Technology Innovation Agency South Africa
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Overview

AgriFood Technology Station (ATS) is well placed in a state of the art complex on the Bellville campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This includes a Pilot Plant with different processing areas for baked goods, meat products, beverages, chocolate & sweets, spray drying & extrusion and also general heat processing and drying. Besides general and cold stores, there are also several laboratory areas such as an R&D lab (for smallscale product development), Research Lab, Instrument Room, Chemistry Lab, Microbiology Lab and a Physical Food Properties Lab. 

The mandate of the ATS is to assist small and medium enterprises primarily, but also all other appropriate companies as a secondary goal, to improve their use of technology, implied improvement of efficiencies and also concomitant improved ability to employ more staff and empower such persons in terms of the field of technology in which it operates. Innovation
support is the main aim of the game. 

Description

Technology Competences and Offerings

  • New product and process development
    • Baking and milling
    • Brewing
    • Canning, bottling and pouching
    • Chocolate and confectionery production
    • Freezedrying and spraydrying,
    • Fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy processing
    • Labelling and packaging advisories
    • Large processing equipment base in 1 700 m2 Pilot Plant
    • Pasta extrusion
    • Rental of facilities and expertise for trials
    • Thermal and nonthermal processing
  • Food Analysis
  • Research
  • Auditing of food companies
  • Labelling
  • Sensory Evaluation 
  • Free-standing research projects
  • Niche analytical services
  • Shelf-life evaluation
  • Small-scale trials
  • Training and compliance

Service type

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