North-American office Pulsemaster
The Dutch company Pulsemaster has an office for the North-American market at its disposal in Seattle/Bellevue, Washington. Pulsemaster aspires to further growth in the potato, fruit and vegetable industry. The company rapidly develops export activities. “Worldwide the potato industry shows great interest in our new generation PEF technology”, says Pulsemaster’s managing director Mark de Boevere.
Pulsemaster’s new generation PEF (pulsed electric field) systems significantly improve potato processing. PEF treatment induces poration of potato cells, leading to cell disintegration. This makes the pulsed electric field systems an excellent alternative for preheaters in the potato industry. The PEF treatment improves cut quality and significantly reduces French fry breakage. Water and energy consumption in potato processing are reduced; blanching, drying and prefrying times are shortened. Furthermore, the leaching of sugars is improved. The treatment can also reduce frying oil absorption and fat content up to 50%.
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