Defoamers are used in the food & beverage industry to control or stabilize the foam which is produced during the food processing. Defoamer plays a very important role as it helps in the efficient operations 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. But recently, St. Louis-based RIBUS Inc. launched an alternative for silicon dioxide, called Nu-Flow which is organic in nature. Since 1990 till date, there was no alternative for synthetic defoamer like Si02, hence it was used in the food & beverage industry as an anti-foaming agent.
RIBUS Inc. is a U.S. based company that produces non-genetically modified (non-GMO) natural, organic, vegan 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, was commercialized in 2014 after which the sales of rice concentrate have increased more than 150% in just one year.
The U.S. organic products market grew by 11.5% and crossed $35billion mark 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 & 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 potential to completely replace synthetic defoamer Si02 in the food and beverage industry.
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