Freezing solutions for plant based products
Consumer demand for plant based products that offer an alternative to animal protein continues to soar. With an increased focus on sustainability, the plant based market has grown exponentially, presenting food manufacturers with opportunities to explore new business areas or expand and diversify existing product ranges.
Cooling equipment plays a crucial role in the successful production of plant based products. Selecting the correct freezing or chilling solution provides food manufacturers with optimum product quality, as well as maximum operating performance of their processing line.
Bespoke cooling systems
The cooling or freezing process of plant based products is unique and different to that of meat and other food products. Starfrost’s experience and in- depth knowledge of the food industry allows the company to work with food manufacturers to select the most suitable cooling, chilling or freezing process for each vegan or plant based production line. Starfrost offer bespoke equipment solutions which are designed and tailored to our customer’s product specification and processing requirements. Our range of solutions include spiral freezing, IQF freezing, fluidised freezing and crust freezing.
Starfrost Helix spirals are highly efficient systems, available as a Spiral Freezer, Spiral Cooler, Spiral Chiller or Spiral Ambient System, depending on individual customer requirements.
The Helix's unique IQF airflow design delivers consistent freeze or chill of food products, providing our customers with optimum product quality and maximum performance. Helix spiral systems are suitable for freezing and chilling food that requires medium to long retention times, such as plant based or meat free fillets, burgers or patties.
The Helix spiral freezer or cooler offers maximum performance within a small factory footprint. The accessible, clean design delivers ultimate hygiene whilst energy efficiency provides low operating costs.
The Hybrid tunnel freezer provides high performance continuous freezing or chilling, which enables food processors to reduce labour and streamline production processes. The compact freezer system delivers extremely rapid and effective freezing times at significantly lower costs than cryogenic freezers. The freezer separates products and delivers crust freezing providing the ideal for solution for stickier products such as cubes, strips and diced pea or soy protein.
IQF Fluidised Freezer
The Turbo is a modular twin belt system with fluidised technology for high quality IQF food product. The bed tunnel freezer features a twin belt fluidisation system which delivers effective individual quick freezing of large quantities of loose plant based products such as meat-free mince
The Turbo fluidised freezer is designed as a two stage freezing system with each stage being carried out on a separate conveyor belt. High performance fluidisation maintains separation of the product and delivers consistent crust freezing, maximising yield and delivering premium quality frozen foods.
Contact Crust Freezer
Starfrost’s Contact freezer utilises highly effective plate freezing technology that maximises product quality and reduces freezing time. The Contact Hardener & Contact Freezer can crust freeze product surfaces before the final freezing process, eliminate belt marks, maintain shape and appearance, as well as fully freeze products.
The Contact Hardener surface freezes the underside of high value products, minimising drip loss and maximising yield.
Laboratory Test Facility
Combining our expert knowledge with technical data analysis, we can provide food product testing trials from our in house laboratory facility, guaranteeing that the most suitable temperature and specification is selected for each plant based food application.
Starfrost has over 35 year of experience working with manufacturers within the food industry. If you are looking to explore or develop new plant based products, please get in touch with our team of experts to find out how we can help.
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