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TIC Gums to launch panning technology in Asia

FBR Staff Writer Published 29 March 2012

TIC Gums is set to introduce TicaPAN 311 and TicaPAN Quick Crunch panning technology to the Asian confectionery market.

Gum arabic (also known as gum acacia) was historically the hydrocolloid used in panned candy and candy coated gum. According to the company, challenges inherent with its use prompted the development of TicaPAN.

The company said that TicaPAN offers a 1:1 substitution for gum arabic, costs approximately 20% less and has comparable if not superior performance when compared to traditional gum.

It offers confectioners a low cost, non-gum arabic based system that will exhibit the same or even superior functionality. TicaPAN binds and strengthens the sugar and sugar alcohol shell in panned confection, enrobes nuts, malt balls, chocolate candy and other sweets with oil containing centers.

TicaPAN Quick Crunch delivers a harder shell and dries more quickly than gum arabic.

The TicaPAN coating system offers savings over traditional gum arabic of approximately 20%. It can improve the look and crunch of gumballs, chocolate and other confections, the company said.

TicaPAN was introduced to the European market in late January 2012 and in the US in August 2011.