DSM and AVEBE announce partnership for development of creaminess-enhancing products
Thursday 20 September 2007Royal DSM N.V. and AVEBE U.A. today announce that the business group DSM Food Specialties and AVEBE Food have entered into a strategic partnership. The combination of DSM’s enzyme expertise and AVEBE’s starch knowledge will lead to new opportunities for the development of innovative creaminess-enhancing products for the food industry.
The partnership has already led to the development of Etenia™, a natural, clean label ingredient derived from potato starch designed for a variety of applications. “Etenia has already demonstrated its unique creaminess and melt-in-mouth qualities in yogurts and dairy drinks and seems to be ideally suited as a fat replacer,” comments Paul Sheldrake, Marketing Manager at AVEBE.
As a result of the partnership agreement, AVEBE will be responsible for the marketing and sales of Etenia™ in dairy applications and will introduce the product to the European market. Another application area currently under development for Etenia™ is cakes. Etenia™ forms an integral part of DSM’s revolutionary ‘toolkit’ for the cake industry, which is scheduled for launch in October 2007.