Concentration of plant and herbal extracts
A shift towards healthier lifestyles has
dramatically increased use of botanical based nutraceuticals such as functional extracts of herbs, vegetables, fruits and other plants.
The liquid extract may be used as is or further processed into a dry powder.
Negligible thermal impact
A high quality concentrate is produced as the thermal impact experienced by the juice is negligible. That is, the contact time between the product and the heating surface is very short (only one second) and the evaporation temperature low - about (50°C). This means no loss of functionality, colour, activity or other important product properties.
Low hold-up volume
The Centritherm® evaporator is perfect for concentrating small batches as the low hold-up volume results in minimal loss of valuable product at the end of a production run.
Range of concentration levels
A range of concentration factors may be achieved (without product recycle).
Viscous concentrates are easily handled in the Centritherm® evaporator .
The RM series of Centritherm® evaporators may be readily opened for inspection and validation.
The hygienic nature of the Centritherm® evaporator system means it is ideally suited to nutraceutical applications.
A range of Centritherm® evaporator models is available for batch or continuous processing.