INS Glycolipid, our patent protected natural mushroom extract is up to 80 times more effective than traditional preservatives, while being odor-, aroma- and color-free. At the same time INS Glycolipid is water soluble, which is a well perceived feature for preservation applications.
Also microbes that adapted to traditional preservation systems, can be treated by INS Glycolipid efficiently at low dosage rates.
Biological testing in house and with external partners proved high efficacy of the technology. Testing the mushroom extract demonstrated the following:
• Preservation against yeasts, fungi and gram-positive bacteria
• Required dosage levels up to 80 times lower than sorbates and benzoates
• No growth of dedicated yeasts and fungi strains that have adapted to sorbates and benzoates
• A remanent effect: inhibition of spores hinders re-contamination
INS Glycolipid, that disintegrates the microbial membrane, can easily be added to the regular beverage, food and cosmetics formulations. INS Glycolipid is registered for personal care applications as Glyconex; safety has been demonstrated in various test systems. A registration for other applications under food and beverage regulation is estimated soon.