June 12, 2018

The Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference 2018

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. Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanization and with increasing disposable income. Top 10 largest pet food global markets are USA, Brazil. Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

According to one report, U.S. pet food market was valued at over USD 24.60 billion in 2016, is expected to reach above USD 30.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 3.36% between 2017 and 2022, and global pet care market sale was reached US $110 billion in 2017. According to Mintel, sales of pet treats have outpaced both dog and cat food over the last five years. New trends regarding using a fresh and unique meat in pet food and treats is getting very popular with consumer.

Processing the best-quality pet foods and treats not only relies on a nutritionally sound formula, but it must be processed in an efficient, safe and productive way. That is why choosing the right extruder for pet food and treats is very important. 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.

There are several options to add on special tools on the exiting extrusion system to facilitate the processing of pet food and treats. In this pet food and treat 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.

The program


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