“From our state-of-the-art facility in Teterboro, New Jersey, we are now producing large scale supplies of Evoglass encapsulated flavors, the Symrise brand of glass-type matrix extrusions,” announced Donna Rosa, category director, Symrise Flavor & Nutrition North America.
“From our state-of-the-art facility in Teterboro, New
Jersey, we are now producing large scale supplies of Evoglass encapsulated
flavors, the Symrise brand of glass-type matrix extrusions,” announced Donna
Rosa, category director, Symrise Flavor & Nutrition North America.
Evoglass is humidity stable, has excellent flavor intensity,
is dust free, has a long shelf life and is locally manufactured. In addition, Rosa
cited the multiple benefits of Evoglass as an alternative flavor delivery
system. She pointed out that Evoglass has a uniform particle size, 0.6 and 1 mm,
making it larger than spray dried flavors. This size, in addition to its water
solubility, provides the functionality needed in dry beverage mixes.
“The shelf life of Evoglass flavors is outstanding,” she
said, “up to four years for most flavors and as long as two years for citrus
flavors. The glass-type matrix of Evoglass allows for the creation of extremely
oxygen-stable flavors that deliver excellent flavor intensity. The Evoglass
brand is dust free, with low odor. Evoglass flavors can be made in any color or
Rosa explained there have been several generations of
Evoglass, progressively improving stability and functionality and expanding its
applications. “The matrix of Evoglass has steadily improved. Symrise has most
recently developed a sugarless version and is now offering a new, needle-shaped
Evoglass for tea bags,” she said. “The unique needle shape is ideally suited to
tea bags because its form is similar to tea leaves. The Evoglass line also
features standard, sugar-free and needle-shaped products for a variety of
fruit, mint and brown flavors.”
Rosa expanded on how Evoglass allows for product
differentiation, creating visible color particles that provide exceptional eye
appeal, a real advantage in tablets and hard candy products. “There are
specific benefits in using Evoglass® in these products,” she said. “Sugarless Evoglass is very stable to
humidity, and resists color bleed in tablets. In healthcare products, the
encapsulation helps prevent reactions between actives and flavor components.
The benefits of using Evoglass in hard candy are also significant. In hard candy processing, Evoglass can
withstand processing requirements, ensuring that the particles stay intact and
maintain their visual appeal.”
While competitive products are made in batches, Rosa
reported that Evoglass relies on a patented, continuous process. “Our
proprietary encapsulation process involves less thermal stress, so that with
Evoglass technology, the intended flavor is well retained and extremely stable.
No solvents are used in the Evoglass process,” she said.
“The highly sophisticated technology found in Evoglass and in our other
encapsulation brands, Evogran and Evocap, overcome specific challenges in a
myriad of applications. Our staff of application specialists across the range
of food and beverage segments is available to work with customers to precisely
achieve targeted taste and aroma profiles.”