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Looking to take advantage of the fast-growing market for alternative, plant-based proteins? JBT will have a full range of solutions on show at the forthcoming IFFA 2022 trade exhibition, as well as innovative systems for conventional meat processors, from intelligent cutting machinery to solutions offering connectivity across a production facility.

The market for plant-based protein products is significant and growing. In fact, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.7%, the market is expected to be worth $23.4 billion by 2028, according to a recent report published by Meticulous Research. 

Save labor and improve yield
JBT solutions ideally suited to both plant-based and meat products alike include the DSI Waterjet Portioning System, which can improve yield, decrease a reliance on manual labor and increase productivity by determining optimum cut strategies using proprietary DSI Q-LINK™ Portioning Software. For the plant-based industry at IFFA 2022 in particular, JBT will be demonstrating how the Waterjet Portioning System’s cutting patterns are ideal for the consistent portioning of products such as tofu. 

Other featured solutions include the Formcook Contact Cooker, an innovative method for sealing moisture into protein products which is perfect for healthy cooking. Using teflon belts, the Formcook Contact Cooker can improve both yield and flavor, while delivering a healthier cooking experience, thanks to a minimum need for oil. 

Further down the production line – and as applicable for meat as it is for plant-based protein – is the Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT® 70 Spiral Freezer, an innovative, self-stacking freezing system, which delivers advances in food safety, performance and space optimization. Already being successfully used by customers like Marlow Foods (the company which gave the world Quorn), the Spiral Freezer provides quality, food safety, reliability and operating simplicity at its core.

Proven solutions
In addition much of JBT’s family of companies will be showcasing winning solutions for protein processors at IFFA. Tray sealing specialist Proseal will be highlighting its leading role in fast, efficient and high-quality meat and poultry packing, including the proven GT2e tray sealing machine and recently launched CP3™ case packer.

High Pressure Processing (HPP) solutions provider Avure will be showcasing its end-to-end systems that deliver a more natural appearance and are capable of doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling a meat or plant-based product’s shelf life. For meat processors of all sizes, TIPPER TIE will be displaying a full range of automated and semi-automated clipping solutions, while Schröder will be highlighting its favorably-priced injector systems for companies large and small.

Unrivalled connectivity
A key area being highlighted by JBT at IFFA 2022 is connectivity, and the ability of JBT to provide customers with instant access to joined-up, up-to-the minute performance data. The newly-launched JBT OmniBlu platform – a subscription-based service including best-in-class support, parts availability, and machine optimization capabilities – features a powerful digital backbone leveraging AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics.

The OmniBlu solution enables customers to have a complete picture of the current performance of all equipment, enabling them to achieve optimum product results and tackle any potential problems. Learn more about OmniBlu HERE.

JBT will be exhibiting at IFFA 2022 in Hall 8.0, Stands J90 & K90 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from May 14 – 19, 2022.

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