Naturex SA, Avignon, France, has acquired Chart Corp., a company based in South Hackensack, N.J., that specializes in the production of natural flavoring ingredients. Chart owns product lines of flavoring plant extracts in solid and fluid forms.
Chart’s solid extracts are semi-solid, paste-like extracts that work in flavor applications. The fluid extracts are botanical extracts in a liquid form that are water soluble.
"This acquisition strengthens our position in the natural flavoring ingredients market and further establishes Naturex’s position as one of the global leaders in the field of plant extracts," said Jacques Dikansky, president and chief executive officer of Naturex.
Naturex offers oleoresins, essential oils and flavoring extracts through its Nat’Arom line.
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