Interesterification

interesterification
Process description

The process of rearranging fats from one triglyceride molecule to another with the help of a catalyst (usually sodium methoxide) is known as interesterification. Interesterification is used to alter the melting point of fats or change their texture or make a uniform blend from two completely different oils. Interesterification avoids the formation of trans-fatty acids and results in healthier modified fats with excellent oxidative stability, rich texture and improved taste.

Vegetable oils are treated with a catalyst in a reactor. The oil is circulated through the autoclave in order to complete the reaction. Once the reaction is completed, the interesterified oil is bleached, filtered and then sent for storage.

Kumar’s interesterification protocols allow fats producers to create a variety of blends with the same set of utilities. Precise parametric control allows the creation of interesterified fats with the least amount of refining.

Application:

Interesterification is used for a variety of oil blends.

Advantages:

  • Double spiral coil for efficient temperature control and sufficient heat transfer.
  • Precise process control with the help of the latest instruments and control systems.
  • Magnetically driven agitator for high-pressure autoclaves ensures complete vacuum sealing and low maintenance operations.
  • Automatic cleaning of filters which increases plant uptime.

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