Working with our customers to create something extraordinary is at the heart of what we do.

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For over 150 years, Tate & Lyle has been helping food and beverage companies create products that are loved by consumers throughout the world.

We understand just what it takes – technically, commercially and operationally – to keep on delivering the next great food experience.

That’s why, increasingly, our customers work with us not just as a supplier of great ingredients, but as a strategic partner. Trusted advisers who’ll help them meet their goals and overcome their challenges.

Innovation: a pipeline to the future

Our passion for developing exciting, market-winning products inspires a culture of constant innovation. This means we offer our customers:

• World-class ideas and expertise in ingredients, food applications and process technology. Breakthrough ingredients such as the novel sugar DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose are developed at our state-of-the-art innovation facility in Chicago
• Global capability combined with regional insight,  arising from our Application and Technical Service centres in countries including US, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Singapore, China, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.
• Speed to market, through our Open Innovation process. Working with the right external partners can significantly reduce development time, sometimes by several years. Some of our leading ingredients, such as SODA LO® Salt Microspheres, are the result of such collaborations.

The Tate & Lyle way

Our customers benefit from the combined strengths of our own and external experts; our cutting-edge labs and technology; and the opportunity to test prototypes in our pilot plants. All while working closely with a team that understands their market and consumers.

Find out more about how we can help you anticipate trends and accelerate your business growth:

• Technical expertise  – we’ll help you develop the latest products, with processes that work in your manufacturing environment.
• Ingredients knowledge – access our deep understanding of ingredients, which we use to create ideal recipes for any scenario.
• Consumer research – develop the products of tomorrow, using our research to understand what consumers want.

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Manufacturing excellence

DuPont Tate & Lyle – an energy-saving partnership

DuPont Tate & Lyle – an energy-saving partnership

Corn is a completely ‘renewable’ resource. Turning it into products previously made from petro-chemicals can be good for the environment – and for business.

Our 50:50 joint venture with DuPont in Loudon, US, uses corn sugar to make the multi-purpose monomer propanediol, or PDO – which favourably competes with rivals relying on a petro-chemical process.

“Our Bio-PDO™ is 100 per cent renewable – it has a unique place in the market, because nobody else is making it on a commercial scale with a biological process,” says Pete Castelli, who is Vice President, Law and Compliance, and one of two Tate & Lyle directors on the joint venture’s board. “We have done a ‘life-cycle’ analysis – and our method uses 40 per cent less energy than petro-chemical production.”

The joint venture sells the Bio-PDO™ directly as Zemea™ – used in cosmetics and detergents; and Susterra™ – an agent in de-icers. DuPont also uses it to make the carpet and clothing textile, Sorona®.

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