Pilot Plant

Texturant Systems Application Service Center, located in Atlanta GA, completely renovated their dairy and frozen pilot plant in 2002. To accompany the facility changes, significant investments were made in upgrading process technology. The pilot plant, which has complete batch and HTST processing capabilities and the ability to produce all types of fluid and cultured dairy products and frozen desserts, now has equipment dedicated to UHT processing complete with an aseptic homogenizer. To better meet customers needs, the UHT system can be configured for either indirect heating or direct steam injection. A Mondomix continuous aerator was added to expand the range of dairy products produced to include acidic mousse-type products like aerated/whipped yogurts as well as neutral mousse products like chocolate. The new Degussa dairy and frozen pilot plant is an excellent resource for the development of new product prototypes that require state-of-the-art processing and production equipment to achieve unique textures and maintain shelf stability. Together with Degussa's analytical testing equipment, the new pilot plant is also an excellent platform for the general study of texture ingredients and their interaction with dairy and frozen products.

Product Range

Texturant Systems offers a wide range of stabilizer blends designed to deliver exceptional dairy products. Some examples of our latest blends include:
  • Vitex™ ADM series for excellent Aerated Yogurts
  • Vitex™ ADA series for Yogurt Gels with varied textures
  • Vitex™ AYS series for Squeezeable Tube Yogurts
  • Vitex™ ADF/ADC series for perfect Puddings
  • Vitex™ ADG series for fabulous Flans
  • Vitex™ BWE series for fun and exciting Gelled Beverages
  • Daritech™ FP series for Low Carb Ice Cream
  • Daritech™ FV 207 for unique Gelled Variegates for Ice Cream
  • Unipectine™ FZ 244 for innovative Sorbets

A Global Partner to the Food Industry

Texturant Systems is a business line of Degussa Food Ingredients. For more than 80 years, we have been developing, producing and marketing texturizing agents such as Agars, Alginates, Blends, Carrageenans, Galactomannans, Lecithins, Pectins, Xanthan Gum and Liquid Vitamins on a worldwide basis.Our products are used in all areas of the food industry, as well as in a growing number of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and technical applications.

Texturant Systems operates globally, from raw material purchasing to after-sales service. Our technologies are supported through an international network of five Application Service Centers (USA, France, Spain, Argentina, Singapore) as well as two Research Centers (France, Germany) dedicated to long-term hydrocolloid research for the development of value-added food ingredients. Through 20 sales locations, together with numerous local agents and distributors, we make sure that we are always very close to our customers.

Degussa Texturant
Systems US, LLC
3582 McCall Place, NE
Atlanta, GA 30340
Ph: 800/241-9485