Macadams Baking Systems has introduced an "advanced space-age insulating material, created for the space shuttle when it re-enters the earth’s atmosphere" to its latest range of ovens.
Called LDB Powersaver, test results, revealed at this year’s Iba exhibition, show a single rack oven fitted with the material gives a 20kw per hour saving across an eight-hour baking day.
Other benefits are said to include: quicker oven recovery times after placing products in the baking chamber; improved steam generator recovery times; quicker heat recovery between baking cycles; greater overnight heat retention; and more fuel-efficient products with a reduced carbon emission footprint.