Opening in May 2021: SPARC*

Our new product and application research center

Light the spark to new products and applications

SPARC* has been designed to enable you and your customers the opportunity to try out a variety of recipes and application possibilities using our QRange proteins. You are welcome to join us at our advanced new research center together with your product specialists and clients, in order to see for yourself how our proteins can optimize your ingredients and the products you are aiming to create.

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Let us guide you

At SPARC*, you can quickly and effectively turn your meat puzzle into a bright new solution. Here's how:

  • Inspiration

    Inspiration

    First, we discuss your market, business opportunities and product ideas with you. The aim is to see how we can use our animal proteins to optimize your new product in terms of quality, yield, sustainability or any other goal.

  • Interaction

    Interaction

    Then we work together with you every step of the way, testing and adjusting the recipe in an iterative process that uses scaled-down industrial machinery to produce an accurate, practical prototype.

  • Implementation

    Implementation

    Lastly, we optimize your product with you, while investigating how to make the most of your own production processes to enhance the solution or fulfill any other requirements.

Advanced facilities for practical solutions

At SPARC*, we will help you find the best solutions to your day-to-day meat puzzles, such as water binding, salt reduction, meat coloring, soy replacement, fat absorption or texture improvement. Our specialists will show you how to use our comprehensive QRange of meat proteins to develop sustainable, commercially viable new products. Together, we can share ideas about existing products or new solutions, test possible recipes, and explore how to bring added value to the result.

Within SPARC*, you'll find professional machines that are just one size smaller than the machines used in the food industry. The advantage of this is that multiple meat products and different batches can be made within a realistic, practical setting. You’ll be able to see how our functional QRange proteins can improve your recipes, and how to use them optimally. Our specialists will help you with every iteration, every step of the way. All of this will give you a better sense of reliability and quality, so that you can proceed with confidence.

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See what sparc* can do for your business

SPARC* gives you the opportunity to work with our specialists in a sparkling new creative environment to see how our QRange proteins can help you develop new products and applications. Together, you can make potential new solutions for the meat and savory industries truly come to life. To find out more about the solutions that our QRange products offer, take a look at the application matrix in our QRange leaflet.

Download our qrange leaflet

Covid-19 and your visit

If you are able to visit SPARC* in-person, we will of course take all necessary precautions to ensure that you can explore and try out our facilities safely. We can tell you more about the latest guidelines when you arrange your tailor-made SPARC* visit.

An online visit is another option if you cannot join us at SPARC* in-person at the moment. We will show you what SPARC* can offer you so that you are ready to take advantage of its facilities in real life as soon as possible. If you are not able to come to SPARC* in-person at all, we can carry out product tests and liaise closely with you during the whole process.

Location & directions

SPARC* is opening in May 2021 at our Vuren location in the center of the Netherlands. We look forward to meeting you there soon.

Turn your meat puzzles into sparkling solutions

SPARC* will offer you product development opportunities that have never been available before. To make the most of these, book a tailor-made visit now. We’ll show you the facilities and explain how to make the most of them to turn the spark of an idea into an optimal new meat or savory solution.

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Here to help you

Here to help you

“I’m looking forward to welcoming customers from all over the world to SPARC*,” says Arjan van Waes, Director Sonac Functional Products. “It will enable us to provide support, inspiration and confidence, giving customers a much better idea of the possibilities for boosting their business.”

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