Flavourtech Processing Technologies for Aroma Recovery, Extraction, and Evaporation

Flavourtech provides companies worldwide with aroma recovery, evaporation and extraction technology, which allows clients to differentiate their products. Its high-quality processes help meet consumer taste preferences naturally, easily and with maximum flexibility.

Using low temperatures and short processing times, Flavourtech’s technologies help ensure natural flavours and active ingredients are protected while high-quality products are produced. The company’s turnkey solutions can also lead to streamlined processes, lower costs of production and higher market share.

Complete processing lines for RTD and instant tea and coffee

With more than 90 installations in the coffee industry, Flavourtech’s Spinning Cone Column (SCC) is the ‘gold standard’ for aroma recovery during the production of instant coffee. It is also used in the tea industry to capture distinctive varietal tastes, assisting producers in product differentiation.

Flavourtech has built on this success and now offers turnkey solutions, such as the Integrated Extraction System (IES), which lends itself to both ready-to-drink (RTD) and instant tea and coffee products. The automated system both efficiently and cost-effectively separates volatile aroma and flavour compounds from slurries of tea and coffee, while producing a high-quality extract, which may then be concentrated or dried.

Flavourtech’s solutions can be applied throughout the whole coffee or tea production chain, from milling to powder formation. The company’s Rotating Disc Column (RDC) may now also be integrated into an IES line, offering soluble coffee manufacturers a revolutionary alternative to traditional multi-cell extraction systems. Built to customer’s requirements, the IES is compact, flexible, easy-to-use and offers advantages such as process and energy savings, maximum flavour retention and high-quality end products.

Aroma recovery in fruit, vegetables, and juice

Flavourtech’s SCC is used by companies worldwide for the gentle extraction of natural flavours from fruits and vegetables. The SCC’s aroma recovery technologies are capable of processing materials containing a high proportion of suspended solids such as slurries and purees. This capability allows the SCC to extract natural essences and oils prior to damaging thermal processes such as juicing.

The SCC is also used to recover natural flavours from various streams of fruit juice production, including pulp and evaporator condensates. These flavours may then be added back to the final juice product or sold as separate revenue streams for flavouring other products.

Flavourtech’s Centritherm® evaporator technology is used for the concentration of high-value or viscous juice products for maximum flavour and colour. The high-vacuum model removes agricultural residues from citrus oils commonly used in beverage flavouring.

Dealcoholisation of alcoholic beverages

Flavourtech’s SCC was originally developed for desulphiting single strength grape juice in the wine industry. Today, wine applications include alcohol adjustment by 1% or 2% to reduce the warmth of high-alcohol wines and the removal of alcohol for the production of reduced or zero alcohol wines, as well as the recovery of flavours from grape juice, wine and waste streams.

The SCC helps retain delicate flavours without damaging characteristic top-notes. Low-temperatures allow the amount of alcohol removed to be controlled and flavour to be protected.

In the beer industry, the SCC has been used for a number of years to produce Low Alcohol Beer (LAB) containing aroma from the original feed material. In conjunction with the SCC, Flavourtech’s new Resin Adsorbing Column (RAC) is now facilitating the production of No Alcohol Beer (NAB) that incorporates aroma recovered from the original full strength beer. This allows for a more flavoursome zero alcohol beverage while avoiding the requirement to add and potentially declare external flavours on a product label.

Finally, with the growing popularity of Kombucha beverages, the SCC is gaining recognition as the preferred method for removing alcohol generated during the Kombucha fermentation process. This enables manufacturers to comply with alcohol content legislation while preserving the valuable probiotic component of the Kombucha.

Evaporator for concentrating extracts from bio-active compounds

Flavourtech’s Centritherm evaporator is an ideal unit for the concentration of extracts containing bio-active compounds. It allows for one second product contact time on the heating surface at low operating temperatures of approximately 40°C to 50°C. This means the evaporator helps protect valuable products and it has been specifically designed to meet various pharmaceutical industry requirements.

Viscous products can also be concentrated with the Centhitherm evaporator, with a low hold-up volume resulting in less waste. This flexible machine has a clean-in-place (CIP) functionality and can operate at various temperatures and flow-rates for processing multiple products.

Removing flavours and concentrating proteins in the dairy industry

Flavourtech can assist dairy companies’ processing requirements in two ways:

  • Installations of the SCC are used to reduce levels of unwanted animal feed or transport flavours often found in cream and milk. This application may also be used to remove storage or process (UHT) induced flavours
  • The Centritherm centrifugal evaporator concentrates dairy proteins without damage. Various dairy proteins, such as WPC85, MPC85, and Colostrum can be commercially concentrated without any protein degradation to solid levels not possible in traditional evaporators

Flavourtech’s customers include market-leading domestic and multinational companies. Its technologies allow clients to differentiate the flavour and scent of products while providing flexibility and quality.

