Integration is fully underway after the merger last year between the two German ingredient giants, Cognis and BASF, with projects developing under the newly formed Human Nutrition unit in the wake of BASF’s €3bn acquisition in December, 2010.
Nine months after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed in a positive safety assessment for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the weight management ingredient will be assessed by the European Commission as it continues its protracted journey...
Cognis says it is following a “dual pillar” approach to product marketing that involves stressing market awareness of health benefits for some ingredients such as plant extracts, rather than investing in EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) submissions.
‘Billion dollar deal’ was not a phrase bandied about the food ingredients industry much last year. With BASF buying Cognis for €3.1bn and Corn Products International paying $1.3bn for National Starch, M&A looks to be thawing – but best not get over-excited...
BASF’s €3.1bn buy-out of Cognis is driven by interest in all of the German company’s three divisions – personal care, household chemical and human nutrition – but although human nutrition is the smallest part of the acquired operation, it was vital to...
Speculation about typical asset valuing ion the chemicals industry by Cognis’s chief financial officer, Marco Panichi, has led to a figure of €3.4bn being attached to the German ingredient company, as buy-out speculation mounts.
Improved logistics and optimised process control technology resulting from a multi million euro investment in its Danish microencapsulation facility will allow greater flexibility in terms of carotenoid and vitamin powder delivery to manufacturers, claims...
Cognis claims to have steered a steady course through last year’s economic upheaval. But despite a return to profitability, the downturn took its toll on nutrition and health and care ingredients sales.
German ingredients giant Cognis has gained access to one of the
world's largest natural compounds databases in a move it hopes will
generate business in new functional foods, supplements and
Cognis has applied for permission to use its weight management
product Tonalin as a food ingredient, helping the firm diversify it
from the supplement market and take advantage of the European
Cognis has refused to confirm reports in the German press that it
is in advanced discussions with three potential purchasers, but the
outcome of a strategic review will be made public before the end of
Puleva Biotech has signed an agreement with US-based The Wright
Group for its Eupoly fish oils to be used in a new line of
microencapsulated powders, becoming the latest supplier to shore up
its presence in an ever more crowded market.
Cognis has announced its first move in the competitive omega-3
market with the acquisition of Norwegian fish oil concentrate
supplier Napro Pharma, and is developing new solutions to aid its
use in foods.
Cognis is counting on phytosterols and branded ingredients like
Tonalin CLA to drive its nutrition and health business unit, while
at the same time investigating strategic options for the company as
Stronger demand for chemicals lifted sales across all business
units at Cognis, the Germany company said this week, with one of
the best performances from its health ingredients division
confirming the group's focus on wellness,...
Cognis Nutrition & Health is introducing a vegetarian version
of its marigold-derived Xangold 10% microencapsulated lutein ester
beadlets for tablet and dry food formulators seeking to meet the
needs of a burgeoning vegetarian...
Cognis, the speciality chemicals company, suffered a tough year in
the nutritional ingredients market, with a long-awaited surge in
the growth of its natural vitamin E sales undermined by adverse
Cognis company's antioxidant and botanical ingredients division,
Cognis' Nutrition & Health, announced on Thursday that the
allegations made against Cognis in a lawsuit filed last week by
Kemin Foods, L.C. are unsubstantiated.
Cognis Nutrition and Health has added a new vegetable sterol esters
ingredient to its product range. The company, which launched the
product for the US market at the SupplySide West tradeshow last
week, said vegetable sterol esters...
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
First half sales at speciality chemicals group Cognis dropped to
around €1.5 billion, significantly lower than last year's €1.6
billion, but the firm claims it achieved growth in almost all units
exluding the impact of the exchange...
Always one of the biggest stands at Vitafoods, Cognis Nutrition and
Health seem ever more present this year, with heavy marketing,
including an evening event, to launch its Tonalin CLA to the