2021 BCFT Suppliers Night Seminar Presentations - 2/2

2021 BCFT Suppliers Night Seminar Presentations - 2/2

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Suppliers Night Seminar Presentations, 2021.02.24

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BCFT is pleased to announce our 2021 Suppliers Night Seminar Presentations. Due to the ongoing public health challenges presented by COVID-19, BCFT has regretfully elected to cancel our 2021 Suppliers Night tradeshow. We understand this news may come as a disappointment to many of you and would like to reaffirm that BCFT prioritizes ensuring the health and safety of everyone participating at our events. In place of our annual tradeshow, BCFT is pleased to announce that we will continue to host our popular supplier led educational seminars on Wednesday February 17 & Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021. Presentations will be hosted virtually over zoom and will run between 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST.

Please note, this registration page is for the event on February 24, 2021. Details of the event are as follows:

Seminar C

Time 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Topic: Clean Label, Multi-functional Citrus Fibers Improve Meat and Dairy Alternatives

Speakers: Dr. Brock Lundberg, Ph.D. President of R&D and Applications, Nick Kovalenko, VP of Global Sales

Company: Fiberstar, Inc.

Summary: Not all citrus fibers are created the same. Some citrus fibers are produced using a clean, physical process which result in high water holding and emulsification properties. This dual functional fiber stems from the unique composition containing intact pectin, insoluble fiber and protein. As a result, citrus fiber provides stability, improved texture and full body mouthfeel in dairy alternatives. And in meat substitutes, citrus fiber enhances juiciness, binding, and improves meat-like texture. Ultimately, this natural fiber can be labeled as citrus fiber, dried citrus pulp or citrus flour which clean up food label declarations. This session will provide an overview of citrus fibers and demonstrate a few case studies on how it benefits specific plant-based applications.

Seminar D

Time 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Topic: Comparing Viscosity Results

Speaker: Emil Cocirla, Service Manager and Senior Application Specialist


Summary: Often viscosity results are shared between departments within the same company, different companies, or material suppliers and end users, and at times the same material appear to have a different viscosity when compared to a previous measurement although no changes in the material are suspected. Our presentation will refer to measuring the dynamic viscosity using a rotational viscometer/rheometer and what are the main factors that could influence the measurement result. We will cover the Newtonian and non-Newtonian behaviours, how to identify them, what parameters are important when measuring viscosity, and how to effectively compare measurements taken by various parties, even if different equipment is used.

Please download/install Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android or Zoom Client for PC desktop before the meeting. (https://zoom.us/support/download)

Although registration is free, please register in advance due to limited seats. Instruction to join the meeting will be emailed to you once registered.

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