Haier

Seeking for technologies to reduce frozen meat gravy loss

Posted by HaierResponsive · Specific Technical Innovation · Project Size Range : Strategic project backed by large scale funding € · Deadline at 11/01/2019 · China

Desired outcome

For current refrigerators, meat and frozen foods are stored under low temperatures (-18℃) for longer preservation. However, after certain period, due to temperature fluctuation (caused by the on-and-off actions of the compressor and defrost, etc.) and sweeping of cold air flow (in air cooled refrigerators), frozen meat may lose water. For example, water on meat surface is removed and food cell is pierced through by ice crystals. Once the meat is thawed, there will be a large amount blood and the meat will taste hard or bad. This will have negative impact on meat quality.

To further improve frozen food quality, we are now seeking for a new solution that could be applied on refrigerator products.

Haier

Details of the Technology Call

General description

To enhance the frozen effect for the frozen chamber and reduce gravy loss from frozen meat to keep good meat quality.

Target Description

It is expected that new solutions could reduce meat gravy loss by 50% to enhance frozen meat quality.

Key Success Criteria

Successful responses should meet the following criteria:

  • Can reduce meat gravy loss by 50% (current data: 3% per week);
  • Be safe to contact with food directly and the material used should get FDA approval;
  • Module cost: about 25 RMB (subject to performance);
  • Module life: 10 years, and no manual maintenance is required;
  • Working environment: -18℃; 100~350L.

The minimum criteria for solution provider:

  • It should have similar experiences;
  • The solution is theoretically feasible;
  • DEMO is available.

Background

For current refrigerators, meat and frozen foods are stored under low temperatures (-18℃) for longer preservation. However, after certain period, due to temperature fluctuation (caused by the on-and-off actions of the compressor and defrost, etc.) and sweeping of cold air flow (in air cooled refrigerators), frozen meat may lose water. For example, water on meat surface is removed and food cell is pierced through by ice crystals. Once the meat is thawed, there will be a large amount blood and the meat will taste hard or bad. This will have negative impact on meat quality.

To further improve frozen food quality, we are now seeking for a new solution that could be applied on refrigerator products.

Approaches not of interest

  • Simple application of cool storage materials;
  • Technologies that have potential safe hazards;
  • Extra containers

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About Haier

Large Enterprise from China

Founded in Qingdao, China in 1984, Haier now has become the world’s largest home appliance manufacturer, with its major product lines ranging from refrigerator, freezer, water heater, air conditioner, washing machine, kitchen appliances and many other small appliances. Currently, the Group’s major brands include Haier, Casarte, GE Appliances, Aqua, Fisher & Paykel, and Leader. Each brand has its own market position and provides outstanding user experiences for end users.

In the age when open innovation is becoming ever more present, the company is also exploring disruptive innovation in many aspects. In terms of R&D, Haier holds the principle that “The world is our R&D center” and now has established 10 R&D centers all around the world, including 3 in North America, 1 in Germany, 2 in China, 1 in South Korea, 1 in Japan, 1 in India and 1 in New Zealand. Each R&D center can be regarded as a technology integrator and all together they form into a global network to bring continuous advanced and disruptive technologies to Haier.

Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem (HOPE) is an open innovation platform of Haier Group. It engages over 3.8 million technology resources and over 400,000 registered users, and generates over 6,000 creative ideas each year. The platform is dedicated to providing services for global innovators and maximizing the interests of all parties by integrating global resources and facilitating the transformation of these good ideas.

We sincerely welcome organizations, universities, companies to be part of our open innovation process to make best use of their talents and gain benefits from the cooperation between us.

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