Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., said it is continuing its commitment to innovation with its new state-of the-art pilot plant, which utilizes the latest in thermal-processing capabilities. The fully automated, custom-designed thermal processing unit allows Flavorchem to simulate high-emperature/short-time and ultra-high-temperature processing, as well as aseptic conditions, with both indirect heating and direct steam injection. This will allow products to be tested prior to production.

“We are privileged to work with some of the most progressive and dynamic companies in our industry. Our customers are leaders in their respective categories and push us to help solve challenges that come from innovation, while delivering a great taste experience for their end user,” said Ken Malinowski, president of Flavorchem. “Our new equipment is an extremely valuable resource to help us continue to meet the evolving needs of our customer.”

Flavorchem said the capabilities of the pilot thermal-processing equipment will substantially benefit a variety of its customers. The ability to run the customer’s actual product or base in the customer-supplied packaging allows developers to formulate flavors that are optimized for production. This approach accelerates brand owners’ speed to market while providing full confidence that the flavor will perform in the finished product the same way it did on a lab scale. The equipment can run a variety of products, including beverages, fillings, sauces, soups, ice cream and yogurt.