Innovation Centre

Our Innovation Centre is staffed by expert process technologists who help customers turn concepts into commercially viable products.

The centre contains a full range of development and test facilities for conducting equipment trials, developing products and producing evaluation samples, with the assurance of complete confidentiality.

Development work can comprise a number of small runs to test a range of different ideas, or longer runs to produce samples for test marketing or other types of assessment. All the equipment faithfully reproduces the processes used in full size plants, so process settings and product characteristics achieved in the lab are easily transferred to a production environment.

The range of equipment is permanently available, and specialised units can be brought in from other suppliers to complete a process if necessary. Alternatively, customers are welcome to bring along their own technologies to integrate with our existing equipment and cross conventional process boundaries.

Companies from every part of the world find that thorough trials, often using their own raw materials or ingredients, provide a reliable basis for trouble-free commissioning of a new plant or launch of a new line.