July 16th, 2007 – Edison, NJ – Carotech Ltd, the leading and largest producer of premium quality natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex (Tocomin®) and natural palm mixed carotene complex (Caromin®), was awarded the “Best Process Innovation Award” at the International Commodity Conference & Showcase 2007. The award was presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, at the conference dinner, held recently at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
The award recognizes Carotech’s patented and innovative process for the extraction and concentration of natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex and mixed carotene complex from virgin crude palm oil.
One of Malaysia’s home-grown success stories, Carotech Ltd. incorporated in 1992 and was the first and largest integrated plant in the world to commercially extract tocotrienol complex (Tocomin®, a potent form of natural Vitamin E more commonly known as Super Vitamin E), mixed carotene complex (Caromin®), and phytosterols (StelessterolTM) from virgin crude palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). The extraction technology is protected through a worldwide patent.
Carotech commenced production in 1995 and has since successfully carved a niche and become the largest supplier of these phytonutrients, especially the Tocomin natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex. These products are produced to the specific needs and specifications of clients and are mainly used in dietary supplements, pharmaceutical products, functional food/drinks, and cosmetic applications.
Responding to demands from customers worldwide, Carotech has, in the last few years, embarked on extensive research and development to add value to our range of phytonutrient products. It now offers an array of tocotrienol and mixed carotene products ranging from concentrated oil suspension to beadlets and water dispersible powders/emulsions for various applications. Innovation continues to accelerate within the company with the development of a patented novel self-emulsifying delivery system for tocotrienol (Tocomin® SupraBioTM - US Patent No : 6.596,306) – which guarantees increase in absorption (250%) of tocotrienol into blood plasma.
“This award is a further testimony of Carotech’s unique process and technology. We achieved this through the dedication and hard work of our competent personnel, and meticulous manufacturing standards, and thereby assuring our customers the products produced have the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity,” states WH Leong, Vice President of Carotech.
Carotech’s recent international ISO/IEC 17025 certification reflects the company’s continued commitment to ensuring quality and satisfaction and gives customers the confidence that its facility operates in conformance to established standards and practices.
“We are proud to be awarded this prestigious award by the conference organizer under the purview of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Our patented and integrated technology will propel Carotech to an unparallel growth with continuous emphasis on quality, innovation and science,” said David Ho, CEO of Carotech Bhd.
About Carotech Ltd
Carotech Ltd, a public listed company in Malaysia (MESDAQ Board), is the first and largest producer of natural full spectrum tocotrienol complex and natural mixed carotene complex in the world via its patented technology. Carotech is a subsidiary of Hovid Bhd. (www.hovid.com), one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia. Carotech manufactures these products under the tradenames :Tocomin®, Tocomin® SupraBioTM and Caromin®.
Website: www.carotech.net and www.tocotrienol.org
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