Petfood Industry - February 2018 - 41
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➥PETFOOD FORUM ASIA 2018 OFFERS LATEST PET FOOD RESEARCH
13:45 -14:15 Building a social community to support pet
food ecommerce - Jin Huang, international business director
for Navarch Petcare, describes the strategy and tactics her
company used to develop an ecommerce business from
scratch, taking it to 78 percent of the company's sales in just
six years. Building strong social network communities, plus
creating online promotions and events with digital platform
partners, play an important role.
14:15-14:45 Using novel technologies to extract pet food
nutrients from single-cell organisms - Dejan Miladinovic,
quality control manager at the Centre for Feed Technology,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, explains how proteins
obtained from single-cell organisms have an optimal profile
of amino acids, with high nitrogen retention and high digestibility in model animals. Yet extracting the proteins is challenging, requiring new technologies.
14:45-15:15 Decreasing dryer variation to sustainably
raise discharge moisture, increase capacity, reduce energy
- Douglas Beloskur, product manager of automation for
Buhler Aeroglide, shares a case study conducted with a pet
food customer using cloud-based infrastructure to highlight
the challenges of over-drying in the pet food production
process. The results showed tangible improvements to a pet
food supply chain.
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:15 An energy efficient pet food process design for
chilling, cooling and drying - Anders Haubjerg, PhD, senior
process engineer for Graintec A/S, presents a process design
for extruded pet food production facilities that integrates the
operation of the dryer, cooler and chiller to elevate overall
process energy efficiency.
16:15-16:45 Beta-glucans effects in pets: benefits and
possible applications - Fernando Roberti, technical expert for
pet food at Biorigin, provides scientific evidence of the health
benefits of beta-glucans for pets. These physiologically active
compounds, generally considered biological response modifiers, can stimulate the immune system of dogs and cats and
safely provide anti-inflammatory properties, helping pet food
companies differentiate their products. ■
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