In July, Norevo delivered a new natural gumming and coating agent, called Quick Shell37.
The product is based on selected hydrocolloids and sugars and allows for quick application of sugar layers in the production of pan-coated products. Quick Shell37 effectively stabilises fragile or very soft centers.
Quick Shell37 is a coating agent to create a stable dragée shell in very short processing times. It offers various advantages, including:
- Shortening and increasing the efficiency of the coating process
- Quick weight increase of the dragée
- Smoothing of the center surface
- Stabilisation of fragile centers
- Creating a barrier against migration of fat, acid and humidity
- Innovative texture of the coating shell
The combination of the raw material and the associated coating technology offers innovations for the production process of sugar-coated products.
In applying the highly efficient coating agent, a solution of sugar and Quick Shell37 is applied to the centre and sprinkled with coating sugar. This step is repeated several times, but, unlike a conventional pan-coating process, takes place without any aeration. Finally, the product must be temporarily stored to allow the sugar coating to crystallise.
By applying Quick Shell37 it is possible to increase the weight of the dragée by 15%-20% in under an hour of processing time.
In terms of the overall coating process, the new product from the Confectionery Performers range opens up new possibilities for increasing efficiency. These include reductions in production time, energy consumption, materials and staff resources.
The result is an even dragée shell with a crisp texture, similar to a hard sugar shell. Quick Shell37 can be applied to nearly every kind of centre and is suitable for both sugar and chocolate dragées.
Beyond the process optimisation, Quick Shell37 also lets you easily expand your product range. From a process technology point of view, Quick Shell37 promises manufacturers of dragées, especially chocolate dragées, a simple entrance into the sugar dragée market, since it allows them to produce a hard sugar shell without the introduction of hot air.
Quick Shell37 extends Norevo’s range of Confectionery Performers. Confectionery Performers are functional ingredients for application in the production of sweets, including sugar or chocolate-coated products, gums, jellies, chewy candies or toffees. They are based on natural raw materials and come from Norvevo’s own development and production.
Together with its partner, D&F Drouven (Germany), Norevo cooperate continuously to create, develop and offer a full range of innovative ingredients, along with technical support.
Norevo’s specialists offer a thorough technical knowledge and long experience in the field of professional ingredients, which allows for a holistic technical assistance approach with solutions corresponding to your needs.