Phyto-Source, L.P. Phytosterol Capacity Expansion

Houston, TX, USA (PRWeb) January 18, 2007 -- Phyto-Source, L.P., one of the world's leading suppliers of high purity non-GMO wood (plant) derived sterols, announced today an increase in capacity of their manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.

Phyto-Source's plant capacity has been successfully increased by over forty percent to meet the increased demand for the company's cholesterol-lowering food ingredient, Phyto-S-Sterolâ„¢. The increased capacity has been achieved through process debottlenecking initiatives, technology improvements, and capital additions.

Bill Sonnier, President and CEO of Chusei (U.S.A.) and Manager of Phyto-Source, notes that "this recent expansion of our ability to produce high quality phytosterols is just the first step in our goal to significantly increase our production volume and capabilities. There will be further expansion of capacity and product varieties at our Houston facility in the near term. We are also moving forward with plans to build a major manufacturing plant in Europe so that we can better serve that market's growing need for phytosterols."

Sonnier went on to say "Phyto-Source is well positioned to meet the requirements for new applications and customers in the sterol marketplace. The global market for phytosterols is expanding and Phyto-Source is prepared for this development through the application of is proprietary, state-of-the-art technology. By expanding our capacity in Houston and building new capacity in Europe, Phyto-Source will continue to build its leadership position"

Phyto-Source, L.P. ( is a leading producer of high-quality non-Genetically Modified (non-GM) wood (plant) sterols and serves a growing list of customers around the world.

Chusei (U.S.A.) INC. ( serves the custom chemical manufacturing industry through its manufacturing facility located in the Houston, Texas area. Chusei also serves as the operating partner for Phyto-Source, L.P..

For more information contact:
Tom Stegmann, Manager of Sales & Marketing
(281)291-7990 Ext. 18


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