Why food coating flexibility is trending right now
As a result of an increasing trend for home dining and takeaways, convenience food is in higher demand than ever before. On the producer side, countless market research surveys confirm a global demand for higher capacities and more variety in ready meals. The modular coating lines from alco, which can be arranged and rearranged according to each individual product, are the best solution for any need for high-volume, high-quality products with flexible, cost-saving product changeover.
alco Preduster ABM
For some products, predusting is the only coating process applied. This is especially common for products such as fish fillets, fried rings, shrimp, and drumsticks. However, this process is mostly used when difficult or complex products need to be prepared for further coating. Especially for moist products, such as poultry fillets and fish fillets, the flouring often serves as preparation for further coating operations. The same applies to products that have been pre-cooked in steam, such as chicken nuggets. Flouring not only provides an even surface for the subsequent battering, but can also be used to change the character of the product and also serves as a carrier for spices and flavors.
alco Dipper ADT
The tempura batterings are primarily applied as a finishing coating. They are frequently used in combination with predusting. The process is most commonly used to apply highly viscous batterings, which contain raising agents. Because these special, highly viscous batterings cannot be pumped, the products sit in between an upper and lower belt and are gently guided through a bath of coating media. As a result, the tempura coating can rise and form a loose, appetizing coating.