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Arla Foods Ingredients develops milk separation technology

29 November 2021

The Danish company has developed technology that separates milk into its different protein components

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a patented method, called milk fractionation, that separates milk proteins from whey. The technology not only allows for a bigger potential raw material pool, but it also creates protein streams in a unique and fully controlled process with significantly reduced processing steps and a much more gentle processing of the milk.

“The method has been several years in development and I’m delighted to see what was once a vision become a commercial reality with the power to completely revolutionize targeted nutrition for vulnerable groups," said Henrik Andersen, CEO of Arla Foods Ingredients. "As science-based innovators we are driven to invent and reinvent our processes to ensure we have the best possible products available and continue to lead the way in whey.”

The milk fractionation process is being pioneered for infant formula at AFI’s dairy in Videbaek, Denmark to fulfil a growing demand for organic infant formula, a market estimated to increase by 14.1% in the next two years.


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