Chr. Hansen records a 5% organic growth for fiscal year 2019/20 driven by strong growth in enzymes

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen has published its full-year statement of results 2019/20 which shows a 5% organic growth for fiscal year 2019/20 sitting in the middle of its 4-6% guidance a revenue increase of 2 percent to €1.189 billion (US$1.4 billion). According to the company, the organic growth was primarily driven by strong growth in enzymes and continued solid growth in core categories such as cheese and meat cultures, and good growth in fermented milk. In enzymes, growth was driven by the launch of CHY-MAX Supreme and by the continued…

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Danish enzyme producer Novozymes acquires probiotic solution provider, PrecisionBiotics for US$90.3m

IRELAND – Global biotechnology company, Novozymes has acquired PrecisionBiotics Group for DKK 600 million (US$90.3m), in a move aimed at advancing its business within human health. Based in Cork, Ireland, PrecisionBiotics Group has developed a portfolio of human-origin probiotic strains, targeting different areas including gut health. Novozymes offers a range of biological solutions, including enzymes and microorganisms, for industrial applications spanning areas such as wastewater treatment, agriculture, and the production of everyday household products. The company has also established OneHealth to market its solutions within human health under one umbrella,…

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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences unveils brewing liquefaction enzyme solution

USA – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched a new enzyme solution for adjunct liquefaction, the Amylex 6T, to further help breweries and distilleries meet liquefaction challenges, satisfy consumer demand for locally-sourced ingredients and improve profitability. DuPont says that the new innovative enzyme enables numerous business gains for breweries and distilleries alike including the ability to expand into new segments with locally-sourced raw materials, improve productivity, maximize yield, ensure consistent quality, ultimately increasing returns. “Every brewer faces unique challenges that can have significant impacts on brewing processes ranging from climatic…

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DuPont launches new PowerBake series for the bakery industry in Europe

EUROPE – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched its PowerBake 6000 and 7000 enzyme series, which the company said are tailored solutions designed to help the bakery industry in Europe meet consumers demand for clean label products. According to the ingredient supplier, the new PowerBake series also offer improver houses and bakeries a unique emulsification solution that preserves the taste and quality of white breads and buns. Like many consumer-facing industries, the baking sector faces the challenge of a customer demand for clean label products, all while increasing productivity, flexibility…

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DuPont launches new range of enzymes with improved functionalities

DENMARK – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched the ‘DuPont™ Danisco® POWERPasta™’ range of enzymes, the latest solution for customers in the rapidly expanding global pasta sector. The enzymes offer solutions to food manufacturers byhelping manage raw material costs and improving the consumer sensory experience. DuPont says that POWERPasta™ helps maintain the eating, cooking and serving qualities and authentic color of durum pastas from pack to plate. In addition, the solution helps food companies realize the significant raw material cost saving potential of less expensive locally or regionally sourced wheat.  “At DuPont Nutrition…

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