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IQF rice – Challenges and opportunities


The consumption of IQF rice is strongly determined by the fast growing frozen ready meals market, which is expected to grow significantly during 2017 and 2022. The market is growing and there are big opportunities ahead of IQF rice processors, with specialty rice varieties such as wholegrain, wild rice and black rice that have become increasingly popular due to a...

Energy Efficiency in IQF freezers


Choosing in which type of IQF freezer to invest, for a production line, is a lot of the times a challenge for food processors, not just in terms of the quality of the end product but also in consideration to the total costs of running the equipment. The efficiency of the freezer is usually thought to be related to the...

Types of fans used in IQF equipment and technology


There are many different manufacturers of Iqf equipment on the market but very few that contributed with innovative thinking and solution to the industry. It is truly a science to set up and balance all the parts and elements of an Iqf freezer in order to achieve the best freezing result. The fans are an important part of the whole...

Investing in innovative freezing technologies will push your business forward on the market


Environmental issues are on everyone’s minds nowadays, and all the actors from both civic society and governances all over the world, are looking for solutions to reduce the negative impact man has on the environment. This impact is influencing and threatening our health, our development, our way of living and ultimately our lives. New food processing systems The way our...
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All you need to know about fluidization in IQF Freezing


If in general terms Fluidization is a process similar to liquefaction during which a granular material is converted from a static or solid state to a dynamic or fluid state, in IQF the fluidization term is referred to as the ability of the product to act as a liquid due to the influence of airstreams, continuously moving and advancing inside...

Overview of the global shrimp market


The importance of Asia’s contribution to the global shrimp production is indisputable. Back in 2013, the continent accounted for 85% of the total global shrimp aquaculture production and 74% of wild shrimp capture. Furthermore, Asia accounted for 62% of the global shrimp exports by volume. The latest data show that 67% of farmed shrimp is produced in Asia while around...