The healthy eating megatrend has supported the rise in popularity of fish and seafood.
Ensuring that these delicate products maintain the highest quality and taste for the consumers is a challenge that the industry faces.
Fresh fish and seafood present their own set of handling and safety challenges.
They rapidly lose their original quality due to high water activity, neutral pH (ideal for microorganisms) and the presence of enzymes, which rapidly undermine both taste and smell.
With regards to finished product quality and freshness, cryogenic freezing and chilling solutions offer a variety of advantages over traditional chilling with ice or CO2 pellets and mechanical freezing methods that can meet these challenges.
Cryogenic processing locks in moisture, while preserving the texture and freshness whereas conventional blast freezers cannot remove heat as rapidly, leading to the formation of ice crystals around the cell membrane, and causing damage to the texture and flavour of the product, as well as decreasing yield.
CRYOLINE® CW (CRYOWAVE®) IQF Freezer
This latest innovation is ideal for the individual quick-freezing of raw or cooked shrimp, and other IQF seafood products.
The freezer uses a patented “rolling wave” action to keep products separate as they freeze.
The CRYOWAVE applies a rapid freeze using either liquid carbon dioxide or liquid nitrogen.
CRYOLINE® MT Tunnel Freezer
This highly efficient and versatile tunnel freezer offers a high quality freezing solution for a huge variety of products.
From fish fillets, to more processed products the CRYOLINE MT is a versatile tunnel freezer available from 5m to 14m* that will fit into almost any manufacturing space and integrate seamlessly into your production line.
*(dependant on product and throughput requirements)
CRYOLINE® CS Compact Spiral Freezer
This compact and flexible freezer is designed for those processors who require higher throughput volumes but are limited on floor space.
The Compact Spiral provides highly efficient cryogen delivery that results in fast cooling times to maintain high quality products for products such as fillets, whole fish or prepared products.
CRYOLINE® XF (Crossflow) Spiral Freezer
This high capacity freezer is ideal for raw, cooked, marinated or breaded fish fillets and other high-value seafood products.
The patented design utilizes a novel air-flow design to deliver consistent cryogen across the belt for more rapid and even freezing.
CRYOLINE® CF Cabinet Freezer
Ideally suited to a batch manufacturing operation with smaller, the CRYOLINE Cabinet Freezer provides the ultimate in flexibility allowing you to process multiple product lines with different freezing or chilling requirements with ease, whilst maintaining the highest in freezing quality.