Cuddon freeze dryers can process multiple food types, including but not limited to:
Fruit and vegetables, as a snack or ingredient
Seafood and aquaculture, including mussels, seaweed & fish
Meats - cooked or raw
Dairy products, including ice cream and cheese
Ready meals, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners & snacks
Instant foods, including noodles & powdered soups or broths
Drinks, including instant coffee, herbal teas & juices
Extracts from fruits, vegetables, seaweeds or other foodstuffs
Culinary herbs, spices and flavouring
Derivatives from dairy, including lactoferrin using in infant milk formula
Why Freeze Dry?
Freeze drying removes moisture content without heating or damaging a product, unlike other drying processes: during spray drying products are exposed to higher temperatures which could degrade a products bioactivity, while dehydrators shrink products (and can make them rock hard), and baking or grilling products changes their chemical composition.
Just add water! - Or another fluid or flavour. Freeze drying creates a honeycomb texture and retains a product’s size and shape. Due to holes left by ice crystals during the freeze dry process, rehydration is quick and easy.
Cuddon freeze dryers can freeze dry anything with a moisture content. Using fresh, frozen, fermented or cooked products as a starter, clients use our machines for multiple products which can be freeze dried whole, sliced, minced, slurried or in liquid form.
A product without moisture content can be preserved for longer. With quality packaging to block light/UV, heat and oxidization, the ability of a product to downgrade is significantly reduced, increasing shelf life.
Foodtech Packtech 2023
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19-21 September 2023
Auckland Showgrounds, New Zealand
The smallest of our General Purpose (GPC) range of commercial freeze dryers, Cuddon's FD100GPC model has a 100kg ice capacity and 9.1m2 shelf area and is capable of drying a variety of biological, pharmaceutical, nutritional and general food products.
Ideal for small commercial batches, or as an R&D machine, the FD100GPC is a plug and play model that is easily relocatable as required.
With 6 times the shelf capacity of the FD100GPC, Cuddon's FD600GPC freeze drying machine has a 600kg ice capacity and 56.8m2 of shelf area. Available with an integral equipment skid and single door, or as a 2 door version with remote equipment skid it wet/dry zoning is required, this is a large commercial scale freeze dryer with an incredibly small footprint. A great starter machine for large commercial loads, or ideal in a contract drying facility for multiple different loads.
The FD1200GPC is an industrial freeze dryer with a 1,200kg ice capacity, 113.7m2 shelf area and doors at both ends. This freeze drying machinery is ideal for large scale, commercial freeze drying applications, such as food processing.
The FD1800GPC Freeze Dryer is the largest of our industrial freeze dryers and has a 1,800kg ice capacity, a 170.5m2 shelf area and doors at both ends, both with observation ports. This industrial freeze dryer is ideal for large-scale commercial freeze drying applications.