Infant Formula Milk Powder Packing Lines - Baby Milk Powder Packing Lines1. 25kg Infant Formula Milk Powder Filling and packing line
2. BIG Bag Infant Formula Milk Powder
Bulk Big Bag containing up to 1 tonne of powder (2 cubic metres)
BIG BAG USED FOR MILK POWDER INTERMEDIATE STORE; REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALITY, COMPOSITION AND PROPERTIES
Specification- For full detailed specification please contact Watson Dairy Consulting:
This specification relates to the supply of a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) with a capacity of 700 kgs to 1000 Kgs all deliveries of which must comply with this specification.
In 2018 approximately 10% of the World Baby Milk Powder Market Demand was Produced in Ireland. For Global Infant Formula Market Research contact Watson Dairy Consulting - The Infant Formula Milk Powder Experts Bulk bags are a low capital cost method of handling the powder as an interim / bulk ingredient e.g. base powder Milk powder filling stations are designed for filling the big bags with powder directly from the Dryer sifter powder outlet. The stations should be duplex to allow time for changing the bag when one is full. The milk powder (infant formula milk powder etc) is diverted from one big bag filling station to the other via a gravity divert valve. (Trouser leg assembly) Due to the high capacity / volume of milk spray dryers then the control system is designed to give an approximate target weight in the bag est 1,000 kgs +/- 5g, with an accurate readout of the weight achieved. The filling head is mounted on a support structure which can include raising and lowering of the big bag to suspend it on load cells rather than load cells under the big bag. Generally the scale unit incorporates 4 load cells per filling station. The unit is primarily automatic control except for the except for the fitting of the empty big bags and removal of the filled big bags. The Infant Formula Milk Powder big bags when full can be gas flushed and sealed before being conveyed automatically to the store or removed by forklift truck depending on your budget and desired level of automation.
There is usually an inner polythene liner which can be gas flushed with a combination of Nitrogen and or CO2.
The oxygen content of the bag should be reduced to less than 2% and this reduces the oxidation of the fat content and giving a shelf life or 2 years or more stored under ideal conditions.
Fat oxidation results in a high Peroxide Value (PV) and the Infant milk powder will give off a rancid fishy odour making the product very unpleasant to smell and taste.
A higher peroxide value at the beginning of the storage period has a negative effect on the storage stability of the oil / Infant Formula. For refined oils, producers should aim for a peroxide value below 1, better 0.5 meq O2/kg oil, while the peroxide value for virgin oils can be higher, up to 3 meq O2/kg oil.
Infant formula contains 25% fat which is very sensitive to oxidation so the fat handling and storage during and after manufacture is critical to avoid shelf life issues.
The Vegetable oil used in Infant Formula Milk Powder / Baby Milk Powder must be stored and handles correctly at all times. The tanks in which it is stored must be clean / sterile / dry as any water residues will rapidly accelerate the deterioration of the oil.
The tanks are usually gas flushed with Nitrogen to eliminate any oxygen in the atmosphere of the tank which will also result in rapid oxidation of the milk powder.
3. Milk Powder Bulk Container / Milk Powder transit tanks in Aluminium or Stainless Steel
Higher capital cost then Big Bags and requires significant storage and CIP capabilities
Big bags can be re-used a number of times with the use of a poly liner but requires strict control
Bulk Big Bags allow shipping long distances at relatively low cost due to the bags being disposable.
4. Milk Powder Silos - high capital cost best option for high volume streamlined production if designed and carried out correctly
5. Milk Powder Canning Lines
a. Metal / Tin Can Filling Lines for 400ms and 800gms
b. Composite card Infant Formula Packing Lines
Canning lines will usually have a truntable for collation of empty cans and a conveyor which inverts the can and gicves a blast of clean dry sterile air.
This is usually followed by Ultra Violet Sterilization (UV) of the inside of the can in a long UV tunnel. The can is then righted before scoop insertion and filling.
Infant Formula Scoops are sensitive items re sterility and ideally should be placed under the cans plastic over cover lid if it has one and individually wrapped in a sterile wrapper.
The cans are filled with powder using a vacuum filler which draws the powder into the can and reduces dust in the machines atmosphere.
The infant formula canning line and conveyors from filling to seaming should have an inert gas atmosphere of Nitrogen / CO2 or a combination of gasses.
The infant Formula Can seamer should also be gas flushed to ensure no oxyge enters the can / product during seaming.
The infant formula oxygen level is critical to ensure the shelf life of the baby formula milk powder at a minimum of two years from filling the can.
Cans are take from the line at regular intervals and tested for oxygen content.
The room and the canning line should have oxygen sensors and alarms in case of leakege of gas reducing the oxygen content of the room. (Employee safety).
6. Baby Milk Powder Bag in Box packing lines
7. Baby Milk Powder single Shot Sachets Packing Lines.
8. Infant Formula UHT Ready To Feed Liquid Baby Milk
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