Virtual Tradeshow Booth Means ProSWEETS, Cologne 2012 Continues with the Introduction of TicaPAN 311 for Europe

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TIC Gums introduced its TicaPAN 311 technology to the European confection industry during the ProSWEETS Tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. The company is making the same offers available at the live stand at its "virtual" tradeshow booth.

TIC Gums “virtual” ProSWEETS tradehow booth remains open, meaning that people who were interested in visiting the stand in Cologne, Germany but were unable to make the trip still have the opportunity to do so, in cyber space. Those interested can visit at http://www.ticgums.com/prosweets-booth/.

It was during ProSWEETS Cologne, 2012 that TIC Gums introduced itself and its TicaPAN® 311 coating system for binding sugar and sugar alcohol syrups in confection coating and panning to the confection industry in Europe.

TIC Gums Expansion
TIC Gums’ business is expanding around the world. TicaPAN 311 is a large part of the company’s global growth strategy, especially into the European market. Leaders at TIC Gums believe that now is the time and ProSweets is the place to introduce the company and this new technology. “With the proximity of our new manufacturing capability (in the U.K.) to this event, all the right elements were in place for us to introduce our company and our unique technology to the confection industry, here at ProSweets,” said Gregory C. (Greg) Andon, president of TIC Gums. “We are very happy to be here in Cologne to introduce ourselves, our company, and the value we bring to the confection industry.”

Benefits of TicaPAN 311
Initially designed to replace gum arabic in confection applications, TicaPAN 311 has comparable crystallization, binding, and drying properties when compared to traditional coating systems. At the same time, TicaPAN 311 imparts a whiter yet similar strength to the shell coating during the panning process and ensures a smooth finished appearance.
TicaPAN 311costs approximately 20% less when compared to gum arabic at usage levels between 2%-4% of the engrossing syrup

Sourcing Gum Arabic
Because of its performance, gum arabic, also known as gum acacia, was historically the primary hydrocolloid used in panned confections. It is one of the world’s most universally used gums, with a history that stretches back thousands of years. Gum arabic is also one of the most difficult gums to source and is sometimes subject to unstable pricing, with supplies impacted by weather, political unrest, or other external factors that can negatively influence availability. It was these challenges that prompted the invention of the TicaPAN Coating System technology.

About TIC Gums
TIC Gums is a global leader in advanced texture and stabilization solutions for the food industry. Food and beverage companies rely on TIC Gums to improve the texture, stability, consistency, nutritional profile, and shelf appeal of their products. Legendary customer service, high quality standards, and the unrivaled knowledge of our Gum Gurus® has made TIC Gums the industry leader for more than 100 years.

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