An increase in diverse recipes and ingredients means that manufacturers of plant-based meat and vegan products are using difficult to flow powders such as pea and lupine with spice mixes which can easily segregate or cause blockages.
Many of the recipes used in vegan and plant-based meat products require a pre-mix to be dosed to an extruder. Poorly mixed ingredients and segregation during the movement of materials can lead to poor product integrity and wasted product.
Recipes need to be blended and transferred efficiently without risk of cross-contamination, which can result in extra time being spent carrying out thorough clean-downs between batches.
The Matcon team have experience of working with a wide range of products with manufacturers across the globe.
Our team are powder handling experts with experience of helping manufacturers to increase production output, enabling them to widen their product portfolio.
Our unique Cone Valve Technology, within the IBC protects your blended powders during the discharge process. Difficult to flow powders can be handled without the risk of segregation or blockages associated with big bags or pneumatic conveying.
Cone Valve technology provides consistent & controlled discharge which can match the optimal feed rates to extruders without the need for aggressive vibration. This means products keep their integrity and quality whilst being fed to downstream processes.
Blending using an IBC means that you spend less time cleaning and significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination across your product lines as all powders are kept within the IBC.
Matcon design and manufacture a wide range of powder handling systems for both small and multinational businesses.
The modular design of our equipment can be extended easily as recipes and throughout increase. This means that your system can grow as you develop your business.
A Matcon powder handling system is built around using Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs). These become the vessels in which your powders are transported between manufacturing steps. The IBC also becomes the blending vessel, used within the tumble blender.
As all ingredients are contained within the IBC, it means that your cleaning requirements are greatly reduced between recipe changes. This saves you down-time, and means you get more productive time & increased outputs.
Discover how one of our customers doubled their production rates and future-proofed their manufacturing facility, without adding resources or increasing factory space.
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Our systems are used by a wide range of sectors from food to pharmaceuticals. Our customers discover that a Matcon system helps them stay ahead of the competition.
Matcon's Cone Valve technology ensures that no matter what product you want to manufacture in the future, you continue to have the flexibility to handle the ingredients effectively.