PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Customers of Beneo, Inc. may test formulation aspects of functional ingredients, including fiber enrichment, sugar or fat replacement, and taste and texture improvements, at the company’s new 3,000-square-foot North American application center in Parsippany.

“We are very excited to bring Beneo’s experience in developing unique applications for our functional ingredients closer to our customers in the North American market,” said Jon Peters, president of Beneo, Inc., Parsippany, when the opening was announced June 21. “Beneo is unique in that we sell the ingredients we’ve discovered, developed and manufacture. This gives us a long history and strong heritage to bring out the very best of the ingredient when it comes to its functional benefits like health, taste and texture.  Now with these significant resources in the U.S., we can react more quickly to optimize and customize formulas for specific regional applications.” 

Initially the application center will focus on bakery applications, dairy and dairy fermented applications, soups, sauces, frozen convenience meals, and cereal and slab-type nutrition bars and beverages. The center features a variety of benchtop scale and pilot scale equipment. Analytical equipment may measure microscopy, rheology, particle size, pH and freeze-thaw stability.