OUR APPLICATIONS

Dairy products

As part of LACTALIS Group, the leading dairy company in the world, LACTALIS Ingredients leverages over 85 years of dairy tradition to deliver technical expertise and offer a sweeping range of ingredients adapted to dairy applications such as yoghurts, recombined dairy products or ice cream.

 

Market overview

Dairy products have the highest sales in the packaged product category and show some of the fastest innovation growth in the food industry. Dairy category is dynamic everywhere, but regional differences are significant. Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa are more oriented towards drinking milk products, while Europe and North America show a rising demand for dairy desserts.

 

Main drivers in the dairy products category are:

  • Healthy snacks: consumers are looking for convenient products that are both indulgent and nutritious. This demand creates a space for high protein and high fibre dairy products, in addition to on-the-go formats.
  • Sustainability: environmental and ethical issues are a rising focus. While organic is still an important factor in developing countries, in mature markets, concerns about animal welfare, farmers’ wellbeing and environment drive consumer purchases.
Our quality ingredients for dairy products
Our range for yoghurts

Yogurts have a positive image and are considered nutritious dairy products. Both spoonable and drinkable yoghurts are a way to meet the growing consumer demand for healthy snacking with:

  • higher protein intake
  • less fat
  • less sugar

 

Yoghurt manufacturers want a homogeneous and stable texture, a rich and creamy mouthfeel, as well as enrichment solutions and recipe cost optimisation. Our ingredients answer these particular needs with:

  • Skimmed milk powder for a milky taste
  • Laktein® WPC 80 to increase gel strength, viscosity and reduce syneresis
  • WPC 35 as a functional source of protein
  • Calciane for milk calcium enrichment
  • Lactowell whey permeate as a cost effective solution
Our range for dairy beverages

In line with the growing demand for dairy products and “on-the-go” trend, beverages are suitable to different lifestyles and diets. Thanks to their adaptable formulas, our range of dairy solutions can meet many different needs, including:

  • Protein and milk calcium enrichment
  • Heat stability
  • Protein standardisation
  • Costs savings

 

Using dairy ingredients will help achieve both nutritional and functional assets:

  • Calciane as a source of natural milk calcium
  • Skimmed milk powder for a milky taste
  • Flowhey® as a source of cost-competitive solids with a clean dairy taste and heat stable properties
  • Demlac 8000 demineralised whey powder for a mild flavour
  • Lactowell whey powder as a cost effective solution.
Our range for recombined dairy products

Recombination is a way of obtaining good quality dairy products in some countries where there is no available fresh milk.

To respond to these particular needs, dairy ingredients can be used to produce UHT milk, sweet condensed milk, yoghurts, or ice cream. Our customers have precise expectations regarding ingredients they are looking for, including:

  • Dairy flavour
  • Texturising properties
  • Creamy mouthfeel
  • Easy incorporation
  • Recipe cost optimization

 

We provide solutions for recombined dairy products such as:

  • Low heat skimmed milk powder for soft cheese manufacturing
  • UHT skimmed milk powder for recombined milk
  • Whole milk powder with an adequate protein content for yoghurts or drinks
  • Fat-filled dairy powders for beverages or fermented products
  • Flowhey® heat stable sweet whey powder
  • Lactose and Lactowell whey permeate
  • Demlac 8000 demineralised whey powder
Our range for ice cream and frozen desserts

The ice-cream market is mainly driven by pleasure and new healthier solutions (clean label, natural and authentic recipes) in developed countries. In emerging regions, the consumption is fast developing thanks to impulse buying.

Each kind of ice cream (bulk, soft, Italian-style or extruded ice cream) requires specific functionalities:

  • Extrusion capacity
  • Meltdown delay
  • Shrinkage reduction
  • Emulsification properties
  • Recipe costs optimization

 

For all these requirements, we offer dairy solutions such as:

  • Milk powders to bring milky taste, extrusion capacity and shrinkage resistance
  • Buttermilk powders to enhance taste and creaminess
  • Anhydrous milk fat and butter to improve texture and organoleptic qualities
  • Whey proteins (Laktein 30, Fromy 35, Pronativ® 80) to optimise meltdown delay and creaminess
  • High fluidity Flowhey® sweet whey powders to enhance creaminess while reducing recipe costs.
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