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17 Oct 2012 - 10:00

DuPont Nutrition & Health Announces Hydrocolloid Price Increase

DuPont Nutrition & Health announced today a global price increase of its GRINDSTED® hydrocolloid range, from the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient portfolio, effective Nov. 1, 2012, or when contracts are renewed.

DuPont Nutrition & Health is particularly focused on achieving productivity and cost reductions, but these have unfortunately not been able to compensate for significant increases in raw material, energy and fuel costs seen across its hydrocolloid range.

With all the DuPont hydrocolloid plants being BRC certified (British Retail Certification), the company continues to strive for the highest food safety standards. Inauguration of expansions in 2012 also show the company’s continued commitment to add capital into its facilities to ensure the long-term supply of the highest quality products and cost-effective solutions for its customers.

DuPont Nutrition & Health is the ingredient industry’s hydrocolloid powerhouse offering the widest range of highly functional products under the GRINDSTED® trademark, including alginate, carrageenan, cellulose gum (CMC), guar gum, locust bean gum, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), pectin and xanthan gum as well as customised solutions of hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, enzymes, etc., to the global food industry.

DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food.  Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. www.danisco.com

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.  Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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Sarah Jane Jumppanen
Sarah Jane Jumppanen
Communications Director
+44 1737 227720
Reigate, United Kingdom
Niels Thestrup
Niels Thestrup
Vice president Hydrocolliods
+45 3266 2276
+45 2160 9369
Copenhagen, Denmark