Reinforcement in “Food & Health”

Since the 10th of February, Ms Iara Do Amaral has started to strengthen and support sales forces of the Food & Health Team as “Account Manager” at Falcone Specialities AG. She is at an early age of 30 years, has Brazilian roots and speaks fluent English and Spanish in addition to German and Portuguese. She impresses with 15 years of experience in various functions, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship and economics, and also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Iara bristles with energy and is an upbeat person. She convinced our whole team immediately with her profitable being. Even if the Corona situation makes it a little more difficult to get used to the new situation, we are happy to lose no time and to continue to push forward the “food” sector with Iara.

Plant fibres in meat & substitutes

Plant fibres are extremely versatile in meat and meat substitute products. Whether in salami, kebab, sausage, minced products or vegan meat balls – the applications are enormous.

In our broad portfolio you will find wheat fibres, oat fibres, spelt fibres, bamboo fibres, sugar cane fibres, apple fibres, pea fibres, rice fibres as well as highly functional fibre blends that have been developed for very specific applications such as fat replacement. Conventional and organic qualities of most fibre types are available.

But what makes plant fibres so special? They are natural dietary fibres and help you to perfect your products. In addition, they are odourless, tasteless, temperature-stable and pH-stable, which makes them much easier to use in your products. The allergen-free plant fibres are GMO-free and can be declared as a food ingredient without an E-number. Convince yourself of the many technological, economic and nutritional benefits that are achieved through the use of plant fibres.

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES

  • Improvement of texture, consistency and shape stability
  • Prevention of water leakage
  • Higher water and oil binding capacity
  • Longer juiciness
  • Improved freeze-thaw stability
  • Easier workability
  • Significant reduction of weight loss in smoked meat and sausage products
  • Prevention of syneresis
  • Safer and faster drying process
  • Positive effect on the minimum shelf life of the end products

ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES

  • Reduction of frying loss
  • Reduction of cooking losses
  • Higher yield
  • Cost saving due to less use of meat and/or fat
  • Reduction of losses due to frying & evaporation

NUTRITIONAL-PHYSIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES

  • Source of fibre
  • Fat substitute
  • Calorie reduction “light” or “low-fat” products
  • Meat substitutes, less meat consumption
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

The amount used depends strongly on the selected plant fibre, the fibre length and the desired effect. In general, the recommended dosage is between 3 – 7%, whereby an additional addition of water is necessary.

Highly elastic, IR-reflecting coatings with Expancel

Coatings with Expancel microspheres can reduce energy consumption for heating, ventilation and air conditioning by up to 40%. With the current green movement, such solutions are more relevant than ever. We show you how you can achieve an economical and “green” solution with Expancel microspheres.

Expancel microspheres are tiny, extremely light, gas-filled thermoplastic spheres that have been used successfully for several years as lightweight fillers in paints and coatings. Especially in elastomeric (waterproof) wall and roof coatings, functionality and quality can be remarkably improved with Expancel. Here we shortly summarize the advantages and properties that the use of Expancel can lead to.

Why to use Expancel?

  • Expancel microspheres are a lightweight filler with low binder requirements. This means that you can use less binder without compromising the quality of the coating. This consequently leads to a more economically attractive product.
  • The expanded microspheres are also highly elastic and can withstand heavy mechanical loads without damage. This flexibility allows you to increase the PVC (Pigment Volume Concentration) without compromising the elasticity of the coating.
  • Mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate increase the thermal conductivity of the coating – but Expancel lowers it, significantly improving thermal insulation.
  • Improved vapour permeability with Expancel
  • Expancel has very good sunlight reflection in the visible and especially in the NIR range. This improves the durability of the wall and roof coating and helps keep the building cool in the sun.