Novasep is able to produce sweeteners from a wide range of starch raw materials. For example, cereals such as wheat or corn, and tubercles such as potatoes or cassava are excellent sources of natural sweeteners.
The production of sweeteners includes the conversion of these starch raw materials into many different grades of liquid sweeteners and their purification to industrial food market specifications.
Novasep fully designs and implements either complete process lines from starch to final products or single unit operation for the production of:
Some plants, such as chicory roots or agave, naturally contain inulin instead of starch. Inulin is a large fructose polymer and is used as raw material for the industrial production of long chains inulin, fructo-oligo-saccharides (FOS) or fructose syrup.
Novasep has also developed dedicated processing technology for producing inulin and derivatives.
These process lines have been optimized through 20 years of experience of Novasep in the sweetener industry, developing and combining liquid separation technologies, such as:
This basic process line enables you to produce glucose syrups from food grade native starch.
Novasep’s processes are highly flexible and allow you to use various sources of starch, with appropriate process tuning.
Also, the same process line can produce alternatively:
High-Fructose Syrup (HFS) - also called Isoglucose, is a group of starch-based syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing plus possibly chromatographic separation to convert its glucose into fructose to produce the desired sweetness.
In the US, Japan and Europe, HFCS is typically used as a sugar substitute and is ubiquitous in processed foods and beverages, including soft drinks, yogurts, industrial bread, cookies, salad dressing, tomato soup,...
The most widely used types of high-fructose syrup are:
The table below compares the relative sweetness:
The enzymatic isomerization consists in converting D-Glucose (Dextrose) in Fructose according to the reaction below:
Novasep designs and implements your processes according to High Fructose Syrup 42 and 55, Quality Guidelines and Analytical Procedures, from ISBT (International Society of Beverage Technologists), which have been developed by major producers and end-users.
Besides the basic process line enabling you to produce glucose and fructose syrups from starch, Novasep designs and implements parallel processes for larger project capacities. These multi-product processes allow you to produce several products in parallel to better address local market demand.
Whether you need a complete production line for sweeteners or a unit operation, we can meet your request.
We offer complementary services for the production of your sweeteners from feasibility studies to design and construction of systems, detailed engineering studies, plant commissioning and follow-up services...
Our experienced teams of process engineers design, build and implement complete compact and efficient process lines with optimized operating costs. We develop custom-made processes while guaranteeing a high and stable quality level of the final product and lowering manpower needs.
We develop green and environment-friendly processes including ultrafiltration with ceramic membranes, continuous chromatographic systems (Applexion® SSMB) and ion exchange processes (using Applexion® XA resins) with reduced chemical and water consumption.
Our Customer Service team (A.S.A.P.) offers the highest quality assistance and follow-up.
We offer a broad scope of services such as:
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