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Amplified air assists dog food production

Monday 27th July 2009

The UK's largest supplier of pneumatic products and process systems, Thorite, has supplied a Meech Jetstream Air Curtain System to well known pet food manufacturer Pets Choice, of Blackburn.

Within the Pets Choice' Davies and Webbox dog food brands the popular 800g Chub, which is a plastic-wrapped 'sausage' of food, is designed for convenience and can be stored at ambient temperature, only needing refrigeration after opening.

During the production process the cooked food is inserted into the Chub packaging and cut to length, before entering a coolant bath.

The Chub's plastic coating tends to retain water after leaving the bath, which could damage the cardboard boxes the Chubs are packed into for distribution.

The Air Curtain avoids this problem by completely drying the Chubs prior to boxing, using 'amplified air' technology which combines compressed air with atmospheric air to boost performance.

Ian Greenlees, the Maintenance Manager at Pets Choice is impressed with the Air Curtain's operating efficiency and said: "Our customers expect each one of our carefully formulated pet foods to reach them in top condition. Thanks to the Air Curtain and Thorite's expert advice and installation expertise I can be confident that the packaging of our Chubs will help this product to more than meet these expectations."

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