Zeelandia promotes use of hygienic release agent technology to reduce waste for UK bakers

Zeelandia UK, part of the global bakery ingredients company Royal Zeelandia Group, has launched a new campaign encouraging industrial and artisan bakers to reap the benefits of release agent technology and release their baking potential.

A recent survey by Too Good To Go revealed that despite nine out of ten bakeries being aware of how much food is wasted each day, less than half have operations guidelines which include food waste best practices.


For over 100 years Zeelandia has worked with wholesale, industrial and artisan bakery clients helping provide innovative solutions to improve manufacturing processes to prevent waste.


Zeelandia are experienced in designing cost effective purpose-built tin greasers, specifically designed to meet the needs of high-speed industrial bakeries. In conjunction with Carlo or Carlex, these can have a major impact on reducing waste.  In one instance, a customer saw their depanner waste reduce by 75%. In another, a customer commented about how much cleaner the bakery looked and another saw compressed air usage drop to a quarter of its previous level.  


David Amos, Managing Director at Zeelandia, “We know how challenging it is for industrial and artisan bakers to keep on top of food waste, particularly during the past year with uncertainty over demand in the lockdown periods.


“Using our technical expertise and the very best in release agent technology, we continue to work with our clients, helping to make manufacturing processes smoother and more efficient while reducing waste and improving long-term profitability.”


Safety, hygiene and the environment are at the heart of Zeelandia’s release agents Carlo and Carlex, which are drip free and possess a yield value, meaning they stay where you spray. 


Carlex explores the very latest in release agent technology, palm free and perfectly suited for confectionary applications on trays, tins and oven belts. Other benefits include:  


  • Tasteless and colour free
  • Economical in use - Only a small amount is needed to obtain excellent release
  • convenient packaging - no need for a compressor or brushes
  • More resistant to polymerisation, so ideal for use on perforated baking sheets
  • Does not contain Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil
  • Ideal for goods that are to be retarded or frozen


Carlo has been used by industrial bakers for over 85 years, offering a high and consistent performance, with optimal ‘sprayability’ for precision accuracy. Other benefits include:


  • Tasteless and odourless
  • White in colour providing a visible spray pattern.
  • Excellent sprayability and adhesion - sticks to the vertical side of a hot tin
  • Economical in use and hygienic too - does not run through holes in base of tin
  • Improves crust and colour of bread
Zeelandia promotes use of hygienic release agent technology to reduce waste for UK bakers