Applied Food & Feed Extrusion

Typical Program


This program is normally run in Thailand, where we have access to appropriate facilities through the Institute for Food Research & Product Development at Kasetsart University.

For currently planned public courses see our Events page. 

View here for the alternate "Food & Feed Extrusion Technology" typical program offered in Australia and elsewhere.

Program details may be subject to change.


Day 1

MORNING

Review of Extrusion Theory

  • Principles of Extruder Configuration

  • Role of Ingredients and Preconditioner

  • Role of Rheology in Extrusion Processing and the Screw and Die Characteristic

  • Principles of Die Design – An Overview

Product 1 – Textured Vegetable Protein/Pet Food Extrusion

Review/Design

  • Raw Materials and Formulations

  • Screw Profile

  • Auxiliary Devices

  • Operating Conditions

— Visit Pilot Plant – Observe TVP Production in Normal Operation (Single Screw Extruder)

AFTERNOON

Product 2 - Third Generation Snack Pellet

Review/Design 

  • Raw Materials and Formulations

  • Screw Profile

  • Auxiliary Devices

  • Operating Conditions

— Extruder Trial Product 2

Set up screw profile and produce third generation snack pellet using a twin screw extruder.


Day 2

MORNING

Extrusion Theory

  • Causes and Effects of Extruder Instabilities

  • Coextrusion

 Product 3 - Co-Extruded Snack

Review/Design

  • Raw Materials and Formulations

  • Screw Profile

  • Auxiliary Devices

  • Operating Conditions

— Extruder Trial Product 3

Set up screw profile and produce a direct expanded snack with filling using a collet extruder.

AFTERNOON

Product 4 – Direct Expanded Breakfast Cereal

Review/Design

  • Raw Materials and Formulations

  • Screw Profile

  • Auxiliary Devices

  • Operating Conditions

— Extruder Trial Product 4

Set up screw profile and produce a direct expanded breakfast cereal using a twin-screw extruder.


Day 3

MORNING

Product 5 - High Moisture Meat Analog

Review/Design

  • Raw Materials and Formulations

  • Screw Profile

  • Auxiliary Devices

  • Operating Conditions

— Extruder Trial Product 5

Set up screw profile and produce a high moisture meat analog using a twin screw extruder.

AFTERNOON

Extrusion Process Trouble Shooting
Quality Assurance and How to Achieve it