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1. (WO1998052428) COMPOSITION FLUIDE ET SON PROCEDE D'OBTENTION
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A flowable nondigestible oil composition comprising, preferably 50-99% by weight, a liquid component having a complete melt point less man 37°C; and, preferably 1-50% by weight, a solid component having a complete melt point of at least about 37°C;

wherein the solid component is in the form of crystallized particles;

wherein at least one of the liquid component and die solid component comprises a material selected from esterified linked alkoxylated polyols; esterified epoxide-extended polyols; and mixtures thereof, preferably wherein the liquid component comprises a material selected from esterified linked alkoxylated polyols; esterified epoxide-extended polyols; and mixtures thereof ; and

wherein the flowable nondigestible composition has a Consistency in a temperature range of 20-40°C of less than about 600 P.sec(n-l), preferably less than about 400 P.sec(n-l), more preferably less than about 200 p.sec(n-l), most preferably less than about 100 P.sec(n-l).

2. The composition of Claim 1 wherein the solid component comprises a material selected from the group consisting of (i) a solid saturated polyol polyester, (ii) a solid diversely esterified polyol polyester, (iii) a polyol polyester polymer, and (iv) combinations thereof; most preferably wherein the solid saturated polyol polyester and the solid diversely esterified polyol polyester are in the form of co-crystallized particles.

3. The flowable nondigestible oil composition according to any of the above claims wherein the crystallized particles have a maximum dimension of from about 1 micron to about 30 microns, preferably from 2 microns to 5 microns.

4. The flowable nondigestible oil composition according to any of the above claims wherein solid saturated polyol polyester is selected from hepta-substituted saturated fatty acid polyol polyester, octa-substituted saturated fatty acid polyol polyester, and mixtures thereof, having C20-C24 saturated fatty acid radicals, preferably wherein the solid saturated polyol polyester comprises octa-behenate sucrose polyester, and wherein the solid diversely esterified polyol polyester comprises octa-saturated sucrose polyester; preferably wherein the esters are selected from behenate and a mixture of C18: l and C18:2 unsaturate; more preferably, wherein the solid polyol fatty acid polyester has fatty acid esters comprising long chain saturated fatty acid esters and long chain unsaturated fatty acid esters in a ratio thereof of 5:3 to 7: 1, preferably from 6:2 to 6.5:1.5; and wherein the solid diversely esterified polyol polyester is selected from hepta-substituted diversely esterified polyol polyester, octa-substituted diversely esterified polyol polyester, and mixtures thereof, having fatty acid radicals comprising a) long chain saturated fatty acid radicals, and b) dissimilar fatty acid radicals which are dissimilar from the long chain saturated fatty acid radicals and are selected from me group consisting of i) long chain unsaturated fatty acid radicals, ii) short chain saturated fatty acid radicals, and iii) mixtures mereof; most preferably, wherein the solid saturated polyol polyester is a sucrose polyester comprising at least 5% by weight sucrose octabehenate, and preferably the solid sucrose polyester has a complete melt point of at least about 60 °C.

5. A process for making a flowable nondigestible oil composition comprising a liquid component having a complete melt point less than 37°C, and a solid component having a complete melt point of at least about 37°C, the process comprising the steps of:

a) providing a mixture comprising die liquid component and the solid component, wherein at least one of the liquid component and the solid component comprises a material selected from esterified linked alkoxylated polyols; esterified epoxide-extended polyols; and mixtures thereof ;
b) melting the nondigestible oil comprising the solid component and the liquid component,
c) crystallizing at least a substantial portion of the solid component, preferably wherein said crystallization is accompanied by
i) reducing the temperature of die melted nondigestible oil to a crystallization temperature less than the onset crystallization temperature of the solid component;
ii) holding the nondigestible oil at the crystallization temperature for a time sufficient to crystallize at least a substantial portion of the solid component; and more preferably wherein the crystallizing step further comprises continued holding the crystallized composition at a crystallization temperature whereby the crystallization of the solid component is substantially complete; and
d) shearing the nondigestible oil composition during the step of crystallizing, thereby forming the solid component into crystallized particles, preferably wherein the shearing further comprises continued shearing of the composition during the continued holding step;

wherein the flowable nondigestible oil has a Consistency in a temperature range of 20 ° to 40°C of less than about 600 P.sec(n-l), preferably wherein the step of crystallizing and step of shearing are both conducted in a scraped wall heat exchanger or equivalent.

6. The process according to Claim 5 wherein die crystallization temperature is about 5° C or more below e onset crystallization temperatures of the solid component.

7. The process according to any of Claims 5 or 6 wherein d e flowable nondigestible oil composition has a Consistency in a temperature range of 20°-40°C of less man 400 P.sec 1- 1), preferably less than 200 P.sec( -l); more preferably less than 100 P.sec(n-l).

8. The process according to any of Claims 5-7 wherein the solid component has a complete melt point of at least 60 °C.

9. The process according to any of Claims 5-8 wherein in at least 80%, preferably at least 95%, of me solid component is crystallized, preferably wherein the solid component is crystillized at a crystallizing temperature of at least about 10 °C below the onset crystallization temperature of the solid component, more preferably wherein crystallizing comprises cooling the composition from die molten temperature to die crystallization temperature at a cooling rate of about 100 - 300 °C/min., most preferably wherein crystallizing is completed within about 30 seconds.

10. The process according to any of Claims 5-9 wherein the step of shearing comprises shearing the crystallizing composition at a shear rate of about 400 sec-1 to about 8000 sec-1, preferably wherein a diluting amount of the liquid component is added to the crystallized composition in a ratio of from about 0.5:1 to about 0.1:1; most preferably further comprising die step of adding a stabilizing amount of a diluent liquid after the step of crystallizing the solid polyol fatty acid polyester.

11. The process according to any of Claims 5-10 further comprising the step of tempering the flowable nondigestible oil composition by reducing the temperature of die composition to a tempering temperature which is below an intended storage temperature, and preferably shearing the tempered composition.