What is Agitated Thin Film Drying (ATFD)?
A technique to efficiently and mildly dry high quality proteins, liquid foods, pastes or pureed foods. A higher efficiency level of processing and extraction (e.g. omega-3 extraction) of raw materials is reached. The application of a low thermal load gives the end product a higher quality level compared to conventional drying technologies. This technology can be applied to e.g. natural fruit- and vegetable powders and proteins for baby food.
ATFD contributes to a circular, climate neutral food economy and healthy food:
- An energy reduction up to 70% is achievable and even 80-85% with a heat pump;
- Reusing water;
- High quality food.