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Flavourtech Wins Murray-Riverina Business of The Year Award

Flavourtech has won the coveted Business of the Year and Excellence in Export categories at the Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards held virtually on 8th October 2021.

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Dealcoholisation of Wine and Beer: Flavourtech’s Spinning Cone Column and Resin Adsorption Column Technologies

Low alcohol (<0.5% 0.5% volume of alcohol (v/v)) and alcohol-free (<0.05%v/v) wine and beer products continue to grow in popularity.

Flavourtech Pty Ltd

32 Lenehan Road

Griffith 2680

New South Wales


+61 2 6969 1111 Customer Support AUS: 1800 38 7877 Customer Support US/Canada: 1844 292 4141 Customer Support EU: +44 118 324 2263 Customer Support Global: +61 2 8089 1988 www.flavourtech.com Corporate Brochure

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19th October 2021

Flavourtech has won the coveted Business of the Year and Excellence in Export categories at the Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards held virtually on 8th October 2021.

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27th September 2021

For over 60 years, FreshFood Services have been transforming premium coffee beans into exquisite coffee, producing many of Australia’s leading brands, including The House of Robert Timms, Bushells Coffee, Picco, Café-Bar and Europa.

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13th September 2021

Flavourtech is a world leader in the development, design and manufacture of thin film, spinning cone technologies for aroma recovery, dealcoholisation, extraction and concentration. 

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27th August 2021

In 2021, Flavourtech has acknowledged its 30 year partnership with long-term customer, Australian Vintage Limited (AVL).

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4th May 2021

Regional technology manufacturer Flavourtech Pty Ltd was one of 15 businesses to be recognised at the 2020 Premier’s NSW Resilient Exporter Awards luncheon in Sydney last week.

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19th April 2021

Leaders in the field of natural fruit and vegetable flavours, Döhler has recently chosen to partner with Flavourtech in order to continue its expansion in this area and provide its consumers with the very best of nature.

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31st March 2021

Flavourtech is proud to announce the SCC100, which is the newest member of the Spinning Cone Column (SCC) family.

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11th June 2020

With international travel coming to a standstill during the Covid-19 pandemic, Flavourtech is continuing to support its global customers by conducting plant commissioning and end-user training sessions remotely.

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18th May 2020

The new Flavourtech Resin Adsorbing Column (RAC) allows manufacturers of ‘0.0’% abv wine and beer-based beverages to recover and return aroma derived from the original product without any measureable increase in the final alcohol content.

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19th March 2019

Australian process technology manufacturer Flavourtech has recently appointed Deska-Imex as its distributor in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries of Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

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30th November 2018

Flavourtech is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 56th Australian Export Award for Manufacturing.

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30th October 2018

Flavourtech is extremely proud to be awarded the 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Award in Manufacturing for the second year in a row.

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9th October 2018

Flavourtech has won the Outstanding Employer of Choice, Excellence in Business and Excellence in Export awards at the recent Murray Riverina Regional Business Awards.

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13th July 2018

Australian process technology manufacturer Flavourtech has recently appointed Maquinaria Jersa as its new agent in Mexico.

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7th June 2018

Flavourtech has announced it will attend Achema in Frankfurt, Germany, to showcase its innovative processing technologies.

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4th December 2017

Flavourtech has announced that it has been awarded the NSW Excellence in Business award at the recent NSW Business Chamber’s State Business Awards.

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22nd September 2017

Flavourtech has announced its success at the NSW Business Chamber Awards that were held at the Albury Entertainment Centre.

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8th September 2017

Flavourtech has announced it will attend Drinktec in Munich to showcase its innovative processing technologies.

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23rd January 2017

Based in Griffith, NSW, Australia, Flavourtech manufactures high technology process equipment for the food and beverage industries.

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15th December 2016

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Regional Offices

Flavourtech Pty Ltd

32 Lenehan Road

Griffith 2680

New South Wales


Mr Paul Ahn - Sales Director +61 2 6969 1111 Customer Support AUS: 1800 38 7877 Customer Support US/Canada: 1844 292 4141 Customer Support EU: +44 118 324 2263 Customer Support Global: +61 2 8089 1988 www.flavourtech.com Corporate Brochure
Flavourtech Europe Limited

Reading Enterprise Centre

Univ. of Reading, Earley Gate

Whiteknights Road




United Kingdom

Mr Tim Birks – Territory Manager +44 118 935 7309
Asah Group

Costa Rica

Aubrey Dyer, Business Development Manager +1 816 506 4910 US +506 6005 8059 Costa Rica
Flavourtech India & Middle East

C/O ECHL, 37/1676, Plot No. 72, Mavelipuram Colony Kakkanad,

Kochi, Kerala – 682030


Mr Shanavas Bavu - Territory Manager +91 9567 693 229