Omya will highlight its versatile range of calcium ingredients at Gulfood Manufacturing in the Swiss pavilion. Suitable for use as a fortification agent, white pigment, bulk provider, extrusion aid, anticaking agent and carrier, Omya’s calcium carbonates are naturally derived and processed using the latest technology. The production plant is GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative),ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 compliant, and also boasts Halal and Kosher certificates.
Calcipur: from food fortification to extrusion aid
Omya’s products, bundled together under the Calcipur brand, have a very high elemental calcium content — approximately 40 per cent — making it one of the most concentrated sources of calcium in the market. As such, they are an efficient fortification agent and can be used to enrich baby products, vegan drinks, bakery produce, snack bars and breakfast cereals. Depending on the dosage used, calcium-related claims can be made on pack.
Calcipur can act as a white pigment and replace titanium dioxide in chewing gum coatings. Chewing gum masses and icings for cakes and cookies benefit from its bulking property. When it comes to icings, manufacturers are able to reduce the icing sugar and hence the calorie content. In the production of extruded snacks, Calcipur facilitates the formation and homogenous distribution of fine gas bubbles, influencing the extrudate’s expansion and texture.
Omyafood: anticaking agent and carrier
Omyafood comprises calcium carbonates with multifunctional properties. Thanks to its specific particle structure and surface morphology, it’s an ideal anticaking agent and keeps powders flowing freely, making processing and precise dosing much easier. Adding Omyafood to powders also prevents lumping during processing, transportation and storage. It helps to keep machines cleaner, increases operating efficiencies and reduces downtimes as well. Another advantage is that it produces much less dust than other commercially available powder processing solutions.
Benefiting from both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties, Omya’s calcium carbonate can be used as a carrier for substances such as vitamins and other valuable nutrients. Its high binding capacity and porosity also facilitate the transfer from liquid to powder-based applications.
Thanks to its role as a global distributor, Omya possesses a comprehensive portfolio of versatile ingredients and provides a wide range of solutions that can be customised to meet individual customer requirements.Gulfood will be held from 7 to 9 November in Dubai.