Whitepaper: New processing methods for recombined white milk
Tetra Pak Processing white paper detailing three distinct production concepts for recombining milk, depending on your processing needs.
There are three distinctive ways to recombine milk:
- Batch processing
- Continuous single-stream blending
- Continuous multi-stream blending
Batch processing is the traditional method, used by perhaps 95% of dairies that recombine milk. But while this method consistently offers the advantages of low investment costs – as long as it is used for smaller production volumes – it often yields a higher total cost of ownership for higher volumes and has limited flexibility.
Conversely, the relatively new in-line blending methods require more advanced equipment, but permit greater flexibility, reduce the number of process steps and boast a lower total cost of ownership through, for example, higher processing capacities, reduced heating costs, and reduced storage tank numbers and sizes. All three of these factors translate into lower operating costs. Plus, they produce higher quality products, and the multi-stream blending method allows for on-the-fly recipe changes and the possibility of adding additional ingredients, such as fresh milk, palm oil, or chocolate.
In this whitepaper we describe the three distinct production concepts for recombining milk, depending on your processing needs. Understanding your own needs, and how new technology and knowledge can support them, can lead to big savings in total cost of ownership for you.