A simple new technology that regulates humidity inside refrigeration systems and in the process keeps food fresher, longer has had a strong reception since launching in Australia last year.
The humidity control panel technology from Humitech is made of a material called Sorbite. It absorbs and desorbs humidity and reduces temperature in a walk-in/reach-in cooler.
The benefits include a lowering of the ambient temperature of the environment, increased life of compressors and motors associated with refrigeration, reduction of the spread of bacteria in refrigerated areas, a increase of up to 50% of the storage life of food, reduction of the transfer of odours, reduction of food shrinkage, and decreased energy use.
Amongst the Australian operators to have the Humitech panels installed is theme park operator Warner Bros.
Pastry chef at the Seaworld park Herbert Tossmann says that since the system has been installed benefits included the disappearance of water droplets.
“Chocolate coated items have dry surfaces and there is no moisture on our pastries, therefore the pastries are staying crisper,” says Tossman.
“Our cold rooms feel colder, improving on the quality and shelf-life of all other products.