Dec 08, 2020
IMCD Food & Nutrition unveils newly enhanced technical centre serving North America
IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, unveiled its newly enhanced Food & Nutrition Technical Centre located in Brampton, Canada, a suburb of Toronto. The IMCD Food & Nutrition Technical Centre expanded with two new application laboratories featuring an ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization pilot plant, plus confectionery and nutrition capabilities to support North American customers’ product development experience.
“The expansion of the IMCD Food & Nutrition Technical Centre is a testament of our company’s commitment to support our customer and supplier partners in their quest to drive marketplace innovation,” said Devin Chan, Americas Vice President, IMCD Food & Nutrition. “In our continual pursuit to enhance our capabilities, IMCD experts have created a platform that offers food and nutrition manufacturers a reliable technical resource to help accelerate their product development process.”
An essential business integral to the supply chain, the IMCD Food & Nutrition Technical Centre helps customers with application support, troubleshooting, trend insights and facilitating the development of complex ingredient formulations. The Technical Centre now features the following two new laboratories:
• UHT Pilot Lab: offers UHT pasteurization pilot capabilities that can be configured to customer specifications and processing requirements. IMCD can reproduce industrial processes on a small scale for customers’ new product formulations in a broad range of applications including beverages, savory products, dairy and dairy alternatives.
• Sweets and Nutrition Lab: develops confectionery and nutritious prototypes to support customers in crafting indulgent foods that balance flavor, texture and sweetness profile. Applications include a variety of confectionery and nutritional items, jams and jellies.
“From troubleshooting to producing innovative concepts that aid food scientists jumpstart their own product development process, we continuously aim to enhance our capabilities to inspire innovation, keep abreast on trends and help meet the consumers’ daily needs,” said Mary Lim, Americas Technical Director, IMCD Food & Nutrition. “Complementing IMCD’s technical sales force, our team is eager to support customers in expanding their business and formulatory concepts.”
The IMCD Food & Nutrition Technical Centre now includes a total of four application laboratories—UHT Pilot Lab, Sweets and Nutrition Lab, Bakery and Savory Lab and Analytical Lab—serving customers coast-to-coast throughout North America.