System works as acacia gum replacement

by Jeff Gelski
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WHITE MARSH, MD. — TIC Gums has filed a provisional patent application for its TicaPan Coating System, a gum system that acts as a replacement for gum Arabic, also known as acacia gum.

"The risk of not having a supply of enough gum Arabic is becoming a real concern for the chewing gum and confection industry, a field of application in which gum Arabic replacement has not been available," said Dr. Mar Nieto, senior principal scientist for TIC Gums,

TicaPan offers such functional benefits as showing equal to or better drying time than acacia gum and comparable texture when used in pan coating of chewing gum, Dr. Nieto said.

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