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Marlen International to Exhibit at PACK EXPO Las Vegas with Chicago-based Parent Company, Duravant LLC

September 12, 2017

Marlen International, Inc. [“Marlen”], a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems is delighted to announce its plans to exhibit in the Central Hall (booth number 3036) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas September 25-27, alongside Chicago-based parent company, Duravant LLC.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas brings together 30,000+ representatives from every vertical industry and serves as a great opportunity for Marlen to educate processors regarding its latest Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat and Unitherm offerings, including vacuum stuffing and pumping, size reduction and thermal processing.

Senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Jan Erik Kuhlmann, stated, “With our acquisition of Afoheat back in January, we now have continuous thermal solutions for processors who are looking to add value through grilling, roasting, searing or bar marking meat and poultry, fish, vegetables and baked goods. When it comes to enhancing the appearance, aroma or taste of food products, Afoheat’s uniform heat transfer process is an ideal solution.”

Marlen also looks forward to educating meat processors regarding the company’s new end-to-end vacuum mixing, pumping and x-ray meat inspection system. The Marlen Opti series vacuumized pumps eliminate air pockets for greater imaging resulting in more accurate and reliable detection of bone fragments and foreign matter inclusions – all at high continuous flow rates of up to 34,000 pounds per hour.

Kuhlmann added, “The benefit of this enclosed pipeline x-ray system is greater purge retention and a reduced number of false rejects which contribute to increased yields of 1.5 to 3% versus conventional belt inspection systems.”

Marlen is also particularly excited to announce their 2017 launch of a new Carruthers dicer designed with sanitation and ease-of-use in mind. The 12” machine is equipped with stainless steel servo drives for precision two-dimensional cubing and strip cutting of fresh or cooked food products and features a novel approach to a parts and sanitation cart for easy assembly and disassembly. With continuous flow processing and high throughputs, this next generation dicer platform is controlled via Allen-Bradley’s newest MobileView™ HMI for the most user-friendly and intuitive interface.

Bob Campbell, Marlen’s president, stated, “We’re excited to meet with a variety of processors and suppliers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and invite everyone to join us in the Duravant ‘family’ booth for a chance to get caught up on the latest technologies from Marlen.”

About Marlen International

Marlen International is a premium manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems specializing in high quality proteins and a variety of other food products. Sold under the brand names of Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat and Unitherm, their products have long set the standard for performance in pumping, stuffing, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing and food handling. Marlen’s engineering, design and technical experts are recognized as industry consultants and process partners, serving the world’s leading food brands through the delivery of operational excellence for over 60 years. Marlen International is a Duravant Company.

About Duravant

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. Visit

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