Corbion Investing in Illinois Plant to Offer PGME

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09 Jun 2016 --- Corbion, long recognized as the North American market leader in emulsifiers for bread, is expanding its Dolton, IL facility, so that the company can also produce propylene glycol monoesters, (PGME) emulsifiers used in sweet goods, bakery mixes and other applications.

"The addition of PGME to the portfolio means Corbion will possess all the necessary building blocks to produce a sweet goods portfolio that matches the breadth of solutions we currently offer to the bread market segment," says Jim Robertson, global product manager, emulsifiers.

The investment in Corbion's Dolton, IL facility follows the company's sizeable investment in its Grandview, MO plant in 2015, a step that enabled Corbion to develop and commercialize the Ensemble non-PHO emulsifier portfolio following the FDA's decision to rescind GRAS status on partially hydrogenated oil. "By continuing to invest in our capabilities, it will allow us to maintain our market leadership position and provide an enhanced portfolio of offerings to the markets and customers we serve," Robertson explained.

Corbion expects to have PGME solutions on the market in the second quarter of 2017. "As the food industry evolves, Corbion's knowledge and experience can help our customers make transitions smoothly and easily," Robertson says. "By adding PGME solutions for sweet goods and offering drop-in non-PHO replacements, Corbion minimizes challenges for our customers and makes it easier for them to provide the delicious foods their consumers demand."

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With over 80 years of fermentation expertise and the use of natural raw materials to produce exceptional food and beverage ingredients, Corbion Purac has a wealth of expertise in the world of biobased food ingredients. Our extensive portfolio combined with leading expertise, application knowledge and technical service make us your food industry partner, helping solve food integrity issues by providing improvements in shelf life, freshness and food safety.


Leading expertise
Our expertise in food is based on our knowledge of microbiology, fermentation, and application of lactic acid and lactates. Throughout our history, we have grown with our customers to become a mature, reliable partner in technology and product development. Our knowledge of microbiology is currently also being applied to extend the shelf life and safety of your food products through innovative preservation solutions

Superior quality
Through an extensive portfolio of high quality products, Corbion Purac provides exciting, naturally-derived options in preservation, shelf life extension, flavoring, acidification and fortification. Using nature’s best ingredients, we formulate unique propositions that can perfect your food products and help save on your own R&D.

Global presence
Our global presence, puts us right by your side, wherever you are in the world. With established R&D and production facilities in every continent, our technical expertise, advice and products are available worldwide. Together with Corbion Purac’s large, global R&D team, our clients drive our innovation and play an integral role in the development of new solutions.

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• Natural preservation solutions
• Shelf life extension
• Clean label solutions
• Food safety solutions
• Sodium reduction solutions
• Mineral Fortification

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