Companies that were part of the National Starch group of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have taken on the Ingredion brand from this month, following the official renaming in the United States in June.
Corn Products International has said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given initial approval of its $1.3bn acquisition of National Starch, with the deal expected to be finalized by early October.
National Starch is to be sold to US-based Corn Products International for US$1.3bn, current owner Akzo Nobel has confirmed. The news ends over two years of speculation over the business’ future and propels CPI into the European market.
The corks were flying for National Starch, Chr Hansen, Culinar and Fuji Oil Europe on Tuesday night. But after the hangovers have eased, they can look forward to longer term benefits of winning awards at this year’s FiE.
National Starch has developed a multi-lingual dictionary of texture called the ‘Texicon’, which its sales teams use to ensure manufacturers and food scientists understand the same thing from descriptive terms.
National Starch Food Innovation has extended its Novation range of functional native starches with the launch of two new products that are instant, clean-label and said to stand up to the stresses of intense formulation processes.
The high potential of the Russian market is no longer centered solely on Moscow and St Petersburg, according to National Starch Food Innovation, but prosperity in the regions is opening up broader opportunities.
National Starch is extending its range of Novation functional
native starches to include two new starches from waxy maize that
are suitable for use in products geared towards the certified
Chefs have long had a role to play in the food industry's
development of new products, but ingredients companies are placing
greater emphasis on how their sensory skills can be used to prepare
foods that are more appealing to...
National Starch introduced an extension to its Homecraft range of
functional flours to the European market at FIE this year called
Express 760, aimed at building viscosity and texture in instant and
National Starch Food Innovation has become the latest ingredients
firm to signal a price rise in the face of rising raw material
costs, with starches for food, beverage and pharmaceutical use set
to become more expensive.
The recent price and supply pressures facing users of dairy
ingredients have spurred National Starch Food Innovation to launch
a promotion platform for its new and existing dairy replacement
Cleaner labels, health claims and satiety are amongst the projects
in the pipeline at ingredients giant National Starch Food
Innovation, which will be looking for food firms to partner with in
its quest to bring new products to market.
National Starch Food Innovation has introduced a range of natural,
grain-based ingredients, which it claims maintain the positive
attributes of traditional flours while expanding and improving the
ways they can be used in packaged...
About half of US food producers that specify the use of
non-genetically modified ingredients in their products have little
understanding of the process involved, according to a recent
survey, writes Philippa Nuttall.
ICI subsidiary National Starch is the latest ingredients firm to
drive into the soaring Chinese food market, unveiling a new
technical centre adjacent to its recently opened production plant,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Facing the pressure of squeezed margins ICI-owned starch supplier
National Starch passes price rises onto the market, announcing an 8
to 10 per cent price hike for its tapioca based modified food
starches,reports Lindsey Partos.
ICI subsidiary National Starch, which supplies starches to a wide
range of markets including the construction, packaging and textile
industries, has given an identity boost to its food products
division in a bid to gain an edge in...
With Europe now enforcing some of the strictest rules in the world
on the traceability of genetically modified ingredients, companies
that can offer a tracked identity preservation system are likely to
gain from demand by food makers...
Disappointing figures from flavours company Quest pulled an already
less than dazzling set of third quarter results down further for UK
chemical group ICI hit by a continuing malaise in US and European
sales. National Starch figures...
Our glimpse of imminent product launches at the upcoming Food
ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November continues
with UK starch business National Starch launching Advanta-Gel, an
instant structurising starch.
The Russian starch market could be on the road to recovery after
dipping sharply in the 1990s. When at its peak, up to 180,000 tons
of starch were manufactured in the USSR, while today maize and
potato starches combined make up about...