Unipektin Ingredients AG as your supplier and partner feels obliged to keep their customers informed about critical developments affecting the supply situation so that together we can make informed decisions and find the right solution for you.
Since our last market update from January 2020, the raw material prices have increased again and are now on a historically high level. This is paired with an increasing and very high demand for LBG if not most hydrocolloids which could well be co-caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as IMR in their latest Hydrocolloid Tidbits suspect
Our prediction for the short-term LBG market situation is that there is no easement in price to be expected for the next 6 months. Demand for LBG / VIDOGUM L has soared which forces us to carefully plan and sometimes even restrict the
Now would probably a good time to consider switching to alternative recipes based on VIDOGUM L combined with other gums. UPI has successfully developed and introduced such systems during the past price peaks and optimized them further in light of the expected market development. These products can give the LBG users a valid technical and commercial option, reducing their dependence to LBG.
- VIDOGUM LS series: LBG + neutral flavour guar gum, specifically developed and standardized for dairy applications.
- VIDOGUM LB series: LBG + tara gum, for various applications.
- VIDOGUM SP: tara gum with similar viscosity like VIDOGUM L.
If you are interested to discuss the current Market Update and our recommendations, please contact Ulrich Zuber by email email@example.com or call +41 52 742 3148