Defoamers are used in the foodand beverage industry to control or stabilize the foam which is produced during the food processing. Defoamer plays an important role in aefficient operation of the systems as well as results in faster production. As of now, Silicon dioxide is used as a defoamer in organic food & beverage industry even though it is a synthetic product. However,recently, St. Louis based RIBUS Inc. launched an alternative for silicon dioxide, called Nu-Flow which is organic in nature. Since 1990 to present, there is no alternative for synthetic defoamer like Si02, hence it was used in the food and beverage industry as an anti-foaming agent although its synthetic in nature.
RIBUS Inc. is a U.S. based company that produces non-genetically modified (non-GMO) natural, organic, and gluten free rice based ingredients which are used in food & beverage industries. RIBUS has been exporting organic rice to more than 40 countries around the globe since 1992. RIBUS launched Nu-Flow in 2007, which is made up of hulls from U.S. grown organic rice. It has the same potential as the synthetic silicon defoamer. Nu-Flow, a patented clean label product of RIBUS, has seen an increase in the sales of rice concentrate of more than 150% in 2014.
The U.S. organic products market grew by 11.5% and crossed $35billion in 2013 according to the Organic Trade Association. Nu-Flow is now also used as a flavouring agent and plating substrate in this industry. Food and beverage manufacturers are now revising their products using Nu-Flow. With the rising concerns for health and environment world along with the support of stringent government regulations, there is strong demand for organic and environment friendly products. Hence, Nu-Flow has the potential to completely replace synthetic defoamer Si02 in the food and beverage industry.
- Defoamers Market -
By Type (Silicone Defoamer and Non-silicone Defoamer); By Applications (Pulp
& Paper, Textiles, Paints & Coatings, Oil & Gas, Food and beverage,
Lubricants and Others); By Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, ROW) -
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