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WACKER - Food Ingredients & Innovative Food Solutions

WACKER offers tailored and innovative solutions and products for the life-science sector. In particular for the functional food and nutraceutical industry, we provide an inventive range of materials and solutions for improving products and processes.

Highly bioavailable Curcumin

By complexation with WACKER's CAVAMAX® gamma-cyclodextrin curcumin's bioavailability is enhanced considerably. CAVACURMIN® is a highly bioavailable curcumin powder, which is more than 40 times more efficiently absorbed compared to leading commercial curcumin supplement products or curcumin powder itself. The bioavailability was assessed in various scientific studies.
CAVACURMIN® comes as a dry, free-flowing powder, which easily disperses in aqueous systems. It is ideal for use in dry or powdery dietary supplements, such as tablets, capsules or nutritional bars as well as for beverages.

Highly pure Hydroxytyrosol

Hydroxytyrosol is the active ingredient found in olives and is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants. It has been studied extensively in recent years and, aside from benefiting cardiovascular health, it has been linked to many other health benefits on the eyes, immune system, bones and colon as well as compensating for age-related deficits.

HTEssence® is highly pure nature-identical hydroxytyrosol with a high safety profile. It comes as a pure and white, odorless product, which now enables the use of hydroxytyrosol in a broad range of products such as dietary supplements, functional foods, and cosmetics.

Stabilizing oil-in-water Emulsions with a Fiber

With CAVAMAX® W6 FOOD, an alpha-cyclodextrin, WACKER offers manufacturers a possibility to replace emulsifiers with a soluble fiber. CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin is a naturally occurring carbohydrate derived from starch with excellent emulsifying properties. It stabilizes liquid oils efficiently and enables for example oil-based icing applications or emulsifier-free dressings and sauces.

Our CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin can be used for a wide range of viscosities with excellent organoleptic properties. It is non hygroscopic and non-browning, colorless, neutral tasting and easy to handle.

Soluble dietary Fiber

CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin can also be added as a fully fermentable dietary fiber to beverages, including carbonated and non-carbonated transparent soft drinks. Solutions of CAVAMAX® W6 FOOD are haze free, colorless and odorless, and have a low viscosity and a neutral taste.

New whipped Formulations

WACKER found a technology to create totally new whipped formulations without fat and protein. With CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin a diverse range of food products can be whipped into light creams, e.g. fruit juices and purees, yogurt, egg white and honey. Furthermore, CAVAMAX® W6 is an excellent whipping aid for liquid and dry egg white - it significantly increases the whipping volume without influencing gel formation.

Innovative Encapsulation Solutions

Furthermore WACKER offers molecular encapsulation solutions based on our cyclodextrin technology for odor- or taste-masking, to stabilize food ingredients against heat and oxidation and to increase the bioavailability of functional ingredients, such as curcumin (see above). In this range we also have a highly bioavailable CoQ10 product, marketed under CAVAMAX® W8 Q10.

We have over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and formulating alpha-, beta- and gamma-cyclodextrins. With R&D laboratories for food and beverage applications located in Adrian (Michigan, USA) and Burghausen (Germany), WACKER is focusing on tailored developments for specific customer needs.

Vegetarian fermentation-grade Cysteine

WACKER also produces a high-quality range of non-human, non-animal derived L-cysteine products. Starting from raw materials of vegetable origin and inorganic trace elements, these products are manufactured by our patented fermentation process and therefore are approved for the use in vegetarian, even vegan, kosher and halal foods.

Our vegetarian fermentation-grade cysteine is used, for example, for the production of savory flavors and as a processing auxiliary to make baked goods. Thereby, highest quality and strict adherence to all applicable international standards takes top priority.


Wacker Chemie AG

Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4

81737 Muenchen


Phone: +49 89 6279-1346

Fax: +49 89 6279-2507
Email: info.biosolutions@wacker.com
Website: www.wacker.com/food