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Bartek Offers Accessible Malic Acid, Simplified Pectin Formulation at SupplySide West 

 Bartek has unveiled a portfolio of solutions that draws on its expertise in acidulants 

 LAS VEGAS (October 12, 2022) – Less dust during processing. Fewer scrapped batches during production. Bartek Ingredients is showcasing two innovative solutions that simplify confectionery and beverage formulation at SupplySide West, the world’s largest gathering of health and nutritional industry professionals. 

Those ingredients are EasyAcid™ Malic Solution, a liquid malic acid ingredient, and Pecmate™ Pectin Enhancer, an ingredient system that simplifies the formulation process when using pectin. 

Primarily intended for the beverage market, EasyAcid™ Malic Solution is flexible to different production requirements and perfect for applications ranging from ready-to-drink sports beverages to energy drinks to sparkling waters. As a liquid-based ingredient, it eliminates the need to dissolve the acid, lowering the possibility of blending errors and excess dust generated during use. It’s available immediately and creatively answers the call for more malic acid that is easy to source and use. 

“EasyAcid™ does just what it says it does: it makes the malic acid experience easy,” said Mohammad Emami, Bartek’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “It’s the ideal choice for addressing both operational and supply chain challenges in today’s market.” 

Bartek introduced Pecmate™ Pectin Enhancer in 2021 to help brands optimize pectin-based gummy formulation. It presents an opportunity for formulators to better control gelling behavior and maintain stable pH throughout the formulation process, helping prevent product loss and production downtime. The company recently introduced Pecmate™ K, a functionally equivalent, potassium-based version of Pecmate™ that allows for removal of sodium from the ingredient legend in applications where that is needed. 

“Gummy supplements often contain costly functional ingredients, like minerals, probiotics or CBD, which impact the pH of the batch and can hinder pectin setting and processing – this alternatively leads into production scraps,” Emami said. “We know that wasted batches are hard on the environment and the budget, and Pecmate™ is a great option for brands to avoid that.” 

Show attendees can visit Bartek’s booth (2427) to discuss how the company’s proprietary ingredients and its solutions-based approach can assist in product innovations or reformulation. 

“We’ve committed ourselves to truly exploring the many formulation challenges that acidulants and buffering salts can help overcome,” Emami said. “EasyAcid™ and Pecmate™ are perfect examples of the output of that effort. We’ve already heard from several customers that these ingredients have 

completely transformed their operations, and we’re excited to share that with the audience at SupplySide West.” 

For more information, please contact Bartek at 

About Bartek Ingredients 

For over 50 years, Bartek Ingredients Inc. has been a leading global manufacturer of malic acid, fumaric acid, and maleic anhydride. Headquartered in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bartek employs 120 people across its two production facilities in Southern Ontario. Bartek’s facilities are registered to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. Bartek also holds the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety certification, and it distributes to more than 40 countries around the world. With new ownership in 2019 and significant investments, Bartek’s presence in the food and beverage space continues to be bolstered by highly innovative products and services that utilize deep product expertise and application knowledge to offer solutions to industry needs. For more information about Bartek, visit 

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