Hydrocolloid Expertise

An important part of commercialising a hydrocolloid or another texture ingredient is having an understanding of the product behaviour and properties.

Functionality studies become a reference point for companies and can be used in deciding which potential market segments to pursue and which application areas to focus on.

Measuring functionality

New or existing hydrocolloids or materials with water binding potential can be assessed for their basic rheological properties. These properties can include dissolution, solution, water binding and structuring properties including the impact of influences such as salts, sugar, temperature, pH etc.

Sourcing and assessment

We offer raw material sourcing and assessment of functionality. Detailed functional understanding is often complimented by carrying out compositional analysis. CyberColloids can carry out specialised analysis in-house, such as molecular weight, and organise analysis to be carried out externally (as appropriate) with a view to providing clients with a fundamental understanding of their products properties and potential.
We can also help clients sourcing a raw material or hydrocolloid as well as rationalising supply chains and ingredient portfolios.

Literature surveys

As part of any project, literature and patent searches can be carried out where CyberColloids will review the scientific literature and patents and comment on information relevant to a particular project.

Hydrocolloids information & library

The library on our website contains a wealth of useful information on all aspects of the hydrocolloid world including technical information, recipes, legal specifications and more.

Library of Information