Case study: Plant-based partnership

Fecha de publicación: 08/07/2024
Fuente: Food Processing
To further accommodate its production line, Zippy Edible Products in India decided on a Coperion ZSK 54 Mv PLUS twin screw extruder with a cooling die and a Coperion K-Tron K2-ML-D5-T35 feeder to manufacture high moisture meat analogues (HMMA), as demand for plant-based dishes rises in India.

With this extrusion system, the company can produce various types of meat analogues that are tailored to the dynamic needs of the Indian market.

The company produces various plant-based dishes such as Soya Chaap, a popular North Indian delicacy known for its meat-like texture. This versatile food extruder is ideally suited for this task as it offers high operational reliability as well as a flexible and economical production set-up.

The ZSK 54 Mv PLUS twin screw extruder is able to produce up to 500 kg/h of HMMA and can thus meet the high demand for vegetarian products. The system ensures a large free screw volume that improves the feed intake of plant-based ingredients that are often poorly flowing. Furthermore, the modular process section of the extruder can flexibly be adapted to changing requirements.

Sarthak Singhal, Director of Business Development at Zippy Edibles, said: “This collaboration supports us in our vision to innovate and provide cost-effective, high-quality meat alternatives.”

Image caption: Entering a new era of food processing with the Coperion extrusion system at Zippy Edible Products. (From left to right) Dr Anupama Semwal, Lokesh Pathak and Directors: Sarthak Singhal, Gokul Rungta and Gautam Rungta. Image credit: Zippy Edibles, Rudrapur/India