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Carinsa Group gets a new patent with chewing gum that changes its taste

This is a new invention in the long list of patents and utility models (free-to-use) the company has registered

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Carinsa Group has just obtained a new patent for the development of the “dual gum”, a chewing gum that starts tasting one flavour and after a while this taste changes.  This invention has been possible after three years of research by the company’s R & D team, whose professionals started working on this project when they detected the need to introduce disruptive products into the confectionery market.

The dual gum works sequentially, as explained the director of R & D in the Confectionery Division in Carinsa Group, Àngel Palomes: “We have combined liquid aromas with other microencapsulated with poorly soluble components, so that the saliva dissolves them slowly. Then is when the consumer perceives the change of flavor in the chewing gum. “The technology applied to this product is based on specific procedures from the pharmaceutical sector, which have been provided by a team from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Barcelona.

Carinsa Group is finishing the last adjustments to dual gum before starting to market it among its clients. “We have several companies interested in acquiring this product, so we are perfecting in order the consumer will have an authentic innovative experience”, explains the CEO of Carinsa, Vanesa Martínez.

Beyond the change of flavor, the technology of dual chewing gum could also be applied in health sector. The company’s R & D team is researching the incorporation of both probiotics and components that help prevent cavities. The possibility that dual chewing gum function as an indicator of rapidly detecting pathologies, such as fatty liver, is also being studied.

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