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JMC Corporation – Food Additive
About JMC Corporation
JMC (originally the Jeil Moolsan Company) was established in 1953 and is a world leader in the field of saccharin and sulfur-based fine chemicals. JMC became part of the KISCO group in 2004. JMC is a large-scale manufacturer of saccharin, a safe, artificial sweetener that enables a drastic reduction in sugar content. JMC supplies saccharin to some of the world’s largest quality-oriented multinational food and medicine producers. JMC produces saccharin using the traditional Remsen and Fahlberg Process which was discovered in 1879. JMC is the only company that produces all of the high purity raw-materials including OTSA (ortho-Toluenesulfonamide) on its own production lines. No organic solvents are used during the process and JMC’s complete, vertical integration ensures the highest purity materials which delivers the highest quality saccharin available. JMC’s saccharin meets the food safety standard, FSSC 22000. JMC also produces fine chemicals for use in reactive dyes, medicinal intermediates, electronics, plastics and agriculture.
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Saccharin has a sweetness that is 500times more intense than regular sugar. Its distinction lies not just in its pronounced sweetness but also in its zero-calorie and zero-glycemic index att ributes. These properties make it an ideal alternative for those combatting diabetes and obesity. Saccharin’s versatility extends beyond just being an ingredient in candies, cookies, and soft drinks. Its use permeates the dental industry in toothpaste, mouthwashes, as well as in medicinal syrups, tablet coatings, and
tabletop sweeteners. Saccharin produced by JMC Corporation is diﬀerent in several notable aspects. First, its production technique contrasts many other manufacturers. While others might resort to cheaper, lower-quality methods that can produce impurities, JMC utilizes the historic and trusted Remsen-Fahlberg process to ensure the highest quality Saccharin. Another distinguishing factor is the purity of the raw materials used. The quality of Ortho-Toluenesulfonamide (OTSA) greatly impacts the quality of Saccharin. Recognizing this, JMC not only produces its own OTSA but also meticulously controls its purity throughout the production chain. Ensuring global standards, Saccharin from JMC abides by all pharmaceutical and food standards such as USP/ NF, FCC, JECFA, EP, E954, JP, KP, and more. In fact, many international standards base their quality identiﬁcations and evaluations on JMC’s product. JMC Corporation is uncompromising when it comes to purity. Their R&F method inherently ensures a product devoid of impurities and doesn’t require the use of organic solvents. Instead, they purify with potable water, ensuring no residual solvents, unlike some other manufacturers who may employ chemicals.
Founded in 1953, JMC Corporation celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2023 as the sole Saccharin manufacturer in South Korea and prides itself as a leading global supplier.
Upholding the traditional Remsen and Fahlberg production method since Saccharin’s discovery at Johns Hopkins University in 1879, JMC’s product has been recognized as a World-class product, supplying Saccharin
to diverse food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in over 70 countries.