Food & Beverage Asia Aug/Sep 2018

54 FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2018 FIRST LOOK KROENERT Tiger Kawashima New Coating Unit for Simultaneous Double-Sided Siliconising Food Washing Machine Cleans Gently and E ̫ ectively KROENERT , a global leader in themanufacture of customised coating, printing and laminating systems, is introducing the ̬rst coating unit for simultaneously siliconising both sides of a web with solvent-free silicones. Expanding its range of products, KROENERT has redesigned a roll-to-roll system especially for this purpose. This coating unit can be included in new plants or retro̬tted in existing facilities. Retro̬ts o ̫ er a special advantage: the ̭otation dryer already installed in many plants can be used for the non-contact transport of webs and combined with a non-contact air turn in front of the dryer. This feature cuts down on costs for equipment and operations and minimises environmental impact. The process of double-sided siliconising is especially suitable for paper webs used as release liners for adhesive tapes, for example, and for graphic products. The simultaneous coating of the front and back of paper webs substantially prevents paper from drying out and the coatingmachine can be considerably shorter in length, taking up less space. Moreover, the system requires fewer operators, allowing one person to oversee two coatings at the same time. As only one dryer is needed, this process is very resource-e ̮ cient and consumes less energy. The siliconising unit can also be utilised for one-sided coating and operate ̭exibly with other substrates and silicones at any time. Ŷ Tiger Kawashima Co.,Ltd. manufactures food washing machine AQUA WASH series, which has been used for cleaning various products in food factories, food service industry and the home meal replacement industry all over Japan. It is widely used for removing foreign matter found on leafy vegetables such as lettuce and meat, such as chicken and beef, as well as removing the ends of frozen tuna, slime and blood of marine products and salt from salt-preserved products. The foodstu ̫ s are washed gently and securely with the power of both water stream and foam. Leafy vegetables, root crops, fruit, meat, seafood and all sorts of foodstu ̫ s are washed gently because of the “clear wave water stream”, the company’s original method of washing. The Aqua Wash records a 96% foreign substances removal rate. The “clear wave water stream” is realised by a single ejector shooting air, circulating water and tap-water at low pressure at the same time. Shot zig zag from the ejectors on both sides of the washing tank, the water stream and foam strongly stir and wash the foodstu ̫ s by rubbing and will enter the ̬ne parts of the foodstu ̫ and wash o ̫ all of the foreign substances. Foreign substances of a relatively light weight will either be collected by the ̭oat catcher, or catcher net after being gathered by the washing water circulating in the washing tank, or tank net of the circulation tank due to an over̭ow. On the other hand, foreign substances of a relatively heavy weight will be deposited, brought together at the taper of the base and removed during draining. Thus, there are no worries for the foreign substances to get re- attached to the foodstu ̫ s even when AQUA WASH is used continuously. Ŷ