What is gum base?

Gum base is the ingredient that distinguishes chewing and bubble gum from all other confectionery products. It is an insoluble and non-nutritive substance that enables a chewing gum to be chewed for hours without experiencing substantial changes. 

Gum base is made of food-grade polymers, plasticizers, softeners, texturizers and emulsifiers among other ingredients, which impart their unique properties to chewing gum. In order to be food-grade, the gum base has to comply with international requirements such as the FDA 21 CFR 172.615 and the Food Chemicals Codex Specifications.

Every time we develop a new gum base, we focus on the physical properties that the chewing gum should have: elasticity, plasticity, hardness and the desired texture. Optimal performance in the production lines is important because of its impact on productivity.

We have a gum base for every chewing gum you want to produce. We have gum bases for bubble and chewing gums in any format, dragées, sticks, tabs, chunks, hollow balls, filled gum, among others. Cafosa can supply you with any gum base that complies with your requirements and, of course, the highest quality standards.

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