Food and Drink

NiTech’s® reactors and crystallizers are perfect for the food and drink sector, where competition is strong and consumers are becoming more health-conscious and increasingly seeking fresher products with higher nutritional value.

Operational agility has become of paramount importance to food and drink manufacturers, who are adjusting their operations to become more agile and responsive to market demands.

Controlling crystallization is a major factor for determining food structure, texture and consumer appeal.

NiTech’s DN15 range of reactors and crystallizers supports the food and drink sector’s trend towards continuous processing, by enhancing product quality, improving processing efficiency and reducing waste. Choose from a range of units that vary in size and volume, according to your needs, from lab-scale right through to a complete manufacturing system – see Products section.

In addition, NiTech’s DN60 Hydrogenator offers the ability to undertake the hydrogenation chemistries used by the food industry to increase the shelf life and flavour stability of food products.

The largest-scale application of hydrogenation in the food industry is for processing vegetable oils. In the process, hydrogen gas is added to change a liquid vegetable oil into a semi-solid or solid fat, such as those contained in margarine. Hydrogenation also stabilises the oil and prevents spoilage from oxidation.

NiTech DN60 Hydrogenator