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Tap into trends with hydrocolloids

Formulating consumer-winning foods and beverages is a delicate science. Not only do products have to taste outstanding and leave a lasting impression on your target consumers, they must also appeal to other, less tangible senses in order to compete on the shelves.

Hydrocolloids are among the most versatile and utilised ingredients available to today’s food and beverage industry. They can improve texture, add functionality and are used in smaller dosages, enabling cost-saving opportunities.

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Ingredion's range of hydrocolloids

From improving the texture of a gluten-free muffin to stabilising a non-protein dairy drink; hydrocolloids can provide the tools you need to formulate or reformulate to satisfy key trends and achieve the textures, consistency and visual appeal consumers crave and expect. 

TIC® Gum Arabic

Gum acacia, also known as gum arabic, is the dried exudate gathered from acacia trees that grow in the Sahelian region of Africa. Used widely in beverages and confectionery, its features include

- Emulsifies and stabilizes flavors and beverages

- Encapsulates flavors

- Forms films and coatings in panned confections

- Enhances mouthfeel in beverages

- Strong adhesive and binding properties

Product range includes - TIC Pretested® Gum Arabic FT Powder, TIC Pretested® Gum Arabic Spray Dry Powder, Pre-Hydrated® Gum Arabic FT, Pre-Hydrated® Gum Arabic FT-1 and Pre-Hydrated® Gum Arabic Spray Dry Powder


TicaPAN® Coating System

TicaPAN® Coating System is a non-gum arabic based system suitable in confectionery panning applications. Whether it is for binding or strengthening of oil in panned confections, nuts, maltballs, chocolate or to polish chocolate covered raisins or nuts or create edible films and glitters for cake decoration, we have the solution for you! 

- Cost saving in pan-coating system

- Improves productivity with faster drying time

- Increases the strength of the coating; prevent the chipping

- 1-to-1 replacement of gum arabic with TicaPAN 311

- Provides crunchy texture with TicaPan Quick Crunch

- Potentially eliminates the use of Titanium dioxide - cleaner label

Product range includes - TicaPAN 311, TicaPAN Quick Crunch NGMO



The unique Ticaloid systems leverage on a combination of gums to deliver the ideal synergies suitable for your dairy, beverage and confectionary applications. It acts mainly as a stabiliser and delivers clean flavour release and creaminess for your product.

- Protein stabilisation 

- Suitable for pasturisation and UHT process

- Controls viscosity development and emulsion stability 

- Imparts unique texture for confectionary

Product range includes - Ticaloid BD 2910, Ticaloid Pro 192 AGD, Ticaloid BD-1811 / 1816, Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL NGMO, Ticaloid CM2000, Ticaloid CM-2069


TIC Tara Gum

TIC Tara Gum is a cost-effective galactomannan like locust bean gum and guar gum with similar uses in dairy applications, fruit preparations and beverages. It helps to impart thickness and a smooth creamy mouthfeel to dairy products, soups and sauces. 

- Heightens freeze-thaw stability

- Creates creamy mouthfeel and smooth texture 

- Provides viscosity

- Synergises with xanthan and carrageenan

- Cold water swelling

Organic grade is available.


Dairyblend YG 12 NGMO 

A customised stabilising system recommended for both dairy and dairy-free yogurt applications. It is designed to provide a smooth mouthfeel, eliminate or minimize syneresis and reduce added non fat dry milk (NFDM) while maintaining quality in yogurt application. 

- Tolerance to high shear and heat

- Enhances creamy mouthfeel and smooth texture

- Prevents syneresis 

Organic grade is available.



SIMPLISTICATM ingredient systems offer optimum solutions with hydrocolloids, starches, plant proteins, sweeteners and more so that you can align your formulations and label claim goals. 

Product range - SIMPLISTICATM DY7210 




Ticaxan® Xanthan

Ticaxan® Xanthan is a multi-purpose thickener and stabliser made through fermentation. It is a high-performance xanthan gum for a wide range of applications from sauce, salad dressing, bakery, beverage to dry mix.

- Stabilises and emulsifies salad dressings and sauces

- Improves cling of dressings and sauces

- Suspends particulates

- Controls moisture in refrigerated dough

- Pseudoplastic rheology

- Tolerant to extremes of heat and pH (2.0- 10.0)

- cold water soluble

Product range - Ticaxan Xanthan 200EC


Tica Algin Alginate

TICA Algin Alginate is a gel-forming gum extracted from brown seaweed of the species Lessonia nigrescens and L. flavicans. It forms irreversible gels with calcium ions.

- Provides gelling for desserts and dairy products

- Prevents bakery icings from sticking to packaging

- Improves cooking yield and texture in meat systems

- Controls syneresis in cheese

- Forms films for adhesives and coatings

- Suspends particulates

Product range includes - TICA-Algin 613


TIC Organic Product Line 

Our TICorganic line of certified organic gums and gum systems creates a tangle of possibilities to help you formulate organic products. From organic guar, organic gum arabic, organic locust bean gum, organic starch to organic stabilising system, we are able to support you in your organic food formulation. 



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