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Applied research

Leverage research inspired by consumer insights

At Ingredion, we understand that your business challenges require new thinking and ever-better solutions. That’s why we innovate to help you dominate your product categories—with six research and development plans. Informed by consumer insights and supported by technology, each one is designed to advance solutions, from novel ingredients at the molecular level, to the way you formulate and process your products.

We can help you harness incremental improvements as well as transformative advances. Talk to our experts about the exciting new solutions enabled by pivotal applied work in:


Texture,Green Solutions


Developing novel texturisers and systems that precisely deliver targeted textural characteristics in processed foods.



Answering your need for higher-value sweetener solutions which optimise the sweetness flavour and texture profile of your products, while increasing affordability. We’ll offer clean-label and non-GMO benefits, too.



Creating functional ingredients that help you formulate clean label foods and drinks. This includes texturisers with higher functionality and process tolerance, as well as more affordable clean label solutions.



Discovering new ways to use functional carbohydrates with demonstrated health benefits to address challenges in energy management and digestive health, including blood sugar, controlled energy and satiety.


Delivery Systems

Developing new ingredient and process innovations that deliver and protect active ingredients while answering the challenges of stabilisation, affordability and natural alternatives.


Biomaterial Solutions

Providing solutions to deliver both sustainability and performance value in four segments: bioplastics, glass fibre, personal care and fabric and home care.

Smart thinking for smart savings

Discover holistic savings throughout your operation with Ingredion. 

Innovate with us

Create your next breakthrough solution at Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centers. Watch the video to find out more.

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