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HYDROTHERMIC TREATMENT OF WHEAT FLOUR

Heat-treated wheat flour is highly suitable for the production of savory foods such as natural sauces, soups, and gravies. When it comes to preparing thermally processed or dry mix foods, essential functional characteristics include heat, acid, and shear stability. This process requires specific controlled conditions, including precise moisture addition, a short residence time during drying, and both direct and indirect heat input. Hosokawa Micron offers an excellent solution for the thermal treatment of wheat flour, combining the Nauta® conical screw mixer and the DMR flash mill dryer.

The process begins by loading wheat flour into the Nauta mixer, which is equipped with a heating jacket. Inside the mixer, the flour is mixed with steam and cooked for an adjustable period of 20-40 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, the mixer is rapidly unloaded into an intermediate jacketed hopper. From there, the product is directly fed into the DMR flash dryer, where it is milled and dried within a few seconds, resulting in a dry powder.

Wheat flour heat treatment system

TESTING & PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

To learn more about our powder processing systems for the hydrothermic treatment of wheat flour, contact us:

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SUSTAINABLE PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified according to ISO 14001. Our certification covers all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances. In addition, Hosawa Micron was awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for its sustainability achievements. EcoVadis determined that the company was among the top 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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