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JRS Silvateam Ingredients, inspired by nature

Born from the joint venture between the Italian group Silvateam and the German group J. Rettenmaier & Söhne, signed in 2019, we have the experience, technical expertise, facilities, and market-oriented vision to ensure tailor-made, label friendly, sustainable solutions deliver to the customers what it takes to make daily challenges easier and future valuable opportunities possible. We are a fast-growing family of plant-based food ingredients enthusiasts, reliable partners, problem-solving thinkers, with strong Italian inventiveness, global reach players, passionate for sustainability, responsible in the global challenge (UN 2030 SDGs) with high-quality service. JRS Silvateam Ingredients manufactures an extensive range of products including pectins (Aglupectin®), tara gum (Aglumix®), texturising systems (Aglutex®) and citrus fiber (Aglufiber®).

J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG

Silvateam S.p.A.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the natural solution designer and manufacturer, passionately supporting our clients across the globe. We want to establish long-term collaborations and share a common journey to devise successful innovations that consumers love.

We nurture passionate, enthusiastic, professional people.

Our values

Research & Development

Being innovators has always been at the forefront for JRS Silvateam. Recently, large and targeted investments in research and development have enabled our applications and development centre in Bergamo (Italy) to go deeper into the properties of the multiple hydrocolloids within our product portfolio. Our team of skilled foodies is continually striving to discover new benefits, new applications and interactions between our formulations and the other ingredients of the final food recipes. We are prioritising on creating clean label prototypes and food minus” products, emphasising low sugar and low fat alternatives.
Our state-of-the-art labs and pilot plants provide customers with top-tier technical support, enabling the refinement of their products to satisfy consumer needs. Our goal is to deliver our clientele with customised, eco-conscious solutions, empowering them to surmount daily obstacles and pave the way for brighter future opportunities.

Our circular approach

Today one third of the food produced for human consumption is wasted or lost before reaching our tables, amounting to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year, costing the global economy close to 940 billion USD each year. Cutting global food waste in half by 2030 is one of the UN’s top priorities. In fact, it’s one of the organisation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Adopting a circular economy business model means restoring or recycling the resources used, prolonging their value and minimising waste through a better design of materials, products and systems.
JRS Silvateam has always been embracing this philosophy. In the case of pectin, we use as raw material citrus peels, leftovers from the fruit juice and essential oil production, adding value to a byproduct which should otherwise be disposed of. More recently, the same approach has been adopted with partially depectinised citrus peels, by turning them into a valuable functional dietary fiber. A perfect example of circular economy: what was previously considered a byproduct is now a resource that can be reintroduced and reused within the production cycle.


Our corporate governance system is oriented towards the creation of shareholder value in the medium to long term, with the awareness of the social relevance of our activities and the need to adequately consider all the interests involved.

Code of Ethics

The Silvateam Group’s Code of Ethics reflects the commitment of the owners and the Board of Directors to provide conduct guidelines to be followed, hence, principles to follow in carrying out the activities, and to help recognise and address ethical issues

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