Published on January 29, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Ziegra have been developing liquid ice machines since the mid 1990’s. In the early days like many of their competitors, Ziegra focused their development activities on saltwater based liquid ice systems.
These systems served their purpose and still do in some industries but because Ziegra recognised that saltwater based equipment was not well suited to most food manufacturing applications, they began to redirect their R & D endeavours into the production of freshwater liquid ice solutions, even though they knew this would be much more challenging. Mainly because of the known difficulty of keeping freshwater ice crystals in a homogenous state, in a water and ice mixture. However, hard work, perseverance and innovative thinking paid off and in 2005, Ziegra announced the launch of their range of freshwater liquid ice machines under the brand name StreamIce®.