Rousselot adds porcine collagen production line

The new line specializes in manufacturing the company’s Peptan P collagen peptides.

To meet growing demand for collagen ingredients, ingredients supplier Rousselot (Irving, TX), part of Darling Ingredients, has increased its production of porcine collagen by adding a new production line in Ghent, Belgium. The new line specializes in manufacturing the company’s Peptan P collagen peptides.

According to the company’s press release, “This new line complements Rousselot’s existing bovine and fish collagen production capabilities and will improve manufacturers’ access to premium collagen ingredients and speed-to-market capabilities.”

Rousselot has boosted its collagen peptide manufacturing over the years as collagen demand skyrockets. The company recently opened additional collagen peptide production facilities in France and Brazil, and now has added the Ghent facility in Belgium. The Ghent site is IFS, FASFC, and HACCP certified.

According to Rousselot, “The supply of beef and fish collagen has met with massive success in recent years. However, there is an opportunity for porcine collagen to take a more prominent role in the nutraceutical market.”

Peptan P collagen peptides come from GMO-free pork sourced from Rousselot-audited farms in Europe. The peptides are said to be highly bioavailable, cold-water-soluble, and neutral in terms of taste and texture for foods, beverages, and nutraceutical applications.