Extrusion, the innovative refinement technology with a future for food and petfood.

Extrusion is a thermo-mechanical refinement process in which the raw material to be extruded, such as grain or proteins, is pressed through a previously-defined opening, using pressure and temperature. At Crespel & Deiters, extrusion is the refinement technology for implementing new innovative trends for food and petfood. Many product developments, such as novelties and products in veggie and vegan ranges, would not even be possible without extrusion. And our extruded pregelatinised flours are the basis for milk replacers in the animal feed industry, in addition to being used in technical applications.

The many innovative possibilities for the extrusion of grains and proteins:

Extrusion of wheat: Textured wheat proteins

Loryma’s Lory® Tex is a high-quality textured wheat protein for vegetarian and vegan products, low-carb foods and sports nutrition. Lory® Tex textured wheat protein is a high-quality, pure vegetable protein source with a meat-like texture in various colours and shapes for further processing and optimisation of food products.

Trigea’s Trigovit® Tex is a sustainable vegetable protein source for balanced animal nutrition and ensures an optimal animal feed texture. Trigovit® Tex textured wheat protein can be produced in various shapes and colours and adapted to individual requirements.

Extrusion of cereals and proteins: Crispies

Our Crispies, made from extruded cereals or extruded vegetarian proteins, provide a delicious, crunchy taste experience in the chocolate industry, for breakfast cereals, muesli bars, yoghurt toppings, and many other applications. They also support the targeted nutritional profile of the end-consumer product.

Our High Protein Crispies Lory® IsoCrisp ensure a high protein and nutritional content. Lory® IsoCrisp High Protein Crispies are extrudates made from the valuable proteins of wheat, whey or milk.

Extrusion of cereals: Crumbs

Our crumbs are extruded starch products. They coat vegan and vegetarian products, veggie meat and fish, snacks, baked goods and meat and fish products as crisp breading with lots of crispness.

Extrusion of wheat:

Pregelatinised flour from Crespel & Deiters is extruded wheat flour with optimised swelling properties. This, and its good digestibility, make it an ideal binder in petfoods and milk replacers.

Extrusion of cereals and proteins for innovative food concepts.

Crespel & Deiters stands for the development and manufacturing of new, functional products for food manufacturing, thanks to the use of pioneering extrusion technology. With ECP’s knowledge, experience and expertise, we produce extruded cereal products and proteins for the food manufacturing industry, the petfood industry and their suppliers. In state-of-the-art production facilities, ECP’s experts extrude wheat, cereals and protein-rich raw materials into innovative products that vary in composition, shape, taste and texture.

Excellence from knowledge and experience:

Large and small food producers as well as pet food manufacturers have relied on ECP’s development and manufacturing expertise in extruded cereal products and proteins for decades. ECP is 100 % part of the Crespel & Deiters Group. You rely on the in-depth knowledge, extensive consulting, the high quality of extrudates, and the excellent service of the technological leader. It is the great number of extrusion possibilities that drive us to use this process to bring even more variety to the foods of today and tomorrow.

A head start, thanks to innovation and technology:

With in-depth manufacturing knowledge and advanced manufacturing technology, we provide customers with modern food and sustainable animal feed in joint development and implementation. Through our ongoing research, we identify trends, and the ECP technical centre sets benchmarks with innovative solutions. With customised developments in the ECP technical centre, we increase our customers’ degree of innovation. Our production capacities make us a flexible partner for food extrusion.

Extruded Cereal Products B.V.: Extrusion specialist and part of the Crespel & Deiters Group.

Extruded Cereal Products B.V. (ECP) was founded in 1998 in Helmond, the Netherlands. Over the years, the company has developed into an international technology leader and innovator in the field of extrusion of agricultural raw materials such as cereals and proteins, which attracted the interest of the Crespel & Deiters Group in 2007. In 2014, Crespel & Deiters and ECP became joint venture partners. Since January 2020, the extrusion specialist, which employs around 40 people, has been a 100% part of the Crespel & Deiters Group. Here, among other things, ECP is responsible for the extrusion of wheat protein for the development of innovative raw materials for the food industry, the petfood industry and their suppliers.

Our manufacturing expertise in the extrusion of cereals and proteins:

Our extruded grain products and proteins optimise modern food and petfood worldwide. Form, taste, nutritional composition, colour, bulk density, and bite are the variables we can determine in technologically advanced extrusion processes. With ECP as a subsidiary of the Crespel & Deiters Group, we are experts in product development with extrudates. With the most advanced manufacturing and process technology, we are an experienced manufacturer of extruded cereal products and proteins as well as a binding supplier of extrudates in consistently high quality.

