BENEO moves further towards carbon neutrality at Oreye chicory root fibre plant
40% reduction in specific carbon emissions achieved in Belgium production facility
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a 40% reduction in specific carbon emissions at its Oreye facility in Belgium. This achievement is a result of a 10-year program of energy saving, which closed with an €11 million investment into increased energy efficiency measures. The reductions at Oreye show the company’s continued commitment to prioritising sustainable practices in all of its facilities. This latest development marks an important step for BENEO as it aims for carbon neutrality by 2050.
BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant
50% capacity expansion of production facility in Belgium by 2022
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a 50 percent production capacity increase at its Wijgmaal facility to cater for rising customer demand for its rice starches. A two-stage expansion process valued at €50 million, will lead to increased capacity by March 2022.
BENEO Expands Portfolio with New Organic Ingredients
June 2020 – BENEO has announced the expansion of its chicory root fibre and rice starch ingredient portfolio with two new organic solutions. The launch of the new additions, comprising an organic waxy rice starch, Remyline O AX DR, and organic chicory root fibre, Orafti®Organic, paves the way for BENEO to strengthen its market leading position.
Pandemic Places a Spotlight on Keeping Healthy Among China’s Consumers
As many are looking to improve their diet, new research proves the importance of controlled blood glucose levels to stay healthy
The health crisis has underlined the importance of managing diets for better health. In a study published by Nielsen¹, 80% of consumers in China revealed that they will pay more attention to their diet, even after the pandemic subsidies
Consumer Insights Confirm that BENEO’s Palatinose™ Meets Consumer Demands for an Alternative Carbohydrate
U.S. consumers recognize that not all carbohydrates are alike. In a recent survey¹ that was conducted on behalf of BENEO, it was shown that consumers differ in their perspectives between various kinds of carbohydrates and are aware of alternative sugars. In fact, half of U.S. consumers believe carbohydrates that are more slowly released are better for health.
galenIQ™ makes sugar-free medicated
high-boiled lozenges with long shelf-life
BENEO’s sweet-tasting excipient galenIQ™ 900 provides both manufacturers and consumers alike with technological and physiological benefits.
Mannheim (Germany), May 2020 – When it comes to producing medicated hard-boiled lozenges, then galenIQ™ 900, the pharmaceutical excipient grade of BENEO’s isomalt, is the number one choice. galenIQ™ 900 provides a broad range of benefits, such as low hygroscopicity, which promotes long shelf-life stability, as well as prolonged oral dissolution due to its sustained solubility. Furthermore, the sweet-tasting excipient remains inert in the presence of other components such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and flavourings. Providing only half the calories compared to sucrose, galenIQ™ 900 is also consumer-friendly by being kind to teeth and having almost no effect on blood sugar or insulin levels, due to its low glycaemic index.
galenIQ™: A better way to formulate oily plant extracts
galenIQ™, BENEO’s sweet filler-binder, overcomes compression challenges
Mannheim (Germany), February 2020 – With BENEO’s water-soluble filler-binder galenIQ™, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical manufacturers can overcome formulation issues when using oily plant extracts. Besides its sweet taste, galenIQ™ offers a high oil-binding capacity, agglomerate stability as well as flowability, and allows for fast tablet disintegration.
BENEO to invest more than 50 million Euro expanding chicory inulin production
20% higher global volume due to capacity increase of production facility in Chile by 2022
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a significant expansion for its chicory root fibre production facility in Chile by 2022, funded by an investment of more than 50 million Euro. The news comes following rising demand for BENEO’s chicory root fibres, inulin and oligofructose, as consumer interest in digestive health continues to grow.
BENEO Showcases Sugar-Free Confectionery with
Authentic Flavours from Around the World at ISM
2nd – 5th February 2020, Cologne/Germany, booth number: 10.2 G77
At this year’s ISM trade fair, BENEO is taking visitors on a sensorial journey. The company unveils its latest Sweets Collection, a compilation of inspirational, sugar-free candies that contains authentic flavours from around the world. Designed to bring excitement and authenticity to every moment in the mouth, the collection embraces both the “healthy indulgence” and “sensorial immersion” trends that are currently driving sales of confectionery.
Scientific study shows successful weight management
Slow release carbohydrate Palatinose™ delivers greater loss in body weight and fat mass
A recently published scientific study¹ has shown that BENEO’s slow release and low glycaemic carbohydrate Palatinose™ supports additional loss of body weight and fat mass in overweight and obese adults, when replacing sucrose in a weight loss diet. These findings are linked to the advantage of Palatinose™ in steering the metabolism towards fat burning and highlight that carbohydrate choice matters in a weight loss diet, beyond calorie counting. The study has been carried out by Dr Helen Lightowler and Professor Jeya Henry at Oxford Brookes University’s Functional Food Centre in the UK.
