Whey is a by-product of cheese, casein and milk protein concentrate production. There are three kinds of whey: standard whey powder, sweet whey powder and acid whey powder. The transformation of liquid whey into whey powder requires several steps: concentration, crystallization and drying. Lactose crystallization is a particularly essential step for whey drying as the non-crystalized lactose is very hygroscopic.
Forty years ago, LACTALIS Ingredients was a pioneer in developing a specific process of drying designed to better crystallize lactose. Today LACTALIS Ingredients is still a leader in this drying technique. Flowhey® by LACTALIS Ingredients is a range of free flowing whey powders that can enhance numerous applications, including: dairy products, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, bakery and pastries, and ice cream. LACTALIS Ingredients provides wide assortment of whey powders to best meet customers’ needs.
Thanks to their low caking and browning properties, our Flowhey® whey powders are ideal for export conditions, which are often humid and warm. Our powders improve companies’ productivity as Flowhey® bags empty 2 to 3 times faster than standard whey powders bags. The powder also can be preserved for a longer time, and promote a cleaner working environment, as Flowhey® powders generate less dust than standard powders.
Our Flowhey® sweet whey powders perfectly fit for sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Their heat stable properties prevent from jellifying risks during the production of sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Flowhey® heat stable sweet whey powder provides a consistent and homogeneous texture. Its non-maillardize property helps to keep a creamy color.
Our Flowhey® powders are an economical alternative to skimmed milk powder for chocolate applications as they are a source of lactose and work as bulking agents, which reduces costs for chocolate manufacturers. Flowhey® whey powders can be Kosher certified.
Lactalis Ingredients is proud to publish its 2019 social and environmental report. It demonstrates the commitment, the progress, and the many challenges – economic, environmental, and social – that the company faces daily, as well as its ability to project itself and anticipate the food challenges of the twenty-first century.
In 2020, we are attending the most focused event on the dairy industry: the China Dairy Industry Association Annual Meeting & Expo. A great occasion to find out more about our products at our stand N2-36.
Lactalis Ingredients meets the needs of the condensed milk market with a new reference of skimmed milk powder, and completes its offer with a high heat, heat-stable (HHHS) quality.