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Our development expertise through extrusion:

We are an experienced extrusion partner, with advanced manufacturing and process technology for all large and small food and petfood manufacturers. We develop individual product solutions in the ECP technical centre according to customer requirements. We see ourselves as a highly flexible, technology-driven pioneer for the customer. From the requirement to the trend-specific and customer-specific development in small or large-volume production, in consistently high and certified quality.

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More Information:

As a manufacturer, would you like to learn more about how our innovative cereal and protein extrudates can improve or supplement your products? Then feel free to drop us a line! We will be happy to advise you according to your individual requirements.


Extrusion of grains and proteins from the specialist and technology leader.

In the Crespel & Deiters Group, ECP is the pioneer of innovative solutions and products for the food manufacturing industry. Extrusion is the process that gives new impetus to the food industry. That is why ECP has become one of the leading manufacturers of extruded cereal products and proteins. In state-of-the-art facilities, grain and protein-rich raw materials are extruded into innovative products that vary in their composition, shape, taste and texture. At ECP, the focus is on the discerning customer. That’s why we place great emphasis on high product quality, individual advice and absolute delivery reliability. With the help of the quality management system according to ISO standards and the HACCP system, the product quality is demonstrably constant.

Extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology in extrusion and production.

In-depth process knowledge and progressive production technology – this is the basis of ECP’s service portfolio, a subsidiary of the Crespel & Deiters Group. Know-how, technology and services in the extrusion of cereals and proteins are available to our customers in order to develop new things together as a team and to manufacture modern food products. To this end, ECP develops and manufactures innovative extruded cereals and proteins for food applications in the Crespel & Deiters Group:

  • Novel solutions for the food-producing industry are created in the ECP technical centre. Market observation and ongoing research flow into the work.
  • The innovative capacity of customers is increased by customer-specific developments in the ECP technology centre.

Expertise and innovative strength in extrusion and production.

Food extrusion is a complex thermo-mechanical process in which pressure and temperature are applied to force a product through a predefined opening and at the end it retains the shape obtained there. This process opens up a wide range of design options for the end-consumer product in terms of taste, shape, nutrient composition, bulk density, bite, and colour.

At ECP, we use state-of-the-art technologies and take into account the latest findings on process development for specific solutions. Production knowledge and application experience flow into the personal and individual consultation of our customers.

Product development for and with the customer.

With the specialist and technology leader for extrusion in food production ECP, Crespel & Deiters is a provider of ideas and impulses for product developments. With permanent research and market observations, we recognise trends early on. From this, we develop new solutions in the ECP technical centre that set benchmarks. Our proven expertise in the function and effect of extruded cereal products and proteins in the manufacturing process as well as in the end-consumer product is a solid basis for joint product development with our customers.

Development of innovative extruded cereal and protein products in the ECP Technical Centre:

The ECP Technical Centre is an innovation centre with its own laboratory extruder, where individual solutions and laboratory tests for extruded proteins and starches are directly tested and prepared for subsequent scale-up on modern production lines. Initial sample quantities are made available early in the process for better planning and later delivery reliability. With our team of ECP experts, we stand for a long-term partnership and place our customers in a position to effectively outsource extrusion with individual product solutions, according to customer requirements.

Our certified quality management.

The innovation promise of ECP in the Crespel & Deiters Group is supported by extensive knowledge in the field of food extrusion, experience as a renowned supplier to the food manufacturing industry and a high level of innovation. It manifests itself in the quality of all processes and products. We have installed a binding quality management system at ECP and throughout the Crespel & Deiters Group to ensure delivery reliability and delivery punctuality at all times.

Reliability is our top maxim. As a renowned and experienced partner in the industrial preliminary stage sector, we monitor and control all process steps at all times, and promote the efficiency of our production processes. Structured workflow sequences and far-sighted planning also contribute towards permanent product availability for our customers. Thus, stable, honest and long-term supplier relationships are important to us. Quality control, including customer-specific documentation, is performed in our well-equipped testing laboratories. When processing the agricultural raw materials provided by our customers, we proceed strictly according to defined quality standards. Confidential handling of sensitive information is a matter of course for us.

ECP certificates in the Crespel & Deiters Group for extrusion:

To keep our quality transparent and verifiable, we have had our quality management certified by various bodies. Here, an overview of our extrusion certifications: