In a special application, CAPOL® anti-sticking agents were recently used to glaze a dolphin-shaped fruit gummy candy weighing over one ton and thereby contributing to a shining world record.
Elmshorn, February 23, 2022 – Whether fruity or fresh, little or big, gummies and jellies need a surface treatment to attain their perfect finish – and this is the case for the world's largest fruit gum, too. In a special application, CAPOL® anti-sticking agents were recently used to glaze a dolphin-shaped fruit gummy candy weighing over one ton and thereby contributing to a shining world record.
In the presence of an expert committee from the Guinness Book of World Records and numerous visitors, Shiva Manufacturing Company exhibited their giant fruit gummy candy in Tehran, Iran, on January 27, 2022. Weighing in at a whopping 1,212.5 kg, it broke all previous records, thereby achieving an entry in the official Guinness Book of World Records. The project was initiated to drive awareness for wildlife and environmental protection, with the fruit gum being manufactured in the shape of a dolphin to attract attention for this endangered species.
The fruit gum dolphin, which was more than 3.5 meters long and 2 meters wide, took Shiva over one year to create, including feasibility studies, several production tests and practical implementation. According to Shiva’s own data, they used more than 650 kg of glucose syrup, 430 kg of sugar and 240 l of water in the production process. While highly efficient CAPOL® anti-sticking agents only made up a fraction of the dolphin's weight, they were indispensable in providing the glossy overall appearance of the gummy.
With a fruit gum dolphin weighing in at over one ton, Shiva Manufacturing Company achieved an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. For the glossy finish of their confectionery, they relied on CAPOL® surface treatment agents.
Anti-sticking agents are applied at the end of the gummy manufacturing process to give the products a finishing touch. A very thin protective layer prevents the confectionery from sticking and drying out prematurely, while at the same time providing it with an attractive gloss. For this purpose, CAPOL develops special surface treatment formulations based on high-quality natural waxes and oils.
Traditionally, anti-sticking agents are applied in oiling drums, where the product is evenly spread by rotation to cover the entirety of the fruit gummies’ surfaces. The application to a record-size fruit gum dolphin posed special requirements, however, so the anti-sticking agent was applied manually. With the right product for every application, CAPOL is constantly researching innovative and efficient solutions to meet the needs of its confectionery customers – whether in industrial production or even for a world record!
Founded in 1975, today CAPOL plays a leading role for surface treatment in the confectionery industry. From glazing, anti-sticking, sealing and precoating agents through coated acids to machine release agents, the company provides highly innovative and efficient solutions for the finishing of confectionery, based on proven formulations and in-depth process expertise. Brand names like CAPOL®, CAPOLAN®, CAPOLEX® and FIX GUM® have made a worldwide name for themselves in the industry, for everything from sugar dragées and chocolate to gum products. With its patented VIVAPIGMENTS® technology, CAPOL provides unique natural coloring solutions for the food industry. The company offers global supply through subsidiaries, agents and distributors and has a workforce of 100 people. Since 2013 CAPOL is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, Munich, a Business Group of the German multi-technology company, Freudenberg, Weinheim.