KMS Displays Products at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference
March 22, 2011
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and membrane filtration systems, will showcase its cheese processing products at The Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference April 13-14 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The conference is co-sponsored by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (WCDR) and hosts more than 1,200 cheese makers, butter makers, and whey processors.
KMS will display its complete line of custom, spiral sanitary microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis elements at booth number 132 at the conference.
KMS is uniquely qualified to address the specific separation and filtration challenges the cheese industry faces. An industry pioneer for more than 35 years, KMS has developed innovative solutions to reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and keep operations running smoothly, efficiently, and profitably.
KMS ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are used to concentrate milk prior to the cheese making process, effectively increasing throughput to produce more cheese at reduced shipping and storage costs. Permeate from the UF step can be further processed with KMS’ RO and NF membranes to produce lactose and permeate powder.
KMS introduced the first UF system for concentrating whey, a by-product of the cheese-making process. When used under typical operating conditions and in accordance with manufacturer instructions, KMS’ long-lasting UF membranes are able to tolerate the harsh chemicals used to clean a whey protein concentrating system.
Each system is custom designed by experienced KMS personnel who select the membranes and design the process suited to clients’ specific needs.