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Sausage processing

100% plant-based casing

Innovative casing concepts for the industrial sausage processing industry

Vaessen-Schoemaker provides you with an innovative and advanced casing: Agergel alginate casing, produced at Agersol. The Agergel casing is 100% plant-based and is used for the stuffing of various types of sausages and allows for continuous sausage production using co-extrusion. Agergel is compatible with all major sausage equipment in the industry.

Advantages of Agergel

Agergel improves the speed of your production process, independent of your type of sausage and its calibre. Also, it excels in strength and flexibility, while preserving an amazing appearance, bite and taste. Therefore, it can be used for the most challenging applications, such as high speed fresh sausage production, or twisting and linking of dried meat snacks such as Kabanossi. Our Agergel casings are suitable for every situation and sausage product offering you a superior cost-in-use compared to natural casings while matching their natural appearance.


    Agergel RC01: alternative to natural casings

    For some parts of the market, natural casings have been preferred for their appearance. This is why we developed Agergel RC01, an alginate casing with the appearance of a natural casing, both cooked as uncooked. This Agergel casing is 100% plant-based and perfectly suitable for continuous co-extrusion processing of all kinds of sausages. Agergel RC01 is the preferred product for product development but also from an operational point of view.

    Key benefits in product performance

    • Improved appearance: cooked and uncooked
    • Better taste, bite and juiciness
    • Specially developed for fresh, breakfast and chipolata type sausages
    • A more sustainable and much more cost effective alternative to natural casings

    Key benefits in operational performance

    • Suitable for high speed continuous production, twisting and linking on co-extrusion lines
    • Superior cost-in-use to natural casings
    • Price stability
    • 1 ready-to-use gel suitable for different types of calibres

    With the cooperation between Agersol and Vaessen-Schoemaker we combine two strengths: high level customer service and innovation power. Furthermore, it is possible to tailor the product to your specific needs, depending on the used product.  Last but not least: Agergel has a low cost-in-use.

    Dried sausage

    Agergel is suitable for various types of sausages:

    • Dried
    • Semi-dried
    • Cooked
    • Fresh
    • Breakfast
    • Fermented
    • Roasted
    • Barbecue
    • Chipolata
    • Skinless
    • Vegetarian
    • Pet food

    Got any questions? Contact our sales team on +31 570 500 840