Nano scale coating process developed for baking sector

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

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A US company claims to have developed a way to apply micro- and
nano scale coating processes directly onto food products and their
packaging materials.

Sono-Tek Corp. said it has started testing the processes for clients in the baked goods sector using its laboratory in Milton, New York. "The new projects will provide Sono-Tek's food industry customers with economic benefits resulting from new capabilities to develop and introduce new food products to the market, and from cost savings through more efficient spraying systems,"​ the company said. The laboratory is equipped with Sono-Tek ultrasonic atomization and spraying systems. The lab also contains heat transfer, mass transfer, and electronic control devices. The laboratory's analytical instruments will be used for specifying the new micro and nano scale coating processes, the company stated. Sono-Tek said it has already successfully demonstrated the process to clients in the baked goods sector. The company's ultrasonic spraying systems are being used to accurately put natural anti-bacterial coats on food products. The process was also used with natural oils and various glazing and decorating compounds, the company said. Christopher Coccio, Sono-Tek's chief executive and president said the process will later be extended to its other clients in the food sector, which includes global manufacturers. "We are confident that successful testing projects with our clients will result in the sale of custom designed commercial systems to many of them,"​ he said. Sono-Tek develops and manufactures liquid spray products using its ultrasonic nozzle technology, which it claims offers savings over other systems currently used by food manufacturers. Nanotechnology refers to the technique of controlling and manipulating matter at near atomic scales to create new processes, materials and devices.

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