Glysofor F is used in the food industry as a cooling brine. Typical applications are for refrigeration processes in the beverage industry or in the processing of milk, meat, or fish products. Glysofor F is supplied as a concentrate and, depending on the frost resistance required, can be mixed with water. Thanks to the excellent ability of Glysofor F to lower the freezing point, refrigeration and deep freeze systems can be safely operated at sub-zero temperatures at low as -45°C. This optimises the refrigeration and freezing processes and thereby contributes to making cost savings and increasing productivity. Glysofor F can be used in a broad range of temperatures from -45°C to 120°C, which gives it a high level of flexibility and extremely variable control of the temperature. Glysofor F is normally used in 30 to 50% concentration. The aqueous solution is used in cooling systems with central cooling units which cool the fluid down to the desired target temperature. Then the cooled Glysofor F solution is conducted, for example, through a system of cooling coils, though which the cold is transferred into the foodstuffs being cooled.
For fermentation processes, Glysofor F offers excellent cooling performance and temperature control. Glysofor F is used particularly in the production of beer and wine to cool fermentation and mash tanks as well as to cool wine and brewer’s yeast.
Typical cooling processes can be found in wine and beer production, juice production, and the dairy, meat, and fish industry. Glysofor F is also used in dispensing systems to adjust beverages to the desired temperature for consumption. When dispensing carbonated beverages, Glysofor F is used to set the optimal dispensing temperature, in order to keep the carbon dioxide content constant during the dispensing process. During traditional champagne production, the bottle necks are immersed in deep-frozen Glysofor F solution, in order to induce rapid freezing of the bottle neck, and remove undesirable substances from the bottle by the champagne method.
Production of food packaging
During the production of plastic food packaging, Glysofor F is used to cool the tools. During the production processes, blow moulds for bottles and containers can be cooled more efficiently with Glysofor F than with water, which increases production volume.
Immersion cooling processes
Glysofor F is used to freeze packaged foodstuffs such as meat, fish, vegetables, etc., by immersing the packaging in a Glysofor F solution deep frozen to -45°C (standard temperature -10 to -15°C ). Due to its efficiency, this process has clear advantages over cooling in blast freezers or plate freezers.