At the leading trade show for food ingredients, Fi Europe, taking place in Paris, France, December 3-5, GEA will showcase its solutions for the manufacture of food and dairy ingredients, freeze-dried foods and instant coffee at booth 6F141 in hall H6.
“Fi Europe is a key event for GEA. We have extensive experience in the food ingredients sector with a significant number of plants installed for processing and drying of ingredients products. It’s a valuable opportunity for us to come together with our customers and discuss their needs and requirements directly. These discussions shape our offering, so every opportunity to engage with them is of paramount importance,” says Christian Rolf Jacobsen, Vice President, GEA.
This year, equipment featured at the booth will include a newly developed GEA liquid nitrogen freezer pilot plant and GEA’s trusted MOBILE MINOR® R&D spray dryer:
GEA liquid nitrogen freezer
At the booth, visitors will be able to explore GEA’s newly developed liquid nitrogen freezer pilot plant. Designed for extremely fast freezing, the system optimizes the production process and throughput and ensures the ideal conditions for downstream lyophilization of fermentation-derived ingredients.
With the nitrogen freezer pilot plant, customers are able to rent a unit for small-scale testing at their own location before investing in a full-scale industrial plant. Bacterial cultures decay rapidly after fermentation, therefore having the ability to freeze rapidly and conduct tests onsite next to the fermentation line is very advantageous. With the LNF-6 Pilot Plant, we can deliver demonstrable benefits to our customers at a low cost.
GEA spray dryer
Also featured will be GEA’s trusted MOBILE MINOR® R&D spray dryer, designed to produce small-volume powder samples that can be scaled up to production volumes with the highest levels of accuracy. This flexible and easy-to-handle spray dryer has become a benchmark system in the R&D departments of many leading manufacturers, independent research institutes and universities worldwide.
Its inclusion on the stand will allow visitors to fully understand the processes involved and how working closely with GEA can help to achieve strategic objectives with greater speed and efficiency. A clear advantage of the spray dryer is its full scalability to industrial conditions, for which GEA has a strong portfolio of solutions.
A live presentation will also take place at the event, given by Henrik Stillhoff Nielsen, Drying Specialist at GEA. He will provide insights into different process technologies for drying diverse fruits, including apples, berries and tomatoes. The freeze drying of fruit and the spray drying of fruit purées and juices, as well as the encapsulation of natural fruit flavors, will also be covered.
The seminar will take place in the Expo FoodTec Hub in hall 7 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 11:15-11:45. Attendees are encouraged to visit GEA at booth 6F141 in Hall H6, either before or after the presentation, where the MOBILE MINOR® R&D spray dryer can be viewed in person and any questions, directed to a GEA expert.