Which additives for which purpose?

Make food last longer.

Extend the shelf life of food.

Increase the acidity of a food.

Acidity regulators
Control the acidity of a food.

Release agents
Prevent particles from sticking.

Anti-foaming agents
Prevent or reduce the formation of foam.

Increase the volume of a foodstuff.

Allow liquids such as water and oil to mix.

Flavor enhancers
Enhance the taste of a food.

Gelling agents
Firm food by forming a gel.

Prevent food from drying out.

Modified starches
Allow soups and sauces to thicken.

Raising agents
Increase the volume of dough.

Prevent the separation or settling of substances in food.

Thickening agents
Increase the viscosity of a foodstuff.

Give foods a sweet taste.

Can color food.

Food additives improve the properties of food, make it durable, influence the appearance, taste or improve processing. Around 320 additives are permitted in the EU, as they are not harmful to humans and have many positive properties. Additives can be recognized by their E number.

  • Baking mixes
  • Fillings
  • Fine baked goods
  • Emulsifiers
  • Gluten-free baked goods
  • Preservatives
  • Raising agents
  • Production of sausage products
  • Processing of meat
  • Injections
  • emulsions
  • Preservatives
  • Meat substitutes (vegan diet)
  • Puddings
  • Desserts
  • Cream
  • Dairy dishes
  • Lactose-free products
  • Yoghurt
  • Quark dishes
  • Ice cream
  • Cheese specialties
  • Butter and margarine
  • Dressings
  • Soups
  • Sauces
  • Convenience food
  • Frozen food
  • Ready meals
  • Mustard and ketchup
  • Marmalade and jam
  • Chocolate
  • Fillings
  • Couverture
  • Wafers
  • Candies
  • Dragees
  • Fruit juices
  • Isotonic drinks
  • Beer
  • Lemonades


For all animal species

Feeding pets today is a complex and demanding task, as pet owners only want the best for their pets. Color, smell and appearance have become just as important as the quality of the ingredients. Plant-based raw materials can be used to replace unwanted animal fats or proteins and the appearance of a product can be kept stable over longer storage periods.

Different requirements apply to livestock: feeding should be as efficient as possible and at low cost. To achieve this, raw materials are added to the recipes in the feed to replace expensive ingredients or ingredients that are uninteresting to the animal in terms of taste.

Areas of application are the production of feed products for

dogs, cats and other small animals, horse feed and feed for farm animals

livestock such as cattle, pigs, calves, laying hens, sheep, goats and dairy cattle.

dairy cattle.

Feed materials and feed additives for the production of

  • Wet and dry food for dogs and cats
  • Diet food
  • Performance feed
  • Functional premixes

Feed materials and feed additives for the production of

  • Feed supplements
  • Mineral feedstuffs
  • Milk replacer
  • Fattening feed
  • Concentrated feed
  • Diet feed
  • Special products for certain animal species

Other industries (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food supplements)

Application in areas with special requirements

Various branches of industry require substances that have binding or swelling properties. For example, the fracking industry uses large quantities of guar gum.
Mixtures with materials that are used in drilling or civil engineering work can be enriched with hydrocolloids for better flowability and compaction.

For cosmetics and in the pharmaceutical sector, research is constantly being carried out into new ingredients that are as natural as possible, sustainable and do not harm humans or animals. The boundary between natural product and medicinal product is very difficult to define. In any case, plant-based raw materials are also used where health is concerned.