LomaWhite - Titanium Dioxide Replacement
LomaWhite, the mineral-based portfolio of bright whitening and opacity agents from Dr. Paul Lohmann®, is remodelling the world of food, nutritional supplements and cosmetic industries without using titanium dioxide (TiO2). The range includes Calcium and Magnesium salts designed for (re-) formulating a wide range of products like confectionary, meat analogues, soups and sauces as well as coatings for tablets, while switching out titanium dioxide.
Improve formulations today to stay competitive tomorrow!
How to adapt formulations with LomaWhite?
At Dr. Paul Lohmann®, we belief in better health for all and better products, too. Together with our customers around the world, we help to develop their own innovative formulations. By carefully optimizing a product´s overall sensory profile, LomaWhite helps producers close the gap of products with excellent opacifying and whitening effect replacing titanium dioxide.
Unlike titanium dioxide, which was more of a one-fits-all approach, the careful selection of latest raw materials for the LomaWhite range depends on the type of product it will be used in. The strong whitening effect is optimized by technological modifications of the individual compounds to achieve excellent results. LomaWhite represents an ideal alternative to TiO2.
Customized solutions and individual support are our strengths. With the LomaWhite Mineral Salts we work out reformulations right through to new developments directly with you and assist to get your product consumer ready and meet the new EU regulations.
LomaWhite product range
- LomaWhite B41m
- LomaWhite C36
- LomaWhite L06
- LomaWhite L06m
Application examples of LomaWhite
- Coatings for tablets/dragées
- Chocolate confectionary
- Sugar and gum confectionary/chewing gums
- Meat and fish analogues
- Processed fish/meat
- Baked goods
- Ice cream/desserts
Benefits of LomaWhite
- Excellent whitening properties
- Good performance – close to TiO2
- Heat/light stable
- Fine, white powders, less dust
- Smooth mouthfeel and neutral taste profile
- Providing Calcium or Magnesium for consumers nutrition
- Declaration friendly
- Free of preservatives, gluten, lactose
Why replace TiO2?
Producers all around the world are familiar with the use of titanium dioxide as a white pigment in a whole range of different products. It has been used as opacifier and to impart white colour to a variety of foods including chewing gum, meat alternatives, food supplements, baked goods and confectionery.
Though, the acceptance of titanium dioxide as a food additive has steadily declined and its necessity has been increasingly questioned.
Recently, a ban on the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) has come into force across the EU, after it was considered as not safe by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), so food companies now have to find an approved alternative.
Furthermore, the new regulation banning the use of TiO2 as a food additive includes a review clause according to which the EU Commission will need to re-evaluate the situation with respect to use of TiO2 in pharmaceutical products within three years of the regulation entering into force. After that, titanium dioxide might no longer be permitted as a colorant in medicinal products either. The Commission has called on pharmaceutical manufacturers to develop TiO2 alternatives and to replace it in their goods.