Pectin is a natural component of the cell wall and the middle lamella of all higher land plants. As it contains beside galacturonic acid also neutral sugars like arabinose and galactose it is a heteropolysaccharide. The linear galacturonan main chain is interrupted by rhamnose. The galacturonic acid molecules can be esterified with methanol resulting in pectins with different degrees of esterification.

The purity criteria of pectins are laid down in international pectin specifications. H&F Pectins are certified halal and kosher.

Our Product Variety is the Answer to the Demands of the Market 

Independent of the fact whether our pectins shall be used in the food, pharmaceutical or cosmetics industry the product groups Classic Pectins, Combi Pectins, Amid Pectins and Instant Pectins supply reliable results.

Additional to our familiar pectin types we offer you the opportunity to have "custom-made" pectins developed to your specifications so that your projects will achieve the optimal results with pectins from H&F.

Our Pectin portfolio

Pectin is a natural component of the cell wall and the middle lamella of all higher land plants. As it contains beside galacturonic acid also neutral sugars like arabinose and galactose it is a heteropolysaccharide. The linear galacturonan main chain is interrupted by rhamnose. The galacturonic acid molecules can be esterified with methanol resulting in pectins with different degrees of esterification.

The purity criteria of pectins are laid down in international pectin specifications. H&F Pectins are certified halal and kosher.

Classic Pectin

The variety of H&F Classic Pectins ranges from high ester and medium ester to low ester products. In our factories they are produced from apple and citrus. The H&F Classic Pectins are specifically standardized to suit the most assorted parameters depending on their application in the respective end product, resulting in a variety of products which are unequalled.

The all-purpose H&F Classic Pectins show reliable results in all application areas of the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and prioritise the product range of H&F.

 

  • Classic Apple Pectin

  • Classic Citrus Pectin

  • Classic Grapefruit Pectin

amidated pectin

The range of H&F Amid Pectins represent a sensible technological supplementation and alternative to the H&F Classic Pectins.
H&F Amid Pectins are produced by suspending the dried pectin in alcohol and then treating it with ammonia. Hereby a defined number of methyl ester groups are changed into amid groups (amidation).

The specific characteristics of the H&F Amid Pectins lead to different gel textures and show technological advantages in some areas.

combi pectin

By mixing different raw materials and under special extracting conditions H&F Combi Pectins with very specific advantageous characteristics for specific applications will be obtained. The gels of these pectins combine the advantages of Classic H&F Apple and Citrus Pectins.

The distinct viscous characteristics of the H&F Apple Pectins are supplemented by the higher elasticity of the citrus pectins. This results in pectins developing gels of high elasticity and which are at the same time spreadable and show little syneresis.

instant pectin

H&F Instant Pectins are optimized pectins which can provide the user with technological, economic and even qualitative advantages.

H&F Instant Pectins are produced during an agglomeration process by joining small particles of the powdered, standardized product thus producing larger particles. This results in a porous structure of each pectin particle. The hence created space within the pectingranulate allows fluids to seep in more quickly and – in contrast to traditional pectins – a far bigger surface to be moistened. That is how a lumbfree dispersing in 
a cold product batch is made possible and a reliable solubility is achieved.