Creative Experience | Bunge Loders Croklaan
Creative Experience
Turning ideas into delicious reality
Co-creating mouthwatering products

Partnering with us gives you access to our extensive technical expertise. We combine this with our unique market insights and your own specific knowledge to create products that keep you one step ahead. Whether you’re developing functional foods or more indulgent treats, we provide the support and expertise to create high-quality products that delight your customers.

Global network of innovation centers

Partnering with us gives you access to our extensive technical expertise and global network of innovation centers.

Our innovation hubs are centers for discovery and co-creation focusing on developing new product technologies and advancing scientific research. They combine pilot plants, labs and analytical and sensory capabilities. They also provide a dynamic workshop environment to support our customers from idea generation to product development.

Led by our experts, you can test innovative new products, sample vibrant new flavors, and create food products that capture the imagination – and taste buds - of today’s consumers. Whether you want to pioneer products with a balanced nutritional profile for health-conscious consumers, or create more indulgent treats, we can help you to stay ahead of the competition.

Our regional innovation centers offer customer workshops and application and processing support, serving regional and local market needs

Innovations and awards

Over the years, Bunge Loders Croklaan has introduced numerous product innovations and won several industry awards.

Here are some highlights:

  • 2023 Djaz'Innov Award for Betapol® Organic, the first China and EU Certified Organic OPO (Oleic-Palmitic-Oleic or SN-2 palmitate) for infant milk formula.
  • 2022 Food Ingredients Europe Plant-Based Innovation Award Winner — Bunge's PurePro faba proteins, delivering a melting quality and eating experience in vegan cheese that is truly reminiscent of traditional cheese.
  • 2022 Djaz'Innov Award for our high cocoa butter tolerant Cocoa Butter Substitute (CBS), CLSP 555+
  • 2022 Food Ingredients Europe finalist with Sonnin Pro: a frying oil solution that reduces up to 25% oil uptake in fried products and saves up to 10% oil usage cost
  • Winner of the Clean Label and Natural Award at Food Ingredients Europe 2021 with Karibon, the first 100% shea-based Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE) that has all the processing benefits and versatility of leading CBEs in the market combined with the nutritional and sustainability benefits of shea. 
  • Most Innovative Health Ingredient award for Couva® 806 at the 2019 Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards.
  • Winner of the Food Ingredients Europe award in 2019 for the most innovative functional ingredient with Betapol® Plus, the next generation of OPO for infant milk formula.
  • Food Ingredients Europe award finalist with Creamelt® Stand in 2015.
  • Food Ingredients Europe award for the most innovative confectionery ingredient with CristalGreen® in 2013.
  • 'Highly recommended' status for Creamelt® 500 at the Gulfood show in 2012.
  • Institute for Food Technologists award for SansTrans VLS 30 and 40 in 2011.
  • Food Ingredients Europe awards for Prestine® in 1994 and Cotebar® in 2001.
  • The first palm-based alternatives for trans-fat-containing shortenings in the US market.
  • The inventor of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) with Coberine®.
  • The creation of Couva® 850 NH, the first trans-fat-free cocoa butter replacer (CBR).
  • The inventor of OPO with Betapol®, a breakthrough innovation that mimics the fat composition and unique OPO fat structure of mother's milk.