On May 23 and 24, 2022, the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago will bring together professionals from the confectionery and snack retail, manufacturing and supply industries. At this 25th anniversary edition of the show, CAPOL LLC will be presenting innovative solutions from the areas of colouring and confectionery finishing. These products were designed to enable the candy and snacks industry to unlock new potentials around product design appeal and efficient manufacturing processes.

A striking feature of the confectionery segment is the highly visual nature of its products. As a confectionery finishing expert, CAPOL helps manufacturers address the need for flawlessly beautiful products through its anti-sticking, polishing and glazing agents for gummy and panned confectionery applications. Colour, too, plays a key role in the visual appeal of confectionery, and consumers increasingly expect food colouring to stem from natural sources. For this reason, CAPOL’s primary focus at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo will be on showcasing the potential of its VIVAPIGMENTS range of natural colour pigments.

The VIVAPIGMENTS natural colour pigment range is manufactured using a patented and proprietary process. Natural extracts are encapsulated in a rice protein matrix, creating natural colour pigments with an extraordinary stability against light, heat and oxidation. As a result, VIVAPIGMENTS natural colours display lake-like properties while at the same time offering clean label opportunities for a broad range of applications.

Confectionery applications often ask a great deal of natural colours, with regard to the heat in gummy production or opacity in panned confectionery. “We’ve seen that VIVAPIGMENTS can help achieve bright and stable colours in applications where traditional water- and oil-soluble natural colours tend to make obtaining these desired results difficult,” said Joseph Napoletano, Sales Director of CAPOL LLC.

VIVAPIGMENTS are a particularly good match for all fat-based matrices, such as those of chocolate and compound coatings. Thanks to their unique properties, VIVAPIGMENTS natural colour pigments are easily dispersible and never fail to achieve a vibrant, homogenous colouring result. Their tinctorial strength is of particular interest when it comes to panning applications – where manufacturers are always seeking strong colour coverage.

Visitors to the Sweets & Snacks Expo are cordially invited to find out more about CAPOL’s confectionery surface treatment and innovative natural colouring solutions at the Supplier Showcase. The CAPOL LLC team is looking forward to meeting you at booth 30115.

The Supplier Showcase is adjacent to the show floor, co-located with the Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (USA).

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Editor: Kiran Grewal kgrewal@kennedys.co.uk