TURKEY’S FIRST EDIBLE BOVINE GELATINE PRODUCER
Sel Sanayi Ürünleri Ticaret ve Pazarlama A.S, today known as Seljel Jelatin Sanayi ve Ticaret A. S., has been founded in 1961 as glue/technical gelatine producer from bovine hides. Both companies are subsidiary companies of Tezman Holding, a leading group with its diversified companies in the Turkish business community.
With more than half a century of experience and know-how in collagen, in 2010, the company has realized a first in Turkey and started to produce halal edible bovine gelatine under SelJel brand. In 2012, it began to operate in pharmaceutical gelatine industry with Farmasel brand. In 2019, it started to produce hydrolyzed collagen peptide from bovine hides in its new factory for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Seljel Jelatin is accredited to the European Union. Production is carried out in accordance with the European Union food norms and traceability of the operations is ensured by a special computer program.
Thanks to its quality, products of Seljel Jelatin obtained a place in the world market.
Gelatine is widely used in food industries due its features as increasing the thickness, jellification, refining, balancing, foaming, emulsion, stabilization and film-forming. These features are obtained in condition with gelatine’s type, concentration, pH value and working temperature. Gelatine is used mainly in confectionary industries; in production of jellies, marshmallows and toffees. In addition, it is used as refining agent in wine and fruit juices, meat and dairy products, and also as a re- inforcing food for sportsmen due its pure protein content.
The most common application area of animal glue/technical gelatine is the production of jelly glue that is used in printing machines. In addition, it is also used in paper and carton industries, match production, abrasive papers and wood furniture production.
Pharmaceutical gelatine is used in the production of soft capsules, hard capsules and tablets with its adhesive, binder and film forming properties. It is mostly preferred in the production of soft capsules. Because in the production of soft capsules, capsule and filling materials can be produced at the same time.
In addition, it is used in capsules and tablets, dressing materials, hemostatic sponges and many fields such as medicine and the pharmaceutical industry.
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