Functional performance

Achieve peak performance

Consumers in all segments are demanding higher levels of quality. That means your products need to offer specific and differentiated functional benefits to meet their quality expectations. At Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world, our teams of technical and market experts are focused on improving quality and performance — in every industry we serve.

Our broad portfolio of ingredients can help you differentiate your products with the functional benefits you need to bring your vision to life. In beverages, our high-efficiency emulsifiers, Q-NATURALE®  emulsifier and PURITY GUM® Ultra emulsifier, can help you achieve excellent product stability throughout shelf life — in a wide range of applications and storage conditions — even clear beverages.

The latest addition to our NOVATION® range of starches, NOVATION Lumina functional native starch offers all the functionality of modified starches with a "corn starch" label.  The high performance, natural* texturizer is ideal in light-colored, delicate food applications.  And our NOVATION PRIMA® 340 starch offers excellent freeze-thaw stability over multiple cycles.

In food packaging, our innovative solutions can help you create oxygen barriers that keep products fresher longer. And our papermaking and corrugating specialty starches enable greater wet strength and improved end-use performance.

No matter what the application, our industry-changing ingredients can help define the quality of your foods, with great texture that lasts throughout shelf life, sweetness that holds true during processing, and health and nutrition that deliver the benefits claimed. 

What does your product need to do better? What technical challenges are hindering the performance of your brands? Ingredion’s experts are here to help you find new ways to win your markets. With our deep formulation expertise, unmatched ingredients and tested experience, we have just what you need to innovate and accelerate your growth. 

Let’s make your goals a reality

Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients. Market research and consumer insights.


*Manufacturers should consult regulations specific to all target markets. Of the countries that had provisions in place to regulate the term natural in May 2019, NOVATION functional native starches products meet criteria of a natural food ingredient in the UK, France, Ireland, and associated EU legislation, and the global ISO Technical Specification (ISO/TS 10657).
This information is intended to support the efforts of our customers to develop and implement an appropriate labeling strategy for products containing Ingredion's products; In all respects, the ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on food packages and label ingredients on food packages remains with our customers. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of our products for your specific intended use. We urge you to carefully review the relevant regulations and to seek appropriate legal counsel as you determine the labeling requirements applicable to your products.