New facility takes aim at developing advances in nutrition and technical food applications.
BENEO, Inc. has opened its BENEO North American Application Center in Parsippany, NJ. The new center focuses on developing advances in its functional ingredients application portfolio and bringing that expertise closer to customers in the North American market.
The 3,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to test formulation aspects of its functional ingredients, including fiber enrichment, sugar or fat replacement, as well as taste and texture.
The application center features a variety of versatile benchtop scale and pilot scale equipment that can be used alone or in combination, giving BENEO the ability to cover a wide range of applications.
Initially the Application Center will focus on bakery applications, dairy and dairy fermented applications, soups, sauces and frozen convenience meals as well as cereal and slab-type nutrition bars and beverages.
Analytical equipment is also included in the Application Center specifically for the measurement of microscopy, rheology, particle size, pH and freeze-thaw stability—all to assist BENEO in optimizing ingredient use in formulations.