Cafosa Gum S.A.

Av. Diagonal 474 3rd, 08006 Barcelona
Spain

Telephone +34 93 4100300
cafosa@cafosa.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machines and equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.01  Complete lines for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.01.06  Complete lines for the Production of chewing gum

Complete lines for the Production of chewing gum

Our products

Product category: Complete lines for the Production of chewing gum

Gum Bases

There are many types of bubble and chewing gums, which is the reason Cafosa has more than 200 different kinds of gum bases. The gum base you are looking for depends on whether you want to produce a bubble or chewing gum, with sugar or sugar-free, including acid or non-acid flavors and the format of the chewing gum you want to obtain: dragées, sticks, tabs, chunks, hollow balls, filled gum… etc. It even depends on whether you want to produce a chewing gum for the confectionery, functional or pharmaceutical market.

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Product category: Complete lines for the Production of chewing gum

Health in Gum®

For the production of medicated chewing gum, Cafosa offers Health in Gum®, a directly compressible powder made using a gum base and sweeteners combination.

Health in Gum® is ready-to-use powder for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical chewing gum to which you can add an active ingredient.

Chewing gums with active ingredients are ideally produced with Health in Gum® as its manufacturing process does not involve high temperatures and its composition has no moisture content. Health in Gum® was created to simplify the manufacturing process of compressed medicated chewing gum in a quick and cost-effective way as it adapts to direct compression with standard tableting equipment.

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Product category: Complete lines for the Production of chewing gum

Different types of chewing gum

Cut & Wrap
The gum bases for this type of line need a certain elasticity to withstand the stretching that takes place in the cooling tunnel.

Chewing gum formulations should be softer than other chewing gums, due to the bigger size of the piece, which is achieved by adding more liquids in the formula (glucose or liquid sweeteners).

Sticks / Tabs
The gum bases for laminated products should have the necessary plasticity to allow them to be shaped by the rolls and, after the curing time, become hard enough to be wrapped properly.

Laminated chewing gums usually have higher gum base percentage than cut & wrap gums. Besides that, the glucose content needs to be adjusted to afford the necessary hardness for the packaging process while maintaining sufficient elasticity to ensure that the pieces do not break when bent.

Pellets / Pillows
Similar to sticks, when chewing gum is shaped in pellet form, gum bases for laminated products should have the necessary plasticity to allow them to be shaped by the rolls and, after the curing time, become hard enough to withstand the coating process.
 

Hollow balls
The gum bases for revolutionary products must have certain elasticity (less than cut & wrap products) and have the necessary plasticity to maintain their shape and prevent leaks (if filled). Once the center is cured, it must be hard enough to withstand the coating process.

Revolutionary chewing gum formulas are usually drier (lower glucose or liquid sweetener content) to give the hardness described above and to minimize elasticity.

Liquid-filled gum
The gum bases for stamped chewing gum should have special characteristics: sufficient elasticity to withstand the equalizing step – where the stretching takes place – and the correct plasticity to quickly adopt the shape produced by the dies of the forming machine.

The chewing gum should have a gum base percentage range that allows for good formation and a good seal. A deficiency or excess in the gum base content will lead to product deformations.

Gum-filled candy
All bubble gum bases can usually be used for this type of product. However, due to the high temperature of the candy, gum bases with lower viscosities may be more difficult to work with because they can become liquid.

Compressed chewing gum
Compressed chewing gums are made of a powder ready to be compressed for functional and pharmaceutical industries.

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About us

Company details

Cafosa is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and high performing gum bases, chewing gum’s main ingredient, to the confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.

Cafosa was founded in Barcelona in 1979 and belongs to the Mars / Wrigley group of companies, one of the world's largest food companies that produces global leading brands.

Cafosa guarantees a reliable supply and top quality products and services to contribute to our customers’ success in the chewing gum market. Our products are manufactured in accordance with the Food Good Manufacturing Practices and raw materials used comply with the most demanding Food Safety regulations. Our facilities, products and management system comply with the most outstanding pharmaceutical requirements. Sourcing from Barcelona and Shanghai, we ship to more than 80 countries worldwide.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Confectionery products
  • Pharmaceuticals