Perfect Design for Food Additives Mixing

Food Market

Food industry is one of the most everlasting industries. With the development of the global economy and the progress of science and technology, the food industry has made great progress around the world. With the development of China's economy and the improvement of people's living standards, the per capita food purchasing power and expenditure have increased year by year. The demand for China's food market has achieved rapid growth, the production level of the food manufacturing industry has been rapidly improved, the industrial structure has been continuously optimized, and the variety grades also richer.


According to the China Food Industry Status Analysis and Development Prospects Research Report (2020 edition) released by the China Industry Research, the food industry’s 13th Five-Year Plan puts forward that, the total output value of the food industry will reach 12.7 trillion soon, an increase of 101.1%. An average annual growth rate of about 15%; profits and taxes reached 1.6 trillion, an increase of 76.2%, an average annual growth rate of 12%. By the end of the year, there will be more than 50 food industry enterprises with sales revenues of more than RMB 10 billion. Small and medium-sized food enterprises will take advantage of their expertise, precision, specialty and new advantages to gradually achieve sound development and continue to eliminate a number of enterprises with backward technology.


Commonly used food additives

- Preservatives
e.g. sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, sulfur dioxide, lactic acid, etc. they are used for processing for example jam and preserves.


- Antioxidants
e.g. Vitamin C, Isovitamin C and so on. They are similar to preservatives. 


- Colorant- agent
e.g. carmine, amaranth, lemon yellow, indigo, etc. It can change the appearance of food to enhance appetite.


- Thickeners and stabilizers
They can improve or stabilize the physical properties of cold food and beverages, and make the appearance of food smooth and delicate. They keep frozen foods such as ice cream in a soft and loose structure for a long time.


- Leavening agent
Some candies and chocolates are added with leavening agent, which can promote the production of carbon dioxide from the sugar body, thereby playing the role of leavening. Commonly used leavening agents include sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate, and compound leavening agents.


- Sweeteners
e.g. synthetic sweeteners include sodium saccharin, sodium cyclamate, etc. The purpose is to increase the sweetness.


- Sour agent
e.g. citric acid, tartaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid and so on. They are always used to adjust and improve the fragrance effect when making beverages, candy, etc. 


- Spices
Spices are synthetic or natural, with many flavors. Consumers often eat various flavors of chocolate, and various spices are widely used in the production process to make it have various unique flavors.


Mixing process for Food Additives

With fast development in food industry, especially in flavoring spices, there are more and more customers prefer easy and simple design mixer with perfect mixing result. In order to meet GMP or FDA requirement, easy cleaning and no cross pollution are most important. In previous design of mixer, ribbon mixers and plough mixers are popularly used in many food factories but the weak point is cleaning and discharge residues. Because the shape of vessel is horizontal and there are several materials will stay at two end sides of vessel and this two sides are also difficult to clean.


Vertical ribbon mixer from S&L can help you solve all the concerns in this special application, such as cleaning, residues issue, lumped materials and etc.


Why can S&L Vertical Ribbon Mixer get perfect mixing?

- Perfect Mixing accuracy
Materials are mixed to the highest level of accuracy, even if some of the components are only present in minor quantities.


- Perfect mixer design
The Vertical Ribbon Mixer product line distinguishes itself by his compact and heavy duty design, making the Vertical Ribbon Mixer suitable for the most challenging applications.


- Heating or cooling jackets if necessary


- Fast and full discharge
The bottom outlet in combination with the small rotor wall clearances guarantees a fast and full discharge with a minimum of product remaining.


- Easy Cleaning
Cleanout Door is designed on the side of vessel which can be very convenient to reach everywhere inside mixer, especially for some products need to be cleaned each batch.


- Chopper Design 
The chopper is better for breaking product which is easy to get block during mixing.


- CIP System
We also have CIP Cleaning design on mixer to get totally and less labor cost clean. There are CIP nozzles on top, vessel and discharge valve. All CIP connections are BPE quick clamp type and have plug blind nozzle if no need CIP cleaning. 

If you're also looking for such excellent mixing equipment, please do not hesitate to email us at info@mixertec.com to get further info.