Crust Plate Freezer - Starfrost

Crust plate freezers

CONTACT - instant crust freezer that eliminates belt marks & increases product yield

Premium product quality
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.


Freeze Fast
The Contact features a thin polyethylene film conveyor belt, this passes over a refrigerated plate that provides one of the fastest and most efficient freezing processes. 


Eliminate belt marking
The Contact Hardener surface freezes the underside of high value products, minimising drip loss and maximising yield.  Ideal for crust freezing raw meats and poultry, as well as wet or delicate seafood products such as fish fillets, scallops, octopus and squid.

The Contact Freezer can be used for the total full freezing of a wide variety of products that might be delicate or require no belt marking, it maintains product shape and appearance and improves overall quality. 


Both the Hardener and Freezing systems can be designed to freeze of liquids and semi-solids such as sauces and purees, giving ultimate flexibility within your processing line.



Product surfaces quickly hardened to a depth of around 1mm

Improves product presentation and quality

Helps reduce product dehydration

Increases value of soft and traditionally difficult to freeze food products

Long operation between defrosts

Film conveyor provides the most hygienic system possible

Can be used before final freezing process to prevent product sticking

Overhead freezing system with evaporator available 


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