123. First approved results in developing a new filter aid based on viscose fibers

Fred Scheer (1), Walter Roggenstein (2), Ralph Schneid (1), Roland Scholz (2), Joerg Zacharias (3); (1) Krones Inc., Neutraubling, Germany; (2) Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Germany; (3) Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany

Finishing and Stability
Poster

Viscose specialty fibers are likely to be a future filter aid for precoat filtration as they give high process flexibility, are bio-based and fully biodegradable, bear no health risks and, therefore, are easy to handle and to dispose of and, the most important criterion, they help in obtaining optimum product quality without altering the taste.

Fred Scheer graduated in 1976 from Doemens Brewing Academy (Munich, Germany) with a brewmaster’s degree in brewing and malting. He worked at several breweries in Europe before emigrating to the United States in 1983 to help establish Capital Brewery in Madison, WI. Later, he was technical director for the Frankenmuth Brewery, a 50,000-bbl brewery in Michigan. He also worked for Pabst Brewing in Milwaukee, WI, in corporate brewing and for their China operation. In 2011 Fred accepted the position of director of brewing and process technology with Krones Inc.