Palsgaard A/S, manufacturer of emulsifiers, and innovator within emulsifiers and stabilizers, has completed development of the world’s first palm-free, powdered emulsifier for industrial cakes. Palsgaard SA 6615 neatly solves the challenges faced by the industry in the quest to remove palm oil from cake recipes without damaging product quality. Arne Pedersen, a Global Product and Application Manager at Palsgaard explains what motivated his company to develop the new ingredient: “In a few of the markets we serve around the world, negative sentiment around palm oil is now prompting some manufacturers to remove palm oil ingredients from their products entirely.” Removing palm oil from the recipes of industrially produced cakes is easily done. However, finding an efficient, palm-free emulsifier that will allow manufacturers to continue producing delicious and moist cakes is nowhere near as easy. Until now, in fact, difficulties around shelf-life, preparation, whippability, mechanical robustness and dosage have tended to be show-stoppers.