Delivering Functional Solutions

The use of functional solutions enables improvements to key attributes such as taste, texture, juiciness, tenderness, as well as the mitigation of potentially unattractive aspects of a product. In both cases, the aim is to optimize the food.

At Solina, our heritage is in developing functional solutions to serve the meat businesses, but the capabilities translate to all sectors of the food industry. A functional binder compound can be equally applicable to a ready meal dumpling or ravioli, opening up opportunities to apply expertise gained on one project to optimize the stability, quality and cost of a different product. The key is to have experts who can see and realize the opportunities.

Achieving the desired characteristics

Possessing a deep understanding of how to achieve desired characteristics, Solina is alert to the wide variety of options open to food technologists, scientists and engineers. Binding, for example, influences the texture of a product. That fact empowers our teams to explore the deployment of processes such as brining, dry curing, fermenting and protein activation to create foods that have the texture, taste and other characteristics demanded by the customer.

Adapting To Consumer Trends

Changing consumer demands are redefining the toolkit of functional solutions available to give color, stability, texture, shelf life and more to products. A growing proportion of people want clearer labels that only feature ingredients they understand. Our ingredient-agnostic approach means we are free to select the proper ingredients matching the requirements of each project, regardless of its origin. This flexibility and agility helps our experts to devise clear labels that meet the needs of consumers and food providers, alike.

Consumer trends are simultaneously increasing the importance of quality. The quality trend plays to the strengths of Solina and our culinary heritage. Drawing on our knowledge of how foods have been made traditionally, Solina can remove additives and processing steps while maintaining or improving the overall properties of a product.

Discover our Inspirational Concepts

Solina has showcased the power of our capabilities with advanced concepts that address the biggest trends in savoury foods.

Bringing the taste of Thailand to Europe?

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Challenging the all-time concept of a hotdog?

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A ham with optimized Nutri-Score and clear ingredients label?

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Making consumer craved crisps healthier?

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A plant-based burger providing the same nutrients as meat?

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Turning plant-based döner into a winner?

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A vegetable-based meal pleasing any consumer?

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Serving Markets

Solina’s expertise in functional solutions makes us a leading partner to companies working on the full spectrum of savoury foods.

Ready Meals

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Snacks

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Vegetables

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Taste

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Nutrition

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