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SK Chemtrade
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FROM CONCEPT TO LAUNCH

SK Chemtrade offers value-added product development services.

With a team of Food Scientists, we take a brief from Concept to Launch.

Through our proud associations with companies including International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Lycored, Vitablend and Nexira, we are equipped with a basket of world class key speciality food ingredients including flavours, colours, vitamin premixes, botanical extracts and other functional ingredients that we combine to create the perfect tailor-made compound or blend for our clientele.

We supply customers in the beverage, confectionary, dairy, savoury, baked goods and pharmaceutical industries.

In 2018 we implemented our small-scale pilot bottling plant to assist entrepreneurs in entering the market.

Our vision is to offer real, tangible value to our customers by becoming a partner in dynamic product development.

Core Capabilities/Our Offering

Flavours

Through our proud partnership with IFF we offer a large selection of liquid flavours, emulsions, powder and savoury flavours.

COLOURS

It is no longer enough for products to be beautiful – the colourants used in food and beverages need to be safe and natural too. Through our proud association with Lycored Ltd we can offer natural, healthy food colourants.

SWEETENERS

SK Chemtrade is proud to represent Techno Food Ingredients, a reputable sucralose manufacturer. Techno Sucralose™ has been recognized as a reliable brand globally for over 10 years.

Nutraceuticals and Botanical Extracts

We source, stock and deliver the best clinically researched ingredients for the dietary supplement , sport nutrition and functional food and beverage markets in South Africa.

Vitamin Premixes

We are proud to represent Vitablend. Vitablend provides innovative nutritional premixes for fortification of food products including ingredients like vitamins, minerals, nucleotides, amino-acids and other functional ingredients. Vitablend has a portfolio of major customers within the food industry, infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, sport drinks and nutritional drinks.

Product Development & Compounding

With a highly skilled team of Food Scientists, we can bring your idea to life, from Concept to Launch.
We are here to assist our customers in keeping up to date with market trends and our all-in-one compounds contain the complete basket of key ingredients to make your complex idea a simple reality.

PRINCIPALS

WHAT WE DO

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Innovative Product Concepts

Combining a wealth of experience in flavours, natural ingredients and functionality into formulations. This offers customers a point of differentiation on shelf.

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Reduced Time to Market

The Innovations Centre hosts expert food scientists. Formulations are designed faster and application samples are tested sooner. This results in speedier product launches.

The team works in an open-door environment. Everyone is involved in a brief. This fosters open dialogue and brainstorming. The team is encouraged to be open and share ideas.

Customers simply choose a concept they like. A dedicated and bespoke formulation to requirement and / or a premix is then formulated. This offers short lead times and concept to launch capability within weeks.

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Reduced Purchasing and Storage Costs

Blends and compound premixes take the hassle out of procuring numerous ingredients. A blend of ingredients can include flavours, colours, botanical extracts, sweeteners and modulators.

SK stocks single ingredients where customers choose to control all aspects of their production in-house.

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Access to International Trends in Product Development

SK represents world leaders in flavours, vitamin premixes, natural colourants and carotenoids, salt and sugar reduction solutions, botanical extracts and nutraceuticals. Partners are enthusiastic to work in Africa, sharing trends shaping the international food and beverage category. International knowledge and expertise is incorporated into formulations for customers.

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Small-scale Niche Pilot Bottling Line

2018 has seen the implementation of a small-scale bottling line.
This limits the launch risk for customers by lowering minimum order quantities. Raw materials are kept on the floor and bottled accordingly.

There is no need for a customer to invest in a raw material warehouse.
We mimimise teething mistakes by assisting customers with regulatory information in-house.
SK can produce small order runs for the launch phase.