day´s consumer has little time to prepare meals. Immediacy, but also the awareness on adopting healthy habits for a balanced diet, certainly represent a major challenge for the instant food industries.
Consumers are willing to add alternative proteins to their diets, but the price, for example, is still a barrier.
This social food consumption dynamic is increasingly requiring versatile technologies capable of adapting themselves to the people´s needs and demands, as well as groundbreaking ideas and a reliable product development.
Nine instant foods producers cannot miss
Industries are increasingly engaging in the manufacturing of ready-to-eat food without neglecting the nutritional value. Some of the most demanded products include:
- Cakes and sponge cakes
- Powder sports drinks
- Protein food
- Soft drinks
- Instant soups
- Milk powder beverages
- Desserts (custard, pudding, mousse, rice pudding, meringue, etc.)
- Infusions (tea, coffee, cappuccino, etc.)
- Sweet and salad sauces, etc.
Occasionally, the lack of proper equipment may lead to the obstruction of the productive process.
The complexity of this process lies in the mixing operation. When the goal is achieving moisture or adding ingredients, the formation of clusters must be avoided and the mixture should be kept fluid.
Besides, coarse components must be preserved and keep a good appearance.
For this reason, fast preparation instant food including jellies, milk beverages, cocoa and infusions, require a high quality mixing technology.
This is key to enabling the dispersion of small volumes of substances like colorants, flavors, pH regulators, sweeteners, vitamins, turbidizers, etc., and to ensuring successful results.
The mixing tool must be powerful but at the same time efficient and careful. This is indeed a fundamental and necessary aspect for the manufacturing of this kind of food.
PAT GROUP is committed to the industries in order to facilitate the production and satisfy the increasingly demanding consumption trends.
The excellent mixing quality provided by the MIC equipment has been shown in the pharmaceutical area, where the dispersion of active principles requires a similar function.
In addition, it allows for the rapid incorporation of liquids into the mixture, resulting in a short-time dispersion and achieving an outstanding productivity.
The design includes special features to facilitate the loading, unloading and cleaning operations, which help reduce the machine set up times and provide for a safe and easy start up.
We offer product development consulting support and provide the necessary equipment for a comprehensive solution.
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