LA MIRADA, Calif., May 30, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and ingredients, today announced it will begin marketing Maltrin OR(TM), a hypoallergenic maltodextrin, and R230, a rice syrup solid, both of which are rice-based organics and manufactured by Grain Processing Corporation (GPC). Grown and produced domestically, the products are expected to be popular with food manufacturers who plan to complement their conventional product lines with organic alternatives.
Organic food sales, fueled by increasing consumer demand, increased 22% over the previous year to nearly $17 billion. Maltrin OR and R230 are both suitable for a wide variety of applications such as frozen desserts, healthy snacks, sports beverages and nutrition bars.
Certified organic by the USDA and QAI, both ingredients will expand a robust organic product line offered by E.T. Horn's FoodTech Group.
"The consumers have spoken and what they're telling us, in fact demanding, is to offer more organic alternatives," said Lisa Alley-Zarkades, E.T. Horn Vice President. "We applaud our longtime partner GPC for developing these new ingredients. There is abundant opportunity in today's health-conscious marketplace, so we truly believe Maltrin OR and R230 will have immediate and substantial impact for our customers."
About The E.T. Horn Company-
The E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals for use in coatings, building materials, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, and food products. Founded in 1961, the company has focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in distributing products from only the finest manufacturers. For additional information contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.
Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) is a leading manufacturer and worldwide marketer of corn-based products including maltodextrins, corn syrup solids, and starches for the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care markets; ethyl alcohol for beverage and industrial use; starches for the paper, corrugated box, textile, and wallboard industries; corn oil; animal feed ingredients, and pet care products. GPC is a privately owned company with a solid history and the vision for continued success in the future. www.grainprocessing.com