Consumer Research Shows Health Continues to Drive the Purchasing Agenda
A recent consumer survey, commissioned by the market research company FMCG Gurus on behalf of BENEO, reveals that health is now considered so important that almost every second respondent in Europe is prepared to pay a premium for food and drink products that provide a health benefit . This trend is most prominent amongst the younger generation with 54% of those aged 18-24 willing to spend more on healthy foods. With health driving purchase decisions, a big opportunity exists for manufacturers to tap into this trend by developing great tasting products with added nutritional credentials.
BENEO’s sweet pharmaceutical excipient enables formulations of the future
Combining great taste and excellent functionality, galenIQ™ is setting new standards in minitablet
Mannheim (Germany), November 2019 – CPhI Worldwide, 5–7 November in Frankfurt a.M., is the perfect place to make new business contacts, strengthen existing relationships, discover state-of-the-art ingredients and meet BENEO’s expert team. Taking center stage on stand 102C11 is the company’s high quality, water-soluble filler-binder, galenIQ™. Owing to its sweet taste and excellent technical properties, it is the excipient of choice for pharmaceutical manufacturers of solid dosage forms who are looking to make the most of the growing minitablets trend.
Although tablets are still the most widely used drug delivery system, many end users, including young children, the elderly and patients with dysphagia, have difficulty swallowing conventional tablets. Multiparticulate forms such as minitablets (1–4 mm diameter) offer a convenient solution. They are easy to swallow, can be designed to disintegrate rapidly in the buccal cavity or can be sprinkled onto soft food. However, successfully manufacturing minitablets requires the use of a filler-binder with certain characteristics.
BENEO’s galenIQ™ offers excellent flowability, great compressibility and ensures content uniformity. These functionalities enable high tablet hardness at a low compression force, which is key for the production of minitablets using sensitive multiple-tip punches.
“Given the special needs of very young and very old patients and the increasing demand for innovative dosage forms, BENEO’s galenIQ™ is the filler-binder of choice for minitablets. Manufactured from sucrose, it has a sweet taste and enhances the palatability of orodispersible minitablets, ensuring patient compliance,” said Dr Maj-Britt Cepok, Head of Business Development Pharma at BENEO.
Also on display during the event, the company will showcase multiple-tip punches of 2 and 3 mm diameter from the tableting tool manufacturer Ritter Pharma-Technik GmbH. In addition, Mr Ard Lura, a PhD student from the Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at University Düsseldorf, will present results from scientific studies that show the feasibility of using galenIQ™ in minitablets formulated with commercially available APIs.
Designed to meet the exacting specifications of the pharmaceutical industry, the multifunctional galenIQ™ is available with a range of varying particle sizes, morphologies and levels of solubility. This makes it a highly flexible excipient that can be used to formulate tablets, chewables, lozenges, effervescents and powder blends.
BENEO Announces Price Increase for its Functional Fibres
October 2019 – Leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO, has announced a global price increase of 5% on average on its functional fibres, inulin and oligofructose, for food and feed applications.
Chinese consumers increasingly seeking better nutrition for improved gut health
48% of the respondents agreed that taking care of digestive health is part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of gut health. In a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research company InSites on behalf of BENEO, 72% of Chinese consumers believe that diet plays a major role in building a healthy lifestyle. Close to half of the respondents also agreed that taking care of their digestive health is an important consideration in maintaining overall well-being.
BENEO Celebrates 10 Years of Supplying its Sustainable Pet Food Protein
BENEO is pleased to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its plant-based vital wheat gluten protein - BeneoPro W. The occasion marks a decade of BENEO providing its high-quality and sustainably-sourced ingredient to the pet food sector, ensuring pets around the world benefit from healthier meal solutions.
BENEO Focuses on Prebiotic Chicory Root Fiber for Digestive Health at IFT
Consumers Show High Interest in the Gut Microbiome as Contributor to Overall Well-being
Parsippany, NJ – May 2019 - During this year’s IFT Food Expo in New Orleans June 2 to 5, functional ingredients manufacturer BENEO will showcase the power of its prebiotic chicory root fiber for digestive health in Booth #3423. Consumers in the U.S. are recognizing the microbiome as essential for their overall well-being and are looking for ways to support their digestive health, naturally.
BENEO Opens Application Center in São Paulo
Latin American Customers will Benefit from the Development of Regional Applications
São Paulo, Brazil – May 2019 – BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, announced today the opening of its Regional Application Center in São Paulo, Brazil. The new Application Center allows BENEO to better support product development in the region and enables the team to provide more localized support, including recipe adaptation, tasting sessions and lab trials for customers.
