In line with its “The future stays natural” motto, Omya highlighted a wide range of high purity calcium carbonates and natural ingredients from its distribution portfolio at Hi Europe. With samples of foods and drinks to try at the booth, Omya’s experts demonstrated how proper supplementation and outstanding taste can be combined.
One of the company’s core products is Omya Calcipur®, a high purity natural calcium carbonate for calcium fortification in infant nutrition, dairy and non-dairy drinks, bakery products, snack bars and breakfast cereals. Thanks to its high elemental calcium content of approximately 40%, it is one of the most concentrated sources of calcium in the market. That makes it possible to use up to five times less of this ingredient than other available technical solutions while achieving the same calcium dose in a finished foodstuff. Resulting advantages are an efficient supplementation and less impact on the sensory profile of the final product. Depending on the dosage used, calcium-related claims can be made on pack.
Furthermore, visitors were able to learn more about the broad array of ingredients in Omya’s distritution portfolio, including natural food colours, yeast extracts, stevia, vitamins and other food supplements, as well as textured soy protein components. Thanks to the company’s formulation expertise, holistic solutions that are tailored to meet specific customer requirements can rapidly scaled-up from concept to industrial production.