Stabilizers in the food industry are usually powdery, dry-appearing blended products. For handling reasons, they should be low in dust and free-flowing. The stabilizers should remain lump-free and free-flowing even after prolonged storage (e.g. on stacked pallets). Sometimes the powdery stabilizer mixtures contain many and, if necessary, particularly small components. These can also be small liquid components.
It is not trivial to incorporate these dry or liquid minor components into the base powders in a microfine way. The production of food stabilizers requires a great amount of care, because in fact only those substances may be contained that are declared in the list of ingredients. Any possible residual substances carried over from other mixes must not be included. Although food stabilizers are also needed in liquid form, the powder form is preferred. In powder form, their shelf life is far more durable than in liquid form.
stabilizer should be used in liquid form, it must first be dispersed or
dissolved in a suitable liquid by means of "high-shear liquid
homogenization". This process engineering step can be challenging if the
stabilizer has a high air-holding capacity and foams up in the liquid. For this
reason, some stabilizers are available in agglomerated quality with good
Stabilizers help to preserve the chemical-physical properties of an instant product, a beverage, (vegan) fast food, bakery goods or meat products, over longer periods of time. Examples include: Maintaining a mixed state of a liquid composed of immiscible phases such as water and fat. Maintaining a floating state when finely dispersed solids or coagulates need to be permanently homogeneously distributed in a liquid.
Food stabilizers are preferably offered in powder form. They are usually a powdery mixed product packed in cans, bags, sacks or BigBags. Filling of the big bags can be done directly from the mixer. In this case, amixon® offers an interesting concept. DosiFlap® functions equally as a dead space-free closing valve and as a metering device and saves a lot of vertical installation space.
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containers or BigBags are filled directly from the mixer discharge opening, it
is important that their maximum filling levels are not exceeded. In addition,
the operator would like to know the weight content of the containers. In this
context, it is interesting to ask how precisely this data can be determined on
the basis of the mixer weighing equipment. amixon® has written a short blog
article on this subject that may be of interest to you: "Mixers installed
on load cells ".