Paul Graham, president of Symrise Flavors North America, announced that Symrise expanded its manufacturing capacity with the opening of a 23,000-square-foot spray bed drying (SBD) facility at the company’s Branchburg, N.J., headquarters. Graham said the facility will enhance Symrise’s ability to deliver the full taste experience in encapsulated flavors to food and beverage brands across North America.

Symrise said SBD ensures good mixing and contact between the spray of atomized droplets and the drying air, providing optimum conditions for the rapid evaporation of water and agglomeration. The powder is first dried in the main chamber; it is then fluidized in the integrated fluid bed at the bottom of the chamber. The material is then further refined in an external fluidized bed, which produces agglomerates particles that allow maximum flowability and dispersibility in customer applications.

Branded as Evodry, the SBD technology is part of Symrise’s global Evocore encapsulation platform: a comprehensive portfolio of flavor-encapsulation technologies designed to deliver genuine fit-for-purpose performance at an attractive cost, the company said.

“In addition to increasing production volume, Evodry technology offers the benefits of controlled flavor release, a lower risk of contamination and instant cold-water solubility,” said Graham. “Adding Evodry technology to our U.S. manufacturing portfolio not only doubles our overall spray-drying capacity, it enhances our ability to deliver specialized encapsulation technology to producers of coffee drinks, teas and dry blends.”