Darling Ingredients’ Rousselot® Brand Reinforces its Application Sciences Leadership with a Renewed State-of-the-Art Application Lab in Brazil

IRVING, Texas, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Darling Ingredients’ (NYSE: DAR) Rousselot® brand and the global leader of collagen-based solutions1, announces…

IRVING, Texas, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Darling Ingredients’ (NYSE: DAR) Rousselot® brand and the global leader of collagen-based solutions1, announces the reopening of its upgraded Brazilian innovation lab. Recently upgraded to serve the growing need for best-in-class application support across the food and nutrition, and pharmaceutical markets, the lab is located in Amparo/SP, Brazil, on Rousselot’s current Peptan® collagen peptides manufacturing site. In a strategic move to further strengthen its world-leading lab network, which already includes the global lab in Ghent’s Expertise Center located in Belgium and the regional lab in Wenzhou, China; Rousselot confirms its commitment to bring cutting edge, innovative application support to customers all over the world.

Supporting customers with local innovation, application and formulation expertise

After several months of expansion and modernization works, the renewed facilities in Brazil will cater to the needs of customers in Latin America with all-round tailored formulation support and product development.

«We are proud that we can now assist our customers in every step of their product development,» says Andréa Moura Sales & Marketing Director Latin America. ‘Our renewed lab in Brazil can help customers develop their own products and prototypes, by offering customized formulation solutions, as well as inspiration. With our complete range of small and pilot scale equipment, we are able to formulate food and nutrition applications like confectionery, baking and drinks, as well as measure our products’ mechanical properties in our customers’ formulations through specialized analytical equipment’ she adds. 

The right support always on top of current markets trends

With Rousselot’s Peptan® range aimed at people mobility and beauty products, and ProTake’s fortified formulation capabilities expanding to bars, powder drinks and baked foods, the renewed lab will be able to support customers in all key applications and developments in the F&N market even more efficiently.

Supporting the development of both pharmaceutical applications and supplements, such as soft gelatin capsules (StabiCaps™) and functional gummies (SiMoGel™), the lab’s capabilities are also aligned with the latest trends in OTC drugs and supplements highlighted by consumers’ interest in a more proactive approach towards health and prevention.

«Alongside pushing the boundaries of our collagen products, our overarching focus has always been co-creation and full formulation support. Our dedicated experts develop innovative formulations and new techniques that help us understand our ingredients’ behavior in different applications and better support our customers by constantly offering pioneering solutions’, explains Claude Capdepon, Global Coordinator, Rousselot Application Laboratories. «At the same time, we are dedicated in creating a strong knowledge network by sharing key learnings and findings across our labs worldwide, in order to translate those learnings across all regions and multiple fields,» she highlights.

To find out more about the new lab in Brazil and how it can support you in every step of your product formulation, visit the website:


About Darling

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) is one of the world’s leading producers of organic ingredients, producing a wide array of sustainable protein and fat products while being one of the largest producers of renewable clean energy. With operations on five continents, Darling collects waste streams from the agri-food industry, repurposing into specialty ingredients, such as hydrolyzed collagen, edible and feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, fuel feedstocks, and green bioenergy. The Company sells its products around the globe and works to strengthen our promise for a better tomorrow, creating product applications for health, nutrients and bioenergy while optimizing our services to the food chain. Darling is a 50% joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), North America’s largest renewable diesel manufacturer, currently producing approximately 290 million gallons of renewable diesel annually which products reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85% compared to fossil fuels. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.darlingii.com. For more information on Darling’s ESG efforts, visit http://www.darlingii.com/csr.

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1 Global Gelatin Market Insights Forecast to 2026, Calibre Research, 2020

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