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How a small grain of wheat can create great things for the industry.

How a small grain of wheat can create great things for the industry.: The wheat grain.

The Crespel & Deiters Group is one of Europe’s leading specialists for wheat-based products and associated solutions. Based on the raw material wheat, Crespel & Deiters, with its companies C&D and Loryma, have been developing innovative ideas for 160 years that are advancing food and non-food companies all over the world.

Wheat needs sun, soil, water – and plenty of knowledge

Wheat counts among one of the oldest cultivated plants on earth. Having originated about 7000 B.C., it is one of the most important agricultural raw materials. Wheat is an important staple in many countries. Especially bread and baked goods are made from wheat flour that is high in nutrients. Today, they cover about 20% of the world’s calorie consumption. Wheat grain’s valuable ingredients are also very healthy for animals. For an optimal diet, they also need carbohydrates from plants, as an important source of energy, and fibre. In addition, the ingredients of wheat are used for technical applications. Here, the natural raw material provides a valuable contribution to efficient and sustainable production.

As a specialist for the separation of wheat, Crespel & Deiter’s vision is to develop the great variety of possibilities offered by the natural raw material, and to utilise and perfect these for industrial applications in the food and non-food sectors. For this purpose, predominantly German wheat is processed into flour in regional grain mills. At the company’s headquarters in Ibbenbüren, the wheat flour, which is separated by centrifugal force, is suspended to a dough by adding water. High-quality wheat starch, wheat proteins, wheat fibres, and wheat extracts are obtained by means of physical separation, such as evaporation, sieving and extraction. During refinement, these natural ingredients are processed into functional products by means of mixing, extrusion and modification, which can be efficiently used in a great variety of different applications and industries.

Crespel & Deiter’s wheat-based products create added value for industrial customers in the manufacture of their products.

C&D: Wheat-based products and solutions for non-food industries

C&D’s Corrugating & Paper, Technical Applications and Petfood & Feed divisions bring together expert and industry knowledge that is necessary for developing targeted solutions. Here, we create customised and functional products and solutions that are based on the natural, renewable raw material of wheat. Their use enables industrial companies in the non-food sector to improve the sustainability and efficiency of their products and production processes.

Research, development and production of wheat-based products and solutions is done at C&D in Ibbenbüren.

C&D Corrugating & Paper

C&D Corrugating & Paper develops a wide range of technologically-optimised wheat-based high-performance adhesives in Ibbenbüren

The C&D Corrugating & Paper corporate division is a specialist for wheat starch-based adhesive concepts, which support the corrugated board industry in the cost-efficient manufacture of high-quality corrugated board. Here, wheat starch-based high-performance adhesives are developed that exploit the performance of the corrugator while optimising the use of energy and adhesives, thereby enabling constant production performance, thanks to a consistent high performance of the adhesive.

C&D Technical Applications

The C&D Technical Applications corporate division is a manufacturer of functional, natural and wheat-based raw materials for technical applications. C&D is a development partner for various industries such as the building materials, paints and varnishes, furniture, metal processing, fuel, waste & recycling, textile and chemical industries. The wheat-based products and solutions can improve the economic viability, sustainability and efficiency of the end-consumer products and manufacturing processes of the industrial manufacturing customers.

The products and solutions of C&D Technical Applications offer a wide range of applications for technical industry applications, such as pelletising, briquetting or compacting.

C&D Petfood & Feed

With its wheat-based products and solutions for animal feed production, C&D Petfood & Feed makes an important contribution to the balanced, natural nutrition of pets and livestock.

As a development partner of the pet food industry, the C&D Pet Food & Feed corporate division is a manufacturer of high-quality, natural and wheat-based raw materials, which serve to lastingly improve the texture, stability, naturalness and flavour of the feed.

Loryma: Wheat proteins, wheat starches and functional blends for the food industry

Loryma is a reliable partner of the food industry. As a company belonging to the Crespel & Deiters Group, the specialist for wheat proteins, native and modificated starches is responsible for the Food Business Area. The pure raw materials and functional application- and customer-specific blends facilitate improving the stability, texture and taste of industrially-manufactured foods.

Due to their high nutritional value, proteins are also an important constituent part of balanced nutrition. With textured wheat proteins, Loryma provides the basis for new food concepts and sustainable food innovations. The wheat texturate consists mainly of wheat protein and is ideally suited for meat/fish replacer products, protein enrichment and many other applications. Thus our textured wheat proteins offer solutions for the future challenges faced by the food industry.

Loryma optimises the production and convenience portfolio of the food industry with high-performance ingredients.

ECP: Extruded Cereal Products B.V. (Joint Venture)

With Extruded Cereal Products B.V., Crespel & Deiters has the specialist for the extrusion of wheat-based raw materials for the food industry on board.

So as to comply with the diverse requirements of the food industry, we have been combining our expertise in the food sector with the expertise of a pioneer and formative innovator of extrusion technology in Extruded Cereal Products B.V. since 2014.

Extrusion refers to process technology in food processing. It contributes to expanding the food supply, for example in terms of shelf life and quality. This technology allows the development of products with new shapes and textures. One particularly promising application of extrusion is the production of fibre-like structures from wheat proteins. The resulting extrusion product is used for the production of vegetarian and vegan foods, for which there is increasing demand.

The various uses of extrusion to manufacture new and innovative food products is very promising for the future of food production.

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