SOURCE: Diamond America

Diamond America

May 16, 2011 15:53 ET

Diamond America Extruder Enables Expanded Production for Doggie Lunchies

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Diamond America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of extruders for the pet food processing industry, announced that Doggie Lunchies™/Corazz Corp. (Missouri City, TX) has installed a Diamond America extruder to automate and increase production of its new Doggie Lunchies product line. This product line is supplied in a (patent pending) kit that includes a resealable pouch with a water compartment, a package of Doggie Lunchies petfood with its own compartment, and a dog cookie -- all wrapped up in a convenient package that's disposable and recyclable.

Diamond America worked closely with the company's production personnel to maximize extruder throughput, reduce scrap rates, and minimize energy consumption in the subsequent Doggie Lunchies baking process. The extruded product compositions consist of all natural ingredients (no color or steroid additives) that include various combinations of oats, flax seed, carrots, chicken, brown rice, powdered eggs, and in some of the company's more popular recipes, cranberries, turkey, and tofu. These compositions required extruder experimentation in the Diamond America machine lab and at the production plant to achieve the right moisture content for optimum extruder forming, throughput, and subsequent baking time. The complete Doggie Lunchies case history is available at http://www.diamondamericacorp.com/casestudies.asp?recid=2

Diamond America provides product services to its extruder customers at no additional charge, including occasional visits to production facilities as required. Additional services include customer assistance in the selection of screw extruders for cooking and cooling extrusion operations, sizing consideration, drive options, screw, barrel and die designs, temperature control, ancillary equipment, and maintenance considerations.

More Information
For more information on Diamond America food extruders for snacks, cereals, candy, pet food, and other foodstuff, or to enquire about ancillary equipment such as mixers, coaters, etc., contact the company at 330-535-3330, or visit www.diamondamericacorp.com/food_products.asp.

About Diamond America Corp.
Diamond America Corp. is located in Akron, OH, operating as a division of Akron Specialized Products. Diamond America has transitioned from polymer plastic extruders to those designed for the "cold feed" extruder market, which can benefit from the company's engineering expertise in this technology. The company is ideally positioned to provide specialized mixing and extrusion equipment to the food, catalyst, and mastic production industries. Using state of the art flow simulation software and solid modeling, which includes three dimensional die flow analysis, Diamond America engineers can custom design an extruder to best match each application. These designs are proven in the company's extruder lab over a wide range of operating parameters and materials. The company also manufactures and rebuilds augers, screws, barrels, liners and other related components.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeff Schweizer
    Diamond America Corp.
    330-535-3330
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