesel.

Presentation at Practical Short Course
On September 19 at 13.00 Andrew Logan from Alfa Laval will give the presentation “Zero
Discharge in Refining” at the Practical Short Course: “Novel Technologies in Oilseed
Processing, Edible Oil Refining and Oil Modification” taking place next to the Oils + Fats trade
View the program

Editor’s Notes:
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based
on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in
optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate
and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and
petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical
engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort
climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with
customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.
Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2012, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion
(approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today about 16,400 employees.

For more information please contact

Andrew Logan, Regional Business Manager - Europe, Vegetable Oil Technology
Tel. +45 4028 7310,

Soren Laursen, Business Unit Manager, Protein, Food Technology Division,
Tel +45 2777 8599,

Annette Risberg, Central Communications Manager, Process Food Technology,
Tel: +45 2777 8539,

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High resolution digital images can be downloaded at

Strip for continuous
deodorization is a further development of Alfa
Laval’s widely recognized packed column
technology and especially suitable for very large

Enzymatic degumming is nature’s own catalyst for
gum removal with high yield and oil recovery and
less energy and by-products and waste.

Alfa Laval’s new TocoBoost technology
recovers micronutrients e.g. tocotrienol
antioxidants from the deodorizer vapour steam.
These can be used for e.g. dietary supplements,
health care and cosmetic products.

Alfa Laval Ageratec

turn e.g. inedible and high FFA fats and oils plus
used cooking oil into high value biofuel products.

Alfa Laval’s new FusionLine heat exchanger
combines the open flow characteristics of tubular
heat exchanger with the many benefits of plate heat

Left: Traditional plate heat exchanger design. Right:
FusionLine’s wide, specially designed gaskets allow a
true open flow for liquid food products with low to
medium viscosity and small particles