Corbion opens new R&D lab
By Laura Aiken
Gorinchem, the Netherlands – Corbion, a food ingredients and biobased chemicals company, opened an advanced R&D and applications laboratory in the Netherlands.
“This new R&D applications laboratory is a prime example of Corbion’s ongoing commitment to and investment in the development of world-leading solutions and services, said Boudewijn van Nuland, vice-president of marketing at Corbion, in a news release. “With over 80 years in biobased products, this exciting news shows we remain at the forefront of the industry. The laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment and extensive tasting and microbiology capabilities position us to deliver an even higher level of customer-driven innovation and value over the coming years.”
Home to over 150 technical specialists, the 3500 square metre laboratory focuses on the conception and development of new biobased products, comprehensive application development work and testing and trials.
Fitted with dedicated laboratories for various sectors including meat, confectionery and other food and beverage applications, the centre houses manufacturing equipment, microbiology instrumentation, taste testing and sensory facilities and a fully equipped kitchen to mimic product preparation and use in the home.
The new laboratory has already produced several food ingredients, including Verdad Avanta (a range of multifunctional ingredient solutions for meat and poultry), PURAC Power MA (a malic acid powder for acid-sanded confectionery) and Ultra Fresh Premium Advantage (an enzyme blend that maximizes freshness and shelf life in bakery products).