Axelum completes expansion


    Axelum Resources Corp.said it has completed the expansion of a spray-drying line in its plant in Medina, Misamis Oriental, part of its program to upgrade its production facilities.

    The P250-million project will increase the plant capacity from 10 metric tons (MT) of coconut milk powder per day to 20 MT per day, said Henry Raperoga, Axelum president.The doubled capacity translates to an annual capacity of 4,800 MT.

    “The expansion utilizes the latest agglomeration technology in spray-drying. Agglomeration is a process that makes the powder more dispersible or soluble when introduced to liquid,” Raperoga said.

    He added the new spray-drying line will allow Axelum to develop new products from agglomerated – or instant – coconut milk powder.