Oftringen (Switzerland), October 2022 – Omya, a global producer of mineral ingredients, will be showcasing natural solutions that boost health benefits and nutritional values, while improving processability. For powder handling, Omyafood® 120 and Omya Calcipur® are two new non-nano flow aids that offer superb anticaking functionalities. The highly porous Omyafood® 120 perfectly supports food powders and intermediates with its high moisture binding capacity, while the very fine Omya Calcipur® particles can reduce mechanical interlocking in powdered products and also act as white pigment in various formulations.
Market demand for powders in convenience foods, drinks, sports nutrition and nutraceuticals continues to rise, as does the desire for safe, natural and clean label ingredients. Processing powders is challenging because they cake easily due to temperature or moisture. This results in a loss of product quality and higher energy demand. Highly porous and non-nano Omyafood® 120 particles counteract these issues thanks to their strong absorption and moisture-binding capabilities. Their advanced porous structure also means reduced mechanical interlocking. The low-dust ingredients not only enhance flow but also allow for improved storage and product quality throughout the supply chain, resulting in better performance for the end-user. At the show, freshly prepared hot chocolate drinks and wafers will demonstrate the ease of use and versatility of all Omya solutions. Furthermore, delicious chocolate lentils will demonstrate the performance of the company’s white pigment solution in the finest marble grades.
Also on show will be Omyanutra® 300 DC and Omyanutra® 300 Flash, two innovative excipients for overcoming processing challenges related to dietary supplements. Both allow for free-flowing, directly compressible blends and provide better compactability at low compression forces compared to benchmark excipients such as lactose and microcrystalline cellulose. In addition, the minerals enable fast disintegration thanks to their particles’ porous structure which supports the safe carrying and release of active ingredients. As it contains a superdisintegrant, Omyanutra® 300 Flash is a perfect all-in-one solution for tablet manufacturers. It delivers fast disintegration in orally and fastdissolving tablets (ODTs/FDTs) regardless of the hardness of the solid dosage form.
Matching the company’s own innovations, the holistic distribution portfolio now includes a new range of apple fibre, oat fibre blend and cocoa fibre – all-natural, clean label ingredients without chemical treatment or E numbers. By increasing the healthy fibre content of the formulation, the micronized powders allow a health or nutrition claim to be made for the final product. Moreover, the ingredients serve as binders, colourants and anti-caking agents, and therefore support a smooth production process.
Further specialities such as yeast protein and extracts, vitamins and natural colourant powders are suitable for natural and vegan clean label applications. Used in conjunction with the company’s own high-quality calcium minerals, these open up endless possibilities for easy to process, all-round solutions.