Food & Dairy Applications of Homogenization

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Food and Dairy Homogenization

Homogenization Applications in Food & Dairy
Homogenization Applications in Food & Dairy

High-pressure homogenization is an important sanitary process stage in the treatment of food, dairy, food ingredients, and nutraceutical (nutritional) products. It provides improved product stability, shelf life, digestion, and taste. Homogenizing effects can also significantly reduce the amount of additives required. It is often essential in preparing feeds so that subsequent spray drying produces the best quality of powders. This is especially the case with baby foods and many dairy / food products.

Homogenization is the process of reducing the particle size of fluid products such as milk, fruit juice and sauces, under conditions of extreme pressure, sheer, turbulence, acceleration and impact, to make them more stable and have a better texture. The effect is achieved by forcing the product through a special homogenizing valve at a very high pressure. Particles enter the homogenizer with sizes ranging typically from 0.2 - 20 microns. Large particles are dispersed to produce a product with particles ranging typically from 0.4 to 1 micron depending on the application.

Food and Dairy Homogenizer Applications

  • Animal fats
  • Baby foods
  • Butter oil
  • Caseinates
  • Chestnut / hazelnut paste
  • Chocolate
  • Condensed milk and cream
  • Confectionery
  • Cream cheese
  • Cream for coffee
  • Desserts
  • Egg
  • Fish paste
  • Flavors
  • Fruit juices
  • Fruit pulps and concentrates
  • Gelatines
  • Gum Arabic
  • Honey
  • Ice cream mix
  • Ketchup
  • Margarine
  • Meat paste
  • Milk and cream-based liqueurs
  • Milk concentrates
  • Milk protein
  • Milk, recombined/sterilized
  • Puddings
  • Puree
  • Sauces
  • Soy milk
  • Syrups
  • Tomato juice
  • Tomato paste / concentrate
  • Tomato Products
  • Vegetable oil
  • Whey
  • Yeast
  • Yoghurt

Special features available on the sanitary homogenizers designed specifically for food and dairy applications:

  • Stainless steel plungers with 3 different kind of coatings
  • 2 different grades of solid ceramic plungers
  • Interchangeable poppet and ball valves inside the same block
  • The Nanovalve and the NanoValve EX
  • 3A approved design
  • FDA approved gasket
  • Proven and reliable aseptic design
  • Pneumatically controlled homogenizing valves, with simple remote control upgrade
  • Front accessible packing for easier and faster maintenance
  • Special high grade alloy block

Reliability is the key

Niro Soavi homogenizers are engineered to be completely reliable to minimize service and down time. In addition, our network of experienced after-sales service engineers and technicians are always available to provide planned or emergency maintenance whenever and wherever it is needed.

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