The CTCPA has access to 4 technology halls located in the region - Avignon : CTCPA hall, Nantes : Oniris hall, Amiens : University of Picardy Jules Verne platform, Auch : CRITT-CTCPA platform.
They each have pilot equipment at their disposal to carry out tests and pre-series on conventional pilots, from product preparation to packaging: crimping machine, heat-sealing machine, capping machine, tray maker, modified atmosphere, up to its heat treatment in rotating autoclaves, with runoff...
In addition, several halls are equipped with innovative equipment, allowing tests to be carried out on a semi-industrial scale: ohmic heating, microwaves, high pressures, pulsed light.
Examples of materials:
Equipment necessary for mixing and separating food products such as mixers, crushers, cutters, dicers, profusioners, mixers, screens, a Morton test mixer and a rotary biscuit factory. It allows the CTCPA to work with any type of food matrix.
Different transfer pumps (double piston and screw pump, peristaltic pump, pigtail, centrifugal pumps...), a launching tank...
|cuve de lancement||parmentière||ébouteuse||pompe emmepiemme|
|ligne de légume|
The equipment necessary for cooking and fermenting the products: whiteness, cooking cell, various ovens (convection/steam, sole, pint) and other cooking pots.
|blancheur pilote||cellule de cuisson||four air pulsé / vapeur|
A fleet of different autoclaves: multiprocess, microflow, rotary, static as well as a sterilizer.
|autoclave statique||autoclave multiprocess||stérilisateur|
Conventional technologies such as several exchangers: plate, annual, scraped surface, tubular. It also has innovative equipment: two ohmic heating lines and a continuous microwave heat treatment line.
|échangeur à plaques||échangeur à surface raclée||échangeur tubulaire||pilote de chauffage ohmique horizontal||pilote microondes|
A freezing cell, a fast cooling cell and a freezing cell.
|cellule de congélation||cellule de surgelation|
The equipment necessary for filling and packaging products such as crimping machines, trays, capping machines, vacuum/gas packaging machines and aseptic isolators allow tests to be carried out until the product is completed. Analysis equipment completes the range: compression meter, éclatometer, O2 permeameters and water vapour....
|barquetteuse||capsuleuse||compressomètre / éclatomètre||conditionneur aseptique||isolateur aseptique|
A fluidized bed dryer, a cylinder dryer and an atomization tower.
|sécheur à lit fluidisé||sécheur cylindre||tour d'atomisation|
A wide range of analytical equipment, including:
|GCMS thermogfinnigan||HPLC UV / FLD||LCMS /MS||microGC|
|bain d'étalonnage||pilote haute pression 50L||pilote de lumière pulsée||pompe à vide|
The expertise laboratories have high-performance equipment:
Technical research and development and analysis activities using CTCPA's technical tools help to improve the competitiveness of companies. By reproducing industrial conditions or using high-performance analytical equipment for analytical expertise services, CTCPA teams meet the needs of agri-food companies in terms of product and process improvement, product quality, environmental protection and sustainable development.