Corbion gets coating patent

25 Sep 2015

Corbion Purac has been granted a European patent for its coating technology for acid powders, applied in acid-sanded sugar confectionery. Based on this technology, Corbion Purac has already developed a range of malic acid powders, such as PURAC Powder MA, which the company says enables manufacturers worldwide to develop differentiating sugar confectionery with instant and intensive […]

Corbion gets coating patent

corbion-purac-purac-powder-ma-def-sept2014-featCorbion Purac has been granted a European patent for its coating technology for acid powders, applied in acid-sanded sugar confectionery. Based on this technology, Corbion Purac has already developed a range of malic acid powders, such as PURAC Powder MA, which the company says enables manufacturers worldwide to develop differentiating sugar confectionery with instant and intensive sour taste profiles and prolonged shelf life.

Many coated acids for confectionery applications use fat-coating technology, Corbion notes. This not only provides taste issues, such as a delay in the release of the sourness or even a rancid off-taste, and hygroscopicity and acid migration can also occur. The result is often a loss of instant sourness and sticky or humid products with impaired visual appeal, especially in long shelf-life applications. Corbion Purac’s patented coating technology is said to significantly improve stability in terms of acid migration and moisture uptake from the environment. This means the candy remains dry throughout its shelf life and then dissolves much faster on consumption than fat-based coatings, offering consumers an instantaneous, refreshing burst of acidity.

“This is a really exciting moment for us and we’re pleased that we’re the only supplier able to offer this groundbreaking solution to the European confectionery market,” said Hans Schinck, Market Manager Confectionery at Corbion Purac. “Our research and development team developed this technology over several years in direct response to customer demands for a solution that would help them overcome the issues associated with the use of many traditional fat-coated acid powders. The feedback we have received so far has been extremely positive and we’re very much looking forward to launching further ingredients based on this proprietary technology.”