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NCSU Food Science Dairy & Process Applications Laboratory

Industrial Interaction, Contract Processing and Packaging

The NCSU pilot plants may be utilized on a short term basis for production of samples used for shelf life testing, marketing, R & D, quality assurance and packaging and process research. See inside the Schaub Hall dairy plant by clicking here.

Some of the advantages to our customers are:

•Generation of multiple variables for quality comparison and product troubleshooting.
•Pilot scale equipment allowing smaller size runs while maintaining production quality.
•Opportunity for suppliers to demonstrate ingredients and equipment.
•Lower ingredient costs.
•Low cost alternative to company owned pilot plants.
•Availability of faculty expertise.

Some of the advantages to students include:
•Research in a production-style environment.
•Hands-on experience.
•Opportunity to learn state-of-the-art processing and packaging technologies.
•Attendance at industry focused short courses.

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