Freeze concentration is the process when superior quality concentrates are required and GEA Niro PT is the group that invented, commercialized and further developed this leading edge technology over the last decades. No other concentration processes can obtain the outstanding product qualities which are achievable with the GEA Niro PT technology, this is due to the very gentle concentration at sub-zero temperatures where the product freshness is maintained and biological degradation doesn’t occur.
Over 50 freeze concentration plants have been put into operation throughout the world with more than 100 GEA Niro PT Purifiers in commercial service. Various configurations with capacities ranging from 100 to 400,000 tons per year have been installed.
Starting in the early 1990's GEA Niro PT began expanding into the melt crystallization markets. In this application field GEA Niro PT’s technology has become synonym for drastically reduced energy consumption, low investment cost and superior product quality. The flexibility of the process to split any feed into two streams which qualities are readily adjustable along with its outstanding energy efficiency, make this process the technology of choice for many customers.
The innovation potential of the company is reflected in over 20 patents which are currently held by the company.