ICIS International Innovations Award 2007 - CAROTECH Awarded Best Innovation for Integrated Extraction Process of Phytonutrients from Virgin Crude Palm Oil

Nov 6th, 2007 – Edison, NJ – Once again, Carotech Ltd, has been recognized for its innovative, patented and integrated process for the extraction and concentration of natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex (Tocomin® & Tocomin® SupraBioTM) , mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterols (StelessterolTM) complex from virgin crude palm oil.

ICIS, the leading global publisher of chemicals information recently announced the winners in the ICIS International Innovation Awards 2007, sponsored by Dow Corning Corporation.

Carotech Ltd, the leading and largest producer of these premium quality phytonutrients, was awarded “Best Innovation Award” by an SME.

The awards are organized by ICIS, the chemical publishing arm of Reed Business Information, a part of global publishing group Reed-Elsevier. This is the fourth year of the awards and have been sponsored for all four years by Dow Corning Corporation, which has a strong focus on innovation and R&D as part of its growth strategy. The awards this year had four categories: best product innovation, best process innovation, best innovation by an SME, and best environmental impact from an innovation

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 natural full spectrum 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 leading 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.

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 internationally-recognized award is a further testimony of Carotech’s innovative process and technology. With our new plant – the biggest in the world for tocotrienol and mixed carotene extraction – which is expected to come on stream by Jan 2008, we will continue to innovate to produce the highest premium quality palm phytonutrients for our valued customers,” states WH Leong, Vice President of Carotech

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, natural mixed carotene complex and phytosterol 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 , Caromin® and StelessterolTM.

Website: www.carotech.net and www.tocotrienol.org
WH Leong
Vice President
Carotech Inc
732 906 1901
[email protected]

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