SternMaid contract services for powdered products

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September 04 2017 06:53
SternMaid contract services for powdered products

Contract manufacturer SternMaid in Wittenburg (Germany) presents its services in the field of blending, filling and packaging of powdered products. As an all-round, single source service provider SternMaid is an expert in processing food ingredients.

Premixes, trial blends or sensitive applications – when it comes to compounding powders, the company can rely on comprehensive know-how and the latest technical equipment. In co-packing the company has the new option of filling products into stand-up pouches. Besides retail packs, industrial containers such as sacks, fibreboard boxes, drums or FIBCs can be filled, too.

Contract blending
For contract blending, the company has three lines for small and medium-size orders (between 100 and 10,000 kg) and four other lines for large quantities (over ten tonnes). Allergen-free foods and other sensitive products can be processed on a counter-current container blending line in a separate section of the plant. Moreover, liquid components can be sprayed onto the powder homogenously on all the lines through special nozzles. Microcomponents like flavourings, oils and emulsifiers and even highly viscous liquids can be dispersed evenly in this way.

Fluid bed processing
SternMaid applies fluid bed technology to manufacture products that have excellent tabletting properties, optimal protection against outside influences, good flow properties, precisely defined solubility or very even particle sizes, depending on the customer’s requirements. For example, powder mixtures can be modified by agglomeration to produce dust-free, optimally portionable products for drink dispensers or capsule machines.

Special ingredients
Some 50,000 tonnes of raw materials in powder or liquid form are processed annually in buildings covering an area of 20,000 m2. With a staff of over 250, the company offers a wide spectrum of services. Besides contract manufacturing of food ingredients SternMaid blends and processes special ingredients for baby food, vitamin mixtures and OTC products. With further offers that include warehousing, logistics and purchasing, the contract manufacturer provides a comprehensive choice of services.

Stern-Wywiol Gruppe
SternMaid GmbH & Co. KG with its registered office in Wittenburg (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania), 75 kilometres from Hamburg, is a member of the owner-managed Stern-Wywiol Gruppe. For over 35 years, the group of companies consisting of 11 specialist firms in Germany, focussing on specific industries, and 15 affiliates abroad has been among the successful enterprises operating internationally in the world of Food and Feed Ingredients. SternMaid was established in 1996 and has since become one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturers.

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