Fruit cooking

Continuous Fruit Cooking & Extrusion Systems

BCH has developed a new 100% fruit cooking and extrusion system for the manufacture of healthy snack products.

This is in response to the latest customer trends for natural, organic and clean ingredient labels. The system is a combination of BCH’s MaxiVap Evaporator technology, (used for long running caramel plants) and liquorice extrusion technology. The fruit cooling and extrusion system enables the evaporation of high moisture fruit mixes to typically 85% solids, at which point they have the consistency of soft dough which can then be extruded. This then enables the production of a healthy snack bar using 100% fruit ingredients which can be co-extruded in a variety of different colours, shapes and flavours

Micro Extrusion Lines

The BCH micro confectionery extrusion line is a new user-friendly and cost-effective solution, ideal for start-up companies or mature companies who wish to gain a foot hold in this sector without committing to a large financial outlay. For larger manufacturers, it is also suitable for recipe development and marketing sample production. In addition to its ability to extrude traditional confectionery products, the Micro Extrusion Line has been designed to accommodate the continued move towards more responsible healthy-eating attitudes. The Micro Extrusion line has a 300mm product width for output capacities of up to 150kg/hr of liquorice product and up to 300kg/hr of liquorice and sugar paste co-extrusion.