How to produce chewing gum
How it is made

How to produce chewing gum

The video will show you the entire manufacturing process of chewing gum at our pilot facility @ROQUETTE EU/Lestrem, including the mixing, extrusion, and continuous rolling and scoring line. It will give you an idea of how gum manufacturers do it. 

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This video contains file footage filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The key steps in chewing gum production are the following:

  • Mixing: formation of a dough through the mixing of chewing gum base, powder (NEOSORB® sorbitol , SweetPearl® maltitol, XYLISORB® xylitol, mannitol powders) and liquid sweetener (LYCASIN® maltitol syrup, NEOSORB® sorbitol syrup); high-intensity sweeteners, flavor and color in this order.
  • Curing: cooling of the dough obtained to have the consistency suitable for extrusion.
  • Rolling and scoring: the dough is laminated and cut lengthwise and widthwise to get the “pellets” or “slabs or “gum sticks”.

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  • Tempering: As the mixture has been heated, it needs to be cooled down. This step allows reorganization of the molecules in the gum mass and the hardening of formed units.
  • Coating or panning: multiple micro-layers of polyols (SweetPearl® maltitol, NEOSORB® sorbitol, XYLISORB® xylitol ) are applied to form the coating.
 
 

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