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Extruders: cook, form, mix, texturise and shape

A bewildering variety of extrusion devices are used in today's technology. The devices are constructed in many different ways and are given many different names. A feed extruder is a device that expedites the shaping and restructuring process for feed ingredients. Extrusion is a highly versatile unit operation that can be applied to a variety of feed processes. Extruders can be used to cook, form, mix, texturise and shape feed products under conditions that favour quality retention, high productivity and low cost. Mian Riaz gives an overview.

This article can also be found at Feed Tech, volume 10, no. 8

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