Corn Product International’s new Erysta®3656, co-processed, directly compressible erythritol, can be used for sugar-free sweetening of tablets or confections. Using proprietary integration technology designed to maximize the performance and versatility of polyols in formulation, the product offers all the advantages of erythritol in a directly compressible form. According to the company, “Erythritol can be an attractive sugar-free sweetening alternative to applications where heat stability, ease of flow and cooling effect are important. Its smooth mouthfeel and texture make it even more appealing.” Erysta 3656’s development can help manufacturers overcome the challenge of formulating erythritol into a pressed tablet formulation. Corn Products International Inc., 877-379-7631,www.cornproductsus.comNS