food and beverage product development and compounding

With a highly skilled team of Food Scientists, we can bring your idea to life, from Concept to Launch.

Our innovative team will meet with the customer, gain an understanding of the final product that is required, then work tirelessly to match these requirements. Application samples will be prepared in our state of the art laboratory, and customers will then be invited for a tasting.

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. We take over the hassle of sourcing your unique requirements ensuring quality is paramount throughout.


Glasses filled with juice to promote SK Chemtrade small scale bottling plant

2018 saw the implementation of a small-scale bottling plant. This limits the launch risk for clients by lowering minimum order quantities. We help customers minimise the teething mistakes by assisting with regulatory information in-house. Most importantly we can offer customers the benefit of small order runs.



Through our proud partnership with IFF, we can offer a large selection of:

  • Liquid Flavours
  • Emulsions
  • Powder Flavours
  • Savoury Flavours

With our dedicated team of food scientists, we can assist our clients in new product development and take an idea right through from Concept to Launch.


Vitablend’s extensive range of premixes includes essential ingredients like vitamins, minerals, nucleotides, amino-acids, and other functional ingredients

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.



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. We are proud to exclusively represent Nexira, a French company who can provide premium quality innovative ingredients, with well-documented health properties to address the demands of the nutraceutical market. We are also proud to market the range of premium ingredients from Gencor Pacific and Ransom Naturals.

Collectively we offer ingredients that address the following:
Anti-aging, cardiovascular health, gut health, joint health, stress management, weight management and cognitive health.


Ottera natural colours for beverages, confectionery, dairy-based or other prepared foods

Oterra is the world leader in colours from natural sources. They help manufacturers bring safe and appetizing products to consumers at mealtimes – and any time in between.

The deep insights about markets, regulatory requirements, applications, pigments and phytonutrients place Oterra Natural Colours at the forefront of the industry. Its colour portfolio is the largest and most vibrant in the food industry, and its nutraceutical range has scientifically documented health benefits.

When you choose Oterra Natural Colours, you protect and nurture the value of your brand.


modified celluloses are valuable food additives

Aqualon™ /Blanose™ cellulose gum, or sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), is widely used as an economical thickener and stabilizer in foods and beverages. Besides modifying the behavior of water, cellulose gum is useful in suspending solids and modifying the flow and texture.

Benecel™ modified celluloses, also known as methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), are versatile, multifunctional food gums.  Benecel MC and HPMC perform many functions in foods, depending on type, grade, use level, and conditions. Among these functions are thermal gelation, film formation, thickening, binding, and water retention.


excipients used in pharmaceutical manufacture

Ashland’s knowledge of the structure-function relationships of pharmaceutical polymers, combined with their extensive product line can help you bind, coat, dissolve, and effectively deliver complex drug molecules where and when they’re needed.

Ashland solutions include increasing the solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients; designing modified-release products to meet targeted release profiles; minimising tablet size while maintaining drug load; improving disintegration time of orally disintegrating tablets; and overcoming challenges of continuous manufacturing technology.


natural colours to add to sweet and candies products

Sucralose is a non-caloric, high-intensity sweetener derived from real sugar through a multi-step process. It is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It is a non-nutritive sugar alternative and safe for use as a sweetening ingredient.
Sucralose is very stable in a wide range of pH values from acidity to neutrality. Its thermal stability is much better than any other high intensity sweeteners. The solubility of sucralose in 20℃ water is 28.2g/100ml and it increases as the temperature rises. Sucralose also has an excellent solubility in ethanol, which makes it suitable for alcohol beverage production.


Specialised ingredients for bakery and dessert applications to enhance volume, textures in cakes and desserts and dough stability

We can offer the following for bakery and dessert applications to enhance volume, textures in cakes and desserts and dough stability:

Lamequick® whipping agents
Spongolit® and Nutrisoft® aerating emulsifiers
Lametop® datem/emulsifiers
Nutrilife® bakery enzymes


Sonac offers a complete portfolio of sustainable, all-natural animal proteins for food manufacturers

Sonac offers a complete portfolio of sustainable, all-natural animal proteins. Our range includes functional, non-functional, colouring and fresh meat binding proteins.

  • Clean label and E-number free
  • Allergen free (no soy) and GMO-free
  • Firmer texture – better sliceability (polony) / holds form better (meatballs)
  • Cost saving in meat reduction
  • Improves colour
  • Adds protein value
  • Increase juiciness
  • Reduced cooking losses / higher cooking yield


spray-dried powders used in food production and manufacture for flavour

Amtec is a leading producer of powdered specialty food ingredients, many of which can be found in a kitchen cupboard: honey, mustard, molasses, worchester sauce and vinegars.
The entire line of Amtec products can be used in snack foods where liquids can’t be used, such as balsamic vinegar chips, salt and vinegar chips, honey mustard pretzels, honey roasted peanuts. The Amtec line can also enhance the flavours of sauces, dressings and savoury dips. The sweetener products can be used to add a natural sweet flavour to smoothies, nutritional shakes and meal replacers.


Lecithin is a natural emulsifier and is one of the key ingredients used in food, feed, pharma, cosmetic and chemical industries.

Lecithin, a natural emulsifier, is one of the key ingredients used in food, feed, pharma, cosmetic and chemical industries.
Unilecithin provides a complete range of liquid, hydrolyzed, granular, powdered / de-oiled lecithins which are widely recognized for its functionality.