Health Ingredients China 2018: WACKER Showcases Novel Process for Moldable Gum

Shanghai, Jun 20, 2018

At Health Ingredients China 2018, WACKER is presenting molded sugar-free chewing gum deposited with novel CANDY2GUM® technology. The trick is that chewing gum based on WACKER’s CAPIVA® C premix has a much lower viscosity than conventional gum. This facilitates the molding into different shapes, or even producing chewing gum with a 3D printing machine. At Hi China 2018, WACKER is also showcasing several products which help to improve the effectiveness and functionality of cosmetics and health products. Highlights include CAVAMAX® cyclodextrin, CAVACURMIN®, a gammadextrin-curcumin complex, vegetarian L-Cysteine and HTEssence®, a nature identical hydroxytyrosol that significantly reduces low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Health Ingredients China 2018 takes place in Shanghai from June 20 to 22.

At Health Ingredients China 2018, WACKER is introducing its new process for depositing sugar-free chewing gum. Thanks to this new process, gum can now simply be molded into different shapes, similar to gummy bears.

Normally, due to its high viscosity, gum is mainly formed in shapes such as sticks, balls and pillows. But now, confectioners can mold gum into different shapes, despite this fact. All they have to do is to use WACKER’s CANDY2GUM® technology and CAPIVA® C. The premix, which can be processed in sugar-confectionery cookers, has a lower viscosity compared to conventional gums. Subsequently, the chewing gum can be molded into a wide variety of shapes, for example bears, hearts and shells. In addition, CAPIVA® C provides a fun mouthfeel – what begins as a piece of chewy candy turns into chewing gum after a short time.

Another advantage of the CANDY2GUM® technology is that the CAPIVA® C and the cooking process allow the use of numerous water-based natural ingredients such as fruit juice, dairy products, chocolate, coconut and plant extracts, which the traditional mixing process could not handle. This not only makes chewing gum more tasteful, but also allows it to carry additional functions.

CANDY2GUM® technology enables the use of standard sugar-confectionery equipment. No additional investment on equipment is required.

With WACKER’s novel process, chewing gums can be molded in all different kinds of shape, even standard sugar-confectionery equipment can be used.

Further WACKER highlights at Health Ingredients China 2018:

  • Improved Bioavailability of Active Ingredients with CAVACURMIN® and CAVAMAX® CoQ10

Cyclodextrins can considerably enhance the body’s absorption of non-bioavailable active ingredients. With the aid of gamma-cyclodextrin CAVACURMIN®, the bioavailability of curcumin can be increased by a factor of around 40 compared to conventional extracts. Likewise, the bioavailability of coenzyme Q10 can be increased 18-fold by complexing it with gamma-cyclodextrin CAVAMAX® CoQ10.

  • L-cystein for Enhanced Anti-Aging Effects

Produced with WACKER’s patented plant fermentation process, L-Cysteine and nature-identical hydroxytyrosol HTEssence® are considered highly effective antioxidants. As a dietary supplement, they also have skin lightening effects. Furthermore, L-Cysteine also helps to make hair and nails strong and healthy.

  • HTEssence® and CAVACURMIN® for a Healthy Living

WACKER’s nature-identical hydroxytyrosol HTEssence® is able to significantly reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), which has been found to support heart health. WACKER’s CAVACURMIN® curcumin complex also considerably mitigates joint pain and helps prevent liver diseases.

  • Masking Undesirable Flavors with CAVAMAX® W6 and CAVAMAX® W8

CAVAMAX® W6 alpha-cyclodextrin and W8 gamma-cyclodextrin can effectively mask unpleasant odors and flavors of functional substances in foods. Therefore, food manufacturers do not have to reduce the dosage of these substances when formulating health products. In addition, the unique encapsulation technology of cyclodextins can protect and stabilize the flavor and the effects of active substances during processing and storage.

Visit WACKER at Health Ingredients China 2018, Booth E7B19.


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