For gum type confectionery products gelatine or modified starch is used as a hydrocolloid. The gum production process starts with cooking a mix of glucose, sugar and water to a syrup with the correct amount of solids. When the hydrocolloid is starch, it is added to the mix simultaneous with the other ingredients to be cooked. In case the choice is for gelatine, we premix it separately into a gelatine solution and buffer it in its own tank. It is dosed into the syrup before the forming line and mixed in with an inline mixer. All gelatine type gums can be aerated, such as the foamed bananas and foams used for dual deposit gums. You find the full package of necessary gum production equipment at TFT.