Prebiotic chicory root fibre maintains microbiota balance in children – even following antibiotic treatment
April 2019 - A new study¹ demonstrates that daily consumption of chicory root fibre in children aged 3 to 6 years, can keep the level of bifidobacteria higher and more stable, also during antibiotic treatment.
BENEO is Now Capable of Producing Organic Inulin from Chicory Roots
April 2019 – Leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO has announced that it is now capable of producing organic inulin from chicory roots, making it the first ingredient manufacturer to do so.
BENEO’s game-changing ingredients contribute to new breakthroughs in sports nutrition
FIC 2019, Shanghai (18th March – 20th March 2019), Booth #61J12
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, participated in FIC 2019 in Shanghai to demonstrate how the industry can create innovative sportified food and drink products that are relevant and appealing to mainstream consumers.
BENEO invests 4.3 million Euro in new plant in Belgium
New production facility to open in response to growing demand for meat-alternatives
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has invested 4.3 million Euro into a new production plant for vegetal protein in Wanze, Belgium. The opening of the new facility was officially announced at an inauguration ceremony on Friday 1st March 2019 to mark the occasion. The plant is part of the existing BioWanze factory, a modern biorefinery producing food, feed and ethanol.
BENEO encourages healthier indulgence with first toffees containing Palatinose™
ISM, 27th - 30th January 2019, Cologne, booth number: 10.2G77
At this year’s ISM trade fair leading functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO, will showcase and sample the first toffees with its functional carbohydrate, Palatinose™. The new product concept has been created to offer consumers a healthier toffee alternative. It replaces more than 30% of the high glycaemic sugars contained in a standard toffee recipe, supporting a lower blood glucose response.
ingredients offer winning results at HiE
HiE 2018, Frankfurt (27th Nov – 29th Nov 2018), Booth #8A51
At this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) in Frankfurt, BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, demonstrates how the industry can create innovative, sportified food and drink products that are relevant and appealing to mainstream consumers.
Sportification moves into the Mainstream for BENEO at HiE
HiE 2018, Frankfurt (27th Nov – 29th Nov 2018), Booth #8A51
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers in functional ingredients, will be using HiE 2018 in Frankfurt as a platform to educate attendees on various emerging industry trends, including sportification. Working in collaboration with professional triathlete and BENEO ambassador, Marc Rink, the company will educate visitors on the opportunities presented to those leading an active lifestyle and showcase BENEO’s latest developments in nutrition when sports and a healthy lifestyle are combined.
BENEO Launches New Clean Label Rice Starch Remypure S52 at IFT 2018
Chicago, IL – July 12, 2018 - BENEO, a leading manufacturer of natural food ingredients, will unveil its new Remypure S52 clean label rice starch at IFT 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago in booth # S1440. This new ingredient, the second clean label native rice starch in the company’s portfolio, provides food manufacturers an opportunity to create unique textures and excellent product stability even under harsh processing conditions.
New Study Shows Improved Digestive Health & Strengthened Defences in Children Thanks to Chicory Root Fibres
July 2018 - A recently published scientific study by Professor Tamás Decsi and Szimonetta Lohner at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Pécs, Hungary, has shown important health benefits in kindergarten children aged 3 to 6 years, as a result of consuming prebiotic chicory root fibres. Previous studies have demonstrated a strengthening of the natural defence system on infants and children between birth and two years of age. However, this is the first time this evidence has been established for this age group.
BENEO Opens North American Application Center to Showcase Advances in Nutrition and Technical Food Applications
North American Customers to Benefit from Development of Regional Applications
Parsippany, NJ – June 21, 2018 – BENEO, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, today announced the opening of 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.
Success for BENEO as Chicory Root Fibers are included in FDA’s “Approved Dietary Fibers” List
June 2018 - As part of the new food and nutrition labelling regulations, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that chicory root fibers will enter the newly established list of approved dietary fibers. This means that BENEO’s ingredients, Orafti® inulin and oligofructose, will continue to appear as dietary fibers on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts panel.
Triple-improvement with Palatinose™ demonstrated in real-life situation
April 2018 - A recent study by Henry et al1 has compared a low glycaemic diet - that included BENEO’s functional carbohydrate Palatinose™ - with a high glycaemic diet, in a real-life scenario. The results have shown that participants who followed the low glycaemic profile diet experienced three main improvements: a lower glycaemic profile, reduced variability in blood sugar levels and improved fat burning.
Scientific study shows improved fat oxidation and better performance in athletes
when using BENEO’s Palatinose™
May 2018 - A scientific study by Professor Daniel König1 and his team at the Department of Sports and Sport Sciences of the University of Freiburg, Germany, has shown that with a pre-load of Palatinose™ endurance athletes “maintained a more stable blood glucose profile and higher fat oxidation, which resulted in improved cycling performance compared with maltodextrin”.
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