expanded breakfast cereals

The flexibility of twin-screw extrusion systems enables food manufacturers to produce a vast range of directly expanded ready-to-eat cereals.

Recipes for success

Directly expanded ready-to-eat cereals are airy products with crispy or crunchy textures. Clextral twin-screw extrusion  lines are designed to customer specifications with built-in flexibility so that they can produce an infinite variety of directly expanded cereals. This allows food manufacturers to respond, adapt and even anticipate on consumers’ demands for ever-increasing variations in taste, shapes and flavors.

A wide choice of raw materials

Clextral expanded cereal production systems enable food producers to use an almost unlimited choice of raw materials: corn, wheat, oats, barley, rice, rye, quinoa, amaranth, German wheat, buckwheat… These cereals can be whole-grain and enriched in fibers, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to create wholesome and healthy foods.

An unlimited range of shapes, flavors and textures

  • Countless shapes : rings, balls, stars, petals, animals, alphabets…
  • Specific coatings : glazed and frosty coatings, sugar syrup, honey, chocolate, various flavors,…
  • Multiple colors
  • Various aromas : fruits, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, malt syrup, caramel…
  • Integration of numerous ingredients : complex and simple sugars, powdered milk, honey, cocoa, aromas, salt…
  • Visible inclusions : rice crisps, petals, oat and wheat flakes, dehydrated fruit or vegetable particles…
  • Transformation into cereal bars : puffed rice, wheat balls and other cereals

Twin screw extruder

Flexible and modular add-ons

Clextral directly expanded cereal production lines can be fitted to produce co-extruded products with the simple add-on of various kits. Cereal flakes can also be made on the same lines with complementary equipment.

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