DSM, The Netherlands, announced that its patented Micabs additive technology for laser marking can be safely used in plastic caps and closures as it is in full compliance with the relevant requirements of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the EU Framework Directive 1935/2004.

Aromatech Group, Orlando, Fla. opened its sixth subsidiary in Orlando. The new location coordinates all flavoring projects for its North, South and Central American customers. In compliance with the Aromatech Group’s foreign location strategy, the U.S. office is equipped with an R&D lab to respond to tailor-made developments. All technical documentation, sampling, application and product adaptation to local tastes and legislation will be managed from this office.

Lion Nathan New Zealandhas awardedArcher Daniels Midland with its Platinum Quality Award. ADM Malting New Zealand Ltd. received the award for its product development support of Steinlager Pure, a new 100 percent malt beer. ADM received the award for its work toward optimizing malt specifications of a particular variety of barley — Fairview — to Lion’s product development work. Lion Breweries presented the Platinum Quality Award at its annual Lion Nathan Supplier Dinner in June.

Frutarom USA Inc., North Bergen, N.J., has named Morry Seidel vice president of sales.