Cornelius, an independent European distributor of innovative, high-quality ingredients for the food and drink industry, has announced a new principal biomarine ingredients specialist, Algaia, in response to rising demands for sustainably-sourced natural ingredients.

The partnership grants Cornelius access to Algaia’s extensive range of eco-friendly proprietary ingredients formed using some of the world’s purest algal extracts derived from brown seaweed, including Satialgine® and Algogel®.

Frédéric Faure, Global Business Development Director at Algaia, commented: “Natural ingredients are a prevalent trend intoday’s market. The modern consumer is increasingly likely to become brand loyal if manufacturers make full use of sustainably-sourced natural ingredients to form an ethically-appealing product. By conducting its operations through a desire to conserve natural resources, Algaia works to channel these environmental benefits down to manufacturers and consumers.

“Algaia aspires to be the leading solutions provider of the Natural Specialty Algae extract industry, conducting all its business with the responsibility and integrity that saw it attain ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000 certifications. Since 2014, Algaia has invested more than €10 million into upscaling its infrastructure to cater for the increasing worldwide demand for natural ingredients.”

Algaia’s ingredients are suitable for a wide range of applications including food, personal care and nutraceuticals. Algaia’s ingredients allow manufacturers to improve a product’s thermostability, control its gelation and act as an industrial thickening agent among many other functionalities.

Joy Thomas, Health & Nutrition Business Manager at Cornelius, commented: “Cornelius is recognised worldwide for its ability to identify the industry’s latest trends. We’re thrilled to be working with Algaia to provide ethically-sourced seaweed ingredients to UK manufacturers.” 

Cornelius manufactures and distributes branded and own brand specialty ingredients across a range of food & beverage markets including sports nutrition, dairy, meat, fish & poultry, confectionery, beverages, convenience and bakery.

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