NDC, which comprises glucose syrup, vegetable oil and minor powder ingredients, is prepared by mixing ingredients under vacuum, followed by heat treatment, homogenisation and finally, spray drying.
These critical unit operations improve the quality of the end product, by avoiding entrapped air in the NDC formulation during mixing, and allowing uninterrupted operation of the heat treatment unit.
They can be achieved by integrating SPX Flow components, key process equipment and in-house expertise, and using sanitary automatic valves, pumps, instant ‘Flex-Mix’, duplex pasteurisation and homogenisation from APV and Anhydro’s triple-A multi-stage spray dryer.
Spray-dried coffee powder is made from concentrated coffee extract. SPX Flow offers coffee bean processing systems, integrating technology from its Anhydro, e&e Series and Seital machines.
Several factors impact the coffee extract quality, such as the coffee bean grade and blend, roasting parameters, extraction technology and the extraction mode used.
SPX Flow claims its process systems maximise operational flexibility and improve product quality, while achieving the desired capacity.
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