The report forecasts the global commercial blast chillers market to grow at a CAGR of 4.62% during the period 2016-2020.
The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One of latest trends in the market is improved product features. Commercial blast chillers are being designed with unique product features such as integration of touchscreen controllers, smart and automatic defrost functions, and inbuilt safety sensors that stop the fan motor in case of disruption during the freezing cycles.
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is need to retain food nutrients. Slow freezing processes cause unwanted changes in food items resulting in them becoming bland and unfit for consumption. These freezing techniques take longer (over 4-6 hours) to cool the food down and results in the formation of large ice crystals which tend to damage the cell walls of the food. When these crystals melt, they cause the cell walls to rupture, causing the texture and taste of the food to deteriorate. Nutritional health is a major concern among consumers.
Commercial blast chillers provide speedy freezing which helps stop the rapid deterioration of nutrients and increases the shelf life of the food item. The fast cooling in commercial blast chillers results in micro-crystallization of water molecules and causes the ice crystals in the food to remain small. Food products can thus be stored for 3 to 18 months based on their type.