An order to revamp an old evaporator and install a direct-steam sterilization unit for a gelatin manufacturer in Germany was awarded to GEA Wiegand, Ettlingen, Germany, and GEA Filtration.

After commissioning of the evaporation plant, the existing ion-exchanger will be replaced and an ultrafiltration system for desalination of the gelatin solution will be installed. Process water streams used in several production steps in the factory will be treated and recovered in a reverse osmosis system.

The company also received an order from a gelatin producer in Turkey. The order includes a complete GEA Wiegand gelatin concentration line consisting of ultrafiltration/evaporation and sterilization. GEA Wiegand provides membrane filtration plants (GEA Filtration) and evaporation plants for the process steps of clarification, desalination, concentration, and sterilization of gelatin.