Arla Foods Ingredients has invested in a major upgrade to its facility in Argentina, allowing it to meet growing demand for high-quality whey ingredients, both in Latin America and globally. The improvements to the company’s Porteña site include a new drying tower, which will more than double capacity for production of whey permeate powder. It has also taken the measures necessary to produce infant-formula-grade proteins in Latin America. The new tower will allow all permeate solids produced at the site to be turned into dry ingredients for food and beverage markets. Capacity for the production of whey permeate powder is set to more than double.
Dairy technology provider RELCO, a Koch Separation Solutions Company, is due to begin building work on the tower once financial arrangements have been finalised. RELCO was selected for its global experience in permeate processing and drying, South American resources and commitment to the specific requirements of the project. The tower is scheduled to be completed and go live in 2026.