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Food / Nutraceutical

To extend shelf life, most perishable food and nutraceutical products require drying. The immense variety such as composition, viscosity, stickiness, and organoleptic properties is immense. This requires a range of different drying technologies.

Food nutraceuticals

INGETECSA has an impressive range of dryers to choose from in order to suit every individual process need in the food and nutraceutical space. Varying from drying, cooling, sterilisation, to pasteurisation, and roasting. Most of our technologies dry at low temperatures, below 50°C. Now, INGETECSA also offers vacuum drying under continuous operation or under batch operation. Of paramount importance is always the retention of colour, native functionality and organoleptic properties.

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Fruits and vegetables

Several drying technologies from our range are suitable to dry vegetables and fruits. The best technology ultimately depends on the particle size and the functionality that is required.

The Spiral Flash Dryer, the Fluidised Bed Dryer and the Andritz-Gouda (vacuum) Drum Dryer each have their own set of benefits. Moisture contents in the range of 80-93% can be dried often in one drying step. With flash drying, product temperatures normally don’t exceed 45-48°C. The end product is a flake or a powder, loaded with flavour and beautifully coloured. Reconstitution or blending with other ingredients is easy.


Dried tomato powder dried on the Ingetecsa Spiral Flash Dryer

Flake or powder, depending on the drying technology

A few of the vegetables we process including pomaces are from carrot, cauliflower, beans, broccoli, capsicum, carrot, celery, (sweet) corn, lemon (pulp&peel), onion, pea, pepper, (sweet) potato, pumpkin, (baby) spinach, squash, tomato, and tapioca.

A few successfully dried fruits and pomaces are apple, grape, lemon, mango, orange, and peach, orange, pineapple, berries, pear, banana, kiwi fruit, and various other citrus fruits.

Additional information on drying these products can be found on our web pages fibre and protein.

Dried baby spinach

Dried baby spinach


Proteins are more than ever in the spotlights today. Ingetecsa offers several technologies to dry animal and plant based proteins. We have lots of references and experience with animal and plant proteins on the Andritz-Gouda Drum Dryer and the Spiral Flash Dryer.

Where some other drying technologies require dilution to make the drying process work, both the Spiral Flash Dryer as the Drum Dryer work optimally and most economically with the highest dry matter content possible. Drying times are seconds only. In the Spiral Flash Dryer, product temperature stays below 46-47°C. This gentle yet rapid drying technology sustains the native structure of the proteins. It shows excellent solubility and promotes the protein functionalities. Both technologies are installed on a single floor where most other technologies require multiple floors.
Proteins dried on the Spiral Flash Dryer are suitable for pharmaceutical applications. The product quality is homogeneous, activity loss after re-hydration is minimal and production due to the static technology is extremely hygienic when compared to its peer technologies.

Additional information on drying these products can be found on our web page protein.


Protein supplement


Over the decades, Ingetecsa dealt with many different origins of fibres. Not long ago many fibres were a waste product. Today they are a valuable product with dietary functionality, excellent texturising benefits and nutritional value. The Spiral Flash Dryer and the Andritz-Gouda Drum Dryer are suitable drying technologies for the higher end food applications.
The Rotary Drum Dryer fills in the range for animal feed products. The optimum drying technology depends on the final application of the fibre. Ingetecsa can assist you making the best selection of drying equipment and conduct tests in their test centre.

A few examples of fibres we dry are sugar beet, tapioca (bagasse), corn, barley, wheat, potato, pea, rice bran and rice husk, oat, and lentils.

Additional information on drying these products can be found on our web page fibre.

An in-situ test in Asia for tapioca fibre (bagasse)


Drying of skim and whole milk, cheese, cream, casein, beta ß-lactose, cacao, yogurt, whey, whey permeate, etc. on a (vacuum) Drum Dryer. Post-drying of most dairy products is successfully done in the static Fluidised Bed Dryer.

For cooling of these products, depending on the product, the particle size, the required process and the plant layout, Ingetecsa offers the Fluidised Bed Cooler and the Spiral Flash Cooler. These technologies all have a proven track record while they offer one of the highest uniform and hygienic processing capabilities in the dairy industry.



Dried milk powder on the Andritz Gouda drum dryer

Secado de rodillo para leche destinada a postres.

A special place in this segment is taken by the nutraceuticals. High value products with stringent production requirements make a perfect match with what Ingetecsa has to offer: a partner that understands HACCP, GMP, RMP and traceability.

Capsules with fruit and vegetable supplements

Drying of nutraceuticals

Marine proteins and peptides

Fish proteins, krill oil and the unique New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel are full with Omega-3 fatty acids, lecithin, peptides, lipids and glycosaminoglycans. These offer a range of health benefits such as powerful anti-inflammatory action, and a reduction of arthritis and joint pain.
Delicate processing is required to retain functionality. Ingetecsa has experience with the Spiral Flash Dryer, the vacuum Drum Dryer and the vacuum Paddle Dryer to process these products with utmost care at low temperature, full continuously.


Green lipped mussel extract dried on the Spiral Flash Dryer or a drum dryer

Dried green lipped mussel extract

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The optimum drying technology depends on a several factors, such as the final application, the space available, the required functionality, particle size, etc. Ingetecsa can assist you making the best selection of drying equipment and conduct tests in our test centre.

If you are interested how we can help you, please contact us. Our experienced process team looks forward to discussing your questions and advise you what drying technology may suit you best.

In the interim, have a look at our brochures for more information on our technologies.

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