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The gelatin, branded Confixx, allows gummy manufacturers to work with different active ingredients while also simplifying the production process and creating cost savings, without compromising on texture.
Gelita (Eberbach, Germany) has launched a fast-setting gelatin, enabling a breakthrough in fortified gummy production by allowing for the starch-free production of gummies with a sensorial profile previously only available with a starch-based manufacturing process. The gelatin, branded Confixx, allows gummy manufacturers to work with different active ingredients while also simplifying the production process and creating cost savings, without compromising on texture.
Other efficiency gains include eliminating the starch preparation and gummy drying steps, which reduces the production time from two days to a few hours, as well as reducing the overall footprint of the process. Confixx also enables GMP-compliant production of fortified gummies, ruling out the risk of cross-contamination through the separation of batches with different active ingredients. A simpler process is ideal for small batch production, offering greater flexibility for product changes, and tighter control over ingredient dosing for greater freedom to innovate.
“The market for functional and fortified fruit gummies offers exciting growth prospects. Until now, product developers in this space have had their creativity curbed by practical manufacturing limitations,” said Johanna Schmidgall, PhD, global head of application development at Gelita, in a press release. “With the introduction of Confixx it is possible to produce gelatin-based gummies with virtually any active ingredient – from collagen peptides to melatonin, vitamins, and minerals. We can’t wait to see what new innovations this development will inspire.”