Omya calcium products at IFT Las Vegas


Visitors looking to fortify foodstuffs with calcium can talk to experts about non-animal Calcipur, excipients and active ingredients

Omya International, global producer of calcium carbonates and distributor of specialty additives, will present its distribution portfolio at IFT Las Vegas (Institute of Food Technologists), booth 2426, June 25–28, 2017.

In particular, the company present Calcipur. Due to its high elemental calcium content, it is one of the most concentrated sources of calcium in the market. Depending on the dosage used, calcium-related claims can be stated on packaging. Another focus will be on bone health concepts.

Visitors looking to fortify foodstuffs with calcium should pass by the Omya booth and talk to the company's experts about Calcipur. Possible applications include infant nutrition, bakery produce, snack bars and breakfast cereals.

Plant-based drinks

In the light of increased food intolerances and the rise of veganism, plant-based drinks made with soy, rice, oat or almond are becoming more and more popular.

With Calcipur, manufacturers can produce beverages with a calcium content that is equivalent to cow's milk. To achieve the best possible results in terms of nutrition and taste, getting the calcium carbonate particle size right is critical to ensure stability and keep sedimentation rates as low as possible.

As Calcipur is available in different grades and particle sizes. The ingredient's refractive index significantly improves overall opacity and contribute to an appealing appearance.

Bone health supplement

Targeting the world's increasingly ageing populations, Omya will present formulations for bone health concepts containing two different calcium ingredients: Omyapure as the active ingredient and Omyapharm as an excipient.

Whereas the active ingredient Omyapure 35 – OG is for natural calcium supplementation and osteoporosis treatment, the excipient Omyapharm 500 – OG offers superior technological properties.

As a carrier for multiple substances, it has a high loading capacity for active ingredients. With a specific morphology of external lamellae structure and an internal network of interconnected pores, the particles of Omyapure facilitate the production of tablets that feature both high porosity and maximum levels of hardness.

Added vitamins K2 and D3 from the company’s distribution portfolio improve calcium absorption. Supplements based on that formulation, together with a balanced diet, provide enough calcium to reach the recommended daily allowance (RDA) according to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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The company's portfolio also includes chicory root and agave fibres, organic agave syrup as a natural sweetener, hydrocolloids and gums, cocoa powders, plant-based replacements for glycols and glycerin, natural excipients, natural colours, functional extracts, flours and precooked grains, proteins, and natural foam control agents.