CHINA – Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has announced that the expansion of capacity and process upgrades at its polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China have been completed.

According to the company, the expansion increases capacity at the facility in Nantong by more than three times from when it was acquired by Tate & Lyle in 2014.

The company’s polydextrose is a soluble fibre with proven nutritional benefits that food producers use to provide fibre enrichment, and body and texture, in reduced sugars and calorie products.

It is used in products such as cereals, drinking yoghurts, fermented beverages, biscuits and pastries.

Tate & Lyle has also improved the facility’s packaging capabilities, and implemented advanced environmental management infrastructure and systems to deliver on its commitment for responsible manufacturing.

“We continue to see strong demand for our soluble fibres, used in food and beverages globally to deliver solutions for sugar reduction and fibre enrichment.

The three-fold capacity increase at our polydextrose facility in China will help us meet this growing demand, and provide a high quality product to customers in Asia Pacific and other regions of the world,” said Harry Boot, General Manager Asia Pacific, Speciality Food Ingredients at Tate & Lyle.

“Tate & Lyle is the only polydextrose manufacturer with production lines on three continents.

Our investment in Nantong significantly enhances our fibre production capabilities, and expands our non-GMO offering,” added Courtney Kingery, Director, Global Product Management, Health & Wellness at Tate & Lyle.