We visit UK ingredients and formulation show
Having visited Nutra Formulate last year, it was very encouraging to find the show return in such fine form. Attendance seemed to be up, exhibitors increased and the show had an audibly louder buzz. The quality of exhibitors was also rather impressive given the show’s modest scale, including European market leaders DSM, Roquette, Croda, and Jungbunzlauer. As well as a seminar programme, the show also featured tech and trends focus zones around the show that are nice to dip into.
Nutra Formulate provides a great networking opportunity that benefits from it’s small scale by making it possible to speak in-depth with virtually everybody speaking or exhibiting. Here are a few conversations we shared at this year’s show:
Valerie Barfoot, Business Development Executive, Roquette UK was presenting a range of the company’s ingredients and explained to us the potential of chlorella for food producers with growing consumer demand for natural functional foods.
Adrian Meyer, Marketing Manager Human Nutition & Health, DSM Nutritional Products, explains the recently acquired Oatwell, a brand of oat beta glucan, which can be applied in a variety of staple foods like breads, cereals and pasta, to aid heart and digestive health.
Markus Gerhart, Junior Product Manager of Jungbunzlauer, showed up one way the company is marketing complete ingredients package solution concepts to its customers, who are seeking more complete concepts rather than separate ingredients.
In a very noisy room of Nutra Formulate, Greg Weatherhead, Applications Scientist, Croda Health Care, talks about the health benefits of Croda’s Omega-3 and how these ingredients are finding their way into more foods.