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How do we meet agri-food needs?

Humens produces sodium bicarbonates that offer several key features to meet the needs of the agri-food industry. With its properties as a raising agent, sodium bicarbonate can be used in bakery and pastry applications to cook cakes, crackers, waffles, and more. It is also used in drinks for its carbonating and/or foaming properties.
The quality of our sodium bicarbonate is tightly controlled throughout the production process. In addition to the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification), we apply HACCP principles and guidelines to guarantee that our food ingredients are always safe.

Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate

  • Effervescent
  • Raising (leavening) agent
  • pH regulator
  • Energy drink
  • Powdered drink
  • Raising powder
  • Pastry
  • Noodles

Our services

A highly efficient supply chain

Our production sites in Europe and Asia serve our customers around the entire world. The synergy operating between these two plants enables our teams to access the resources necessary for every step in the production process. This ensures that our products are available internationally under the best possible conditions regarding quality and lead-time.

Personalized customer service

Customer relations are a central part of our industrial performance at Humens. While R&D, production, logistics, and Quality activities are essential, our main focus is on our customers’ global needs. We diligently provide fast and complete service to consistently meet or exceed expectations.



Product focus: Nabion®

24 Oct 2022

Nabion® is an all-in-one and eco-friendly builder produced by Novabion (part of Humens group). It is a fully water-soluble mineral powder composed of white granules made from sodium carbonate and sodium silicate. It complies with the Ecocert standard for eco-detergents.

Sodium Carbonate & Silicate: key ingredients in “green tire” production

27 Sep 2022

Discover what is a "green tire" and how the applications of our products contribute to some of the following 17 United Nations SDGs : SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Water treatment and drinking water production

27 Sep 2022

Did you know sodium carbonate and sodium silicate are essential ingredients in water treatment and drinking water production? Learn more about these applications beneficial to the environment and industry.

Singapore Chemicals edition: Raymond Sinnah’s interview

27 Sep 2022

Global Business Reports (GBR) launches its 2021 Singapore Chemicals edition in a digital interactive format. As president of Seqens Mineral Specialties division, Raymond Sinnah answered their questions about our company, our CSR projects and our vision for the future.

Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate Pancakes

12 Aug 2022

Discover how to use our sodium bicarbonate in a pancake recipe. A recipe tested and approved by our teams themselves! At the same time, find out why sodium bicarbonate is used in cooking and baking.

Pagny-sur-Meuse: a “digital” career

03 Jul 2022

Humens produces in France sodium bicarbonate which is essential for dialysis for exemple but also for several otehr markets. The necessary limestone is extracted from a quarry where the cutting lines and the routes of the extraction and transport machines are entirely digitalized.

Recipe: Sodium bicarbonate gingerbread

28 Jun 2022

Discover how to use our sodium bicarbonate in a homemade gingerbread recipe. Softness and pleasure guaranteed! Sodium bicarbonate and its leavening power Thanks to its leavening properties, Sodium Bicarbonate can be used for bakery market to formulate gingerbread for example. […]

Recipe: Fizzy bath powder

23 Jun 2022

Humens team proposes you a recipe of fizzy bath powder with our sodium bicarbonate manufactured on our production sites. Sodium bicarbonate, the main ingredient Sodium bicarbonate can be used to produce effervescence thanks to its reaction with an acid agent (citric acid for instance) […]

Novafeed and Novafeed SA

02 Jun 2022

The range dedicated to animal feed The range dedicated to animal feed Humens produces Novafeed which has several benefits for cattle: Positive impact on feed consumption and milk production Anti-acidosis effect Optimal dietary electrolyte balance Sodium intake Novafeed can effectively […]

Recipe: Powder toothpaste

28 May 2022

Discover how to make your own powdered toothpaste with our baking soda, a practical and ideal format to carry when you travel. Sodium bicarbonate: the essential ingredient in toothpaste When mixed with saliva, sodium bicarbonate acts as an alkaline pH buffer. […]