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IOI Loders Croklaan is pleased to announce positive outcomes of scientific research on Betapol® and potential effects on infant brain development. The outcomes suggest that OPO – the main component of Betapol®- has a positive physiological effect on brain function and physical development versus standard vegetable oils used in infant formula.
IOI Loders Croklaan, one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainable palm oil has reached a major milestone in the importation of RSPO certified palm oil. Between August 2011 and July 2013, the company has imported and marketed more than 500,000 ton of sustainable palm oil products in the European Union.
Wormerveer, The Netherlands - IOI Loders Croklaan are pleased to announce that their Betapol® fat blend has recently been awarded 17 new patents worldwide for the product’s production processes. Betapol®, one of IOI Loders Croklaan’s most groundbreaking innovations, was specially developed to mimic the unique fat composition and structure of human milk. It is the closest natural match to breast milk fat available, and has become the scientifically substantiated standard for high-quality infant formula.
Among the latest patents to be granted to IOI Loders Croklaan are several that provide worldwide protection for the process currently used in the company’s dedicated Betapol® facilities in Malaysia and The Netherlands. This process involves the enzymatic acidolysis of a palm stearin component with oleic acid to produce an OPO-type fat. This process is unique to IOI Loders Croklaan.
Betapol® is a more beneficial fat blend than those found in traditional infant formulas because of the unique structure of its fat molecules. Infant formulas containing Betapol® offer several important scientifically proven benefits. Betapol® has long been available for the application in infant formula in Europe and many Asian countries, including China.