Our nature-derived products can be used in breath freshening applications as well, a growing market as consumers are becoming more conscious of oral hygiene.
In chewing gums
Our ingredients provide various functional benefits:
|Sorbidex™ sorbitol powder is used in the solid phase of chewing gum production to create the required “bite”.|
|Plasticizer||Sorbidex™ sorbitol, Zerose™ erythritol, Maltidex™ maltitol and lecithins are used in the liquid phase to improve chewability.|
|Tooth friendly||Sorbidex™ sorbitol is non-cariogenic and therefore ideal for “tooth-friendly” chewing gums. Zerose™ erythritol has been proven through numerous trials to be a cariostatic agent, and find its use in upper market products.|
|Mouth feel||Sorbidex™ sorbitol will help you achieve the required mouth feel, whether you need an intense cooling sensation or just a faint fresh mouth feel.|
|Flavor release||Lecithins can be added to flavors to prolongue their effect.|
|Crunchy coating||Maltidex™ maltitol helps you achieve the required level of crunchiness.|
|Non-stick dusting||C*Mannidex™ mannitol powder and Isomaltidex™ isomalt are effective in reducing stickiness and are extensively used to coat chewing gum.|
|Shelf life||Zerose™ erythritol, Maltidex™ maltitol and lecithins can be used to extend the shelf life of your products.|
In oral care strips
Our range of hydrocolloids is often incorporated in the formulation of oral care strips as viscosity controllers, film-forming agents and flavor emulsion stabilizers. Modified starches and maltodextrins, due to their film-forming properties, are also used, in combination with other edible polymers. Lastly, polyols such as non-crystallizing Sorbidex™ sorbitol syrup can be used to modulate the strips’ strength and flexibility.
|Satialgine™ algin, Unipectine™ pectin, C*PolarTex™ modified starch and C*Dry™ MD maltodextrin|
|Viscosity control||Satiagum™VPC carrageenan, Viscogum™BCR locust bean extract (ceratonia siliqua gum)|
|Flavor emulsion stabilizer||Satiagel™VPC carrageenan, Satiaxane™ xanthan gum|