Machine for Hydrocolloids
Hydrocolloid is said to be “the jiggle of your gelatin snacks and the whip in your cream”. Hydrocolloid is used in different industries, in very different ways both when it comes to for example pharma or food products. Hydrocolloids is used as a stabilizer, gel or thickening agent. Hydrocolloids are widely used in many food formulations to improve quality attributes and shelf-life. The two main uses are as thickening and gelling agent. When used as a thickening agent it is usually in foods as soups, gravies, salad dressings, sauces and toppings where with gelling it is usually used in products like jam, marmalade, jelly, reconstructured foods and low sugar/ calorie gels.
Short history about hydrocolloid
Hydrocolloid are a collection of polymers which is found in vegetable, animal or synthetic origin. Due to different reasons hydrocolloids are added to foods in order to produce different properties. In particular hydrocolloids are capable of affecting the viscosity, thickening and stabilization of foods.
In the pharma industry, hydrocolloids are used for example as a self-adhesive, absorbent, hydrocolloid bandage, covered with a semipermeable polyurethane film, which prevents bacteria and liquid from penetrating. When exudate from the wound is absorbed, the hydrocolloid particles in the matrix structure swell to form a gel which expands into the wound and keeps it moist.
Process equipment for hydrocolloids
Limitech A/S is a Danish manufacturer with a high knowledge and know-how in the industry of processing hydrocolloids on machinery guaranteeing a homogenous and high-quality product. The machines are designed to be multifunctional, effective and with a fast process time. It comes with both manual and automatic software system and is easy to navigate. Read much more about our machines and process equipment here.
LiMiX HIGH SHEAR MIXER
Limitech’s high shear mixer is world known and could by far be categorized as the mixers answer on “Mike Tyson’s left hook”. Its capacity, efficiency and power has been perfectionated for decades into the mixer it is today. Limitech’s High Shear Mixer is used in several different industries as in the adhesives, food, personal care, pharma, plastic industries, etc. among others because of the possibility for easy changing of mixing tools which makes Limitech’s High Shear mixer both versatile and multifunctional.
The Limitech High-Shear mixer is the frontrunner it its field and secure high capacity and efficiency while being innovatively perfectionated to fit perfectly into a lot of different industries, and to be able to be fit a specific process of a given product. The process solution may be versatile to fit into the process of several different industries; however, it has been perfectionated for years into different mixing tools fitting different processes, industries and products.