STATE OF THE ART INFRASTRUCTURE
Eastmade Spice Co. realized the need of modern machinery in production quite early. That is why, for the past few years, we have invested highly in our infrastructure to maximize our production in the best manner. We have established a state of the art pollution free facility in Unjha, Gujarat. We have installed modern machinery like Buhler Sortex Plant, Hi-Tech Powder Plant, QC Laboratory, Fully Automatic Packing Machine, Inkjet Printing Machine etc.
Eastmade Spices Co. is located in Unjha which is biggest market yard of Asia for commercial cash crops and it also known as Spice City of India. Our state of the art factory covers the area of 6000 Square Meters which is divided into different departments. We have implemented state of the art machines and well equipped infrastructure which includes fully automated Buhler Sortex Machine, Powder Plant (Flavor lock Grinding), Packing Machine and in-house lab etc. Automatic Machinery undertakes the processes of cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding/pulverizing, blending and metal separation, and packing.
FULLY AUTOMATED GRINDING
Eastmade Spices Co. uses a state of the art flavor lock grinding technology that instantly freezes the spices and lock in their natural flavor and color. Grinding is a method of powdering spices at sub-zero temperatures ranging from 0 to minus 70°F. This process does not damage or alter the chemical composition of the spices in any way. Grinding process starts with air-dried spices, rather than freeze-dried spices. Spices processed using flavour lock grinding has better natural color, as compared to old grinding machinery, this is very much important for all spices. Finer particle size can be achieved without aroma loss and natural color change.
CLEANING AND SORTING
Eastmade Spices Co. uses a Buhler Sortex Machine for cleaning, grading and color sorting of spices. It transforms raw material to the purest forms of whole spices and ground spices.
NABL STANDARD LABORATORY
We have our in-house laboratory based on the standards of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). We have a well operational laboratory for physical, chemical and microbiological testing with all the required instruments and well trained analysts to carry out tests of the spices at 3 stages – collection, production, and at the time of packing of the finished product, according to specific National and International Standards. To remain contemporary, we continuously upgrade our equipment and testing methods by keeping abreast with emerging food safety standards and regulations in order to deliver superior value to our customers.
AUTOMATED PACKAGING MACHINE & INKJET PRINTING
The automatic machine is loaded with a continuous flat roll of poly pouch, which has had labelling and artwork applied to the exterior of the pouch. Note that while plastic is the most commonly used packaging material in the food industry, the technology can also be used to form continuous metalized foil/film, paper, and fabric product containers by changing the edge sealing/seaming methods. Automatic packing machine can be used for 50gm to 5kg packing.
Inkjet printing is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic, metalized foil, poly pouch or other substrates. Inkjet printers are the most commonly used type of printer. It is an expensive piece of professional machinery.
AUTOMATIC BAGGING SYSTEM , STITCHING AND WEIGHER MACHINE
Eastmade Spice Co.’s automatic bagging machines work perfectly on the below mentioned bags. They are used for weighing, bagging and palletising systems for Bulk solid products in the form of Granules, Powder, Whole Spices, Bigger Particles, Flakes etc. any unit weight above 50gm to Jumbo Bag.
Open Mouth Pre made Bags
Paper Bag with Lamination and liner, Woven Bag Lamination and liner, Plastic Bags. Closure by Stitching, Heat Sealing or Combination of Both Sealing and Stitching.
Form – Fill – Seal
The same machine form the bag, sealing bottom of the bag, fills the product and seals the top of the bags. These are made from a heat-sealable plastic material and tubular coils (PE, PP or compounds).
Paper, Plastic or woven bag for filling any bulk solid product. This bag is completely closed except valve through which the product is filled, which can be self-closing or closed by an ultrasonic sealer.
FIBC Jumbo Bags
It can be a Net Weigher or Gross Weigher depending upon the output and product. We can fill Jumbo Bags, Octabin, Totabin etc. from 200 kgs to 2000 kgs.
Ethylene Oxide Plant
Ethylene oxide (EO) treatment is used to achieve 90% reduction of the bacterial population in the spices and it kills bacteria, fungi, virus and bacterial spores efficiently. Using this process, products to be sterilized are placed in ta sterilization chamber and are exposed to sterilant gas at a predetermined temperature, humidity level, and pressure.
Purpose of EO sterilization
- To kill pathogenic and other harmful microorganisms and bacterial spores
- To reduce possible salmonella contamination to a level considered safe for human consumption, ex: 5-log reduction