Multinational confectionery, food and beverage manufacturer Mondelēz has installed the Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter® to improve its production process and recover caramel.
Mondelēz International is one of the largest manufacturers in the cookie and biscuit industry. The company wanted to optimise its production process for one of its chocolate bars at the Belgian production site.
During the production process, a lot of caramel was wasted and the company was looking for an in-line filter that could recover the lost product. Mondelēz International required a machine that could filter a high-viscosity paste at a high temperature to keep the caramel in liquid form for it to be reclaimed for reuse.
Having already been supplied seven Russell Compact Sieves® for the check screening of flour, the company counted on Russell Finex’s expertise to solve this new filtration problem. Russell Finex offered to test its industrial liquid filter Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter at the Mondelēz site. The results of the tests were very positive with the in-line filter keeping the high-viscose caramel in a liquid state by filtering at a temperature of 35°C and reducing the product loss by 20%.
In addition, a special taste test found no difference in quality between a bar with or without the reclaimed caramel and as a result Mondelez decided to install one Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter.
To find out more about this application and how the Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter can reduce your product loss, please contact Russell Finex.