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13 Oct 2014 - 10:00

DuPont launches a case for stable sausage innovation

DuPont Nutrition & Health is supporting processed meat innovation with a new series of strong and stable alginate casings that works with the latest co-extrusion technology in sausage production.

Casings based on the new GRINDSTED® Meatline 7000 Stabilizer system range, from the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient portfolio, eliminate issues with splits and tears during stuffing, hanging, drying, smoking and packaging. Originally optimised for dry and semi-dried fermented sausages, the flexible alginate blends are also suitable for fresh and cooked sausages.

Efficiency and innovation

The major gain for manufacturers is a smooth, non-stop process with savings on raw material costs and improved agility when meeting the fast-changing demands of international markets.

"Our alginate range is strong enough for sausage calibres up to 32 mm. At the same time, it enables manufacturers to develop new sausage products below the previous 16mm minimum, meeting the trend for very thin sausages down to a calibre of just 6-8mm," says Christian Vogel, senior meat application specialist at DuPont Nutrition & Health in Braband, Denmark.

High-speed co-extrusion

Manufacturers around the world are increasingly investing in co-extrusion technology, where the casing is simultaneously applied as a coating while the filling is extruded in sausage form.

Using the GRINDSTED® Meatline 7000 Stabilizer system range, the coating rapidly transforms into a strong, elastic film that remains stable throughout product shelf life.

Trials on industrial lines have shown that the new alginate casings support reliable, high-speed production, enabling manufacturers to run at maximum capacity with minimum raw material loss.

Vegetable alternative
For manufacturers looking for innovation, cost improvement or a vegetable alternative to animal-based and artificial casings, our new range provides the functionality required for most sausage types.

"The range demonstrates the successful combination of our expertise as an alginate producer with the pilot co-extrusion equipment in our lab," says Aurelie Kretz Lavialle, product manager Systems, DuPont Nutrition & Health.


DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of ingredients that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food. Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. For more information on DuPont™ Danisco®, go to: www.danisco.com.

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.  Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace. Follow us on LinkedIn.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.




Aparecido Silveira
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