A perfect natural creation – lecithin is a genuine all-rounder. This is down to its amazing structure: the active components of lecithin (phospholipids) are both lipophilic and hydrophilic, meaning that they are attracted to both water and fatty substances. This handy property makes lecithin indispensable for a wide array of technological requirements in the food industry. Lecithin mixes with fats/oils and with water, making it ideal as an emulsifier. Thanks to lecithin, immiscible substances, such as water and oils, form stable emulsions. Depending on the application, lecithins can be used to produce water-in-oil emulsions (W/O emulsions) and oil-in-water emulsions (O/W emulsions). In the natural world, phospholipids are essential building blocks of cell walls (membranes) and support digestion – and occur in every plant and animal cell.
Thanks to our extensive range of lecithins, we offer you the perfect solution for your products. Are you, for example, a manufacturer of spreadable margarine, tasty pasta, delicious chocolate, highly soluble cocoa powder, lasting flavours or do you have other requirements? Get in touch, we have the solution!
Our portfolio of lecithins ranges from standard liquid products and powdered compounds through to lecithin powder. It also includes GM-free, hypoallergenic and certified organic products. Together, we will find the right product for your application and process.
Our core competencies are reliability of supply, functionality and top quality. Sternchemie supplies high-quality, GM-free lecithins based on soya, sunflower and rapeseed.
Soya is the most frequent source of non-genetically modified (GM-free) lecithin worldwide. We focus on reliability of supply and on quality. Sternchemie was one of the first companies to start sourcing Indian soya lecithin. We also work with selected partners in Europe, Asia and the Americas in order to meet the most demanding of requirements.
Sunflower is now the main alternative when it comes to soya- and GM-free lecithins. Thanks to close cooperation with international raw ingredient producers in Europe and South America, we are able to ensure supply capability at all times and meet discerning raw ingredient requirements.
Thanks to its composition and functional properties, rapeseed lecithin is the perfect addition to our portfolio of soy and sunflower specialties and the “rising star” in the GM-free sky. Regional cultivation and a broad portfolio of European partners guarantee maximum flexibility and quality.
As good as it gets: whatever requirements you have, we are customising our lecithins to perfectly match your specific needs – be it quality or reliability, functionality or processing – and at fair prices.
Business Development manager AT sternchemie