Solvay is increasing its manufacturing capacity for European natural vanillin by 60 metric tons, thereby furthering, it says, its commitment to meet long term growth expectations associated with natural food and beverage ingredients.
Solvay to increase vanillin manufacturing capacity
Solvay is increasing its manufacturing capacity for European natural vanillin by 60 metric tons, thereby furthering, it says, its commitment to meet long term growth expectations associated with natural food and beverage ingredients. Effective January 2018, and produced in Europe with full traceability from raw material to finished product, this additional capacity is designated to serve Solvay’s global customer base for its natural and clean label universal requirements in food.
At the same time, Solvay is launching a newly designed Rhovanil Natural CW product (crystal white) and adding two new grades of Vanifolia to its natural solutions portfolio.
“As a leading player in vanillin products, we are now strengthening our ‘Natural’ production base and product offering to continue to support the market success and growth of our customers,” said Peter Browning, President of Solvay’s Aroma Performance Global Business Unit (GBU). “This significant expansion of our European capacity for natural vanillin improves our vertical integration to support the growing demand for natural solutions on which we have built the reputation of our products.”
Solvay’s Rhovanil Natural CW will reinforce Solvay’s market position as the reference for natural vanillin, the company believes. Derived using a proprietary process from non-GMO rice, it is an enabler of a range of new Vanifolia solutions designed to address specific market needs. One of the newly developed grades is said to meet the growing demand of one-on-one natural vanillin substitutes for synthetic vanillin across all food segments. A natural solution offering effective masking properties of whey and pea protein aftertastes is also being launched. This functional requirement has also become instrumental in growing nutrition, health and wellness mainstream applications.
The company also announced that Solvay’s Vanil’ Expert Center Innovation Platform in Lyon, France has been recently relocated into an upgraded, highly-equipped facility. It includes a new pilot plant capable of simulating production on a semi-industrial scale, which Solvay believes will boost the team's capabilities to develop solutions to optimize recipes and formulations for Solvay’s customers to help tackle and meet today’s ever-changing food trends.