Ticapan cuts shell thickness by 10%

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Ticapan cuts shell thickness by 10%

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TIC Gums introduced Ticapan Quick Crunch to the European confectionery sector during the recent ProSweets show in Cologne.

As an alternative to the traditionally used gum arabic, the product produces harder, more durable and crunchier shells for coated chewing gum, candy, nuts and other panned confections.

The firm says by reducing the overall shell thickness and maintaining product quality, manufacturers can reduce the number of layers (shell thickness) by as much as 10%. This in turn reduces manufacturing time and the total amount of raw materials needed in the coating formulation.

While Ticapan Quick Crunch comprises only 13% of the entire formulation, sugar and sugar alcohols constitute 6075% of the engrossing syrup. Reducing these ingredient amounts yields significant savings. The larger the batch, the more money saved.

The Ticapan Coating System was developed to provide a solution for the sometimes unstable gum arabic market. While very functional and useful, gum arabic is one of the most difficult gums to source in the world. It is often subject to volatile pricing due to political instability and unfavourable weather.