A great classic with a modern twist
Flakes, crusty toasted petals, are the great classical breakfast food and have been adopted by a majority of consumers around the world. The twin-screw extrusion lines allow to process a vast range of recipes adapted to all tastes and needs.
Flakes are either consumed plain or coated with a variety of sugars, malted ingredients, honey, fruit flavours, chocolate, etc. “Corn flakes” are the most famous variety but many other cereals can be used such as wheat, rice, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat…. A new variety of “multigrain” or “multicereals” flakes made with a mix of visible cereals inclusions became very popular. To meet the increasing demand for healthy cereals, whole grain or grains enriched with fibers, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are also used.
Clextral twin screw flakes extrusion : more flexible and more cost-effective
Over the years, many food manufacturers have adopted Clextral twin-screw extrusion systems to produce flakes because this technology offers many advantages compared to conventional batch cooking process :
Quick processing time : 15 to 20 minutes vs 8 to10 hours for the batch process
Flexibility to create a wider range of products
Raw material versatility : corn, wheat, bran, oat flakes
Wide range of products opportunities : flakes, direct expanded, co extruded.
Reduced operating costs :
Much lower investment cost
Quick start-up, shut down and product changeover
Energy & water savings : only 23% RH out of the extruder, water consumption reduced by 1,5 compared to batch cooking
Reduced raw material costs
Continuous fully automated processing lines to produce consistent quality product while maintaining organoleptic characteristics close to the flakes manufactured with conventional batch cooking.
Compact design with reduced floor space