Early life nutrition
We’re the early life nutrition experts
At FrieslandCampina Ingredients – Early Life Nutrition, passion and expertise go hand in hand. We focus on research, technology and innovation, because we want to keep finding new ways to support the health of infants and young children via nutrition, when breast-feeding is not an option.
The proof is in our science
Our Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands, is where we unlock the nutritional power of fresh milk to develop industry-leading ingredients to nourish infants and young children and support pregnant women during this important period in life. The Wageningen Campus has long been renowned as an international hub for nutrition and food technology R&D, which FrieslandCampina is proud to have been a part of since 2013. Here, over 400 of our own employees, including researchers and experts of all kinds, cooperate closely with innovation partners like Wageningen University, as well as other international knowledge institutes and partners, our member dairy farmers, global customers and suppliers. Over 4,600 square metres of laboratories, pilot plants and experience centres, our experts investigate how dairy ingredients can benefit human health while exploring new technologies that support the manufacturing process and reduce environmental impact.
Unique technologies to provide stable solutions
The FILTERMAT™ spray dryer, one of the high-end technologies at FrieslandCampina Ingredients, uses a two-stage drying process, nozzle spray drying and continuous flow belt drying, to gently but effectively transform heat sensitive and difficult-to-dry products into free-flowing, agglomerated powders. This process can efficiently encapsulate nutritional oils such as DHA and ARA into a powder matrix, with mild and short processing conditions to firmly protect the encapsulated oils. Encapsulation via our FILTERMAT™ technology can enable higher concentrations of DHA and ARA with less damage to the powder matrix, as compared to conventional spray drying technologies. This translates into enhanced nutritional and sensory properties throughout shelf-life.
Collaborative by nature
From Wageningen, to the world. We collaborate with academic institutions and key opinion leaders around the globe on developing the next generation of infant nutrition solutions. And our network is always growing, thanks to our strong regional presence in key markets such as China, the USA and southeast Asia. Wherever we are active, we support the compliance, quality and sustainability standards our early life nutrition customers rely on.
Other solution and applications
Our Essential® base powder and Vana®-Sana nutritional oil powder ranges deliver a complete fat blend along with proteins, carbohydrates ...
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) such as DHA (omega-3) and ARA (omega-6) appeal to infant milk formula brands due ...
Just like her child, a mother has different nutritional needs at each stage of her journey—whether she’s trying ...
Our quality standards
Expertise is only possible with a deep commitment to providing quality at every stage. Discover how we track and measure ...
Want personalised advice from our early life nutrition experts?
FrieslandCampina Ingredients provides a variety of ingredient solutions to support the growth and development of infants and young children, as well as support good nutrition in pregnant women. Discover everything you need to bring high-quality, innovative nutritional solutions to market, along with the right advice for your unique needs and circumstances—direct from our passionate experts.
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