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A subscription magazine for the global flour & feed milling industries - first published in 1891
In this issue:
Increasing storage capacity
Digital microwave moisture measurement
Global grain & feed markets
January - February 2012
Bulk storage & handling
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News:Places at feed and milling conferences disappearing as Bangkok returns to normal 2Wynveen moves to new premises in Heteren 4Schmidt-Seeger GmbH is now Bhler GmbH 5American Meat Institute to co-locate with IPE/IFE in 2013 5Perten grain moisture meter officially approved by NTEP 6Leading animal nutrition conference heading to Singapore 6XOL named as new Vortex representative in Middle East 6Tailored non-GMO soybeans create new opportunities in animal and aquafeeds 7New Third-Party Facility Certification Program for petfood manufacturers and petfood ingredient processors 7Seedburo Equipment Company celebrates 100 years of service to agribusiness 8Essential information on Food Safety & Quality Certification 8Vibrafloor Automatic Reclaimer 9Dinnissen brings Pegasus Mixer and Pegasus Vacuum Coater to Asia 10Efficiency, productivity and safety increase through the use of automation systems 11
Features:Bulk storage & handling 12The benefits of using Digital microwave moisture measurement 18Energy saving in flour milling 22Preservatives 24Increasing Storage Capacity 26
Commodities:Raw material outlook, by John Buckley 34
Book reviewThe Pesticide Detox: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture 40Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids 41
Places at feed and milling conferences disappearing as Bangkok returns to normalGue
st - EDITORS OBSERVATIONS
Guest editor - Martin Little, GFMT
The flooding in Bangkok is now receding and the city is returning to normal - and registrations at the feed conferences taking place during Victam Asia, FIAAP and GRAPAS Asia 2012 are picking up.
Organisers said there are limited places at both the aqua-culture feed conference, Aquafeed Horizons Asia, the feed ingredients and additives conference, FIAAP Conference Asia 2012, and the milling conference, GRAPAS Conference Asia 2012. Delegates must reserve online at the confer-ence website (at either http://www.feedconferences.com for Aquafeed Horizons and FIAAP Asia and http://tinyurl.com/6ohsjmo for GRAPAS) to be sure of a place.
The severe flooding in Bangkok has been of great con-cern, says conference organiser Suzi Dominy. However the city is drying out and we are relieved that
conference delegates and exhibition visitors can now make their plans with confidence. We are excited about the programs for Aquafeed
Horizons and the FIAAP Conference and are expecting a full house for both. We urge delegates not to delay in reserving their places
GRAPAS Conference 2012 and Aquafeed Horizons Asia will take place February 15, 2012 and FIAAP Conference Asia on February 16, 2012 at the BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Editorial Manager for Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine. I have taken over the editorial responsibilities from Nicky Barnes, and hope to maintain the high standards that she has kept over the past few years at the helm of the magazine.
I come to the Editorial Managers role, from GFMTs supporting news service, The Global Miller where I have the role of Blog Editor. I will continue in this role, to bring news about the milling industry to the web, but am excited about the prospect of handling the in depth features that GFMT has become synonymous with, and hope that the two platforms will work even more closely to bring you the very best information from the world of grain, feed and flour milling.
In this issue of the magazine, we take a look at the important area of bulk storage; Across two separate features we discuss challenges and ideas associated with an area that has a direct impact on the milling industry and the quality of the products it produces.
We also have an excellent feature contributed by IMAS Intergrated Machinery Systems from Turkey, regarding a topic close to the heart of every miller - How can we save energy and improve efficiency within our mills?
The issue also covers a very interesting feature about the use of preservatives, a topic that certainly is at the forefront of many consumers minds and an issue that will increasingly become important to our industry.
We also have a feature from Hydronix of the United Kingdom, talking about the digital microwave measurement and the importance of being able to control moisture levels during various stages of the production process.
Finally, we have our regular Commodities Report from John Buckley. As ever he brings you important insights from the commodities world that give you the background to prices and supplies!
It is an honour for me to be involved with the magazine in these exciting times, as we look forward to a more
prosperous 2012. We hope to bring you some excellent content in the year ahead, to develop our print and online platforms even further and of course we are all looking forward to our involvement in the GRAPAS Conference later this month in Bangkok where GFMT is the patron of the event which is co-hosted by Victam Asia 2012.
In our next issue we will be inviting a recognised figure from the milling industry to be our Guest Editor as usual, but for now I hope you enjoy the issue and should you want to contact me direct you will find my details in the sidebar on this page. Good reading!
MartinLittle Editorial Manager, Grain & feed Milling Technology
Martin Little, Editorial Manager of Grain & Feed Milling Technology
Grain&feed millinG technoloGy2 | January - february 2012
Wynveen International BV moved in to i t s new premises in Heteren on De cembe r 1 , 2 011. This building, a brand-new production space with offices at the Poor t van Midden Gelderland business park , replaces the premises at the business centre that had been home to Wynveen for the past few years. The off icial opening took place on 16 December.
Wynveen International bv is a leading edge Dutch company specialising in the design, production and erection of complete plant and installations for the animal feed industry and the key equipment and systems used in them. Wynveen plant and installations can be found in many countries.Wynveen International bv is an innovat ive company that has been produc ing machinery and equipment for livestock feed, aqua feed and
pet food production for many decades. Quality, reliability and innovation are the pillars on which the organisation i s bu i l t . The numerous examples o f innovat ions i n t roduced by Wynveen include the CryLoc rotary sifter, the special extraction bottom, the hammer mills with two grinding chambers or adjustable brake plates, the unique vacuum coating system and the wide variety of mixers.
Wynveen was previously located in a business centre. Willem de Vaan: Increasing turnover and a growing workforce meant that we had to expand our office and production space. We also had an urgent need to carve out our own niche and develop a face of our own. The new premises were designed entirely with the aim of making Wynveens production process as efficient as possible. It is spacious and offers plenty of room to receive guests. A solar installation generating just under 60,000 Wp has been installed on the roof of the new building. The solar power system takes up a roof area of more than 1000 m2