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Freeze Drying Process

Freeze Drying 101

Depending on your product, your specific recipe will differ, it’s important to understand the basic process of freeze drying from pre-treatment to post-process.

Freeze Dry Carts

Pre-Treatment

Pre-treatment includes any method of treating the product prior to freezing. This can include concentrating the product, formulation revision, decreasing a high vapor pressure solvent or increasing the surface area. Product is then frozen and prepped for placement within the trays in the Parker Cart systems.

Freeze Dry Process

Freeze Dry

The Parker Carts are loaded within the chamber, and the system is activated. Once the process is started, the products go through the sublimation and desorption phases. Both occur under a vacuum.

Freeze Dried End Product

Post Process

When desired results are achieved, the product carts are removed from the chamber, and the product is ready for your next process. The carts are emptied and cleaned. The chamber is defrosted, cleaned and reloaded for the next batch.

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Our Freeze Drying Products

Our commercial freeze dryers range from 2 to 16 carts, or our Summit model with a single cartridge, all with advanced vacuum systems, industry-leading controls and vapor condenser plates. Take your commercial operation to the next level by finding the perfect size for your specific need.

Industries for Commercial Freeze Drying

The industries where commercial freeze drying can be used are limitless. Currently you can find Parker Freeze Dry equipment in the following industries: Human Consumption, Pet Food, Nutraceutical, Cannabis/CBD, Agriculture, and many more.

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Freeze Drying

Recipe Development

Parker Freeze Dry has relationships with various contract freeze dry operations, consultants, Universities and research facilities. Once we determine your product goals and needs, we can put you in contact with specialized programs within the Food Science / Production industries. Simply reach out via our consultation form to begin the conversation.

Here for You

Our commercial freeze dryers range in completing batch sizes from 97 lbs to 4000 lbs, all with advanced vacuum systems, industry-leading controls and vapor condenser plates. Take your commercial operation to the next level by finding the perfect sized custom built unit for your specific needs.

Test Runs

We offer test runs of your product prior to purchase. Testing your product in our machine gives you an opportunity to see it in action, get real time results and findings prior to purchase. See the power of the Parker Freeze Dry brand, and make sure that it is right for the job.

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