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Danish start-up brings novel herbal products to Europe

A range of new herbal products, based on traditional Arabic medicine, will reach the European market at the end of the year, aiming to bring both novelty and increased efficacy...

Encouraging signs for Glanbia's nutritional business

Food ingredients sales at Irish dairy firm Glanbia jumped 20 per cent during the first half and lifted profits 49 per cent higher than the previous year, reported the company,...

Cargill to market ARA in China joint venture

US agri-food giant Cargill is to begin marketing the fatty acid ARA through a joint venture with China's Wuhan Alking, China's leading ARA producer.

Omega-3 demand brings profits for Clover

Growing demand for omega-3 fatty acids significantly boosted profits at Australian health ingredients firm Clover Corporation last year but lower-than-expected sales in Europe and restricted supply of ARA oil for...

BioProducts embarks on expansion

New Zealand deer velvet extract maker BioProducts has been sold to a group of employees and directors in a management buy-out, giving it increased flexibility in its plans for growth.

Natural feels effects of CLA handover

Norwegian CLA company Natural has seen profits fall considerably in this year's second quarter after a major boost to revenue from new licensing agreements last year.

Novel peptides herald next generation foods

Dutch ingredients company DSM revealed yesterday that its muscle recovery ingredient PeptoPro will be marketed in a new range of products worldwide by Europe's biggest sports nutrition company Haleko.

Better ingredient offering to lift nutraceutical sales

World demand for nutraceutical chemicals will advance by 6.1 per centannually to reach $9.6 billion in 2008, serving a $173 billion nutritional products industry, according to a new report from the Freedonia group.

BASF opens new plant for vitamin production

The world's number two vitamin maker BASF opened a new production plant for the chemical citral yesterday, the key building block for vitamins A and E, as well as the...

BioGaia counting on new products to boost sales

Probiotics company BioGaia saw sales fall and further losses in the first half compared to last year's six month period but says new contracts could help it return to the...

Lipid Nutrition launches 95 per cent CLA

Netherlands-based Lipid Nutrition has introduced a 95 per cent concentration of its Clarinol brand conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), said to be the highest form of CLA available to the nutraceutical market.

Tetra Pak to build worldwide sales for Valio lactose free milk

Finnish dairy firm Valio has joined up with Tetra Pak to market its production technology for lactose-free milk outside its home market.

Sports drinks break $1 billion barrier

The Olympic Games have triggered a raft of new sports drink launches and heightened marketing activity that will benefit further growth of Europe's €1 billion sports drink sector. But the...

Phytopharm looks for Nasdaq listing in key market

UK drug developer Phytopharm has taken steps to list on the Nasdaq in the US, a market expected to offer considerable investor interest in its appetite-suppressing compound and other plant-derived...

Number two vit B1 firm to change hands?

Genex Pharmaceutical has unveiled a plan to buy fellow Chinese company Tianjin Zhongjin Pharmaceutical, one of the world's largest producers of vitamin B1.

BioProgress expands film-making capacity

UK-based BioProgress, the manufacturer of 'dissolve in the mouth' films, has bought two soluble film casting lines allowing it to boost its production capacity to meet growing demand for the...

Solbar sets up China base

Soy protein manufacturer Solbar has opened an office in Shanghai to allow it to meet the rapidly growing demand for soy products in China. It launches just ahead of local...

Takeda to sell off vitamins joint venture

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda will sell off its stakes in five non-core joint ventures, including the vitamins business that it operates with Germany's BASF, according to reports.

Dansk Droge sets sights on Polish market

Danish supplement maker Dansk Droge is set to increase its share of the Polish market with the acquisition last week of Poland-based distributor Amis Medica.

Strong growth for store brand vitamin maker

Good growth for supermarket brand vitamin and drug maker Perrigo reflects the growing role of the mass market both in its home market, the US, and the UK.

Film strips set to impact new product development

Edible film strips will explode onto the market in early 2005, predicts one manufacturer that is poised to meet the growing demand from the nutritional products industry.

Taiyo creates green tea manufacturing giant

Japanese functional food ingredients firm Taiyo Kagaku is set to increase its share of global green tea sales with the recent acquisition of Chinese green tea extract manufacturer Wuxi Green...

Volume sales lift Degussa 1H

Building on a stronger start to the year, Germany's third largest chemicals group reports continued growth into the second quarter with an increase in demand pushing up sales and earnings...

Olympics may fuel innovation in European sports drinks

Leading sports drink manufacturers are hoping to increase market shares this year with major marketing campaigns to coincide with the Olympics. But the more specialist sector could also get a...

High bioavailability of calcium from seaweed proved

A natural derived seaweed mineral, produced by the Irish company Marigot, has more bio-availability than industry standard calcium carbonate, according a US study.

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