Syntegon Expands Portfolio with Next-generation Turnkey Solution for Starchless Production

Syntegon subsidiary Makat Candy Technology launches the new turnkey line NutraFlash, dedicated to starchless production of gummy and jelly products. 

Manufacturers can increase the quality of sensitive products with upgraded kitchen, depositing, and finishing technologies, says the company. Besides producing gummies and jellies with high dry substance content and dosing ingredients precisely, the new line enables accurate starchless depositing in reusable plastic molds. The holistic turnkey approach ensures a highly reliable, closed production for consistent product quality along the entire process. To this effect, the system includes end-to-end recipe management and a coordinated control concept for harmonized operations.

“Our line covers all steps of jelly production from dosing and mixing the ingredients to product finishing,” explains Dr. Sandra Link, product manager at Makat Candy Technology. The starchless technology plays an increasingly important role in the production of so-called nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals require special handling along the entire production line, for example precise dosing to ensure the right additive content per individual piece. Makat relies on proven technologies for all process steps. The new turnkey line allows for even smoother production thanks to comprehensive adaptations. “Our high degree of automation combined with digital condition monitoring helps manufacturers to achieve reliable and time-saving processes with low reject rates,” Sandra Link explains.

The Makat Rapidsolver Solids is at the heart of the starchless kitchen. As a special execution of the proven Rapidsolver, the system achieves high dry substance content of up to 86 percent when dissolving the base jelly mass – a special characteristic of starchless production. It eliminates the need for subsequent moisture removal by means of starch, as is the case with starch-based depositing in a mogul line. “This significantly reduces process times and enable manufacturers to produce gummies and jellies in a time- and cost-efficient manner,” Sandra Link emphasizes. Adding supplements is another special feature in the production of nutraceuticals. The often sensitive ingredients are optimally protected from excessive thermal stress since functional additives are only added shortly before depositing and the dwell times in the depositor are kept short.

Makat Candy Technology offers comprehensive support for the demanding production of various gummies and jellies. At its own Application Technology Center in Dierdorf, Germany, the company also works with its customers to develop individual products and processes that support successful and efficient starchless production.

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