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Solvay boosts European natural vanillin capacity

Effective January 2018 and produced in Europe with full traceability from raw material to finished product, the additional capacity is expected to serve the company’s global customer base for its natural and clean label universal requirements in food.

The company has also launched a newly designed Rhovanil Natural CW product (crystal white) and added two new grades of Vanifolia to its natural solutions portfolio. Derived using a proprietary process from non-GMO rice, Rhovanil Natural CW is an enabler of a range of new Vanifolia solutions designed to address specific market needs.

“As a leading player in vanillin products, we are now strengthening our ‘Natural’ production base and product offering to continue to support the market success and growth of our customers,” says Peter Browning, president of Solvay’s Aroma Performance Global Business Unit (GBU). “This significant expansion of our European capacity for natural vanillin improves our vertical integration to support the growing demand for natural solutions on which we have built the reputation of our products.” 

The company’s Vanil’ Expert Centre Innovation Platform in Lyon, France, has been recently relocated into an upgraded facility. It includes a new pilot plant capable of simulating production on a semi-industrial scale, which Solvay says will boost its capabilities to develop solutions to optimise recipes and formulations for its customers to help tackle and meet today’s ever-changing food trends.

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