April 04, 2018

Pet food extrusion & treats conference 2018

21 June 2018,  Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Part of VIV Europe 2018)

Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanization and with increasing disposable income.

Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein.

Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

In this half day conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimization and palatability. 

Topics and speakers include:

Pet Food Extrusion Trends
- Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA

Extrusion of Pet food and Treats with Single and Twin Screw Extruder
- Spenser Lawson- Wenger Mfg., Inc

Advanced Single Screw Extrusion for Companion Animal Food, Specialty, Treats, and Supplements
- Will Henry - Extru-Tech, Inc.

Extruded Petfood Quality Management; Relations between Technology and Extruded Petfood Quality
- Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel

Pet Food Quality Optimization and Palatability
- Geoffroy Berthe - Kemin Industries 

We hope you can join us on June 21 at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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