White Marsh, Md. – TicaPAN Quick Crunch from TIC Gums can match the performance of gum arabic in panned confections like candy and gum.
The company says TicaPAN Quick Crunch can produce harder, more durable and crunchier shells for coated chewing gum, candy, nuts and other panned confections. TicaPAN Quick Crunch can also offer significant cost savings when compared to gum arabic.
By reducing the overall shell thickness and maintaining product quality with TicaPAN Quick Crunch, manufacturers can reduce the number of layers (shell thickness) by as much as 10 per cent. This in turn can reduce manufacturing time and the total amount of raw materials needed in the coating formulation.
The company says it developed the TicaPAN Coating System to provide a solution for the sometimes unstable gum arabic market. While very functional and useful, gum arabic is one of the most difficult gums to source in the world.
The TicaPAN Coating System is an innovative solution for binding and strengthening the sugar and sugar alcohol shells in panned confections. This line also works well enrobing nuts, malt balls, chocolate candies and other products with oil containing centres.