Food & Beverage

Dec 31, 2015

Pure Dried Freshness

Liotop is a Brazilian company that distributes and sells equipment produced by Liobras, the only company in Brazil which is exclusively dedicated to produce lyophilization equipment, and whose product became a reference of trust and quality, gathering the focus of costumer services in the total satisfaction of the client and the best available technologies on the market.

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Liotop's mission is to attend to the market with dedication, rapidness and efficiency, offering a dedicated service, and always looking towards the client's maximum satisfaction, as well as their expectations' through product and service quality, respect for health, safety and the environment, training of human resources, commitment to ethics and continuous improvement, constantly  generating the company development and their collaborators.

Liotop also offers technical services directly from the factory, with quality and guarantee, permanent stock, as well as a 2 year warranty against production defects and flaws.

Product Lines

The L Line includes workbench or soil models recommended for aqueous products, largely used in academic laboratories. The L 101 is a workbench freeze-dryer with capacity of up to 3.0 Kg of ice/24 hours and total capacity of 5.0 Kg, and it is currently the absolute leader of this category in the national market.

The K Line lists Workbench or soil models, specific for the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology. The K 105 is a soil freeze-dryer specific for freeze-drying of products with presence of acids or organic solvents. Ideal for laboratories of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

In the LP Line you will find Pilot models for production in trays, largely used for food, veterinarian products.

The company also features a complete line of accessories, support equipment and consumables used in freeze dryers. For example, the Ultra-freezer UFR30 is an equipment destined for laboratorial use for freezing and conserving biological products.

What is Freeze-drying?

The freeze-drying is the noblest process known for conservation of biological products, because it implies the two most reliable methods of conservation, freezing and dehydration.

Without conservative or chemical products it's the most suitable process for preserving cells, enzymes, vaccines, virus, yeast, serum, blood derivates, alga, as well as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and general food.

It is largely used around the world in the pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as for the preservation of flowers, documents and old books, etc.

In order to be dry frozen, the product must be cooled at a very low temperature, generally under -30ºC and then submitted to negative pressures (vacuum), which makes the products' water be removed by sublimation, that is, the direct passage from the solid to the gaseous state. The final result is a product with a moisture-free porous structure, able to be recovered through the simple addition of water.

Therefore, the dry frozen products don't undergo changes in the size, texture, color, flavor, scent, vitamin content, mineral salts, proteins and other components which, when correctly preserved, even under room temperature, can resist for many years.

The frozen products are very due to low water presence, which facilitates its transport. Being largely used in the pharmaceutical means and researches, the freeze-drying has progressively gained room in the food industry and other segments.

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