Oil & Fats Technology by Desmet - extraccion - World leader in oils & Fats technologies - extraction of oilseeds - vegetable oils
Oil & Fats Technology
De Smet equipment processes 40 raw materials, of which soyabeans, sunflower seed, rapeseed, groundnuts, cottonseed and palm oil, are probably the most popular.
De Smet has supplied small and large plants to some 1,500 oil millers, covering over 4.700 process sections.
De Smet, with a turnover in excess of 120 million Euro, is held in high repute all over the world, and its name stands for experience, innovation, first class project management, customer service and environmental protection policy.
World leader in oils & Fats technologies
The purpose of solvent extraction is to remove most of the oil contained in a seed. Extraction is conducted on prepared seeds or, generally in the case of high oil content seeds, the cakes yielded by the pre-presses.
A desolventiser-toaster consists of a vertical stack of several cylindrical gas-tight pans, each having a steam-heated bottom. In the top trays, solvent is evaporated by simple heating in dry atmosphere. Live steam injection is used in the lower compartments and removes most of the residual solvent from the meal.
De Smet has supplied over 780 extractors
Some vegetable oils have only limited applications in food products when they are used in their native form. They are therefore often chemically or physically modified in order to change their properties.
At ambient or low temperature, a number of oils or fats present themselves in the form of a mixture of a crystallised high melting point fraction and of a liquid low melting point fraction.
De smet has also a full range of refining and fat modification technologies
De Smet, World leader in fat technology
It all started in 1946, when an engineer from Antwerp, Mr Jean-Albert De Smet designed and developed the first horizontal process for the continuous extraction of oilseeds.
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