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Game-changing coagulant enables up to one percent yield increase

Press release   •   Apr 03, 2019 07:17 UTC

CHY-MAX® Supreme maximizes value by allowing the cheesemaker to produce considerably more cheese out of the same amount of milk.

Chr. Hansen launches CHY-MAX® Supreme - the most precise and innovative coagulant on the market with superior functionality for modern cheesemakers

Groundbreaking innovations in the coagulant space are rare but Chr. Hansen, the world’s leading producer of coagulation solutions, is committed to constantly raising the industry standard for performance.

“We understand the challenges of modern cheesemakers who are under pressure to generate maximum value, increase flexibility, and meet customer demand for better functionality and convenient cheese formats. To accommodate those needs, we are delighted to bring our newest innovation to the market,” says Soeren Herskind, vice president, Commercial Development, Chr. Hansen.

CHY-MAX® Supreme is the third generation of the CHY-MAX® fermentation produced chymosin (FPC) range of coagulants and a result of five years of intensive research. It helps cheesemakers deliver a greater commercial return by offering:

  • Higher yield
    Produces up to one percent more cheese over the market leading coagulant without compromising whey quality
  • Faster and more precise production
    Processes more milk and cheese in less time
  • Superior functionality
    Better slicing and grating of cheese with reduced giveaways and controlled protein breakdown over time

Small change – big difference
“With a small but crucial change to our renowned CHY-MAX® enzyme, we are making a big difference across cheese production and functionality for Cheddar, Continental or Pasta Filata/Mozzarella cheese types,” elaborates Herskind.

“CHY-MAX® Supreme maximizes value by allowing the cheesemaker to produce considerably more cheese out of the same amount of milk. A one percent yield increase of global cheese production means more than 220 million kg more cheese without more milk to the vats. That is enough to satisfy the yearly cheese consumption of 15 million American consumers!

The benefits also enable our customers to reduce their environmental footprint and go hand in hand with the increased focus on sustainability. As such, this global launch is a good example of the type of sophisticated solutions that recently secured Chr. Hansen’s recognition by Corporate Knights* as the world’s most sustainable company,” Herskind notes.

Easy access to local expertise
Cheese producers obtain more than just a superior product offering when partnering with Chr. Hansen, whose status as market leader is reaffirmed by this launch:

“With experts based in over 30 countries, we are ready to go onsite and ensure our solutions work optimally in our customers’ products and production systems. Whether they want to optimize processes, develop new products, or reduce their environmental impact, Chr. Hansen is a wide-ranging partner with cultures, enzymes, digital tools for measuring coagulation, and local expertise to help our customers turn challenges into opportunities,” he concludes.

On January 22, 2019, Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights, a specialized Toronto-based media and investment research firm. You can find more information HERE

Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on more than 30,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which make our products highly relevant in today’s world. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Revenue in the 2017/18 financial year was EUR 1,097 million. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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