Alfa Laval developed FusionLineAlfa Laval developed FusionLine which features patented AlfaFusion cassette bonding technology where there are no plate-to-plate contact points. This combines the energy efficiency and accessibility of a plate heat exchanger with the viscous and particulate-handling capabilities of shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Combined with a special gasket design and 4 to 6 millimeter gaps in the plates, fewer pressure drops are experienced and processors can achieve gentler product handling of medium viscosity food or beverage products containing particulates or pulp.