Advancing flavor technology
We are advancing the development of flavors with added value utilizing core technologies created in Japan, our central base of R&D. One of our strengths is our ability to extend these technologies globally through collaborating with our flavor R&D departments in nine countries around the world. We go beyond creation technologies and constantly seek solutions to customers' issues. Such solutions include screening of effective masking agents using olfactory receptor assays to effectively mask off-flavors, formulation of flavors to fit food and beverage applications, and sensory and psychophysiological effects of flavor when eating.
Among the core technologies of Takasago, analysis, human science (physiological psychology), bioscience, and formulation are areas of technology indispensable to flavor. Below is an overview of our technological development.