Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center

Delivering smart ingredient solutions for your application challenges

We understand finding the correct functional ingredient for your application can be a challenge. For this, we are at your service in the universe of food: delivering smart solutions and innovative approaches that strike the right balance, from a product’s taste and texture to its appearance and shelf life. Our goal is to assist customers by developing formulation solutions, helping them respond to changing market demands.

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At the forefront of formulation and application development

The lab is equipped and staffed to conduct ingredient qualification, food application testing, and prototype development, focused on strategic products and applications. The centers feature all facilities from modern laboratories to state-of-the-art pilot production.

Our wide range of lab capabilities for food applications and functional ingredients includes:

  • Application assistance
  • Comparative analysis
  • Formulation advice
  • Key parameter testing
  • Process optimization
  • Raw material and ingredient recommendations
  • Starting point formulas

View our Application & Development Center in Canada

Learn more about Brenntag North America's Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center in this short video.
  • Why we offer technical services


    We understand it's important to continue building a strong technical interface by keeping up with the latest cutting-edge innovations and market trends. For this reason, we're able to bring significant product development and applications knowledge into formulations for our customers.

    Our teams will help you achieve cost optimization and flexibility with alternative ingredients or develop innovative technologies in a wide range of areas:

    • Food safety and traceability
    • Food technology and innovation
    • Health and nutrition
    • Global ingredient sourcing
    • Food applications laboratory support
    • Logistics
  • What we offer


    • Baked goods
    • Beverage
    • Confection
    • Formed meat
    • Dairy
    • Meat analogue
    • RTE foods
    • Frozen foods
    • Sauces and dressings
    • Nutrition bars

    Functional Ingredients: proteins, starches, hydrocolloids, binders, sweeteners, colorants, flavors, acidulants, nutrients, bulking agents, preservatives, and emulsifiers

Meet our team of Food & Nutrition scientists

Asim Syed, Food Lab Director for North America

Asim Syed

Food Lab Director North America

Asim leads the Food & Nutrition application research and development team. He is responsible for supporting business growth by providing technical leadership to the sales teams as well as technical support to producers and customers. The application and development center will be adequately equipped and staffed to conduct ingredient qualification, food application testing, and prototype development, focused on the strategic products and applications.

Terry Wagner, Senior Food Scientist

Terry Wagner

Senior Food Scientist

Terry is quite experienced in the areas of soups and sauces, emulsions, RTE Food, frozen desserts, and more. As part of the Food R&D team, he works with customers to formulate solutions.

Trevor Nichols, Food Scientist

Trevor Nichols

Food Scientist

Trevor has over seven years of experience focusing on the development of new release aid and processing aid for industrial and food service customers.

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Ask our food scientists

Our food scientists are always up for helping out our customers. Get answers to your food and ingredients related questions from our technical experts!

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Combined with market leading distribution excellence and infrastructure of the Brenntag Group

Through this, Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition is at your service along the entire supply and development value chain.

We know how important it is to have a safe and secure supplier of ingredients to keep your production running efficiently: Our partners benefit from Brenntag’s distribution excellence and supply chain infrastructure. We have an unparalleled product offering, and work with the best suppliers in the industry. We deliver on Brenntag’s safety and sustainability promise and reduce your compliance burdens, thereby fulfilling the ever-growing safety, quality, and regulatory requirement that we all face.

Fully committed to complying with the industry’s ever-growing safety and quality requirements, all our facilities adhere to ISO standards and HACCP food safety regulations, and we will procure the full documentation and accompanying certificates for each product.

Get in contact

Looking for application assistance or help with choosing the perfect product for a formulation? Our food and nutrition experts can help, especially our lab personnel.

Simply fill out the form and a representative will contact you shortly.