Kaneka Nutrients L.P. Showcases New CoQ10 Uses at IFT Debut

World’s Leading Manufacturer Touts Multiple Food and Beverage Applications with KanekaQ10TM

Pasedena, Texas, June 2, 2006 – Kaneka Corporation of Osaka, Japan, the world’s leading manufacturer of Coenzyme Q10, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kaneka Nutrients L.P., will make its debut at the IFT Annual Meeting + FOOD EXPO® June 24-28 in Orlando, Fla., highlighting the numerous new applications of its KanekaQ10 product, now also available as a water-dispersible powder.

“Previously, the potential uses for Coenzyme Q10 in food and beverage products was somewhat limited, given that it was only available in oil-soluble versions,” said Tom Schrier, Kaneka Nutrients National Sales Manager. “However, now that we can provide KanekaQ10TM in an emulsified version with 40 percent KanekaQ10TM, it is possible for manufacturers to incorporate this vital substance into a multitude of their products, thus increasing the value of those products to the end consumer.”

CoQ10, manufactured by Kaneka Corporation under the Kaneka Q10TM brand, is a powerful, fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance found naturally in all forms of animal life. CoQ10 is biosynthesized in the membranes of cells in humans and, although it is vital in the production of energy, the body produces less and less of it as one ages.

“Given the increasing buying power of the baby boomer demographic in the United States, the potential appeal of food and beverage products with KanekaQ10TM in them is enormous,” explained Mr. Schrier.

Kaneka Nutrients L.P. representatives will be available at Booth No. 3283 during the show.

About Kaneka Nutrients L.P. and KanekaQ10TM
Kaneka Nutrients, L.P., is the world’s leading supplier of CoenzymeQ10. Marketed as KanekaQ10TM, it is a powerful, fat‐soluble, vitamin‐like substance found naturally in all forms of animal life. CoQ10 is biosynthesized in the membranes of cells in humans and, although it is vital in the production of energy, the body produces less and less of it as one ages. It is a power plant of the body that is found in most cells, with especially high concentration in the heart, an organ that requires high levels of energy for normal operation.

KanekaQ10TM and is produced according to Kaneka’s own high standard quality assurance system based on the pharmaceutical GMP. From its inception, Kaneka has used a yeast fermentation method to produce its product, whereby its CoQ10 is processed 100 percent from yeast, resulting in a high quality, safe, and reliable dietary supplement that is identical to the body’s own CoQ10. It has been given self‐affirmed GRAS status, is free of raw materials originated from animals, is a non‐GMO product and has Kosher Certification. Due to these top quality characteristics, KanekaQ10TM has consistently received high levels of confidence from dietary supplement and cosmetic manufacturers around the orld. For more information, visit www.KanekaQ10.com.

About Kaneka Corporation
Kaneka Corporation of Japan is a $4 billion producer of chemical products including PVC resins, pharmaceutical intermediates, electrical materials, food supplements, synthetic fibers and fine chemicals. Kaneka, with its headquarters in Osaka, Japan, has 30 consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and 16 subsidiaries outside Japan. For more information about Kaneka Corporation in Japan, contact: www.kaneka.co.jp. In the USA, Kaneka has six subsidiaries: three in New York and three in Texas. For more information about Kaneka operations in the USA, contact: www.kaneka.com.

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