JBT Brazil has held the fourth edition of its Open House events at its Araraquara facility, which was focused on spreading customer awareness and understanding of JBT’s latest innovations, developments and new solutions for liquid food processors.
JBT speakers used the event to highlight – among other innovations – the READYGo™ d-LIMONENE system developed by JBT to extract valuable d-Limonene oil from citrus peel at the highest yields in the market, in the process helping processors take advantage of a potentially lucrative market.
With a range of uses as an ingredient for cosmetic products to a component for cleaning liquids, d-Limonene can deliver additional potential earnings for citrus processors that would otherwise go down the drain.
The event, explained JBT’s Januário Soligon, consisted of presentations and a workshop, which were aimed at sharing innovations with customers so they know JBT “always delivers the best in terms of equipment and solutions”.
One major development of particular significance to Brazil’s important juice sector has been JBT’s introduction of innovative solutions that were previously used exclusively in the dairy industry. This comes following JBT’s acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS) in 2015.
“SFDS’s coil heat exchanger for aseptic systems has been used in the dairy business for many years, but not featured in the juice sector,” says Soligon. “Having SFDS in the JBT team we are looking at opportunities to leverage these pasteurization systems in the orange juice segment.
“This technology offers significant benefits for our customers – it uses only 26% of the steam of a traditional tube-in-tube system.”
Soligon says the coil heat exchanger is also beneficial in terms of its size, explaining that through its design it occupies significantly less space than the linear tubing that is typically used in the juice sector, while maintenance costs are also substantially lower.
Citrus Technology Seminar
JBT’s next South America event will be the Citrus Juice Technology Seminar to be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina on November 22. The event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.
For more information about the seminar, please contact:
Martín Castro – JBT Argentina
Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil