USA: Madera, Ca - Process Technologies Laboratory

In 1921, JBT Corporation installed the first continuous pressure steriliser in the world, the JBT rotary steriliser. The rotary pressure steriliser represented a breakthrough in canning technology and is still one of the key milestones in the industrialisation of the canning process.

Today, almost 90 years later, JBT Corporation is still the world’s leading supplier of in-container sterilisation systems. With more than 2700 sterilisation systems installed worldwide, more than 50% of the world’s canned foods are sterilised on JBT Corporation equipment. This vast expertise allows us to offer the industry’s widest range of in-container sterilisation systems, ranging from small lab units for research application to high capacity, double chain hydrostatic sterilisers for the petfood industry.

JBT Corporation is a recognized leading thermal process authority in the food industry and is in the unique position of being able to provide extensive thermal process authority consulting for all types of sterilizers used in the Food Processing Industry. Our Process Technologies Group is highly respected both in the United States and abroad.

We maintain a good working relationship with both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our Process Technologies Scientists and Technicians possess extensive knowledge of continuous rotary sterilizers, hydrostatic sterilizers and batch sterilizers, including: stationary and agitating water spray, water immersion, and 100% steam. We carry a continuing program that involves both the development of new processing techniques and the reinforcement of existing technology.

Our thermal processing expertise and our knowledge of government regulatory agencies and their regulations allows JBT Corporation to provide consulting on virtually all process related issues. We have experience in virtually all types of low and high acid foods. Thermal process work can be performed either in your laboratory, factory, or in our 8,000 square foot pilot facility in Madera, California. Our pilot facility has the capability to batch products in our kitchen/formulation area and then perform the required heat penetration studies in a laboratory sterilizer.

The JBT Corporation process lab in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, comprises a broad range of pilot as well as industrial size in-container sterilization. The lab is equipped with the most modern measurement technology for thermal process data collection - both for continuous and batch systems - and data analysis. Pilot equipment for food product preparation, filling and seaming on semi-industrial scale is also available.

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