21 Aug 2018
How can you lower your lamination fat costs, and reduce risk in the future?
Most commodities like oil, sugar, and wheat are just that … commodities. You can buy them pretty much anywhere in the world and the quality doesn’t change fundamentally. In fact, commodities can be traded virtually in markets.
This means you can buy them ahead of time knowing the quantities you will consume thereby fixing your purchase costs.
The price of butter has fluctuated over the years as you can see on the graph.
2008 Global financial crisis which led to a price drop in 2009 2010-2011 Prices start to increase as recovery from the financial crisis is apparent. Towards the end of 2011 there is a drop in price due to fears of a new recession. 2012 Prices start to rise to a normal level again in function of the demand 2014 Russia bans milk imports from Europe – there is a decrease in demand from both Russia and China 2015 EU stops the quotas which had led to higher stocks in 2015 until mid-2016
Since mid-2016, butter prices have started to rise due to governmental support measures worldwide. This increase has been and is further supported by increased demand for butter. This has led to historically high prices of 5750€/MT at the moment.
For Europe specifically, due to the very hot summer of this year, prices are expected to increase even more as there might be a lack of feed for the cattle.
In laminated viennoiserie and incorporation applications, you might need up to 50% of fat, making it an important ingredient both in cost terms and the quality aspect of the final product.
At Puratos we have developed a new generation of fat – Mimetic. It will help you, our customers, produce high-quality products that have the perfect butter sensation while keeping your costs down and reducing the risk of dairy price fluctuations.
Unlike butter, you will be able to contract the price of your
Mimetic for the future, protecting yourself from unpredictable market changes and helping you to reduce your costs.
Mimetic is available with sustainable Palm oil as well as in Cleaner label version.
Mimetic is a new generation of fat that helps create superior quality croissants, danishes, puff pastries, cakes, cookies, shortcrusts and soft breads with the perfect buttery sensation.
It has proven to extend the shelf life of laminated viennoisserie offering perfect crispiness, an intense taste and golden crust. Moreover, products made with Mimetic provide your consumers with an amazing eating experience and a perfect melting profile.
Discover more about this product on our website or fix a meeting with your local Puratos representative for a sample and additional information.