Spray drying technology for pet food ingredients
Spray drying is one of the most widely used industrial process for the continuous production of powders or agglomerates from liquid feeds such as solutions, emulsions and suspensions. With the ability to define to key attributes such as moisture content, bulk density, particle shape and dispersibility, it’s the technology of choice for precise and repeatable pet food ingredients processing.
GEA spray dryers range from basic units to very sophisticated plants, all designed to meet your exact needs. For example, the FSD® multi-stage dryer combines spray drying and fluid bed and is ideal for customers that need a high level of flexibility to produce powders with different levels of agglomeration, lecithination and particle size. The FSD® dries and agglomerates in a single operation for cost-efficient, hygienic processing.
For difficult-to-dry ingredients owing to their high carbohydrate, fat or protein content, our FILTERMAT® spray dryer has been designed to convert a wide range of sticky, hygroscopic, thermoplastic and slowly crystallizing products into free-flowing, agglomerated powders.
All our spray dryers conform to the highest industry standards of hygiene, energy efficiency and plant performance, to ensure safe operation and maintenance. Control and automation software continually monitors and adjusts in-process parameters to make meet the requirements of the recipe and ensure repeatability.
Optimized for fast, effective cleaning and reduced downtime, our spray dryers offer gentle processing and controlled drying conditions that preserve both organoleptic and sensory properties. And, as every application is different, our test centers are available to help you develop and trial your new products and processes.