SINGAPORE – The British-based agribusiness, Tate & Lyle has completed expansion of its Singapore food application laboratory with the aim of transforming it into a modern hub for food ingredient formulations in the region.

The upgrade doubles the size of the food application centre to increase production capacity, together with state-of-the-art technology including pilot-scale capabilities for the food and beverage industry.

Tate & Lyle will use the centre in embracing innovations, providing ingredient formulations and solutions for the food and beverage industry.

Through its expertise involving food scientists, the company looks forward to developing quality and tasty products for the beverage, dairy, bakery, sauce and dressing processing sectors.

They’ll work in collaboration with food and beverage partners in a bid to meet changing customer needs ranging from lower sugar, fat and calories products for a healthier lifestyle.

Technical service team will play a vital role in providing technical capability, recipe knowledge and optimization expertise to manufacturers to enhance efficiency and provide solutions to problems encountered during product development.

The centre combines ingredients, great application recipes and sensory experience to make cleaner and healthier formulations.

“Manufacturers are increasingly looking to agile and expert partners like Tate & Lyle to help them meet growing consumer demand for great tasting food and beverages that support balanced diets and lifestyles.

“Our Singapore application center brings together Tate & Lyle’s cutting-edge science, market leading ingredients and product development capabilities, offering a formulation “one-stop-shop” for manufacturers across the region,” said Harry Boot, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific.

Manufacturers are stepping up production with a focus on specialty ingredients ranging from flavours, fragrances, cosmetics, food & beverage with an eye on the expanding global market including USA, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Tate & Lyle more than doubled the size of its Singapore laboratory, with new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities in 2016.

DuPont sold its food safety diagnostics business to Hygiena, shifting its focus to its core portfolio of food specialty ingredients.

Givaudan, the Swiss manufacturer of flavors announced that it had agreed to terminate supplies of sunscreen filters out of the Givaudan Vernier site to provide it an opportunity to accelerate the realignment of its ingredients portfolio.