Nataseen® INCI name assigned

Due to its high effectiveness against yeasts and moulds, Nataseen® is also suitable for cosmetics applications.
In 2013, Siveele B.V. applied INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) name application (No. 4-03-2013-0493) for Nataseen® (Natamycin), and it was assigned as NATAMYCIN by the International Nomenclature Committee on 11 July, 2013.

Chitosan study highlights anti-aging and wound-healing properties

The antimicrobial activity of chitosan microparticles would benefit both wound-healing and anti-aging skin care – according to researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Chitosan, a natural antimicrobial obtained from shrimp shells, is one of the natural products offered by Siveele.

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Natural anti-fungal compounds to boost shelf-life

A Spanish research is focusing on anti-fungal compounds and the way they can be applied to increase shelf-life.

Siveele’s natural natamycin (E235) inhibits fungi, yeasts and molds.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin beneficial for eye health

A new study from Finland suggests that lutein (E161b in Europe) and zeaxanthin could lower the risk of age-related cataract.

Siveele – among its array of products – offers the all-natural colorant and anti-oxidant lutein.

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Natural Biopolymers

Natural biopolymers seem to be the “new kid on the block” in the cosmetic sector, which has started to discover its potential with innovative applications, thanks to their properties as surfactants, anti-microbials or film-forming agents.

Siveele’s line of products also includes natural biopolymers such as high purity ε-polylysine and chitosan, apt for the cosmetic industry.

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A new technology prevents the ripening of avocados during transportation

The new Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere used in shipping containers full of avocados from New Zealand showed encouraging results in delaying the maturation and the ripening process. Another way to prevent fruit and vegetable spoilage is through a protective (edible) film coating made out of Chitosan, a natural bio-pesticide which is also an effective antioxidant capable of retaining vitamin C in fruit and vegetables, and it has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties.

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Tomato by-products as antioxidants

Tomato extracts, even from industrial by-products, have proven to be a sustainable source not only of Lycopene (E160d), but also of a significant amount of bioactive compounds that make them suitable as antioxidants for functional food formulations or as preservative ingredients in food. Siveele’s lycopene is rich in phytochemicals with antioxidant properties!

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New EU rules for “Organic Wine” agreed

New EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF). Amongst the new oenological practices to be respected, sorbic acid and desulfurication will not be allowed and the level of sulphites in organic wine must be at least 30-50 mg per litre lower than their conventional equivalent. One way to lower the need of sulphites in wine is with the use of Lysozyme (E1105), a natural enzyme extracted from hen egg-white and commercialized by Siveele, which can improve wine stability, prevent off-odors and the proliferation of lactic bacteria.

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Bromelain enzyme from pineapple

Bromelain, extracted traditionally from the stems of pineapples, is an enzyme mainly used in the food sector as a tenderizer. Bromelain will be among the new line of products shortly available at Siveele. Stay tuned!

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Lycopene as colorant for surimi!

While artificial colors for the food industry keep raising an eyebrow concerning their actual safety in food applications, the all-natural Lycopene deriving from tomato-extracts has been found to be a very safe natural colorant for usage in surimi products and other foodstuffs requiring red color. Lycopene, coded E160d in Europe, is one of the products provided by Siveele.

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