Price Increase for DuPont Danisco Hydrocolloids

October 23, 2012

The company says it has not been able to compensate for increasing costs of raw materials.

DuPont Danisco (Reigate, Surrey, UK) reports that it is increasing the price of its Grindsted hydrocolloid range effective November 1, 2012, or when contracts renew. The Grindsted portfolio includes a number of texturizers and mouthfeel enhancers, including alginate, carrageenan, cellulose gum (CMC), guar gum, locust bean gum, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), pectin, and xanthan gum.

Some hydrocolloids have seen significant price hikes across the board of late, including guar gum.

“DuPont Nutrition & Health is particularly focused on achieving productivity and cost reductions, but these have unfortunately not been able to compensate for significant increases in raw material, energy, and fuel costs seen across its hydrocolloid range,” said the company.