Cognis Launches High Active TONALIN® CLA Water Dispersible Powder for Beverages, Nutritional Bars and Dietary Supplements

Cognis Launches High Active TONALIN® CLA Water Dispersible Powder for Beverages, Nutritional Bars and Dietary Supplements

Sept. 29, 2004, Las Vegas, New.--TONALIN® , the world's #1 selling brand of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is now available as 60 WDP, a high active water dispersible powder perfect for beverages, nutritional bars and dietary supplements, Cognis Nutrition and Health announced today at the international SupplySide West trade show and conference in Las Vegas, NV.

TONALIN® CLA has been clinically proven to reduce body fat and maintain lean muscle mass. Research shows that TONALIN® CLA decreases the amount of fat stored after eating, increasing the fat metabolism by helping the body use its existing fat for energy--and by decreasing the total number of fat cells.

Made from TONALIN® TG 80, the purest CLA available in a triglyceride form, 60 WDP is a key ingredient for optimal body composition products and provides health benefits without adversely affecting taste, texture or color. Cognis experts used proprietary technology, including a unique drying system, to produce this new product that disperses quickly and stays suspended providing about 60 percent of the two CLA isomers shown to have biological activity: C18:2 c9,t11 and C:18:2 t10,c12.

"The NEW TONLIN® 60 WDP offers both food and dietary supplement manufacturers an ingredient with tremendous formulation versatility," said Nina Likins, TONALIN® Marketing Manager. That makes it an excellent choice for applications such as dry drink mixes, ready-to-drink products, nutritional bars and hard-shell capsules." Ms. Likins pointed out that, "Not all CLA is created equal and, as the most researched CLA in relation to body composition, TONALIN® leads the market. With eight published clinical studies, TONALIN® CLA is the only CLA researched for safety and long-term use.
When you combine this solid science with Cognis' integrated marketing programs, 60 WDP is just one more reason why TONALIN®'s brand equity continues to grow."

For more information, contact Nina Likins, TONALIN® CLA Marketing Manager at [email protected] or 708-579-6197.


TONALIN® ( is the original brand of CLA and is an exclusively licensed product of the Cognis Group. CLA is a polyunsaturated, conjugated fatty acid that is a natural part of the human diet found primarily in meat and dairy products. Cognis produces TONALIN® CLA through a new proprietary process that converts linoleic acid from safflowers into CLA which provides the highest quality of CLA available. TONALIN® CLA contains the lowest amount of non-naturally accuring isomers, a patent-protected attribute that provides dietary supplement and food manufacturers with the highest levels of ingredients known to be beneficial. Cognis recently announced that TONALIN® has been self-affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by a panel of independent experts. Cognis now offers the food applications.
For information in North America about TONALIN® brand CLA, please call 800.673.3702 to place an order, e-mail [email protected], or fax 513.482.3576. For information in Europe, call +49.211.7940.9692, e-mail [email protected], or fax +49.211.798.2390. For information in Asia Pacific, call +61.3.9584.4588, e-mail [email protected], or fax +61.3.9584.8348.

About Cognis

Cognis ( is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. It employs 8,500 people, and has production sites and services centers in almost 30 countries. The company delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining. Cognis has dedicated its activies to a high level of sustainability. Setting the standards on a global basis, Cognis, in 2001, became the first chemical company to achieve worldwide certification for both ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Enviroment Management Systems).
Cognis is owned by private equity advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.95 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 312 million euros.

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