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Applied Food & Feed Extrusion, Thailand

  • Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD) Kasetsart University Bangkok Thailand (map)

This course is organised by FiE in cooperation with FoodStream and the Institute of Food Research and Product Development (IFRPD), Kasetsart University.

This course is now fully subscribed. But if you wish to attend, please contact us and we will advise you if any vacancies occur, and add you to our mailing list to be advised of future programs. The amount of additional interest will also be considered as we decide when to next offer the program.

Customised In-House training can also be offered while the presenters are in Thailand - for information visit here.

Day 1 of this course is Sponsored by

Supporting Media Partners

We appreciate support/sponsorship from companies involved in providing equipment and services relevant to extrusion.


Note that presentations are in English.

A Unique Approach to Applied Extrusion Training

We have been presenting “Food and Feed Extrusion” courses in Australia and internationally since 1996. That course, while very practically oriented, is dominated by lecture-style presentations, supported by a single practical demonstration.

This “applied" extrusion course, which we have presented in Thailand since 2011, takes a different approach, providing participants with an understanding of the theory of the extrusion process, combined with pilot plant exercises demonstrating how the principles are applied across different products and extruder types.

Introductory sessions cover relevant extrusion theory, followed by discussion in which the product formulation, and screw configuration/ process parameters are “designed”. Then we go to the pilot plant and make the product - running the formulation with the designed screw profile.

While a limited number of specific products can be made during the program, the range is selected to demonstrate the principles and issues involved across the range of types of extruded products – including expanded snacks and breakfast cereals, pastas and third generation snack pellets, textured vegetable proteins, pet foods and aqua-feeds. Five different products are made on three different types of extruder (long barrel single screw, twin screw, and collet extruders) during the three-day course.

Topics covered include:

  • Principles of extruder configurations (single and twin screw)

  • Role of rheology in extrusion

  • Die types and effects, die design

  • Ingredients used in extrusion

  • Causes and effects of extruder instability

  • Screw, barrel, and die-plate wear

Exercises in product formulation, screw configuration and process design include:

  • Textured vegetable protein, TVP (similar operation to pet/fish feeds)

  • Direct expanded breakfast cereal

  • Third generation snack pellet

  • Co-extruded expanded snack

  • High moisture meat analogue

These exercises are chosen to reflect the range of processes/ configurations used across both human food and animal/fish feed applications.

*Course program may be subject to minor changes.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, technologists, and scientists involved in the extrusion of products such as expanded snacks and breakfast cereals, pet foods and aquaculture feeds.


Monday to Wednesday, 22 - 24 July 2019.


Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD)
Kasetsart University


Registration Fee

40,000 Thai Baht per person
(~ $AU1860 or ~ $US1285 depending on the exchange rate at time of payment)

Registration fees are fixed in Thai Baht, but may vary in other currencies according to fluctuations in exchange rates.

A 5% discount applies for three or more course registrations received together from the same company.

Special fees for non-profit research organisations and PhD students (subject to places available).

Advise on registration form if claiming special fee:

Non-profit research organisation (including University staff) – 25,000 Baht (or equivalent in other currency).

PhD students – 15,000 Baht (or equivalent in other currency). Advise University you are enrolled in at registration.

The registration fee includes handout notes directly related to the presentations, as well as lunches, and morning and afternoon teas.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 12 JULY 2019 — Please register early as the course will not proceed if insufficient registrations are received.

To book places at the course, use the link below to access the registration form. 

We will confirm your registration and send an invoice for your registration fees. Fees must be paid prior to the course.

Cancellation policy

Fees, less a 10% handling charge, will be refunded if participants cancel their registration 21 days or more prior to the course. Fees will not be refunded after that date, but a substitute participant will be accepted at any time.

Food Industry Engineering reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if necessary (e.g. due to insufficient registrations). In this case a full refund of fees will be available. Food Industry Engineering’s liability is limited to the registration fee only, and Food Industry Engineering cannot be held liable for air fares, accommodation or other related expenses.


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation. A wide range of accommodation is available in Bangkok, but accommodation options in the vicinity of the course include:

Cinnamon Residence Hotel

Transport from this hotel to the course venue is provided. Bookings can be arranged on request at the following rates:

Single room 1300 Baht
Double/twin room 1500 Baht
Triple share room 2300 Baht

KU Home

On the Campus of Kasetsart University.

Maruay Garden Hotel

Further Information & Enquiries

Visit our Contact page, or contact:

Gordon Young, Food Industry Engineering (Australia) Ph +61 414 681200

Extrusion training can also be offered to companies on-site at their facility, at a level suitable for operators, or for technical staff.

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Course Presenters

The main presenter is Mr Dennis Forte a chemical engineer with extensive experience in extrusion processing and die design, having worked with a variety of companies and extruded products, including breakfast cereals and snacks, pet foods and aqua-feeds, pasta, and confectionery.

Mr Gordon Young is a food process engineer who has worked in extrusion technology in both University research and with private companies. He is also experienced in a wide range of other food processing technologies, including specific expertise in drying technology and thermal processing.

Books Written by the Course Presenters

Available to course participants at 20% discount to list price. If pre-ordered (see option on Registration Form), a copy will be provided at the course.  Limited spare copies will also be available for perusal/purchase at the course until sold out (orders at the same book cost, plus delivery, will be accepted for delivery after the course).

Food & Feed Extrusion Technology: An Applied Approach to Extrusion Theory

This book contains material which supports the course.

  • Printed THB4960, USD152, or AUD208 (Hardcover)

  • Combination - Printed hardcover edition plus eBook THB6840, USD210, or AUD286

The Design of Food Extrusion Dies

This book is unique in providing specific guidance on die design, with worked examples and tutorials:

  • Printed THB6770, USD208, or AUD283 (Hardcover)

  • Combination - Printed hardcover edition plus eBook THB8860, USD272, or AUD370