Sugar Paste is a fine powdered sugar mixed with a binding syrup used in extruded liquorice and starch gels as an internal filling or external coating.
Sugar Paste Production
BCH’s sugar paste production system typically comprises of a syrup/mucilage cooker (if required) and a Z- arm duplex trough mixer. The resultant sugar paste is fed to a side flow extruder to produce the combination extrusion of sugar paste and liquorice.
The mucilage cooker is a steam jacketed vessel with an anchor type stirrer together with steam heating, resulting in a fully homogenous syrup mix.
The vessel is a load cell mounted with recipe controls. The syrup is transferred to the Z- arm duplex trough mixer by a positive displacement pump and jacketed pipework. Icing sugar is fed into the mixer, together with the sugar syrup, colour, flavour and other inclusions to form a sugar paste mass. The Z- arm duplex trough mixer is robustly designed to give a thorough mixing action, prior to discharging into empty mobile bins.
The mobile bins are transferred to the extruder and mechanically tipped into the feed hopper of the sugar paste extruder.
The liquorice and sugar paste extruders would require the addition of a specially designed manifold and die configuration to produce a co-extrusion of liquorice and sugar paste in a number of combinations.
A second sugar paste extruder can be introduced to allow for two colours of sugar paste to be formed.
Z – Blade Mixer
BCH manufacture a range of stainless steel Z-arm mixers from 75kg to 500kg capacity. The mixers are equipped with direct driven inverter speed control.
- Sugar Paste
- Chemical Process
- Vacuum or Positive Pressure Process
- Water or Steam Jackets
- Load Cell Operation
- Screw Discharge