I’d like to share with you the press release informing about the acquisition of Gabler Engineering by Coperion. Gabler has been for many years one of the main suppliers if machinery to the chewing gum industry (but also the wider confectionery and food industry and even pharma). Now will be under the umbrella of the extrusion experts (encompassing other fields away from food and chewing gum) of Coperion.
ABOAFSITE – Mexico 03/07/2018
I wanted to post about natural gum base since a long time.
This company, ABOAFSITE, produces and commercializes natural gum base, which is much in demand these days. You can check www.natural-chicle.net .They claim all the healthy benefits of using a natural product. They can also produce the final chewing gum itself (private label). In fact some of the companies that I have mentioned in previous posts appear in their website: Humble and Co, Simply Gum, etc..).
The company supplies natural gum base in different formats (slab or powder) and versions (different molecular weight). The prices are also in the website.
There you can also find some interesting videos where you can see the real Sapotilla tree (where it all begun!!!) and some ideas and recipes to make different types of gum, always using their natural gum base. The natural claim is followed by a “non machinery” claim, which involves making the gum by hand. At the moment the market share of these chewing gum brands are tiny, but there are more and more players joining the wave and some of them a getting bigger. Then manual production will be a limitation and machinery needs to be considered if relevant amounts have to produced.
I hope you find this interesting, as this is one of the most powerful trends in the market today. Not only in the chewing gum industry, but in the whole food products: Everybody goes crazy for “Natural”, which is automatically associated with “Healthy” (something that I am not sure always works….).
MARS WRIGLEY in Kenya 28/05/2018
http://www.confectionerynews.com just informed that MarsWrigley will open a new factory near Nairobi (link). I remember visiting the Wrigley factory in Kenya already in the early 2000s, and it was quite impressive. They were producing chewing gum coated pellets under the brand “PK”.
This is gum with sugar. Sugarfree is still not mass-produced in SubSaharian Africa.
This new factory was already announced back in 2015, with expectations to start operations in early 2017. Well, finally here! Good to see new, large factories of gum.
Some there links to this news here:
3D food 15/02/2017
In this post I will allow myself to move outside the world of chewing gum and jump into the larger “food industry” field.
After the eye-opening experience I had during last ISM, and that I discussed in previous posts, about the production of 3D chewing gum, I’ve done a bit of research on internet on the 3D Food printing matter. I have found a few interesting things that I’d like to share with you.
For sure this field (making food with a 3D printer) is complete novelty in all aspects. However there are restaurants that are already using this technology. I found one not far from home:
MIRAMAR in the Costa Brava, about 100km north of Barcelona (and not far from where the world-famous Ferran Adria’s “El Bulli” was located) is one of them. Miramar’s Chef Paco Pérez, with 2 Michelin stars experiements and develops 3D dishes.
This is a link to an interesting article in the New York Times that discusses some of the issues and controversies which curound this fascinating new paradigma. Will this machines become part of a common kitchen? What new possibilites do they offer in terms of tastes, textures, ingredients and composition of the food…?
Finally, a link to the website of Foodini the printer used by Paco Pérez, where you can side excellent pictures of 3D food and discover more about the machine. I reccommend the FAQs section!
Report ISM 2017 13/02/2017
Once back from Cologne, I intend to develop during the next posts the highlights of what I saw there, always from the point of view of the chewing gum industry.
There are a few interesting news, but I would summarize then in 3 main lines:
- 3D printing
- Clean label and movement towards “natural”, “organic”, “healthy” claims
- 2 new players with high quality products
On the other hand, ProSweets exhibition, which runs parallel to the ISM and where we can find the suppliers to the industry (machinery, ingredients, packaging, …), has been significantly smaller this year. The reason is that most of the machinery suppliers where not there exhibiting because this year in May there will be the 2017 Edition of INTERPACK, in Düsseldorf. This has been the traditional big show for the machinery suppliers, so it seems that keeping both (ProSweets and Interpack) in the same year was not convenient for them.
MONDELEZ and GABLER 14/01/2016
The press (www.confectionerynews.com) has released news about the new technology that Mondelez is using for the production of their top brands (Trident, Dentyne, Clorets, etc…). The new cooling system has been supplied by the German company GABLER and it offers huge processing advantages.
You can read the article following this link:
ISM 2015 27/01/2015
Getting ready one more year to go to Cologne and visit ISM and Prosweets. i will inform you, as usual, about the novelties I find there. I invite you to visit older posts in this blog to find the different reports about different brands and products that I found in 2013 and 12014.
Interpack 2014 29/04/2014
This is Interpack year!
I will be attending this great Fair in Düsseldorf / Germany next week , from 8th til 14th May. See you there!
You should not miss it if you are interested in machinery for processing chewing gum.
Today just a quick post to give you the link to the International Chewing Gum Association (ICGA).
This association comprises the main chewing gum manufacturers worldwide and also some gum base suppliers. It was generated in 2005 by the merger of the European and the North American associations. The web site contains some information about chewing gum (History, Fun facts, FAQs,…) which may be of your interest.
Second hand machinery 18/04/2013
Today i am not talking about a new product or ingredient.
Today I inform about a company in Spain that wants to stop its chewing gum production and has put its production line for sale.
This company is named DAMEL and located near Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast. I think it is a pity that this happens because they have a brand (“Cheiw”) which I associate with my childhood. Probably my first bubble gums were “Cheiw”. However it seems that nowadays they are focused on other type of confectionery (chewy candy, liquorice, hard candy, jellies,…) and good old “Cheiw” is not their target anymore. That’s why they offer a full cut & wrap production line (mixer, extruder, cooling tunnel, etc…) for sale.
In case you read this and are interested you can contact directly Mr Angel Cerdà at: email@example.com