With its ready-to-eat feature and variety of market options like potato chips, tortilla chips, banana chips, and nachos, they sell like hotcakes. The manufacturers are striving hard and offering different flavours for different taste buds. But at the same time, they have to ensure consistent quality and shelf life keeping the characteristics of each ingredient in mind.
The quality of the chips is measured with its crispness. To ensure its quality and crispness, the environment where chips are produced plays an important role. Since, chips and wafers exhibit an affinity for water when exposed to high humid conditions. They absorb moisture during processing and packaging from the surrounding environment , which makes them soggy and unappetizing.
Potato chips are peeled, sliced, and then deep freeze in cooling tunnels. In the cooling tunnel, the moisture can take the shape of frost which subsequently, affect the deep frying process. Thus, excess moisture can result in poor consumer acceptance, more wastage and increased production costs.
Some of the common problems that the chips and wafers manufacturers and traders face are:
Bry-Air Desiccant Dehumidifiers are used by leading wafers and snacks manufacturers to remove moisture from the processing, storage and packaging areas so that the snacks retain their original crispness, taste and appetising look. They also help in increasing the rate of production.