R&D News

Lanxess Corp.
, Pittsburgh, Pa., opened its new Technology Center, which combines its North American labs into one facility.
P.L. Thomas, Morristown, N.J., has been chosen as exclusive representative of Spain’s Polinat products in North America. Polinat, short for Polifenoles Naturales, also acquired National Bioscience Corp., Chester, N.Y.
Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Northbrook, Ill., has redesigned its Web site at bellff.com.
Robert Fisher has been named head of global research and development at Tate & Lyle. He succeeds Bob Schanefelt, who is retiring.
Nikken Foods, St. Louis, Mo., promoted Jim Nolte to director technical services. Nolte has more than 25 years of experience in the flavor industry and will work on the company’s natural flavor line.