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5 Considerations For Sustainable Dairy Factory Design

In the age of conscious consumers, manufacturers are continually looking for new ways to minimise their environmental footprint. One study found that 60% of shoppers say it’s important to buy sustainably-manufactured products, while separate research reveals they’re more likely to make sustainable or ethical choices when buying everyday products. Along with shifting consumer demand, new…


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8 things to consider when building a food factory

We have already discussed what to consider when designing a food factory, Once you have a food factory design, building a manufacturing plant brings a number of further considerations for food and beverage brands and manufacturers. The importance of safety, costs and future-proofing your site are vital considerations during the construction of a food factory.…


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Food Factory Design

10 things to consider when designing a food factory

Food manufacturing plants have a number of additional considerations for designers, with strict hygiene and safety requirements adding to the already complex task of food factory design. With increasing consumer scrutiny around environmental issues, designing a sustainable food and beverage factory adds further challenges. In this blog, Ed Keenan, head of process at Integrated Food…


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How does the plant-based sector compare to the meat industry in relation to by-products?

As demand for protein continues to shift towards plant-based, does the sector have lessons to learn from meat manufacturers? Nigel Devine, associate director at Integrated Food Projects, recently discussed the state of play of by-product valorisation in the plant-based sector and explained the key drivers of change. In this second and final blog, Nigel will discuss…


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Valorisation of by-products and symbiosis in the plant-based industry

As demand for protein products continues to shift towards plant-based, brands and manufacturers will face increased opportunities around the use of their by-products. In the first of two blogs, Nigel Devine, associate director of Integrated Food Projects, explains the key drivers of change which are pushing plant-based brands and manufacturers to place a greater focus…


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Part 2: Water as a commodity – how are food and drink manufacturers driving efficiency in their usage of water?

In our previous blog, Rob Wilkinson associate director at Integrated Food Projects, and Søren Nøhr Bak, expertise director – water at NIRAS, explored the importance of water efficiency in the food and drink manufacturing sector, discussing the rise of awareness around the importance of water usage and highlighting the key drivers of change. In the…


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Part 1: Water as a commodity – the importance of water efficiency in the food and drink manufacturing sector

Historically, the food and drink industry has treated water as a cheap and infinite commodity and focused sustainability efforts elsewhere. However, as water becomes ‘increasingly unpredictable’, its value and importance are rising. In the first of two blogs exploring water as a commodity, Rob Wilkinson associate director at Integrated Food Projects, and Søren Nøhr Bak,…


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MEET THE TEAM: PHIL MASON, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Have you ever wondered what a typical working week looks like for the team at IFP? In our new ‘Meet the Team’ mini-series, we get to know a new member of our team a little better each month, finding out more about their role and their experiences here at IFP.  In this blog, we chat…


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SURVEYING THE SUSTAINABILITY SCENE: WHAT’S NEXT ON THE ECO JOURNEY?

Ahead of the New Year and setting the scene for many key topics that will be discussed in more detail in 2022, Matt Carr, joint managing director of Integrated Food Projects, assesses the current state of sustainability in the food and drink sector. Looking at the contributions of agriculture, manufacturing and logistics, Matt discusses the…


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the blender series, part 3: a license to operate

the blender series, part 3: a license to operate

In the final blog in a three-part series we are taking a closer look at Integrated Food Projects’ involvement in the delivery of innocent’s new factory, the blender. Here Andrew Lyons, factory designer, explains how the design of the factory and the technology which has been implemented, will futureproof the blender for decades to come…


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