Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 10

Parker Bioscience expands capabilities by partnering with Agidens Process Automation Parker Bioscience (formerly Parker being driven to implement process domnick hunter), a division of efficiency improvements to remain Parker Hannifin – the world’s sustainable.” leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies “One area of brewing which is and systems, has announced the a perfect candidate for process formation of a new partnership with efficiency improvements is the Belgium-based company, Agidens utility hungry process of final Process Automation. microbial stabilisation. Traditionally, The new partnership combines more than 50 years’ of brewing filtration experience and industry-leading products from Parker Bioscience, with Agidens’ detailed knowledge and experience of brewing processes and automation. The global brewing industry will now be able to access systems which integrate Parker Bioscience’s microfiltration solutions with Agidens’ automated processing technology. Parker Bioscience provides filtration solutions for the global food and beverage industry. It has specialist expertise in the brewing, bottled water, wine and dairy industries, and supports companies in improving Parker Bioscience has developed most breweries have relied upon cutting-edge technology for use pasteurisation techniques to kill in cold stabilisation – the sterile spoilage organisms and produce filtration of beer to remove any market stable beer; however, this spoilage microorganisms before it is process can be costly to operate and packaged. In conjunction with Agidens can lead to a deterioration in beer Process Automation, it is now offering a platform of sterile filtration modules quality. to suit a range of beer flow capacities “Through recent developments in and specifications, as a more efficient filtration technology, sterile filtration alternative to pasteurisation. is now the optimum process to The modules are designed to provide brewers with more control over beer quality than pasteurisation offers, coupled with lower production costs. The partnership will also deliver trap filtration and water filtration solutions. process control, efficiency and Commenting on the new partnership, security throughout their production Daniel Vecsey, market development and packaging processes. manager - food & beverage processing at Parker Bioscience, said: achieve microbiologically stable beer and to protect beer quality at the lowest operational cost.” Danny Smets, business development manager food & beverage at Agidens Process Automation added: “The combination of Parker Bioscience’s knowledge on filtration and Agidens’ extensive experience in the design, development, construction, automation, total integration and “Both compani