INTERNAL TOUR

Know our manufacturing process and the controls
we apply to guarantee a high quality gelatin.

WHAT IS IT?

Gelatin is a protein derived from the partial hydrolysis of collagen, which is the main constituent of animal skins.
GELCO manufactures its gelatin from cattle skins. Gelatin contains 84-90% protein.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
OF GELCO’S GELATIN

PHYSICAL – CHEMICAL
Bloom: from 130 to 285g
Viscosity: from 22 to 45mp
pH: from 4,2 to 6,5
Grain size:
4 – 8 – 10 – 18 – 20 – 26 – 30 – 40 – 60 mesh.
Humidity: from 8 to 12%
Ashes: less than 2%
MICROBIOLOGICAL
Total viable count < 10UFC/g
Total Coliforms: Absent/g
Fecal Coliforms: Absent/g
Anaerobe: Absent/g
Staphylococcus sp: Absent/g
Liquifiers: Absent/g
Moulds and yeasts < 10UFC/10g

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Gelco manufactures its gelatin from cattle’s skin, which contains a protein called collagen

The skin is submitted initially to a washing process and alkaline treatment to obtain protein’s solubility. Then it is treated with acid in order to extract it by hydrolysis with hot water, obtaining gelatin liquor.

This liquor is filtered, concentrated by evaporation, chilled to a gel and dried, in order to grind it and give it a mesh size according to the customer’s requirements.

The gelatin liquor is then sterilized at 138°C for 4 seconds. Subsequently gelatin liquor is gelled and comes out in spaghetti shape, then it is taken to the drying tunnel, where water is withdrawn until the final degree of humidity is obtained.

The gelatin passes to the grinding, milling and sifting stages, where the desired grain size is obtained. Then it goes to the mixing stage.

Finally, the product is transported to the packing system, which uses magnetic traps and metal detector equipment to prevent and detect any metallic particle in the final product.

Our manufacturing process meets the highest quality standards.

We have a complete physical-chemical and microbiological laboratory for the control of our raw materials and finished products.

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