Discover the powerful action of phosphates!

14 de October, 2020

As essential as Calcium, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Oxygen, phosphorus is present in the human body at a rate of 10g / kg, being a component of bones, teeth and the nervous system.

The sum of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen atoms, in turn, gives rise to phosphate, a valuable compound present in most foods and also in processed food products, being responsible for a wide range of functions, such as: protein modification; sequestration of minerals that can catalyze oxidative rancidity (the main responsible for the deterioration of foods rich in lipids), pH adjustment in meat, poultry and seafood.

In the bakery industry, the use of phosphate in fermentation contributes to ensuring the texture, color, growth and desirable characteristics of the kernels. While in the beverage segment, a variety of products are acidified by phosphoric acid purification.

In the dairy industry, phosphates regulate pH, stabilize milk proteins during heat treatment and shelf life, act as emulsifiers and sequestrants and still provide properties such as buffering capacity and protein dispersion, which result in slicing , in the uniform melting and in that smooth sensation on the palate of the processed cheeses.

And the possibilities for applying phosphates don’t stop there! These compounds are still used:

  • To balance the mineral content of food (Na, K, Ca etc.);
  • As calcium restoratives and fixatives in the pharmaceutical and supplementation industries;
  • As a raw material to supply phosphorus and calcium in the manufacture of feed and animal nutrition brokers.

Labonathus supplies its customers with the line of phosphates and phosphoric acids from Belgian Prayon, a world leader in the development of these compounds.

The company’s production lines are controlled using an HACCP approach and certified by ISO 22000, Kosher and Halal, guaranteeing the quality of the products and bringing a safer solution to the applications.

Contact us to learn more about Labonathus’ partnership with Belgian Prayon and the potential of phosphate in various industrial segments!

The importance of choosing a reliable suplier

14 de August, 2020

With the most recent crisis caused by the new coronavirus pandemic, several segments were impacted, among them the distribution of raw-materials.  Moments like this, highlight the importance of a reliable and transparente between customer and suplliers.

The choise of a supplier can be complex, but it could determines the success or the ruin not of a project, but of the entire business.

There is no point in having a supplier with an attractive price if the delivery deadline are not respected or the products arrives damaged due to transport, for example. Thus, the choice mus be guide by some criterias, such as:

: Supplier

  • Supplier Behavior:
  • Productive Capacity:
  • Financial Healthy:
  • Quality:
  • Price
  • Pos-sale  

Another importante aspected is the definition of how many suppliers a company could work for a determined product. It could be single sourcing, multiple sourcing, or global sourcing.

Present in the market for over 20 years and with a reputation recognized by its customers, Labonathus is concerned with choosing partners who share its business philosophy.

Based on it, Labonathus guarantees its customers innovative high quality solutions and a technical and commercial structure focused on the development of new products and services, with local stock and specialized support, being present in the most important companies in the different segments in which it operates, fully meeting your expectations and technical standards.

NEOS®- SALP Replacer

14 de August, 2020

Health conscious consumers are becoming more aware of the dietary risks associated with high levels of aluminium consumption.

In 2014, research linking aluminium consumption to Alzheimer’s disease led to a change in European legislation, eliminating the use of SALP in the majority of baked goods.

In Brazil, ANVISA determined trough RDC 285/2019, published in May 21st, 2019,a ban on the use of aluminum-based food additives in the production of bakey and biscuit products, breads with chemical cover, cereal or products, wheat flour with added additives,pasties,pizzas and similares.

However, replacing this ingredients is a huge challenge for the industry, since SALP is a leavening agente commonly used due to the excelente consistency in the rate of reaction and gas release during its storage and use, providing an adequate and consistency dough , with increased whiteness and elasticity, in addition to a neutral flavor profile, being widely used in combination with other phosphates for application in mixtures for cake, pancakes, cookies etc. Thus, its replacement requires the development of a product that is capable of replicating these characteristics, maintaining the desired final product.

Faced with this challenge, Labonathus brings NEOS ™ to Brazil, produced by Kudos Blend, a specialist in solutions for the bakery products market.

Neos ™ was carefully formulated to replace SALP, producing the same gas release profile throughout the process and offering the unique characteristics of SALP in the final product, however, without the presence of aluminum.

To find out more about this product, contact one of our experts.