For more than 20 years, Dennis Forte & Associates in conjunction with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland Valais (HES-SO Valais) have been presenting Food and Feed extrusion training in different countries.

Clextral is proud to sponsor the Food & Feed Extrusion Technology, Europe

This high value course will cover :

  • Principles of extruder configurations (single and twin screw)
  • Role of rheology in extrusion
  • Die types and effects, die design
  • Extrusion chemistry – Recipe design
  • Product density control
  • Preconditioning for Extrusion
  • Causes and effects of extruder instability
  • Screw, barrel, and die-plate wear
  • Extrusion troubleshooting

This “basics of the extrusion” course is relevant to technical processing or operational staff.

Clextral Evolum 56+ extruder

Mr Dennis Forte, a chemical engineer with extensive experience in extrusion processing and die design, including breakfast cereals, extruded snacks, pasta, and confectionery. Dennis has worked with a wide variety of companies using extrusion technology. (source)

Note that an HMEC course, extrusion of plant-based meats, will be held in february

Register before January 16th !




HES-SO Valais Wallis Institute of Life Technologies

Food and Feed Extrusion Technology

Rue de l'Industrie, Sion, VS, 1950, Switzerland