Research & Development

The flour milling industry has a long history of investment in R&D both through individual companies and on a collective basis. The industry established its own research association in the 1920s, which after a series of mergers is now part of Campden BRI, the leading UK food research association, which is based in Chipping Campden.

The industry continues to sponsor research in a wide range of areas, including the development of new wheat varieties, improving wheat quality and functionality for end use, techniques for maintaining product safety, hygiene and testing, and methods for process control.

nabim’s R&D Committee keeps under regular review a research strategy for the flour milling industry and also manages all R&D work commissioned by nabim or in which the Association has a direct interest.

For the past six years, nabim has run a Research and Development Seminar.  This event, free for members, brings together leading researchers to present developments in projects relating to processing, nutrition and wheat development.  The event is aimed at all staff in member companies with an interest in research and technical developments.

The most recent seminar was held on 22 November 2017.  The presentations from this event are available to download on the right hand side of this page.