Fruit and vegetable processing plants have always struggled with a major problem: removing the extremely stubborn deposits that build up on equipment. Removing this buildup with traditional cleaning methods is nearly impossible.
It’s not uncommon to see buildup that’s several years old in some plants.
Even large amounts of conventional products and hours of scrubbing can’t get rid of the buildup. Some processors, out of desperation, have recourse to dry ice blasting.
Why do we put so much effort and resources into eliminating this buildup?
Accumulated deposits tend to clog equipment and hinder its performance. They also cause premature breakage. Worse, they create the ideal conditions for pathogens and harmful microorganisms to develop – putting your bottom line and reputation at risk. Colossal damage can be done in just a matter of days. Leaving buildup on equipment is therefore not an option.