Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S. October 4, 2007 – Are hot dry ingredients getting you steamed? Linde’s got a cool solution to help you cope with high temperatures. Linde’s ingredient chilling technology helps bakers fight back against the forces that waste time and money in the bakery.
Linde AG acquired The BOC Group, PLC in September 2006 to form The Linde Group, the leading global gases and engineering group of companies. In North America, the integrated BOC Gases and Linde Gas organizations have rebranded as Linde, offering a broadened product and service portfolio and enhanced process and application expertise to the food industry.
Linde will feature its ingredient chiller and other offerings for bakers in booth #2355 at the International Baking Industry Exposition, which begins today at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
“Overheated ingredients such as flour and sugar hurt the quality and consistency of dough, resulting in costly product reformulation that increases waste and decreases productivity,” said Mark DiMaggio, head of food and beverage markets, Linde North America.
Linde’s cryogenic ingredient chilling technology maintains uniform and accurate ingredient temperatures throughout the processing day even when ambient temperatures are above 90° Fahrenheit. Consistent temperatures mean less waste and downtime, greater batch-to-batch consistency and reduced operating costs.
For bakeries with high-volume, pneumatically conveyed ingredients, such as those that make cookies, doughnuts or pie crusts, Linde’s fully automated, programmable ingredient chiller can easily be installed on existing or new lines. The ingredient chiller requires little or no maintenance and offers significant advantages over using ice, which can cause excess moisture and increased labor costs.
"Bakers love that the self-regulating technology produces consistent dough temperatures of plus or minus one-half degree Fahrenheit during even the hottest days of the year. Our customers have reported as much as a one-percent yield gain and up to 58-percent reduced product waste,” DiMaggio said.
The Linde Group is the leading global gases and engineering group of companies with more than 49,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately 12 billion euros. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards forward-looking products and services.
For more information, please see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com
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