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Client Success

Operational Improvements

Benefit Whey Protein Producer

Financial Impact: $1,888,000


Improvements to process has empowered organization to implement similar changes across all sites


Identified 20% reduction in water usage per CIP saving 5.5MM gallons per year plus associated wastewater treatment costs


Increased protein transmission corresponds to improved yield by 2.5 percentage points resulting in $1,143,000/year additional WPI production

Increased production uptime by 10% results in $745,000/year benefit

The Challenge

A major whey protein isolate (WPI) producer struggled to meet increasing operational challenges and needed to:

  • Increase protein yield to improve
    top line growth
  • Resolve yield variability across 3 process trains causing lost profit
  • Reduce water consumption and time for routine CIP to optimize uptime
whey processor

The Solution

Working with the client, the team:

  • Drove several process improvements corresponding directly to increased protein yield
  • Modified operating conditions to improve protein passage performance to maximize yield
  • Identified opportunities to improve cleaning protocol to improve uptime and save water

The Overall Impact

Solecta’s solution increased protein yield and decreased operational expenses to deliver a benefit of $1,888,000 per year


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