FMC BioPolymer’s new centre will target Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines as well as Australia.
“Our new Singapore Technical Centre brings our premier service model to Southeast Asia customers who want to develop their products faster and more efficiently,” said Mary Clarke, general manager for Food Ingredients FMC BioPolymer.
FMC BioPolymer works in natural carrageenan extracts and alginates, used to thicken, stabilise and texturise dairy, meat, bakery and convenience foods.
It also produces natural colours and nutritionals for the functional ingredients market following its November 2011 acquisition of Southpole BioGroup.
“Our biopolymer food ingredient technologies are among the most sophisticated and widely used in the industry, but what truly sets us apart is FMC’s technical collaboration and formulation capabilities that we offer,” Clarke said.
The new Singapore facility follows the company’s Chinese ‘business formula’ of a combined technical sales team and food laboratory.