Extruder manufacturer, Clextral announced several new developments for the upcoming Snaxpo, snack food exhibition and show including products to make unique shapes, textures, and colors. Recent developments from Clextral’s R&D teams at the company’s pilot plants in Tampa, Florida, and Firminy, France, include co-extruded products with novel flavor combinations, bi-colored snacks, and bi-textured varieties. As nutrition and diet also play important roles in today’s snack food market, new products incorporate healthy ingredients such as whole grains, natural ingredients, proteins, fruits, vegetables and legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts). Snack varieties include: multigrain chips, potato sticks, filled snacks and snack bars.
Clextral is a division of diversified industrial group Legris Industries and a leader in extrusion for applications in food processing, chemicals, plastics and specialty papers. The company specializes in the design, manufacture, assembly and maintenance of industrial equipment and turnkey production lines. For more information, contact Clextral Inc., 14450 Carlson Circle, Tampa, FL 33626, tel: 813-854-4434, fax: 813-855-2269, www.clextral.com