Company description

Palsgaard is the world’s only full-service emulsifier and stabiliser company. It offers sustainably produced, customer-tailored solutions for the global food industry, as well as non-food markets such as polymers and personal care.

Emulsifiers and stabilisers allow otherwise incompatible ingredients to be combined, creating exciting new capabilities and functionality. This enables manufacturers of bakery, confectionery, condiments, dairy, ice cream, margarine and plant-based products to improve their quality, taste, mouthfeel, texture and shelf-life, and to create better-for-you foods with leaner labels, less fat and better nutritional value, while using fewer resources.

Since founder Einar Viggo Schou invented the modern plant-based food emulsifier in 1917, Palsgaard has offered expertise and innovation. From its six application centres around the world, its experienced food technologists help manufacturers optimize existing recipes and develop delicious products with superior nutritional profiles.

Palsgaard enables manufacturers to meet consumer and regulatory demands for greater responsibility, helping them grow and protect their brands. It is the world’s only commercial source of fully sustainable emulsifiers based on RSPO SG-certified palm oil and produced by CO2-neutral factories (scope 1 and 2) in Denmark, the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, China and Malaysia. All products are non-GMO and meet halal and kosher requirements.

Palsgaard is owned by the Schou Foundation and has 690+ employees across 18 countries. Its turnover in 2022 was 343 million USD (2.4 billion DKK), with products sold to more than 120 countries. Over 400 million people consume foods containing Palsgaard products every day.

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Sales markets Africa; Asia; Australia; Central/South America; Eastern Europe; Middle East; North America; Western Europe
Primary business activity Manufacturer: Ingredients / Additives
Affiliated categories: Emulsifiers / Lecithins |Stabilisers and Thickeners, Binders, Texturisers |Egg Replacement More

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Four in ten consumers have purchased more plant-based products since COVID-19

25 Nov 2021

Four in ten consumers have purchased more plant-based products since COVID-19

Global consumer demand for plant-based products has increased since the onset of COVID-19, research by Palsgaard suggests.

The emulsifier and stabiliser specialist commissioned extensive consumer research into the plant-based market, focusing specifically on three categories: milk alternatives, dairy-free yoghurts and frozen desserts.

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5 Oct 2021

Palsgaard launches “next-level” PGPR for chocolate

Palsgaard has launched a new PGPR product which offers chocolate manufacturers the best ever levels of functionality and efficiency.

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10 Feb 2020

Palsgaard acquires Turkish distributor

Palsgaard has announced the takeover of Turkish food ingredients distributor Teknaroma, with the acquisition of 90% of the company’s shares. The deal reinforces a long-standing relationship between the two parties, with Teknaroma having had exclusive distribution rights to Palsgaard products on the Turkish market since 1997.

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21 Oct 2019

Plant-based foods and drinks spur new ingredient development

The growing popularity of plant-based foods and beverages has boosted innovation among ingredient suppliers to meet diverse manufacturer demands, from dairy-free cultures for flavour and food safety, to flavours and emulsifiers for improved taste and texture.

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