Chewing Gum Consultant

Professional Chewing gum industry meeting point

Second hand machinery 18/04/2013

Filed under: Production & Machinery — Joan Mestres @ 12:35 PM
Tags: , , , ,

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:   a.cerda@mercadalia.es

Advertisements
 

Nostalgia 01/10/2012

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 6:15 PM
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Now that we have to name the second player in our field “Mondelez” instead of Kraft, there many names that come to my mind which are no longer in use.

The same company, Kraft, took over some years ago Cadbury, which in turn had purchased Adams from Pfizer. Adams, a pioneer in our industry, was belonging to Warner Lambert. Cadbury also absorbed the Danish Dandy, the Argentinian Stani, the Egyptian BimBim and many others.

The other big player, Wrigley, is now within the Mars Inc. group, but it had absorbed some companies in the past, like Joyco (previously named General de Confiteria).

If we llok at the suppliers, we can also find names that are not there anymore. In the field of flavours I remember Bush Boake Allen (BBA), now in IFF; or Quest and Tastemaker now in Givaudan. In terms of machinery we can remember that names of Togum, Comeck or WLS. Many of their machines are still in factories around the world. Or even Nagema, from East Germany, for packaging.

If you also remember those names, it means that you have been around for quite a while as well….

 

Chewing gum technology book 12/07/2012

For those of you that are interested on knowing more and more about technological aspects around chewing gum, I can reccommend the book “Formulation and Production of Chewing and Bubble Gum”, by Douglas Fritz. You can find it in different internet stores ( http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=1965  or http://www.amazon.com/Formulation-production-chewing-bubble-gum/dp/0955808529  and others). In this book you will find the top relevant issues that interest you.

 

Mixers for gum – Achema 29/06/2012

Filed under: Production & Machinery — Joan Mestres @ 10:21 AM
Tags: , ,

The other day i was mentioning that i was in Achema, in Frankfurt/Germany. I did not mention that there was another company related to the chewing gum industry that was exhibiting there: This is Battaggion, from Italy.They are specialists in mixers for different industries and, of course, some gum factories around the world use their double sigma mixers. http://www.battaggion.com

 

ACHEMA 25/06/2012

Filed under: Market & Fairs,Production & Machinery — Joan Mestres @ 4:03 PM
Tags: , ,

Just back from the Achema fair in Frankfurt last week. This is a big show for all machienry producers. Not so much related to chewing gum (more on packaging, pharma and chemical industry) but Gabler was exhibiting its extruders for pharma applications. As you may know this company specializes on extrusion, rolling&scoring and coating systems for chewing gum. It inherites the knowledge from previous WLS.

 

ProSweets 2012 14/03/2012

Filed under: Market & Fairs — Joan Mestres @ 10:22 AM
Tags: , , , , ,

The other day I was commeting about ISM, but I think it is quite remarkable the growth of the paralel show: ProSweets. It is becoming an interesting meeting point for suppliers of the confectionery industry (basically machinery and ingredients). I remember that in the first years of this show we could find there the main flavour suppliers (Symrise, Firmenich,…), however this has decreased and now the machinery is taking the big chunk of the hall. I was positevely surprised by the size this is taking. Could it be a serious competitor to Interpack? Time will say… It seems to be the right place for the “confectionery machines”, while in Interpack the suppliers are a tiny part of the huge exhibition. I wonder, however, about the type/quality of visitors. While in Interpack we find the decision-makers ready to buy machines (Engineering Dept, Production dpt, etc.) I am not sure these are the people attending Prosweets. If the visitors are the same as for ISM (distributors, marketing…), then for sure they are not the right people to visit Prosweets.