PET Food Processing - September 2021 - 47

EQUIPMENT
when two
is better than one
The process of co-extrusion produces novel dual-textured
or dual-colored treats for dogs and cats.
By Jennifer Barnett Fox | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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Pets are an increasingly important part of the family,
and pet owners are on the lookout for ways to improve
and extend the life of these cherished companions. This
includes purchasing premium food, treats and chews
made from functional ingredients.
Steady spending for premium, natural pet foods is
creating a global market size that is projected to reach
$127.21 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.6% during
the forecast period of 2020 to 2027, according to
Fortune Business Insights.
Spending is spurred on by owners who are looking
for human-like qualities in their pet's food and treats,
gravitating toward products with health claims and
better-for-you attributes. These preferences are fueling
the development of new products with consumerpreferred
attributes such as high protein and vegetable
content, shared Dave Carney, pet food market segment
leader, B├╝hler, Lake Bluff, Ill.
In such an environment, flexibility is an important
factor, and pet food manufacturers must stay current
and on-trend to deliver pet foods and treats that will
attract the attention of pet parents. The ongoing preference
for premium products finds more pet food processors
exploring co-extrusion to create novel dual-textured
or dual-colored treats for dogs and cats.
If a given product requires a single component to be
comprised of two unique formulations that are then
melded together, it would require co-extrusion, said Will
Henry, research and development manager, Extru-Tech,
Inc., Sabetha, Kan. This definition holds true whether
discussing treats or kibble. Other examples would be a
filled tube-type product like the Snausage or a " stripped
long good " like Beggin' Strips, he continued.
Dual texture
Treats and chews made with co-extrusion use two extruders
to process materials separately before combining
the extrudate and filling into the final product. The
two screws co-rotate in opposite directions to homogeneously
and efficiently mix ingredients more effectively
than a traditional single screw.
" Evolution leans toward recipe innovation, of course,
Co-extrusion can
be applied when
the same formula
in two separate
colors needs to
be combined for
visual appeal.
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