May 31 – June 2, 2023, Hall 10/C510: At Food & Nutritional Ingredients 2023 Istanbul, Omya will present functional ingredients for creating safe and natural clean-label products.
Istanbul (Turkey), May 2023 – Mineral expert Omya will showcase at Food & Nutritional Ingredients 2023 a range of natural ingredients that address processing challenges while also offering health benefits. Non-nano Omyafood® 120 and Omya Calcipur® are two new flow aids that offer superb anticaking functionalities while providing a source of calcium.
Particles provide a highly porous structure with high moisture binding capacity to assist in the free flow of powders without lumping or dusting. Also, the very fine particles are ideally suited for applications requiring a reduction in a mechanical interlocking or colour enhancement thanks to the ingredient’s characteristic white pigment. Though powders in convenience foods, drinks, sports nutrition, and nutraceuticals are often in high demand, there are frequent processing challenges, such as powders caking due to temperature and moisture, resulting in a loss of quality in the finished product.
Highly porous and non-nano Omyafood® 120 particles counteract these issues thanks to their strong absorption and moisture-binding capabilities. Their advanced porous structure also means reduced mechanical interlocking. The low-dust ingredient enhances flow and allows for improved storage and product quality throughout the supply chain, resulting in better performance for the end user.
The Calcipur® range of products can be used for a broad range of applications: to enrich vegan drinks with Calcium, increase the crispiness of wafers and create brilliant white-coated chocolate lentils – all demonstrated with inspirations and prototypes at the show.
For nutraceutical applications, the two innovative excipients Omyanutra® 300 DC and Omyanutra® 300 Flash will be presented. Their extremely fast disintegration is possible due to a porous structure that supports the safe carrying and release of active ingredients. Both ingredients allow for free-flowing, directly compressible blends and provide better compactability at low compression forces compared to benchmark excipients such as lactose and microcrystalline cellulose.
Omyanutra® 300 For the press Flash contains a superdisintegrant making it a perfect all-in-one solution for oral and fast-dissolving tablets (ODTs/FDTs) regardless of the hardness of the solid dosage form. Stefan Lander, Vice President of Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, says:
“For more than 130 years, Omya has been committed to producing sustainably processed, high-quality ingredients using state-of-the-art technology to achieve utmost functionality while also respecting nature. We are happy that our mineral specialities and exclusive distribution portfolio allow manufacturers to create futureproof finished products that are natural, effective, and easy to process.”
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite, and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty materials. The company provides innovative products and environmental solutions that contribute to its customers’ competitiveness in multiple industries, such as Construction, Paper & Board, Polymers, Food, Pharma, Personal & Home Care, Agriculture, Water, and Energy. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 160 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees. Committed to implementing the principles of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added-value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations.