27 Sep 2022
Plant-based raw materials cover increasing demand for proteins: Hosokawa Alpine presents product-specific solutions for protein dry fractionation in plant-based foods
Hosokawa Alpine, a leading provider in the field of powder processing technology, offers a wide range of mills and classifiers to enrich the protein content in vegetable powders. The use of vegetable raw materialsis an important approach to finding a solution that will enable the increasing demand for proteins brought about by the growing global population to be covered. The protein-shifting process developed by Hosokawa Alpine makes the economic production of high-grade vegetable protein concentrates possible as a substitute for animal proteins. Dependent on the product, different high-performance mills are used: as a result of the two rotating, self-cleaning pin discs, the Contraplex CW II widechamber mill is suitable above all for grinding fatty and/or fibrous products. The strengths of the ZPS classifier mill come to the fore especially when the fibre content is low and the aim is to achieve a defined particle size. The protein-shifting process makes it possible to produce vegetable proteins as an alternative to animal proteins, thus paving the way for new market opportunities.