GERMANY- Ahrensburg-based Stern-Enzym GmbH & Co. KG is set to unveil its latest groundbreaking enzyme solutions designed for the baked goods industry at this year’s iba trade fair in Munich (booth B4 / 210).

The iba fair, renowned for showcasing advancements in the bakery, confectionery, and snacks sector, is scheduled to take place from the 22nd to the 26th of October 2023.

The company’s innovative enzyme systems are tailored to help manufacturers address pressing challenges in the industry, including sustainability, health, economy, and the latest consumer trends. Enzymes, a fundamental component of modern baked goods production, enhance not only baking properties but the entire production process.

SternEnzym has dedicated its latest developments to align with prevailing trends such as sugar reduction, thus lowering calorie content, and the production of gluten-free products, catering to allergy sufferers. 

A notable feature of the exhibit will be the presentation of crunchy wafers spread with delectable cocoa creme or fruity strawberry creme, showcasing the company’s versatile product development. These wafer combinations will be complemented by a sweet and sour cream cheese preparation.

Wafer manufacturers stand to benefit significantly from SternEnzym’s expertise. The company is set to present a wide array of tailor-made enzyme solutions that enhance quality, production efficiency, and overall economy. The company’s wafer lab is where enzyme designers craft individual solutions for industrial wafer production, leveraging a versatile toolbox of enzymes adapted precisely to meet customer requirements.

One of the major highlights of the exhibition is the focus on enzymes that facilitate the reduction of sugar content in baked goods. This not only saves costs amid rising commodity prices and production expenses but also aligns with the preferences of health-conscious consumers.

At iba, SternEnzym is also showcasing solutions to meet the escalating consumer interest in gluten-free products. Specific enzymes allow for the production of high-quality gluten-free wafer sheets that possess the same stability and crispiness as standard wafers.

SternEnzym underscores the importance of comprehensive customer care in its solutions, ranging from expert advice to targeted application trials and practical on-site testing. Being a part of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, the company leverages the expertise of a dynamic technology team and enjoys close collaboration with esteemed universities and research institutions.

The core of SternEnzym’s activities lies in intensive application research. Equipped with state-of-the-art test facilities at the Stern Technology Center in Ahrensburg near Hamburg, Germany, the company can deliver tailored solutions precisely suited to the needs of the baking industry.

Visitors to SternEnzym’s booth at the Munich fair will gain valuable insights into the numerous uses and advantages of enzymes in baking. The improvement of dough properties is a critical aspect, addressing challenges posed by various flour varieties and unpredictable wheat quality, ensuring consistently high baking quality.

Another vital aspect highlighted is the preservation of baked goods’ freshness. Enzymes prove instrumental in optimizing the elasticity and softness of the crumb, thus extending the freshness of packaged bread.

Furthermore, enzymes play a pivotal role in enhancing the durability of baked goods and confections. They contribute to preventing cracks in biscuits, reducing energy costs for wafer production, and minimizing the formation of potentially hazardous acrylamide.

Cookie and cracker manufacturers can also harness the benefits of SternEnzym enzyme solutions. Special enzymes enable adaptation for the optimum form stability, browning, and texture of baked goods when ideal flour varieties are either unavailable or too expensive.

Enzymes serve as a sustainable alternative to chemicals, aligning with the growing preference for sustainable production and clean labels. They can reduce or even replace costly additives, thereby contributing to a positive cost-benefit ratio.

With a wide-ranging portfolio of expertise and innovations, SternEnzym emerges as a leading solution provider for enzymes. At iba, attendees will have the opportunity to experience this expertise firsthand and be inspired by the company’s exceptional custom solutions, revolutionizing the baked goods industry.