OctoFrost™ IQF Processing Solutions for a naturally-looking product

Food processors are aware that a good-looking product sells better and with increasingly more demanding customers when it comes to the quality of their food – the quality of the IQF products is a central concern of food processors. 

OctoFrost has developed a food proccessing equipment considering the importance of a naturally-looking IQF product. A natural color, a good bite, appetizing flavour – all these product characteristics have been kept in mind when developing the OctoFrost IQF Processing technology. 

OctoFrost™ IF Cooker for high product quality

With the OctoFrost IF Cooker, optimal product quality and yield is guaranteed. With the quick and efficient cooking, no excessive curling occurs, and the right shrimp color and bite is achieved by preserving the taste and flavor of the product. These are the main characteristics of the shrimp passed through the OctoFrost™ IF Cooker.

OctoFrost™ IF Chiller for a good-looking product

The OctoFrost™ IF Chiller is a food proccesing equipment  that comes with a number of benefits for the processors. When it comes to the quality of the product, it is important to mentioned that a well-chilled product has a core temperature of 5°C or less and has retained its moisture and flavor. The OctoFrost™ IF Chiller is designed to achieve just that.

After blanching or cooking, the product will gently fall into the ice-cold water and will immediately stop the blanching or cooking process, also preserving high yields. The cooking is therefore stopped immediately and over-cooking is avoided.

As a result, the precessor will get a naturally looking product with a good bite and color.

OctoFrost™ IF Blancher for a naturally-looking product

With the OctoFrost™ IF Blancher, optimal product quality is guaranteed by quick and efficient blanching. No over-blanching, right product color and bite, preserved taste and nutrients are the main characteristics of the vegetables and fruits passed through the OctoFrost™ IF Blancher.

OctoFrost™ IQF Freezer for well-separated IQF product

OctoFrost is already well-known food equipment manufacturer especially for the OctoFrost™ IQF Freezer. The unique fluidization method of the OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel enhances the products’ natural color and shape. As the OctoFrost fans’ speed can be adjusted, the optimal airflow will transport the product towards outfeed, efficiently separating each piece, without causing any damage. In addition, the unique OctoFrost bedplates ensure that there are no marks on the product achieving the highest product quality of the end IQF product. 

Products which are floating freely on a circulated fluidized bed, release inner tensions and retake their natural volume and shape. While the processors will benefit from the bigger volume of OctoFrost™ IQF frozen products which fill bags and boxes better, the customers will enjoy the naturally-looking products with their natural volume maintained, due to the unique OctoFrost IQF freezing technology.

The combination of optimal aerodynamics and minimal dehydration in the OctoFrost™ preserves the natural color and structure of the frozen products. The surface of the product is protected by a crust formed in the first stage of the freezing process (crust freezing) which protects the product’s appearance as well as prolongs its shelf life. These are just a few of the main advantages achieved by the OctoFrost™ innovative IQF freezing tunnel.


Importance of Natural Appearance

Beautiful appearence sells. A product frozen in circulated fluidized airstream preserves its natural form. There are no damages to the product such as freezer feet or belt marks. The thin reglazing of the product protects the color of the frozen product. All because OctoFrost IQF tunnel is designed to ensure reliable food safety and natural appearance.

"The separation of the product and appearence is excellent."

Ulf Olsson, Technical Manager at Guldfågeln, Sweden