Socius Ingredients introduces Glyloid

Socius Ingredients introduces Glyloid, the First Tamarind Gum-Based Hydrocolloid Available in the U.S.

Applications-focused leader partners with DSP Gokyo on clean label ingredient solution that significantly improves the mouthfeel and stability of dressings, ice cream and beverages

Evanston, IL (May 6, 2015)—Socius Ingredients, an innovative food ingredient company that specializes in functional ingredients, has just introduced Glyloid® to the U.S. market. Glyloid, a tamarind seed gum, is designed to enhance mouthfeel, viscosity, and pour in dressings, sauces and beverages as well as to improve mouthfeel, ice crystal size, stability and shape retention in frozen desserts.

Socius Ingredients, with a proven track record of delivering technical ingredient solutions to food manufacturers, has partnered with DSP Gokyo (DSPG), a Japanese food ingredient leader, for the U.S. launch of Glyloid. DSPG brings a wealth of technical and application expertise, as they developed and launched Glyloid in Japan 50 years ago.

“There are a relatively limited number of hydrocolloids available for the U.S. food industry, which has stifled innovation. Our customers were seeking a clean label hydrocolloid with unique properties that provided food technologists the ability to create new and improved products, tastes, and textures,” said Martin O’Donovan, President of Socius Ingredients. “Our unique partnership with DSPG allowed us the opportunity to verify that the functional properties of Glyloid have highly desirable benefits for the targeted applications in the US.”

Socius Ingredients’ state of-the-art technical center, extensive sensory research, and deep understanding of the U.S. market in conjunction with DSPG’s innovation in the hydrocolloid space created a collaborative partnership designed to ensure Glyloid would provide previously unoffered benefits to U.S. food and beverage manufacturers.

“We believe Socius Ingredients is the ideal collaborative partner to introduce Glyloid to the U.S.,” said Dr. Tetsuya Oida, President and CEO of DSPG. “Their nuanced understanding of food applications, including technical, commercial, supply chain and regulatory issues, combined with their ability to clearly demonstrate value propositions and top-tier technical facilities positioned them as an excellent partner for us”.

Glyloid received FDA GRAS status in 2014. The functional ingredient works well on its own or in conjunction with other hydrocolloids to provide far-reaching benefits. It works particularly well in low-fat or reduced-calorie products to provide a smooth, rich mouthfeel, taste, and texture often indicative of higher calorie products. The company has developed prototypes for each of the focus categories to present to manufacturers. Additionally, further research is underway to explore Glyloid in a variety of expanded food and beverage applications.

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About Socius Ingredients

Founded in 2000, Socius Ingredients is an innovative and value-driven food ingredient company with expertise in hydrocolloids, proteins and natural colors. The company has strategic and collaborative partnerships with companies that offer complementary and synergistic resources including ingredients, technology, and applications expertise. Socius Ingredients utilizes the most advanced technologies to design and develop food ingredients that deliver real measurable value to U.S. manufacturers and consumers.

About DSP Gokyo (DSPG)

DSP Gokyo Food & Chemical Co., Ltd., founded in 1947, is a Japan-based food and chemical ingredient company integrating innovative R&D with trading and sales activities. In the food ingredients business, the company provides high quality products for Japanese major food companies with unique technical expertise. The products include hydrocolloids, primarily GLYLOID®, a tamarind seed gum – the first product of its kind successfully produced on an industrial scale in 1964. The chemical ingredients business encompasses such products as cosmetic materials, pharmaceutical excipients, electronic chemicals and coating materials. Through strategic cooperation with suppliers around the world and know-how from the pharmaceutical business as a subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, the company is expanding these business units to continually create the value for customers.