Welcome to Express Contract Drying
As the largest independent toll spray dryer in the UK, Express Contract Drying Ltd is the first choice for food and food supplement manufacturers in the UK.
Whether you’re looking to alleviate overcapacity in your own production facilities, or wish to outsource the expensive and intensive process of spray drying to a company dedicated to the operation, Express Contract Drying is able to help, from laboratory scale to commercial production, from 50 grams to 50 metric tonnes.
With over 40 years’ experience, 11 tall form spray dryers, 4 powder blenders, homogenisation, encapsulation, agglomeration and extensive onsite storage, we offer a comprehensive and confidential service for customers in the food and food supplements industries.
Our company ECD Ingredients is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray dried vinegar powders, juice powders, micro encapsulated fat powders, microencapsulated vitamin and powders of named provenance.
Learn more about the services we offer, then call us to discuss your specific requirements or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Tregaron: +44 (0)1974 298121
Office Ebbw Vale: +44 (0)1495 303363
Commercial enquiries: +44 (0)7584 088463
Express Contract Drying Ltd is the largest provider of toll spray dryer and contract powder blending services for food and food supplements in the United KingdomOperating from two manufacturing sites in the UK. ECD has spray drying capacity up to 4000 mt per annum, custom powder blending capacity of up to 8000 mt per annum.
Since its foundation Express Contract Drying has grown a reputation of competency, confidentiality and continuing investment in capacity. In 2022 ECD will add further 1000 mt per annum spray drying capacity.
- Dedicated Halal, Kosher, Allergen Free Spray Dryers
- Capacities ranging from 2 – 600 litres per hour evaporation
- Dedicated Halal, Kosher, Allergen Free Powder Blenders
- Microencapsulation and Homogenisation
Due to the breath of evaporation capacities and number of spray dryers. ECD are flexible to meet our customer wide and varied requirements.
How do you get a lump of cheese onto a crisp? Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped sees how Express Contract Drying help their customers produce natural flavours.
As the largest toll spray dryer in the UK, we’re the first choice for food companies looking for a fast, quality certified independent service
We have a range of blenders capable of both dry and liquid blends for the food flavours and colours industry
With high capacity jacketed heated tanks dedicated to food grade materials, we’re available for all your mixing needs
Research & Development
Whether you’re a start-up or an international company, we can help you develop your flavour and colour products to meet the requirements of the food industry with small batch production capability
ECD provides tailor-made spray drying solutions for its customers.
Recipe development assistance
Pilot tests and commercialisation with NPD Team. ECD has modern new product development, headed by Department Manager Mr Scott Bray
Validation of customer recipe , process and sampling to customer
Liquid slurry preparation before drying involving ( Mixing, hydrolysing, shearing, reacting, homogenisation, emulsion preparation, filtration, pasteurisation. etc
Custom spray drying
Custom packing to suit customer needs from 10kg to 1,000 Kg in bag, cardboard and / or Big Bag
Post spray drying powder blending
ECD has a wide range of equipment to support customers, from pilot to industrial scale
11 * Tall form spray dryers
Agglomeration and powder texturiser
3 * 2000 litre powder ribbon blender
1 * 300 litre powder ribbon blender
1 * 75 litre powder conical blender
Homogenisation, Micro encapsulation, Liquid emulsion preparation facility
We service the demands of our customers in the following markets:
Spray dried food flavours
Spray dried food colours
Spray dried vinegar and buffered vinegar powders
Spray dried juice powders
Microencapsulated vitamin and mineral powder
Microencapsulated oil powders
Spray dried nutraceuticals
Micronised plant proteins
Over 4,000 dried ingredients, as varied as:
Fruit and vegetable powders
Vitamins and minerals
Adaptagens , Plant extracts
ECD are BRCGS Accredited which guarantees to customers that ECD operate the standard of quality, safety and operational criteria which ensures we fulfil our legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer
ECD is a member of SEDEX which is one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains
ECD is Ecovardis Rated
ECD is FDA Registered
ECD is Kosher an Halal Registered