IMCD launches a new UHT pilot facility in Indonesia

As part of the strategic move to increase its regional technical footprint, IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, launched an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurisation laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia. The facility is designed to support complex ingredient formulations in the application of dairy, beverages and soups.

The new UHT laboratory comprises state-of-the-art equipment that allows our customers to run trials and develop formulations together with IMCD technical experts. This provides greater flexibility for customers to innovate without having to interrupt their daily operations.

The facility can manage a wide range of viscosity from beverages to sauces and soups and is equipped with an external chiller allowing cold filling temperature down to twenty degrees Celsius. It has an enclosed homogenizing system for both upstream and downstream processing and it is equipped with multi sample preparation batch allowing for different formulations to be prepared simultaneously.

“One of our key focus is the retention of nutrients in the product under high temperature processing.” commented Koh Wanlin, Regional Technical Manager, IMCD Food & Nutrition APAC. “Our technical team has the expertise to help our partners overcome this challenge.”

Besides customer trials, the technical team will also concentrate on concepts of shelf stable dairy and dairy alternative beverages. The concept application will be later extended to savoury products such as soups and sauces that can be kept at room temperature for an extended period.

“With more than 29% of consumers globally view health aspects as an important factor when purchasing food and beverage, dairy and beverages have become one of the key categories in the development of health & wellness related products in APAC.” said Emmanuel Colette, Regional Business Director, IMCD Food & Nutrition APAC. “With IMCD’s new UHT pilot facility, our customers have now access to a unique support from our technical team to speed-up their innovative developments and shorten their route-to-market with a collaborative agile approach.”