ENSURING CONSISTENT, HYGIENIC PRODUCTION CONDISTIONS
Most confectionery products don’t react at all well to moisture. If plant conditions fluctuate too much, ingredients can start clumping together, and lots of things start getting sticky. You might then have to deal with:
• Less-than-ideal product quality, shelf life and consumer experience
• Less efficient production, packaging and storage
• Equipment blockages and production stops caused by powder clumping
• Moisture leads to challenges in hygiene and safety standards
• Increased downtime and higher operating costs due to humidity
Controlled humidity ensures better production conditions and better hygiene
Humidity challenges in confectionery production
There’s a huge world market for confectionery products, but they have to be in good – and consistent – condition when they reach the consumers. Poor quality quickly slices profits and damages brand value.
When manufacturing confectionery products, both the ingredients and the end products are easily affected by airborne moisture. Many ingredients are hygroscopic, and uncontrolled humidity has a negative effect on just about every stage of confectionery production, packaging and storage. Humidity makes ingredients clump together – resulting in production-disrupting blockages in machinery as well as piping – as well as encouraging problematic bacterial growth and the resulting hygiene issues.
Most confectionery products require specific relative humidities (and temperatures), and it’s very hard to reach and maintain these by simple ventilation with uncontrolled air from outside.
Preventive action – getting rid of the problem
Air conditions vary enormously throughout the world, and according to weather and season. Cotes dehumidification technology gives you effective end-to-end control over air conditions in your particular confectionery production setup, so you can maintain the consistent standards-compliant product quality essential for commercial success.
You can protect both ingredients and finished products during production, storage and transport by effectively managing the specifications of the air all around them.
Cotes provides energy-efficient dehumidification solutions suitable for each particular part of your production setup – from storage sections to production areas, and from packaging lines to subsequent storage and transport.
How you benefit
Implement better end-to-end control of operating conditions throughout your confectionery production setup
Do away with problems caused by clumping and blockages
Dry ingredients and products more cheaply and effectively, using air under controlled conditions
Ensure consistent, controlled conditions at every stage of production, packaging and storage, with less spoilage and waste
Make it easier to comply with hygiene and safety standards
Reduce downtime and operating costs
HOW cotes stands out from competition
Compact, robust and reliable
Available with automated precision control systems
Designed to comply with good hygiene practice
Energy-efficient, with minimal operating costs
Dehumidifiers for the job
Cotes All-RoundOff-the-shelf dehumidifiers, with add-on modules you can select to meet particular requirements. These are highly versatile, uncomplicated units that are renowned for being exceptionally robust and reliable. Versatile dehumidifiers with add-on modules for extra functionality READ MORE
Cotes FlexibleDesigned for large-scale humidity management in conjunction with process drying – where either deep drying (high ∆X) and exceptionally dry air, or exceptional volumes of process air, are often required.
For large-scale humidity management. READ MORE