US dairy ingredients company Protient, Inc. announce the opening of its new state of the industry research and applications center in Eagan, Minnesota. The 8,300 square foot facility is conveniently located just minutes south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport and cost over $1 million to complete.

Included on site is an applications lab, chemical lab, sensory lab, processing room and sample storage and preparation area. The facility has ample office and conferencing space and will house Protient’s R&D and Quality departments.

Protient’s Vice President of Technologies, Dr. Ewan Ha said, “The new center is key to providing specific application support. It is a great resource and offers us more flexibility when developing functional ingredient solutions for our customers.”

About Protient
Protient is a leading manufacturer of dairy ingredients, specializing in dairy proteins for the food, dairy, health and sport nutrition markets. It has manufacturing sites in Juda, Wisconsin and Springfield, Missouri with its corporate office in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Protient is part of the ABF Ingredients group, which as a division of Associated British Foods focuses on high value ingredients for food and non-food applications. It comprises a range of ingredient companies including; AB Enzymes, ABITEC, Ohly, PGP International and Protient.

The ABF Ingredients group has established strong market positions in cereal specialties, emulsifiers, enzymes, esters, extruded ingredients, lactose, specialty lipids, specialty powders, specialty flours, yeast extracts, whey protein concentrates and isolates, milk protein concentrates and isolates with worldwide locations.