Corbion expands lactic acid capacity to meet rising demand for natural food preservatives

NETHERLANDS – Dutch food and biochemicals company Corbion is launching an initiative to increase its capacity for producing lactic acid and lactic-acid derivatives in response to rising demand for natural food preservation solutions. The expansion also ties into Corbion’s five-year business strategy that sharpens the supplier’s focus on food preservation and production strategies as well as health and environmental sustainability. The global drive is expected to produce a combined additional output roughly equivalent to a new production site without actually having to build one  It also involves capital expenditures at…

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Corbion expands algae business with strategic appointments

NETHERLANDS – Dutch food and biochemicals company, has announced three strategic new appointments to its Algae Ingredients team in a bid to accelerate the company’s expansion into the growing algae-fed seafood market. The algae ingredients manufacturer for aquaculture feeds has appointed Ruud Peerbooms as President of Algae Ingredients and a member of the Corbion Executive team and further brought in Geir Ivar Lanes and Paula Arriagada Strodthoff as Senior Business Development Managers. The company said that the new leadership and team members will accelerate adoption of its algae omega-3 feed…

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Nestlé to partner with Corbion to develop ingredients for plant-based products

NETHERLANDS – Nestlé has entered into a partnership with Dutch ingredients supplier, Corbion to develop the next generation of microalgae-based ingredients that will be utilized in plant-based products. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate to improve the functionality, taste and nutritional profile for usage in different plant-based products under Nestlé’s portfolio. Microalgae ingredients have several advantages including; a vegan source of protein, healthy lipids and various micronutrients. In addition, the production of microalgae has a low carbon, land and water footprint. Stefan Palzer, Nestlé Chief Technology Officer says, “We are…

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Corbion names Olivier Rigaud as new Chief Executive Officer

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has nominated Olivier Rigaud as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective August 8, 2019. His appointment which awaits approval at the company’s General Meeting to be held on August 5, 2019 will see him form the Board of Management of Corbion together with Eddy van Rhede van der Kloot who will continue as CFO. Rigaud succeeds Tjerk de Ruiter who has led Corbion since 2014. Tjerk is said to have contributed to raising the performance of Corbion in terms of…

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Corbion launches clean-label conditioner for high quality tortillas

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch food and biochemicals company, Corbion has unveiled new tortilla conditioner that improves the quality of tortillas while meeting the need for cleaner ingredient label. Called Tortilla Suave CL, the new range delivers high-end functionality without relying on conventional dough improvers. It can be added on top of existing tortilla formulas to reduce sticking and tearing, improve softness and increase rollability. The range is optimized for use in both commercial and foodservice channels and can be combined with Pristine® Tortilla Base to create a complete Tortilla package.…

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Corbion to buy specialty bakery ingredients firm Granotec do Brazil for US$45m

USA – Dutch multinational food ingredients company, Corbion has agreed to acquire Granotec do Brazil, a specialist in functional blends for the Brazilian bakery industry in a cash purchase deal estimated at US$45 million. The transaction which involves all shares of Granotec do Brazil will see Corbion expand its Latin American business as well as deliver on its global growth strategy. Headquartered in Curitiba, Paraná State, Brazil, Granotec do Brazil operates a production facility and a development center, employing around 120 staff. In 2018, the company recorded sales of approximately…

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Corbion completes new clean-label vinegar facility in Netherlands

EUROPE – The Dutch food and bio-chemicals company, Corbion has completed the construction of a state-of-the-art production facility in Gorinchem, Netherlands for the production of non-GMO powdered vinegar. The expanded production site enhances its capabilities in producing vinegar-based solutions to meet customer demand for alternative products to synthetic ingredients. According to the company, the Verdad range of solutions, developed with vinegars, ferment blends, and other functional ingredients enables the production of ingredients based on consumer tastes and preferences. The products are said to have an extended shelf life, improve yields…

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Corbion launches vinegar-based mold inhibitor for bakers

NETHERLANDS – Corbion, a Dutch food and biochemicals company, has launched a natural mold inhibitor, Verdad MP100, which matches calcium propionate for mold control and tops competing clean-label solutions for bakers. According to the company, the new, naturally derived preservative is not the first clean label mold inhibitor to reach the market, but it is the first to equal the performance of calcium propionate without adversely affecting product flavor. Milestones in the evolving “clean label” trend occur when a natural solution can equal the efficacy of traditional synthetic solutions without…

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Corbion completes acquisition of Bunge’s stake in SB Renewable Oils JV

USA – The Dutch food and biochemical company Corbion N.V has announced it has completed the acquisition of Bunge’s stake in the Orindiúva, Brazil based SB Renewable Oils JV. This involves a 49.9% stake held by Bunge in the joint venture which specialises in the production of algae ingredients, such as Omega 3 rich oil, for aquaculture and animal feed. Corbion now becomes the sole (100%) owner of the plant which employs around 170 staff after receiving approval by the relevant regulatory bodies in Brazil As part of the transaction,…

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Corbion introduces pristine clean-label cake solutions

NETHERLANDS – Corbion, a Dutch food and biochemicals company, has introduced new expanded line of mixes, bases and icing stabilizers simplifies labels without sacrificing quality. To help bakery manufacturers meet the growing demand for simplified ingredients, Corbion has broadened its clean-label portfolio to include cake mixes, bases and icing stabilizers. Known simply as Pristine, these enhanced solutions enable bakers to reduce key strokes in ingredient labels by up to 42% without compromising taste or texture. “Achieving a cleaner label starts with removing anything that’s a mouthful to pronounce, but shortening…

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