Tate & Lyle announces major expansion of maltodextrin capacity at its facility in Boleraz, Slovakia


Production of infant food grade non-GMO MALTOSWEET maltodextrin to be more than doubled during the next 2 years to meet growing global demand

Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions, announces plans to more than double capacity of its non-GMO MALTOSWEET maltodextrin product line at its facility in Boleraz, Slovakia.

This major expansion of food grade and infant food grade non-GMO MALTOSWEET maltodextrin is expected to be completed in 2019.

MALTOSWEET maltodextrin is a nutritive corn-based specialty sweetener made from locally sourced non-GMO dent and waxy corn starch.

It is available in powder and granular formats. Maltodextrin acts as a binder, viscosity provider, fat replacer and bulking agent.

The ingredient is used in a wide range of food and beverages such as infant formula, sports drinks, dairy desserts and sauces.

Joan Braca, President, Specialty Food Ingredients, Tate & Lyle, said: “Tate & Lyle’s quality management systems ensure our non-GMO MALTOSWEET maltodextrin achieves the high quality standards our customers look for, particularly manufacturers of infant and growing-up formula."

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“This expansion will enable us to meet growing customer demand for non-GMO maltodextrins, and particularly in the infant food sector for regions such as Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. It will also further strengthen our specialty food ingredients solutions offering worldwide.”