Flinn specialises in the production and development of innovative mixes used as coatings or texturisers in food. Today, Flinn is one of the most trendsetting companies in its sector and benefits from its own heat treatment plant.
Flinn leverages a strong expertise, a customer-orientated service, creative approach and continuous market research to offer the most suitable ingredients and mixes for the customer's production process and the global end consumer's requirements.
Flinn invests permanently in the development of unique formulations, modern production processes and new technologies. In doing so, we meet the ever-changing needs of the food industry, create an optimal consumer experience and respond to the demands of a multicultural society.
The Flinn range is split into three categories depending on the final application: coatings, texturisers and carriers. Most products are tailor-made to suit the customer's production process.
Our state of the art innovative mixes are developed in our new R&D centre, with a selection of the best heat-treated wheat flours combined with other (as much as possible) natural ingredients.
Batters are an essential part of the production of several food products such as coated meat, fish, cheese, potatoes and vegetables. They ensure an optimal adhesion and improve the texture and crispiness of the end product. The majority of the mixes are made with Flinn's own heat-treated wheat flour, giving the mixes the necessary functional properties.
The Flinn range for coating applications is very broad: Flinn offers predusts, batter mixes, tempura mixes and breaders, and has a solution for each request, from clean label to gluten-free.
Various thickeners, including hydrocolloids and modified starches, are used in the production of ready meals, sauces and soups. Flinn offers clean label alternatives based on heat-treated wheat flour with similar functionalities. The Flinn products can be used to get the desired thickness and the right texture. The Flinn range includes products for cold and hot applications.
Carriers are commonly used in the food and feed industry to dilute concentrates and protect sensitive, expensive ingredients. Strict standards are imposed on the production of Flinn carriers with respect to the distribution of the particle size and the free flowing properties of the powder. Through the heat treatment of the flour, the reduced microbiological load and the desired water content are both achieved.
Consumers are paying more attention to the health aspect of food, which has driven the development of clean label products. Consumers are looking for simple understandable labels, assuming that such products are "less processed". The clean label concept is about eliminating chemical related names and E numbers. The result is a cleaner and shorter list of ingredients on the final product labelling. Flinn is keen to help each customer in the development of clean label alternatives.