R&D News: February 2014
DSM launches Fortitech Premixes
Schenectady, N.Y.-based DSM launched Fortitech Premixes, the company’s human nutrition and health custom nutrient premix service. The Fortitech Premixes service will utilize the company’s facilities around the world to deliver formulation solutions with technical expertise. Each custom premix developed by the service offers a single source of multiple nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutraceuticals, for use in sports drinks, juices, waters and supplements, among other products. In addition, Fortitech redesigned its logo to better showcase its nutrient premix capabilities. The dots above the “i” in the Fortitech Premixes logo represent the company’s growing catalog of nutrients, while the tagline “Strategic Nutrition” speaks to its custom nutrient premix capabilities, the company says.
Gum Technology Corp., Tucson, Ariz., promoted Joshua Brooks to president and Aida Prenzno to the role of vice president of technology. This effectively places Prenzno in charge of all research and development and quality control operations. Brooks previously served as vice president of sales and marketing and general manager, while Prenzno was the company’s laboratory director.
D.D. Williamson (DDW), Louisville, Ky., acquired the food coloring product line and related processing equipment of Danisco USA Inc., a subsidiary of DuPont Nutrition & Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. The transaction broadens DDW’s portfolio of natural color solutions for customers and positions DDW as the largest manufacturer of annatto-based food colorings in North America, the company says. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.