WhiteMarsh, Md.-based TIC Gums debuted the Ticaloid Pro series for fortified ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage applications at the 2014 SupplySide West Global Expo and Conference in Las Vegas, in October.

The Ticaloid Pro series utilizes hydrocolloid systems designed for ultra-high temperature (UHT) processed, ready-to-drink protein beverages. These new solutions target texture and stability challenges within the beverage and nutraceutical industries.

Two Ticaloid Pro products, Ticaloid Pro 410 and Ticaloid Pro 432, address RTD beverage development challenges including protein stabilization and texture modification. Both innovative products were demonstrated in chocolate protein beverage samples available at the TIC Gums booth.

Ticaloid Pro 410 is designed to suspend protein and other fortifying ingredients in lower dairy-based protein systems. By increasing the viscosity and heaviness of the end-product, consumers are able to experience an indulgent drink versus one commonly described as watery or gritty.

Ticaloid Pro 432 is ideal for higher dairy-based protein systems or systems with increased suspension requirements. This allows manufacturers to achieve their suspension requirements for protein and prevent sedimentation of additional ingredients.

In an effort to align with current health trends, TIC Gums also had new gluten-free products and a full line of TICorganic certified organic products. The company’s gum gurus have advanced knowledge of hydrocolloid systems to help implement texture solutions for customers with requirements such as organic, non-GMO, kosher and halal.