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Our food facilities

Our high-specification facilities can help you deliver improvements in areas such as product innovation and process efficiency.

Product development and analysis

  • specialist sensory booths for product evaluation
  • rear time PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and ‘lab on a chip’ to aid microbial identification
  • live cell culture facilities
  • nutrition labs with exercise equipment, Douglas bags and blood analysis kit
  • analysis equipment to measure fat, texture, protein, fibre and satiety-regulating hormones
  • freeze dryer and plate freezer
  • food processing kitchens
  • pasteuriser
  • fermenters for bacterial yeast growth
  • comprehensive microscope suite
  • mass spectrometry suite, e.g: to determine functional ingredients or metal and salt concentrations
  • environmental chamber and greenhouse for crop analysis

Packaging design

  • eye tracking
  • high speed camera
  • motion capture
  • 3D printing
  • vacuum forming
  • MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) workstation
  • autoclave
  • retort for sterilisation of pouches/cans
  • spray dryer for micro encapsulation

Food production and plant

  • scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • suite of equipment to diagnose metal fatigue, corrosion or cracking
  • full analysis facilities for polymer packaging and production
  • analysis equipment for glasses and ceramics
  • factory simulation to maximise throughout
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Talk to us about how we can help your organisation now

Speak to our team on 0114 225 5000
Email business@shu.ac.uk 
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