Food & Feed Extrusion Technology

Typical Program


For currently planned public courses see our Events page.
This training can also be provided to companies on-site.

Visit here for the alternate "Applied Food & Feed Extrusion" typical program offered in Thailand.

Program details may be subject to change - often customised to site priorities.


Day 1

8.30 AM      Introduction and Welcome, Overview of the Extrusion Process

9:00 AM       Principles of Extruder Configurations (Single and Twin Screw)

9.45 AM       MORNING TEA

10.15 AM     Role of Rheology in Extrusion

11.15 AM     Basic Science of Extrusion

12.00 PM     LUNCH

1.00 PM     Principles of Die Design

1.45 PM      Ingredients and Their Effects

2.30 PM     Product Design Example

3.00 PM AFTERNOON TEA

4.30 PM     Preconditioning for Extrusion

5.00 PM     CLOSE DAY 1


Day 2

8.00 AM Texturisation During Extrusion Processing

9.00 AM     Die Design and Extruder Configuration Exercise

9.45 AM MORNING TEA

10.45 AM    Causes and Effects of Instabilities in Extrusion Processing

11.30 AM    Screw, Barrel, and Die-Plate Wear, Extruder Maintenance

12.15 PM     LUNCH

1.15 PM       Practical Demonstration: Pilot Plant Extruder

3.00 PM     AFTERNOON TEA

3.30 PM     Discuss Practical Exercise, Single Screw Extruders vs Twin Screw Extruders

4.30 PM     CLOSE DAY 2


Day 3

8.15 AM Extrusion Process Scale-Up and Process Transfer

9.00 AM    Drying Technology Related to Extruded Products

9.45 AM     MORNING TEA

10.15 AM   Extruded Product Analysis and RVA

11.15 AM   Understanding Co-Extrusion Technology

12.00 PM   LUNCH

1.00 PM     Extrusion Trouble Shooting

2.00 PM    Extruded Product Quality Assurance: How to Achieve it

3.00 PM     AFTERNOON TEA

3.30 PM     FINAL DISCUSSION & CLOSE


The Program is varied from time-to-time.

Other available topics include:

  • Technical Considerations in the Selection and Evaluation of Dry Materials Blending Operations

  • A review of Heat Transfer in Extruders

  • Mixing Phenomena in Extruders

  • Weighted Average Total Strain (WATS) - A Method for Quantifying Extrusion Processes

  • An Engineering Analysis of the Venting Section of an Extruder

  •  The Dynamics of Product Expansion During Extrusion Processing