Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, which takes place from 31 October-2 November in the Dubai World Trade Centre, has long been a major exhibition for JBT Liquid Foods, thanks to JBT’s tradition of strong relationships with regional customers. Moreover, it is located in a part of the world where there is a lot of innovation and development of processed and packaged food products.

As JBT’s Marcom Coordinator for Liquid Foods in the Europe and the Middle East, Patrick Schoenaers explains, Gulfood Manufacturing presents an opportunity to build further on existing relationships and to share its experience in food processing with customers.

“JBT Liquid Foods continues to grow every year in its capacity to offer complete line solutions from primary processing to final packaging, with a strong focus on product quality, food safety and extended shelf-life,” he says. “This year in particular we are pleased to present the latest additions to the JBT family – PLF International and Avure High Pressure Processing – as part of our complete solution.”

PLF International is one of the most recent additions to the JBT family

The recently acquired PLF International designs and manufactures what is considered to be one of the most flexible, hygienic, gentle and user-friendly powder filling machines – for rigid and semi-rigid containers – in the world. This innovative powder filling technology can be delivered as stand-alone equipment or as part of a fully integrated packaging line.

Avure’s High Pressure Processing is a natural method for food pasteurization that uses pure cold water, and up to 87,000 psi (6,000 bar) to inactivate pathogens, and dramatically extend shelf-life without the use of chemicals, heat or additives.

“High Pressure Processing makes foods delicious and labels clean and can be used for juices and beverages, meat, seafood and ready-to-eat meals, as well as fruits and vegetables,” adds Schoenaers. “So a visit to our booth is certainly a good investment!”

JBT will be exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 in Hall 1, D1-4 from 31 October-2 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.