Nutriswiss Opens Innovative Purification Plant for Edible Fats

  Enquiry / contact me

Short path distillation preserves valuable nutrients and prevents process contaminants

(c) Nutriswiss
(c) Nutriswiss

The Swiss edible oil and fat specialist, Nutriswiss AG, is expanding its refining operations with new short path distillation (SPD) equipment. The process removes contaminants and isolates fatty acids at particularly low process temperatures. At the same time, it prevents the contaminations of food products and preserves micronutrients. With this new technology, Nutriswiss is able to achieve previously unattained levels of quality and overcome a key hurdle for manufacturers.

Working with lower pressure and temperatures

Since June 2020, Nutriswiss has been using SPD to refine and produce pure, high-quality products. The process gently removes pollutants such as pesticides from palm, rapeseed and other crude oils without forming contaminants in situ owing to the low thermal load applied. In conventional refining, high temperatures and pressure — and deodorization — are often required to effectively remove contaminants. However, heat promotes the formation of trans fatty acids, glycidyl fatty acid esters and chlorinated fatty acid esters such as 3-MCPD. Because of the extremely low pressures used in SPD, high temperatures can be avoided. The distance from the evaporating flask to the condenser is short, so there’s very little pressure loss compensate.

Valuable components such as micronutrients are preserved and yields of essential omega-3 fatty acids, for example, can be maximized. At the same time, hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAH), pesticides or plasticizers such as DEHP derived from mineral oil are significantly reduced or even removed. Thanks to the application of this method, Nutriswiss is setting new standards in terms of the purity, quality and nutrient content of the oils they offer. The SPD plant occupies a new seven-storey facility and has been expanded in cooperation with plant manufacturer, VTA, to include supplementary process technology. SPD is a well established process and has been used in the fish oil industry for years. In Southeast Asia, red palm oil is refined by the method to obtain micronutrients and carotenoids. Nutriswiss is initially focusing on the contract refining of palm oil. An average of two tons per hour can be processed in continuous mode. Thanks to the flexible plant technology designed to comply with current GMPs, product changeovers are fast and simple. As such, the fat specialist is also able to focus on numerous other oils, including sensitive omega-3 oils from algae and fish. For each oil, a comprehensive profile with more than 30 different fat indicators is drawn up before, during and after the production process and an individual process plan is defined.

Meeting futute quality requirements

Michel Burla, Managing Director of Nutriswiss, commented: “The construction of the new plant is very important to us and is our response to the growing demands of our customers. Applications of exceptional quality, the isolation of certain fatty acids, the enrichment with valuable essential fatty acids and the targeted use of free fatty acids are just some of the possibilities we’ll be offering in the future. Even those facing stricter legal limits will be able to meet the higher requirements with our help. Together with our plant engineering company, we have developed innovative solutions that give us a major quality advantage when refining edible oils. This benefits our customers and, ultimately, the consumer.“
 

Posted on July 30, 2020 - (21 views)
Related articles
Manual Call Points
Restoring Power at the Height of the Pandemic
Keeping Wastewater Arteries Clear
Reliable Pumping on a Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit
Pepperl+Fuchs’ Online Summit in November
Endress+Hauser Establishes Internet Security Standards
Autonomous Sensor for Network Connections from Any Location
How Good Marshalling Design Delivers Better TCO
Inspection Checklists Go Digital - Siemens and Log.Go.Motion Announce Partnership
Delivering 10 Million Euros of Production Improvements per Year is the Goal
Handle with CO.RA
The Italian Manufacturer of Rupture Discs
Absolutely Efficient. JUMO dTRANS T09 Cable transmitter for temperature.
SPSConnect: The Digital Automation Hub
Inspiring Sustainable Connections
FLIR GF 77. The Groundbreaking, Affordable OGI Camera
Our Solutions, as Individual as You.
handle with... CO.RA
On-line Turbidity Measurement
Customized Pump Technology. For Life.
Flexible Hygienic Tubing
Hermetic Pressure Sensors with High Accuracy
Pressure Sensors in Hydraulic Presses
Wireless Heavy-Duty Transmitter
Sensata Launches New Low Noise Solid State Relays
Multifunctional Transmitters for SIL and Ex Applications
Low-Cost Optical Gas Imaging Camera for Leak Detection
Benchtop Lab Gas Analyzer for Hydrogen Sulfide
Safeguarding Staff from Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Achieve the Highest Lockout/Tagout Safety with Highly Innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks
Strenghten Factory Resilience with Unique Solution for Predictive Maintenance
Protect Machines Using Sound, IoT and AI
From Buffalo Mozzarella to Green Energy
Sensor for Easy Condition Monitoring
Achieve the Highest Lockout/Tagout Safety with Highly Innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks
Flowmeter for the Precise Detection of Media Changeover
Digitalization will be the Number 1 Trend at ADIPEC 2018
Efficient Supply and Transport of Goods
Vial and Bottle Labeller
Spiral Retaining Ring