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Hydrocolloids, Stabilisers and Gelling Systems


GELITA, worldwide leader in the manufacture of collagenous protein, supplies various types of gelatine for all important application areas. However, development continues: our researchers are constantly opening up new and innovative application areas for gelatine in the markets of tomorrow.
There's an optimal gelatine for every application. Customers who require gelatine for highly specific uses will find Gelita can help them in the most varied of application areas including: edible powder gelatin, leaf gelatine (red/white), instant gelatin, collagen peptides, collagen and functional blends.

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Business News  07 December 2017

Gelita CEO: Clean label and collagen among clear pathways for differentiation

07 Dec 2017 --- The clean label trend continues to accelerate, with growing consumer demand for simpler products that contain ingredients with a strong tradition. With this market background, Gelita is looking to highlight its gelatin products on a clean and clear platform, with simplicity being a key strategy. Last week at FiE 2017, FoodIngredientsFirst spoke exclusively to CEO, Dr. Franz Josef Konert on the state of the market and the company’s business strategy for 2018.

Food Ingredients News  10 October 2017

Gelita reports strong sustainability progress

10 Oct 2017 --- Gelita AG’s recently published second sustainability report provides information on the company's environmental, economic and social commitment and illustrates the progress the company believes has been made. This includes a reduction in emissions, despite an increase in production volume.

Business News  03 July 2017

GELITA: Among Top 100 Most Innovative Companies

03 Jul 2017 --- GELITA AG has been welcomed into the select circle of innovation leaders among small to medium-sized companies in Germany. At the award ceremony of the 4th German SME Summit in Essen on June 23rd, the EberbachcCompany was honored with the TOP 100 seal. In the independent selection process, the concern particularly won over the jury with its excellent innovation processes.

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19 December 2016

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Novel Technology for Collagen Peptides

GELITA presented the first in a new series of SMART TECHNOLOGY solutions. Collagen Peptides ST is a range of enhanced ingredients that brings an optimized performance level and an improved processing performance to customers. Collagen Peptides ST provide physiological functionalities and technological functionalities. Both exhibit improved process performance, namely less dust during handling, fewer clumping issues during dissolution, improved wettability and higher bulk densities. For the customer, this means improved production, optimized machinability and the ability to develop new and exciting products. Potential applications include the fortification of clear, high protein gummies with a protein content of up to 35%. Margarethe Plotowiak of Gelita says: “If you want a product line extension of our existing collagen peptides, there are some application limitations, such as highly viscous or high concentration solutions. So there is a demand for better solubility and better production processes. Smart Technology eases the production for the customers – so if you want to do a high concentration it is easier to do, as it doesn’t foam and produces less dust.” Gelita highlighted smart technology with the first bioactive collagen peptides with gelling power in a beauty from within gummy.

04 December 2015

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New Research Into the Benefits of Collagen Peptides in Countering Sarcopenia

To fight sarcopenia GELITA has developed specific bioactive collagen peptides named BODYBALANCE. Now a double blind placebo controlled study was performed at the Institute of Sports and Sports Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany, that included 60 sarcopenic men aged 65 and older, with a mean age of 72 years. It is the first study that investigates the effects of collagen peptides on body composition and muscle strength.

02 May 2012

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Collagen Peptides for Beauty from Within

Michael Teppner of Gelita on the role of collagen peptides for beauty from within.

Technical papers


04 July 2016

Gelatine – Basic Know How of a Fantastic Ingredient

Gelatine is one of the most versatile food ingredients with a unique technological profile: it acts as a gelling and binding agent as well as a builder and stabilizer for foams and emulsions. However, the industry’s understanding of the fundamental properties of gelatine is eroding and its true potential remains unexploited.

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