At the FiE in Paris, SternMaid will be showing various possibilities of outsourcing manufacturing processes. From the optional purchase of raw materials, through blending and processing, co-packing and warehousing to delivery of the goods, the contract manufacturer offers the whole service chain from one source. With its comprehensive range of plant and machinery the company is well equipped to produce powdered foods, food supplements and ingredients and package them as the customer wishes.
With fluid bed technology, SternMaid can specifically influence the particle structure of the products and thus their potential for applications. It extends the services offered by the company to include gentle drying, spray granulation, agglomeration, instantization and coating. The products that emerge from a fluid bed dryer dissolve and disperse much better in liquids than spray-dried powders. That makes the goods easier to handle, because the particles have better flow properties, can be portioned well and are practically dust-free.
SternMaid has also commissioned another fully automated can filling line that greatly increases the plant’s capacity. The equipment enables the contract manufacturer to handle up to 90 composite (wound), tin or plastic containers per minute. The line is designed for filling food supplements and granulated, extruded or powdered foods. In addition, a further automated blending line with an annual capacity of around 10,000t will come into service early in 2016.
Mark Riemer, commercial director of SternMaid: "For contract manufacturing you need specialists who can offer an all-round service. Our customers realize that well-considered outsourcing can reduce the workload on their own company and release capacity. In principle we clear the way for their core activities such as research, development and marketing. Customers can either take advantage of the whole service package or choose individual modules, depending on their requirements."