Omya Group: Add Value, Function
Omyanutra and Omyafood ingredients deliver benefits to food, dietary supplements
At this year’s SupplySide West, Omya will present its portfolio in the Food ingredients North America (FiNA) zone at Booth #2737.
The company will showcase Omyanutra™, a highly functional, porous carrier for active ingredients in dietary supplements; and the innovative flow aid Omyafood™ for powdered products. In addition to its mineral ingredients, Omya will highlight a range of specialties from its US distribution portfolio.
With its high loading capacity for active ingredients or oils, Omyanutra™ provides dietary supplements with superior technological properties. Developed from naturally sourced calcium carbonate, Omyanutra™ offers excellent compactibility and absorption properties for rapidly disintegrating tablets (ODTs). Its structure facilitates the production of tablets that feature greater porosity and mechanical stability. This means that tablets formulated with Omyanutra™ can be filled in regular bottles, reducing costs and simplifying the conditioning process.
At the company’s booth, visitors will be able to learn more about the excellent properties of Omyanutra™ and see special fitness ODT samples. This prototype contains ingredients often used in products known to support healthy activity, including B vitamins. The concept will open up new opportunities for manufacturers of ODTs in delivering many ingredients for a broad range of health-focused categories.
Omya will also showcase Omyafood™ 100-OG. The innovative mineral acts as both a flow aid and anti-caking agent while minimizing dusting, and thus provides powdered protein and vitamin premixes with multiple benefits.
Moreover, Omyafood™ has an elemental calcium content of approximately 40%, making it a very concentrated source of calcium on the market. As such, it can be used as an efficient fortification agent, allowing calcium-related claims to be made. Both Omyafood™ and Omyanutra™ are non-nano and neutral in taste.
Broad Line for Food, Drink
In addition, Omya presents specialty ingredients for nutraceuticals and functional foods, including dietary fibers, hydrocolloids, proteins and cocoa products. The company also provides a wide range of products from medium-chain triglycerides to unique proteins to be used in bars, healthy snacks, ready-to-drink beverages, powdered drink mixes and other delivery applications.
With proprietary mineral ingredients, a broad distribution portfolio and a comprehensive formulation know-how, Omya is able to develop tailored formulations and products according to customer needs.
About Omya Group
Omya International AG is a leading global producer of calcium carbonates and a worldwide distributor of specialty additives, premium services and solutions. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to 175 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. Omya provides sustainable added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the needs of current and future generations. In the Consumer Goods sector, Omya offers innovative solutions based on high purity natural minerals and complementary ingredients that comply with the most stringent regulatory and quality standards.
For further information, please visit www.omya.com.