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Iain Davidson

Director, Baker Pacific
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Iain graduated from the School of Industrial Design (Engineering) at RCA in London in 1965 and joined Baker Perkins Ltd. He was Industrial Design Engineer, working in the Technical Department on the design of new biscuit and bakery processing machines until 1975, gaining a thorough technical knowledge of the machines and processes. Iain graduated from the School of Industrial Design (Engineering) at RCA in London in 1965 and joined Baker Perkins Ltd. He was Industrial Design Engineer, working in the Technical Department on the design of new biscuit and bakery processing machines until 1975, gaining a thorough technical knowledge of the machines and processes. In 1975, Iain was appointed Market Development Manager at Baker Perkins, involved in developing the Baker Perkins forward planning for new business, product development and acquisitions. In 1979 Iain became International Sales Manager with responsibility for the company’s biscuit business in Asia and Africa. In 1990 Iain was appointed Regional Manager Asia Pacific for Baker Perkins and re-located to Indonesia and later in 1997 to China. His appointments included Managing Director of Baker Perkins (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Director of Baker Perkins Japan KK, with whom a successful manufacturing facility for biscuit ovens was established in Dalian, China Iain established PT Baker Pacific Mandiri in Indonesia in 2000. As the business outside Indonesia grew, Baker Pacific Ltd was established in Hong Kong in 2004 and is now our principal operating company, providing process technology and machinery for the biscuit, chocolate and candy industries. A team of experienced engineers and food technologists now provide Baker Pacific with a wide range of capabilities.
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Dough mixing
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There are several processes which occur during the mixing of the dough. These include: Dispersion of all the ingredients and blending into a homoge...

Ingredients for Biscuits
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What are the most important ingredients for biscuits? Learn more about what your favourite biscuits are made from!

Types of Heat Transfer
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Different types of ovens use different types of heat transfer. Find out more about the differences in the baking process.

Biscuit design and output
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The design of the cutting rolls and moulding rolls and dies for deposited cookies determine the pattern of dough pieces on the oven band.

Oven operation: direct gas fired oven
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Starting the DGF oven: Preparation. Baking Programme. Allow 30 minutes from start up before baking for the requited baking temperatures to be reached

Marie biscuit process guide
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Marie is a classic hard sweet biscuit characterised by an even, attractive colour, texture and good volume.

Process manual for cookies
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Process for chocolate chip cookies – short cookies with inclusions of chocolate chips or nuts.

Oven inspection and audit
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The annual inspection and audit will support the preventative maintenance program and help to ensure excellent oven performance, economy and long life...

Open wire mesh bands
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In this article we cover the most popular open wire mesh bends from Agrati Group, and other high quality bands from Steinhaus GmbH and Ashworth Inc.

Process manual for Vegetable Crackers
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This article provides the complete information required to make vegetable crackers, from recipes to the key features of the production machinery.

Biscuit Oven Conveyor Band
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There are three major types of oven conveyor bands. Find out more about each baking band’s particular baking characteristics!

Biscuit Baking Process
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How to make biscuits? Learn more about the biscuit baking process - from the dough piece to the biscuit.

Biscuit Baking Tunnel Oven
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What is a tunnel oven? Learn more about the biscuit baking technology and how your favourite biscuits are baked!

Baking by infrared radiation
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The infrared radiation is the most important mode of three modes of heat transfer which are used in baking biscuits.

The Biscuits
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Biscuits broadly fall into four categories. Each category and each product type requires a particular baking process.

Process for semi-sweet biscuits
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Examples of semi-sweet biscuits are Marie, Petit Buerre, Rich Tea, Arrowroot, Breakfast biscuits.

Equipment needed for the test bakery
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To develop new products, successfully modify formulations or to check and develop the manufacturing processes is needed a well-equipped laboratory and...

Snack crackers
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All you should know about the snack crackers. 'Ritz' and 'Tuc' type crackers, three layer crackers, cheese crackers, vegetable and herb crackers,sesam...

Ingredient Storage and Handling
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Flour and sugar will be stored in silos, either external to the bakery or internal. Silos will usually be made from epoxy coated steel and may be insu...

Dough piece forming: Biscuit Cutting Machine
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Biscuit cutting machine line for forming the dough for a wide variety of biscuits, including all semi-sweet biscuits, crackers, and hard biscuits.