Development of an efficient technique for the redu.. (REDUXDO)
Development of an efficient technique for the reduction of waste in sheeting dough processing in the baking industry
Start date: Sep 1, 2008,
End date: Aug 31, 2010
"Current dough-sheeting process produces up to 30% of waste (The mass of waste is of 20% order of the end-product produced). The average cost of waste is €100/tonne (including landfill or incineration tax, administration, transport and raw material cost). Such high cost has burdened the industry greatly, and SMEs are particularly vulnerable to further increase of landfill tax. In response to the competitiveness of SMEs in this sector, our client is looking for an innovative technology to keep waste to minimum or ideally, zero. The project aims to develop an efficient technique to reduce waste in sheeting, stamping or roller-cutting of dough processing in the baking industry by 25%. By using tessellated roller-cutter with features, morphology of dough can be manipulated. Pieces of hexagonal dough are reshaped into desired forms (round or oval). This process will be adaptable to current manufacturing plants and aim to reduce waste to less than 5%."
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