Univar and TATA Chemicals enter distribution deal to bring prebiotic fiber to Canadian market

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Overig advies 29/11/2018 14:16
28 Nov 2018 --- Univar will be the exclusive distributor for TATA Chemicals’ prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio, Fossence and Gossence, for the Canadian market. The agreement will bring the new, natural, technologically advanced digestive health ingredients for the first time to Canada, according to Univar.

“This collaboration with TATA, in the high-growth areas of digestive health and functional ingredients for the food and nutraceutical industries, will help our customers address the prebiotic megatrend we're seeing in health, wellness and nutrition,” says Adam Iasenzaniro, Univar Canada's Vice President of Focused Industries.

The Nutritional Solutions division of TATA Chemicals Ltd., called TATA NQ, according to the company, offers customers unique nature-backed, science-supported digestive health ingredients with the specific benefits consumers demand.

TATA NQ’s Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fiber portfolio of ingredients can be used in a variety of applications, from dietary supplements to functional foods, such as bakery, dairy and snack foods, to confectioneries and pet food. The production of the Fossence and Gossence lines of ingredients is possible via TATA NQ’s proprietary in-house fermentation technology in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in India.

Dawn Guay, Univar Canada's director of strategic product development says, “The combination of TATA's in-house bio-fermentation process and strong manufacturing excellence, along with Univar's technical expertise and market reach, will provide customers with new opportunities to use these ingredients to develop innovative new products.”

Zarir Langrana, Executive Director and President of the Global Chemicals Business of Tata Chemicals says, “We are excited to partner with Univar Canada in expanding our footprint in the Nutritional solutions space. While we have been growing this business in India, this marks a milestone for us in the entry into the North American market,”

“Univar makes for the right partner with their outreach, technical expertise and presence in the segments we wish to jointly develop. Together, we plan to have an exciting journey,” Langrana adds.

Univar Inc is a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, while TATA Chemicals is a global company that supplies basic chemistry products and India's Consumer and Specialty products.

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